Beyond Good and Evil By Leon Botstein Written for the concert Beyond Good and Evil: Nietzshe and Music, performed on March 8, 2000 at Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center. The influence of Friedrich Nietzsche on twentieth-century thought can hardly be overestimated. During his lifetime his popularity among his contemporaries was remarkable. Also sprach Zarathustra…

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Mitternachtslied Zarathustras (1898) By Robert Threlfall, Advisor, The Delius Trust, London Written for the concert Beyond Good and Evil: Nietzshe and Music, performed on March 8, 2000 at Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center. Towards the end of his life, Delius told Eric Fenby that he became acquainted with the writings of Friedrich Nietzsche in…

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Hymnus An Das Leben By Kyle Gann, Professor of Music, Bard College, New Music Critic, The Village Voice Written for the concert Beyond Good and Evil: Nietzshe and Music, performed on March 8, 2000 at Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center. Born in 1952, Wolfgang Rihm worked with the most famous German composer of his…

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Abgesangsszene, Nos. 4 (1979) and 5 (1981) By Kyle Gann, Professor of Music, Bard College, New Music Critic, The Village Voice Written for the concert Beyond Good and Evil: Nietzshe and Music, performed on March 8, 2000 at Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center. Born in 1952, Wolfgang Rihm worked with the most famous German…

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Also Sprach Zarathustra, Op. 30 (1896) By Bernard Jacobson Written for the concert Beyond Good and Evil: Nietzshe and Music, performed on March 8, 2000 at Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center. The dramatic and literary bases of Strauss’s early tone poems were diverse and more or less innocent. With the 19th-century German metaphysical poet…

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