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About 'Also Sprach Zarathustra - Intro '
Strauss, Richard (biography)
June 11, 1864 , Munich
September 8, 1949 , Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
Richard Strauss (June 11, 1864 - September 8, 1949) was a German composer of classical music particularly noted for his tone poems and operas. He was also a noted conductor.
This is the famous opening section of Straus's tone poem, which was used as the main theme to 2001: A Space Odyssey to depict a Sunrise.