Also Sprach Zarathustra

Pure joy is the sound of music. I agree with Nietzsche that “without music, life would be a mistake.” Among my favorites in the Western classical tradition is Richard Strauss’s masterpiece Also Sprach Zarathustra. It was featured in the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey. Here it is:

That bit is as short as it is powerful. It’s hard to improve on it. But Deodato jammed to it — and how. Listen. Continue reading “Also Sprach Zarathustra”