Leonard Bernstein narrates and conducts a performance of Richard Strauss’s “Thus spake Zarathustra”, a tone poem, based on the work by the German philosopher, Friedrich Nietzsche. Bernstein discusses the eight sections of the tone poem and shows how their philosophical content is expressed by the musical structure. Features the New York Philharmonic orchestra.
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16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)