Welcome back to Request Week on Kids Commute from Interlochen Public Radio. All week long, we’re playing music chosen by our listeners. So far we’ve heard music from the films, “Godzilla,” and “The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring.” Today’s request comes from Kids Commuter, Uma, who has chosen, "Einleitung", from “Also Sprach Zarathustra,” by German composer Richard Strauss. Kate Botello will translate the title, give us some information about the composer, and the piece itself. We’ll also hear ways in which the musical theme has been used in popular culture. After the music, you’ll get another hint to help you solve this week’s Kids Commute Quizlet. If you text us the correct answer, we’ll send you a Kids Commute Prize Pack. Thanks for listening to Kids Commute from Interlochen Public Radio.
“Also Sprach Zarathustra”
Composer: Richard Strauss
Conductor/Orchestra: Loren Maazel/Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra