Our Strauss celebrations continue with two of his most celebrated orchestral blockbusters. Also sprach Zarathustra, Strauss's 'homage to Nietzsche's genius', became a hit after film director Stanley Kubrick used it for 2001: A Space Odyssey. The Alpine Symphony, scored for a vast orchestra, recounts a mountaineering adventure in graphic detail.
More concerts in Royal Festival Hall:
May 30 2013, 18:00 - Royal Festival Hall
Professor Jonathan Cross introduces the evening’s programme.
May 30 2013, 19:30 - Royal Festival Hall
Esa-Pekka conducts The Rite of Spring in its centenary performance alongside Debussy's Prelude à l'après-midi d'un faune and Varèse's Amériques
London Autumn-Spring 2013/14
Find out about the Philharmonia's 2013/14 season of concerts at Southbank Centre's Royal Festival Hall