Pick The Strauss Tone Poem You Prefer

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This week's Showdown celebrates the expressive, colorful and massive sound world of Richard Strauss's tone poems.

On this summer day, we asked if you would you rather lose yourself in Strauss' powerful Also Sprach Zarathustra, with its famous "Sunrise" opening, or enjoy the playful and poignant episodes of Don Quixote, or get swept away by the sweeping gestures and orchestral virtuosity of Don Juan?

You chose — don, don, DON — Also Sprach Zarathustra and we played it today at noon.