Also Sprach Zaratrusta

"Also Sprach Zarathustra" is a composition by Richard Strauss, written in the original key of C major. It was composed in 1896 and is inspired by the philosophical novel "Thus Spoke Zarathustra" by Friedrich Nietzsche. The piece gained immense popularity after being used in Stanley Kubrick's film "2001: A Space Odyssey" in 1968. Strauss was a German composer and conductor known for his symphonic poems and operas. Notably, the melody of "Also Sprach Zarathustra" is characterized by a dramatic opening fanfare, often associated with space exploration and monumental events, accompanied by powerful orchestration that creates a sense of grandeur and excitement.