(A Little Teatime Show)
Produced by Ernest Longstaffe with Kemble (Ha-Ha-quiet) Kean
Laurel Mather the musical comedy girl
Winifred Doran character comedienne
Caratino and his accordion
Cyril James compere
Alan Paul and Ivor Dennis the Maestros of two keyboards
Also sprach Zarathustra (Thus spake Zarathustra).....Richard Strauss
Strauss's "Thus Spake Zarathustra" dates from 1895. Strauss once denied that he had tried "to portray Nietzsche's great work musically". "I meant", he said, "to convey musically an idea of the evolution of the human race from its origin, through the various phases of development, religious as well as scientific, up to Nietzsche's idea of the Superman. The whole symphonic poem is intended as my homage to the genius of Nietzsche, which found its greatest exemplification in his book, 'Thus Spake Zarathustra'. To convey an idea of the evolution of the human race from its origin up to the Superman, in an orchestral piece of not immoderate length would be no mean task! Perhaps it would be safer to consider the music as a record of the adventures of a single human soul."
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