Richard Strauss “Thus Spake Zarathustra”
Also sprach Zarathustra, Op. 30 (Thus Spoke Zarathustra or Thus Spake Zarathustra) is a tone poem by Richard Strauss, composed in 1896 and inspired by Friedrich Nietzsche’s philosophical treatise of the same name. The composer conducted its first performance on 27 November 1896 in Frankfurt. A typical performance lasts half an hour.
The work has been part of the classical repertoire since its first performance in 1896. The initial fanfare – entitled “Sunrise” in the composer’s program notes – became particularly well known to the general public due to its use in Stanley Kubrick’s 1968 film 2001: A Space Odyssey, and as the theme music of the Apollo program. The fanfare has also been used in many other productions.
1.) Einleitung, oder Sonnenaufgang (Introduction, or Sunrise)
2.) Von den Hinterweltlern (Of Those in Backwaters)
3.) Von der großen Sehnsucht (Of the Great Longing)
4.) Von den Freuden und Leidenschaften (Of Joys and Passions)
5.) Das Grablied (The Song of the Grave)
6.) Von der Wissenschaft (Of Science and Learning)
7.) Der Genesende (The Convalescent)
8.) Das Tanzlied (The Dance Song)
9.) Nachtwandlerlied (Song of the Night Wanderer)