The bass part for Also sprach Zarathustra, Op. 30, by Richard Strauss, has been edited by Edwin Barker, principal bassist of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Barker's bowings, fingerings and other editorial markings have been added throughout the score. Composed in 1896, Also sprach Zarathustra was inspired by Friedrich Nietzsche's philosophical treatise of the same name. The composer conducted its first performance on November 27, 1896 in Frankfurt.
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