Richard Strauss: An Alpine Symphony
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.
Lorin Maazel conductor