Start the day with a Sunrise and then go beyond it – Richard Strauss’s Also sprach Zarathustra. BBC Proms; Royal Albert Hall; August 22, 1979 – Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by Norman Del Mar who wrote a much-admired three-volume biography of the composer, as well as other books.

Start the day with a Sunrise and then go beyond it – Richard Strauss’s Also sprach Zarathustra. BBC Proms; Royal Albert Hall; August 22, 1979 – Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by Norman Del Mar who wrote a much-admired three-volume biography of the composer, as well as other books.

The rest of Del Mar’s Prom was Mozart: ‘Haffner’ Symphony (No.35) & Piano Concerto 22 with Imogen Cooper. In addition, Timothy Bond played Schoenberg’s Variations on a Recitative, Opus 40, on the Albert Hall organ. Del Mar as author:...