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Work: Also sprach Zarathustra, Op.30

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ComposerStrauss, Richard (1864-1949)
PeriodRomantic
Year1896
Work typeOrchestral
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LondonProm 19: Strauss, Schumann & MacMillan

Strauss R., Schumann, MacMillan
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra; Thomas Dausgaard; Alexander Melnikov

SeattleOpening Night Concert and Gala

Nielsen, Rachmaninov, Strauss R.
Seattle Symphony Orchestra; Thomas Dausgaard; Daniil Trifonov

ManchesterThe Hallé - Movie Classics

© The Hallé
Verdi, Mascagni, Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov, Rimsky-Korsakov, Mozart, Wagner, Mussorgsky, Elgar, Strauss R., Rossini
The Hallé; Petroc Trelawny; Anna Denisova; Maksim Kinasov

New York CityMälkki conducts Haydn and Strauss

Haydn, Chin, Strauss R.
New York Philharmonic Orchestra; Susanna Mälkki

MadridCiclos Musicales de la Orquesta Sinfónica de Madrid: Concierto de Santa Cecilia

Ciclos Musicales de la Orquesta Sinfónica de Madrid: Concierto de Santa Cecilia
Mozart, Strauss R., Halffter
Orquesta Sinfónica de Madrid; Hansjörg Schellenberger
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Nature versus humanity with the Ulster Orchestra

Rafael Payare © BGE Rafael Payare
Reaching the climax of his exploration of Shostakovich’s “war symphonies”, Rafael Payare and the Ulster Orchestra pit Strauss’ epic tone-poem against the colossal “Leningrad” Symphony.
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Also sprach Richard Strauss

Renée Fleming with the Boston Symphony © Hilary Scott
Renée Fleming assumes the role of the Countess is Capriccio as part of an all-Strauss program at Symphony Hall. 
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Orchestral sorcery from François-Xavier Roth and the LSO

François-Xavier Roth © Holger Talinski
Roth's exploration of the roots of musical modernism takes the LSO from Debussy to Strauss via Dvořák's Cello Concerto.
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Gardner's Zarathustra and the Glagolitic Mass impress

Edward Gardner © Benjamin Ealovega
Edward Gardner opens the Hallé's Thursday series with dramatic Strauss and Janáček.
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Removing barriers, provoking questions: Ono, Bavouzet and the CBSO

Jean-Efflam Bavouzet © Benjamin Ealovega
Dvořák is diminished in the wake of Bartók’s experimental zeal and Strauss’ fearless convolutions.
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