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Blockbuster pieces that are simply out of this world
The blazing brass fanfare that opens this concert rose to fame after featuring in Stanley Kubrick’s 1968 film ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’. Keep listening, the radiant beauty of Richard Strauss’ Thus Spake Zarathustra is waiting to be discovered…
From blockbuster movies to British pop music, the Pet Shop Boys’ “Happiness is an Option” is based on the melody of Sergei Rachmaninov’s heart-breaking Vocalise.
The season finale closes with Rachmaninov’s brooding third symphony. Completed after leaving his exiled Russia to settle in the United States, this powerful symphony will take you on an emotional rollercoaster!
|Programme Listen »|
|Richard Strauss – Thus Spake Zarathustra|
|Rachmaninov – Vocalise, Symphony No. 3|