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BBC NOW - Strauss, Webern, Mozart

Live from St David's Hall, Cardiff, Francois-Xavier Roth leads the BBC NOW in Strauss's Also sprach Zarathustra, plus solo vocal pieces by Mozart and orchestral works by Webern.

Live from St David's Hall, Cardiff

Presented by Nicola Heywood Thomas

A large-scale symphonic masterpiece by Richard Strauss coupled with solo vocal showpieces by Mozart and two early orchestral works by Webern.

Webern: Im Sommerwind

Webern: Passacaglia

Mozart: Concert Arias:
Chi sa chi sa qual sia (K. 582)
Vado ma dove (K. 583)
Alma grande e nobil core (K. 578)

8.15 Interval Music

8.35pm:

Mozart: Exsultate, jubilate (K. 165)

R Strauss: Also sprach Zarathustra (op. 30)

Rosemary Joshua (soprano)
BBC National Orchestral of Wales
Francois-Xavier Roth (conductor)

"Also sprach Zarathustra" ("Thus Spake Zarathustra") is one of Strauss's most audacious masterpieces - its opening a well-known musical depiction of sunrise over a black world, followed by music which journeys through the tempestuous joys and passions of life to culminate in serene fulfilment in its closing pages. Fran├žois-Xavier Roth conducts this spectacular orchestral showpiece alongside two early works by Webern. Completing the programme, three beautiful concert arias and an ecstatic solo motet by Mozart, sung by the great Cardiff-born soprano Rosemary Joshua.

2 hours, 30 minutes

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