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Live at Southbank Centre - Strauss 150: Philharmonia

Live from the Royal Festival Hall, London, Lorin Maazel conducts the Philharmonia in An Alpine Symphony and Also sprach Zarathustra, marking the 150th anniversary of Strauss.

Live from the Royal Festival Hall, London.
Presented by Martin Handley

For the 150th anniversary of Richard Strauss, Lorin Maazel conducts the Philharmonia in An Alpine Symphony and Also sprach Zarathustra.

Strauss: An Alpine Symphony

8.30pm: Interval

8:50pm: Part 2
Strauss: Also sprach Zarathustra

Philharmonia Orchestra
conductor Lorin Maazel

For the 150th anniversary celebrations of Richard Strauss this year, the world-renowned conductor Lorin Maazel returns to London to conduct the Philharmonia in two orchestral masterpieces.
The Alpine Symphony recounts a mountain scene in detail from dawn to nightfall, imaginatively using an orchestra of over 150 players. Strauss's resonant opening to Also sprach Zarathustra may be best known thanks to Stanley Kubrick, but it is still an arresting start to a piece with searches for answers to Nietzsche's questions about God, humankind and our existence.

Radio 3 is broadcasting live from a pop-up studio at London's Southbank Centre all day every day for the last two weeks of March. If you're in the area, visit the Radio 3 studio and performance space in the Royal Festival Hall Riverside Café to listen to Radio 3, ask questions and enjoy the special events.

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Dieterich Buxtehude

    Praeludium in C

    Performer: John Scott.
  • Gustav Mahler

    Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen

    Performer: Mahler, Gustav, Nagano, Kent, Gerhaher, Christian & Montréal, Orchestre symphoni. Conductor: Kent Nagano. Orchestra: Orchestre symphonique de Montréal.
    • Mahler: Orchesterlieder.
    • Analekta.
    • 001.


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