Thursday 20 Mar 2014, 7.30pmRoyal Festival Hall, London
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Lorin Maazel conductor
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 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.
Regrettably, there is no late entry point in the first half of this concert. Latecomers will only be admitted after the interval.
This concert is part of the Strauss 150th Anniversary 2014 series