We end with the most famous beginning of all Strauss orchestral works: something that EVERYONE knows, although most people in the world do not know what it is from (when they hear it on television commercials and in movies!). Also Sprach Zarathustra is one of the eight major tone poems that the composer wrote in the late 1880s and into the 1890s.

Richard Strauss

(1864 - 1949)

Also Sprach Zarathustra  

(1896)

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