Tag Archives: Richard Strauss

1896: A Musical Odyssey, part III

Decoding the layers of meaning in Also Sprach Zarathustra by Richard Strauss is no small task.  Strauss works with a late Romantic music language that is very rich harmonically, and makes use of many of the innovations of Richard Wagner’s … Continue reading

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1896: A Musical Odyssey, Part II

In my conception of Good Music for this blog, one of the things I encouraged my readers to do,  was to listen to each piece of music on its own terms, and not ask the music to be anything it … Continue reading

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1896: A Musical Odyssey

Two of the most famous minutes of music in the public consciousness has to be the opening theme to the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey.  This movie is one of the masterpieces from the influential director Stanley Kubrick, with a … Continue reading

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