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Half Six Fix: Also sprach Zarathustra

London Symphony Orchestra/François-Xavier Roth

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François-Xavier Roth presents two landmark works by late-Romantic masters, musing on fantasy and philosophy in this one-hour concert.

Debussy’s dreamlike Prélude à l’après-midi d’un Faune broke with convention, recounting the story of a love-struck faun’s passionate yearning. The reverie is broken by the audacious trumpet fanfare of Strauss’ Also Sprach Zarathustra. A bold, intrepid tone poem, famously used by Stanley Kubrick in 2001: A Space Odyssey, it explores mankind’s place in the universe, diving headfirst into themes of religion, science and individuality.

This concert is part of Half Six Fix, a new way to experience the LSO, with an introduction to the music from François-Xavier Roth, digital programme notes on your phone or device, and more. Grab a drink, take your seat and enjoy the music.

About LSO Half Six Fix
These concerts start at 6.30pm and last for one hour, without an interval, featuring a short programme of one or two major works, which the conductor will introduce from the stage.

To bring you closer to the action, we’ll have screens to showcase the performers and programme notes available electronically on your Android or iPhone device. You can also enjoy the music with a drink in your seat.

Find out more on the LSO website

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