Watch: That moment from 2001: A Space Odyssey
- CBSO Youth Chorus (women's voices)
- National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain
- Edward Gardner conductor
Film directors have reached for these works by Strauss and Holst in their attempts to explain the human condition against the infinite background of space.
The depiction of astrological characters in The Planets, from the cheeky gameplay of Mercury to the shattering impact of Mars, could be made for the resonance of the Royal Albert Hall. The power of Strauss’s Also sprach Zarathustra is no less cinematic.