Heidi Melton, OBC & Vasily Petrenko

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Heidi Melton, soprano
OBC – Barcelona Symphony Orchestra
Vasily Petrenko, conductor


R. Strauss: Divertimento, op. 86
R. Strauss: Vier letzte Lieder (Four Last Songs)
R. Strauss: Also Sprach Zarathustra (Thus Spoke Zaratustra), Op. 30

Richard Strauss was the great master of  famous symphonic poems. 

Together with Don Quixote, Death and Transfiguration and his Domestic Symphony, Thus Spake Zarathustra is one of his most well-rounded works. Premiered in Frankfurt and conducted by Strauss himself, in its music, the composer not only conveys his reading of Friedrich Nietzsche  but also his understanding of his era and that of the new century: Nietzsche parodied the New Testament, proclaiming that the late 19th century would herald a new era that would lead to a change in relations between good and evil.