Richard Strauss: An Alpine Symphony
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Richard Strauss: Also sprach Zarathustra

Our Strauss celebrations continue with two of his most celebrated orchestral blockbusters.

Also sprach Zarathustra, Strauss's 'homage to Nietzsche's genius', became a runaway hit after film director Stanley Kubrick used it to open 2001: A Space Odyssey, while the Alpine Symphony recounts a mountaineering adventure in graphic detail for an orchestra of over 150 players.

This concert is broadcast live on BBC Radio 3 as part of BBC Radio 3 Live at Southbank Centre.

Performers

Philharmonia Orchestra
Lorin Maazel conductor

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