Narrated Playlist: Strauss & Scriabin with Thomas Dausgaard

Music Director Thomas Dausgaard shares stories and insights into the music featured on the latest release from Seattle Symphony Media.

“Strauss and Scriabin […] exceeded themselves, searching for spiritual freedom — and yet were very human, as they poured out their expressions of ecstasy. Both searched for answers to essential questions: who are we and who do we want to be? Our present time challenges us to face those questions anew for ourselves. With this recording, I invite you to listen to the music of Strauss and Scriabin offering their answers — may you become inspired to find your own.” – Thomas Dausgaard

Narrated by Thomas Dausgaard exclusively for YouTube Music, this playlist offers extended commentary into the music, history and events surrounding Richard Strauss’ iconic symphonic poem, Also sprach Zarathustra, and Alexander Scriabin’s visionary score, The Poem of Ecstasy.

Recorded in the stunning acoustics of Benaroya Hall, these bold, colorful works celebrate the search for creative meaning and the triumph of the human spirit.

CDs are available to purchase online from Symphonica, the Symphony Store. Listen to the album on Primephonic, Apple Music, Spotify or wherever you get your music.

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Posted on October 20, 2020