From the Royal Festival Hall, London, the London Philharmonic's concert under Markus Stenz concludes with a performance of Strauss's celebrated Thus Spoke Zarathustra.
Live from the Royal Festival Hall, London.
Presented by Petroc Trelawny.
Mozart's final symphony, the Jupiter, is wonderfully exuberant work, with both turbulent and lyrical themes leading up to a glorious finale. Mark-Anthony Turnage wrote On Opened Ground ten years ago for the viola soloist Yuri Bashmet. Today's star violist Lawrence Power takes on the role of the brooding protagonist.
The final work has one of the most famous openings of all, after which Strauss takes his listeners on a wickedly exciting, touchingly tender and intensely dramatic journey, all inspired by the philisophical writings of Nietzsche.
Strauss: Also sprach Zarathustra
Lawrence Power (viola)
London Philharmonic Orchestra
conductor Markus Stenz.
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