27 Oct 2014

Richard Strauss: Also Sprach Zarathustra

From Music Alive, 8:47 pm on 27 October 2014

Zarathustra Photo: CC BY-SA 4.0

Made famous by Stanley Kubrick's film 2001, A Space Odyssey, which mirrors, like Strauss' tone poem, the philosophical book by Friedrich Nietzsche. Strauss said that his intention was to give an idea of the development of the human race from its origin, through the various phases of religious and scientific development, up to Nietzsche's idea of a superior kind of humanity.

NZSO National Youth Orchestra, conducted by Alexander Shelley at Wellington's Michael Fowler Centre. Recorded by RNZ Concert 18 July 2014, and introduced by RNZC presenter David Morriss.