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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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Søndergård and the RSNO in dramatic Strauss and life-affirming Mahler

Thomas Søndergård and the RSNO on top form in Strauss’ dramatic Also Sprach Zarathustra, and Mahler’s life affirming Das Lied von der Erde.

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Expanded Puts song cycle scores well for NSO

Kevin Puts’ expanded work on Georgia O’Keeffe and Alfred Steiglitz provides another triumph for Renée Fleming and the NSO, while two Strauss works demonstrate both its artistic re-emergence and work left to do.
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Giltburg's playing was like liquid silver pouring out of the Steinway.
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Prom 19: From dawn to death with Thomas Dausgaard and the BBCSSO

Strauss’ Also sprach Zarathustra fills the Royal Albert Hall, while Schumann’s piano concerto is followed by MacMillan’s masterpiece The Confession of Isobel Gowdie
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Nature versus humanity with the Ulster Orchestra

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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