Composed by Richard Strauss. Full Orchestra (Miniature Score); Larger Works; Masterworks; Performance Music Ensemble. Dover Edition. 20th Century; Masterwork; Romantic. Score. Dover Publications #06-449521. Published by Dover Publications (AP.6-449521).
ISBN 9780486449524. English.
Most often recognized as the theme to 2001--A Space Odyssey, this monumental tone poem (based on Nietszche's work of the same name) is an epic of nine continuous sections. The work evolves as a musical survey of mankind, ranging from contemplative Gregorian chant movements to the burlesques of the cafes of Strauss' Germany.