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2020: An Isolation Odyssey

April 18, 2020

Hat tip to Atrios.

Opera North, a 40-year-old opera company based in Leeds, England, had to cancel concert performances of Richard Strauss’s “Also Sprach Zarathustra” because of the coronavirus pandemic.  But players from the orchestra decided that the show must go on – virtually.

Here are the first few minutes (most famously used in “2001: A Space Odyssey”) played by musicians from 40 different homes under the UK lockdown, conducted from Sweden by Tobias Ringborg.