Ainsi parla Zarathoustra (Boulez)wikipedia
Ainsi parla Zarathoustra is incidental music composed by Pierre Boulez in October 1974 for the theatre Renaud-Barrault.
Ainsi parla Zarathoustra

Théâtre d'Orsay

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It was first performed at the Théâtre d'Orsay in Paris on 6 November 1974.
The greatest successes will be Sous le vent des îles Baléares by Paul Claudel, Isabella Morra by André Pieyre de Mandiargues, Ainsi parla Zarathoustra, a piece of incidental music by Pierre Boulez after the book by Nietzsche, Les Nuits de Paris by Restif de la Bretonne, and also Zadig after Voltaire or The Singular Life of Albert Nobbs based on a novella by the British novelist George Moore.

Incidental music

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Ainsi parla Zarathoustra is incidental music composed by Pierre Boulez in October 1974 for the theatre Renaud-Barrault.

Pierre Boulez

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Ainsi parla Zarathoustra is incidental music composed by Pierre Boulez in October 1974 for the theatre Renaud-Barrault.

Jean-Louis Barrault

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Ainsi parla Zarathoustra is incidental music composed by Pierre Boulez in October 1974 for the theatre Renaud-Barrault. Jean-Louis Barrault, the director of the theatre company, created a scenic version of Nietzsche's Also sprach Zarathustra (Thus Spoke Zarathustra) and requested music from Boulez with whom he had collaborated for years.

Musical ensemble

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Boulez scored the work for a solo voice and an instrumental ensemble.

Bibliothèque nationale de France

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Sketches and scores are kept by the Foundation Paul Sacher in Basel, while images and films of the production are in the Bibliothèque nationale de France.

Thus Spoke Zarathustra

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Jean-Louis Barrault, the director of the theatre company, created a scenic version of Nietzsche's Also sprach Zarathustra (Thus Spoke Zarathustra) and requested music from Boulez with whom he had collaborated for years.

Oresteia

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In 1954/55 Boulez had composed incidental music for the Oresteia in three parts, directed by Barrault.

Georges-Arthur Goldschmidt

While the French text based on Nietzsche's work by Georges-Arthur Goldschmidt was printed in 1972, a version with Barrault's additional instructions was published by Gallimard in the series Le Manteau d'Arlequin in 1975.

Éditions Gallimard

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While the French text based on Nietzsche's work by Georges-Arthur Goldschmidt was printed in 1972, a version with Barrault's additional instructions was published by Gallimard in the series Le Manteau d'Arlequin in 1975.

Symphony No. 3 (Mahler)

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Gustav Mahler based the slow movement of his Third Symphony on the "Lied der Nacht" (Song of the night).

Symphonic poem

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Richard Strauss composed the symphonic poem Also sprach Zarathustra.

Also sprach Zarathustra (Strauss)

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Richard Strauss composed the symphonic poem Also sprach Zarathustra.

Wolfgang Rihm

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Wolfgang Rihm's Third Symphony drew on Nietzsche's text for inspiration as well.

Motif (music)

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On a foundation of static sounds, little ornaments in flutes and oboes arise, coloured by similar motifs in harp and piano.

Leitmotif

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Taking "retour" (return) literally, the music is heard already before Part 3, which has the scene for which Barrault requested it, and several more times throughout Part 3, almost as a Leitmotiv.