Richard Strauss said of his Also sprach Zarathustra: “First movement: sunrise. Man feels the power of God”.
The impressive musical work is now part of our collective memory thanks to Stanley Kubrick’s ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’.

As a counterweight to so much cosmic violence, Schumann’s Cello Concerto brings solace, featuring the rising star Victor Julien-Laferrière (laureate of the Queen Elisabeth Competition for cello).

programme

Fabien Waksman Solar Storm (2009)
Robert Schumann • Cellokonzert in a-Moll, op. 129
Richard Strauss • Also sprach Zarathustra, op. 30

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