Nietzsche And His Superman Receive An Orchestral Renovation
Richard Strauss created sounds for the orchestra never heard before. In his splashy, dramatic, and emotionally charged tone poems, he makes the orchestra shine and gleam in ways no one else can. In today's broadcast, we hear two of his most iconic tone poems— one inspired by a mythical (or is he?) German prankster from the Middle Ages, and the other inspired by the classic, history-changing tome of Friedrich Nietzsche — Thus Spake Zarathustra. As usual, host Daniel Lelchuk sheds light on the music at hand as it emerges as fresh and vital as the day it was written.
Richard Strauss Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche Op. 28
Richard Strauss Also sprach Zarathustra Op. 30
Carlos Miguel Prieto, conducting