Prom 36: A Space Odyssey


  • György Ligeti Requiem
  • György Ligeti Lux aeterna
  • Richard Strauss Also sprach Zarathustra


  • Edward Gardner conductor
  • Jennifer France soprano
  • Clare Presland mezzo-soprano
  • Edvard Grieg Kor
  • Royal Northern College of Music Chamber Choir
  • London Philharmonic Choir

György Ligeti was one of the boldest voices of the 20th century

A composer whose radical vision brought wit as well as invention to the world of contemporary classical music. Tonight, we hear two of his most famous works – the dramatic Requiem paired with the shimmering Lux aeterna, both of which featured in Stanley Kubrick’s sci-fi epic 2001: A Space Odyssey. Also featured in the film was Richard Strauss’s Also sprach Zarathustra, with the iconic brass opening that calls to mind the image of the sun rising over the Earth and Moon.

Fri 11 Aug 2023, 7.30pm

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