[Richard Strauss and Nietzsche] "Wanderer Above the Sea of Fog" by Caspar David Friedrich (1817); Wikimedia Commons
"Wanderer Above the Sea of Fog" by Caspar David Friedrich (1817); Wikimedia Commons

First-Year Seminar Presents

Richard Strauss and Nietzsche

Richard Strauss Also sprach Zarathustra 
and music by Friedrich Nietzsche

As students in Bard’s First-Year Seminar read Friedrich Nietzsche’s Also sprach Zarathustra, conductor and historian Leon Botstein explores the relationship between Nietzsche and music.