Also sprach Zarathustra

MARCH 13, 2019
Wednesday at 5 PM

Presented by Bard’s First-Year Seminar

As students in Bard’s First-Year Seminar read Friedrich Nietzsche’s Also sprach Zarathustra, conductor and historian Leon Botstein explores the relationship between Nietzsche and music.

A discussion is accompanied by musical excerpts, then a full performance by The Orchestra Now and an audience Q&A.


R. Strauss Also sprach Zarathustra

Bard’s First-Year Seminar

Bard’s First-Year Seminar is designed to show how the question of human freedom can be approached through a liberal arts education by introducing students to important intellectual, cultural, and artistic ideas that serve as a common foundation in liberal arts education.

Photo by Matt Dine