2001: A Space Odyssey blew my socks off nearly 50 years ago. The first part of Also Sprach Zarathustra is the music it is often remembered for. Yet the vision from the movie was, of course, supported by Strauss, in waltz time.
Strauss lit me up
Sometimes a little piece of music comes your way and it lights up your imagination. Then decades later, in a different setting, the magic is rediscovered, intact …
Tchaikovsky rekindles the fire
As I say, the magic is intact but … the tune is different. Yet, for all that, I’m transported once more. 2001: A Space Odyssey bounces back into my mind: magnificent waltz, magnificent movie.
Why did the magic reconnect with a different tune? Go figure: one-two-three, one-two-three, one-two-three …