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Also Sprach Zarathustra
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Andres Cano

It is a tone poem, it tells a story. from wikipedia, some of this is also on some of the album's liner notes. "The piece is divided into nine sections played with only three definite pauses. Strauss named the sections after selected chapters of Friedrich Nietzsche's novel Thus Spoke Zarathustra:

"Einleitung, oder Sonnenaufgang" (Introduction, or Sunrise)
"Von den Hinterweltlern" (Of the Backworldsmen)[5]
"Von der großen Sehnsucht" (Of the Great Longing)
"Von den Freuden und Leidenschaften" (Of Joys and Passions)
"Das Grablied" (The Song of the Grave)
"Von der Wissenschaft" (Of Science and Learning)
"Der Genesende" (The Convalescent)
"Das Tanzlied" (The Dance Song)
"Nachtwandlerlied" (Song of the Night Wanderer)
These selected chapters from Nietzsche's novel highlight major moments of the character Zarathustra's philosophical journey in the novel. The general storylines and ideas in these chapters were the inspiration used to build the tone poem's structure.

\relative c' { \clef treble \time 4/4 c2 g' | c }
The piece starts with a sustained double low C on the double basses, contrabassoon and organ. This transforms into the brass fanfare of the Introduction and introduces the "dawn" motif (from "Zarathustra's Prologue", the text of which is included in the printed score) that is common throughout the work: the motif includes three notes, in intervals of a fifth and octave, as C–G–C[2] (known also as the Nature-motif). On its first appearance, the motif is a part of the first five notes of the natural overtone series: octave, octave and fifth, two octaves, two octaves and major third (played as part of a C major chord with the third doubled). The major third is immediately changed to a minor third, which is the first note played in the work (E flat) that is not part of the overtone series.[2]

"Of the Backworldsmen" begins with cellos, double-basses and organ pedal before changing into a lyrical passage for the entire section.[2] The next two sections, "Of the Great Longing" and "Of Joys and Passions", both introduce motifs that are more chromatic in nature.[2]

The strings prevail in "The Song of the Grave", which acts like a transition section to the next section.

"Of Science" features an unusual fugue beginning at measure 201 in the double-basses and cellos, which consists of all twelve notes of the chromatic scale.[2] Measure 223 contains one of the very few sections in the orchestral literature where the basses must play a contra B (the lowest B on a piano), which is only possible on a 5-string bass or (less frequently) on a 4-string bass with a low-B extension.

\relative c { \clef bass \time 4/4 c,4(\pp g' c2) | b4( fis d2) | \times 2/3 { ees4( g bes) } \times 2/3 { a( e cis~ } | \times 2/3 { des2) f!-- aes-- } | g2. }
"The Convalescent" acts as a reprise of the original motif, and ends with the entire orchestra climaxing on a massive chord.

"The Dance Song" features a very prominent violin solo throughout the section.

The end of the "Song of the Night Wanderer" leaves the piece half resolved, with high flutes, piccolos and violins playing a B major chord, while the lower strings pluck a C.

\relative c'''' { \clef treble \time 4/4 \key b \major <dis b fis dis>1\ppp | \clef bass c,,,,,4 r c r | c r r2 \bar "|." }
One of the major compositional themes of the piece is the contrast between the keys of B major, representing humanity, and C major, representing the universe. Because B and C are adjacent notes, these keys are tonally dissimilar: B major uses five sharps, while C major has none.[6]"

Loves and Serves Jesus Christ

@Taimoor Khan Jesus WAS and IS God. And He is coming back very soon, as He has promised. All Biblical prophecy has been fulfilled on time and perfectly. That is the last one remaining regarding Him. It has been almost 2000 years since His (body's death and resurrection), almost time for the return, and for all things in Scripture to be fulfilled perfectly.

"All religions are false and man made."

Only some are man-made, an obscure minority. The big religions, except one, do not come from mankind, but from demonic spirits who take their orders from Satan. I experienced this for myself, as did countless others, so I know that most of those teachings do not come from mankind. And your claim that they do shows your lack of understanding of the subject. Which causes you to come to incorrect conclusions regarding many things.

As for Christianity - that comes from Jesus Christ, who is God. So that teaching is directly from God, for the present state of humanity. Later more teachings will come to those who have received eternal life and live in the next age, upon the new Earth. Most people have trouble even learning and practicing the current teachings of God... because of how much humankind is out of alignment with the Creator, that it is easier to give up and live according to one's own understanding and rules, then to come into alignment and live in accordance with the eternal truth and divine law.

That might sound irrelevant, but it is the core essence of the problem, because living out of alignment with God leads to death. That's why humans die - which was never the original intention of the Creator. It's something humankind brought upon itself.

