Introduction Gallery More info Thus Spoke Zarathustra The piece immortalised by Kubrick in 2001: A Space Odyssey The second of Johannes Brahms’s two piano concertos is an excellent example of musical maturity and transcendental virtuosity, both required of a soloist. On this occasion, French pianist François-Frédéric Guy performs in the Liceu with a key piece in his artistic trajectory. Furthermore, Nietzsche’s Thus Spoke Zarathustra inspired one of Richard Strauss’s most well-known symphonic poems, especially its opening fanfare, which has been used in audiovisual media after Stanley Kubrick borrowed it for his 1968 film 2001: A Space Odyssey. June 201815Friday20:00Turn EFee 8 Approximate running time to be confirmed François-Frédéric Guy (© Benjamin De Diesbach) François-Frédéric Guy (© Benjamin De Diesbach) François-Frédéric Guy (© Benjamin De Diesbach) Information of Interest Programme Johannes Brahms Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat major, Op. 83 Richard Strauss Also sprach Zarathustra, op. 30 (Thus Spoke Zarathustra) Reasons why you need to see Thus Spoke Zarathustra Richard Strauss’s original music which inspired the soundtrack of 2001: A Space Odyssey. From the maturity of Brahms to the death of God proclaimed by Nietzsche and interpreted by Richard Strauss.