"Zaratustra" by √úbermensch is a song originally composed and performed in the key of D major. The song was written by the renowned composer Richard Strauss and is famously known as the theme music for the iconic film "2001: A Space Odyssey." Released in 1896, Zaratustra is a tone poem inspired by Friedrich Nietzsche's philosophical novel "Thus Spoke Zarathustra." The piece is known for its powerful and dramatic sound, reflecting the grandeur and mysticism of Nietzsche's work. With its striking opening fanfare, the melody gradually builds up to a majestic climax, often associated with attributes such as strength, enlightenment, and the concept of the √úbermensch, or superman.