"Learn to appreciate the vastness and inexplicable nature of existence and not confine it into the boundaries of Hebrew goat herders centuries ago"

Only self-absorbed fools talk like this. On one side you're pretending to be a man of broad intellect, appreciating nature in all its complexity, whilst on the other side you're denigrating your fellow man. Are you not a foolish individual? You most certainly are. You are hypocrtical, because you show partiality.

If you cannot respect your fellow man, then you truly don't respect anything much at all, unless it serves your purposes, which for an individual of that nature, usually ends up being destructive to others. And that is the true definition of stupid. Which is ironic, because you called that gentlemen above you "stupid".

Firstly, those who wrote the Bible weren't goat herders, they were more educated than you, because they respected their fellow man - and woman.

Secondly what does the vastness of the universe have to do with the human condition and the problem of death, both of which God is addressing through Jesus?

Thirdly, those Hebrews, even IF they were illiterate individuals, with the Holy Spirit they were capable of anything at all. So writing would have been a cinch.

You speak foolishly because you do not know Scripture, nor the power of God, so from your child-like human understanding you say what you think is true, but you do not yet know the truth. The truth is what God says, not what humans want.

But take comfort, you're not the only fool, I was one before you, and so were countless others. But God came to us and gave us a chance to learn, to correct ourselves. God is giving that chance to you. But in order to see it, to appreciate it, you have to give up your pride and seek humility. Otherwise you will remain your own worst enemy until the day you die, and then realize to late that everything Christians have been saying (according to the Bible) was/is actually true, and has consequences,

Someone who loves you, always gives you a warning in advance, and also the wisdom to overcome your challenges. God has done exactly that with the Bible.
But it's up to you to seek God, and let Him show you that He IS true and that all of His instruction are true.

Johann Sebastian Bach

ll these heaviest things the load-bearing spirit taketh upon itself: and like the camel, which, when laden, hasteneth into the wilderness, so hasteneth the spirit into its wilderness.
But in the loneliest wilderness happeneth the second metamorphosis: here the spirit becometh a lion; freedom will it capture, and lordship in its own wilderness.
Its last Lord it here seeketh: hostile will it be to him, and to its last God; for victory will it struggle with the great dragon.
What is the great dragon which the spirit is no longer inclined to call Lord and God? “Thou-shalt,” is the great dragon called. But the spirit of the lion saith, “I will.”
“Thou-shalt,” lieth in its path, sparkling with gold — a scale-covered beast; and on every scale glittereth golden, “Thou shalt!”
The values of a thousand years glitter on those scales, and thus speaketh the mightiest of all dragons: “All the values of things — glitter on me.
All values have already been created, and all created values — do I represent. Verily, there shall be no ‘I will’ any more. Thus speaketh the dragon.
My brethren, wherefore is there need of the lion in the spirit? Why sufficeth not the beast of burden, which renounceth and is reverent?
To create new values — that, even the lion cannot yet accomplish: but to create itself freedom for new creating — that can the might of the lion do.
To create itself freedom, and give a holy Nay even unto duty: for that, my brethren, there is need of the lion.
To assume the right to new values — that is the most formidable assumption for a load-bearing and reverent spirit. Verily, unto such a spirit it is preying, and the work of a beast of prey.
As its holiest, it once loved “Thou-shalt”: now is it forced to find illusion and arbitrariness even in the holiest things, that it may capture freedom from its love: the lion is needed for this capture.
But tell me, my brethren, what the child can do, which even the lion could not do? Why hath the preying lion still to become a child?
Innocence is the child, and forgetfulness, a new beginning, a game, a self– rolling wheel, a first movement, a holy Yea.
Aye, for the game of creating, my brethren, there is needed a holy Yea unto life: ITS OWN will, willeth now the spirit; HIS OWN world winneth the world’s outcast.
Three metamorphoses of the spirit have I designated to you: how the spirit became a camel, the camel a lion, and the lion at last a child. —
Thus spake Zarathustra. And at that time he abode in the town which is called The Pied Cow.

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Richard Georg Strauss

i am so proud at myself for creating such amazing musik


Thanks for the musik bro

Unknown User

Nah, 6ix9ine and nicky better

Chuah Xinn Tze

@Caleb Burge just pretend its him

Chuah Xinn Tze

I though u are already turned into a new human being

Cameron Kennedy

Congratulations, Herr Strauss.

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I'm sorry, Dave. I'm afraid I can't do that.

Stanislav Zaverukha

You're coming clearly does not make any sense.


Stay on the mountain-top, Dave.

regardless irregardless

H. A. L

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