Strauss- Written by Marc Mandel and Robert Kirzinger, narrated by Eleanor McGourty

 
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By Meaghan ORourke and Boston Symphony Orchestra. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.
The incomparable American soprano Renée Fleming returns to Symphony Hall to join Andris Nelsons and the BSO in the gorgeous and touching final scene from Richard Strauss's "conversation piece for music," the opera "Capriccio". The opera's opening Sextet for Strings and luminous Moonlight Music will precede the vocal scene. On the second half is the composer's "Also sprach Zarathustra", his tone poem based on the German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche's mystical meditation of the same name. The piece opens with a dramatic fanfare (widely known from its use by Stanley Kubrick in the sound track of "2001: A Space Odyssey"), perhaps the most famous "sunrise" in music.

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