Performance Today

with host Fred Child

: Also Sprach Zarathustra

sunrays sean o'malley, 2000 Sean O'Malley, 2000

"It was the best of times. It was the worst of times." Those opening lines from Dickens'"A Tale of Two Cities" are burned into almost everyone's consciousness. But what about the rest of the book? Who can quote that? In today's show, we'll have another great opening line, the sunrise from "Also Sprach Zarathustra." Everyone knows it from the film "2001: A Space Odyssey." Plus the part no one remembers, the rest of the half-hour tone poem by Richard Strauss.