That Hypnotic Music from the Film, 2001: A Space Odyssey

Oct 20, 2015

"What Nietzsche is trying to say, and what Strauss is certainly putting to notes, is that neither religion, nor science, not even human compassion can give you the answers to those burning questions of humanity."- Conductor Vladimir Jurowski.

Music from a popular symphonic piece played a memorable role in the 1968 Hollywood film, 2001: A Space Odyssey. As WRTI’s Susan Lewis reports, those famous opening bars are only the beginning of a work that continues to engage and intrigue audiences.

Russian Conductor Vladimir Jurowski talks with WRTI's Susan Lewis about how his interpretation of the famous symphonic poem has changed over the years.

On Sunday, October 25 at 1 pm on WRTI, Vladimir Jurowski leads The Philadelphia Orchestra in a re-broadcast featuring Strauss’s Also sprach Zarathustra.

Watch Mariss Janson leading the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra: