Fritz Reiner Strauss Also Sprach Zarathustra 200g LP AP RCA
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RCA Living Stereo 200 Gram Vinyl! Cut from the Original
Pressed at Quality Record Pressings & Plated by Gary Salstrom!
Remastered and Cut at 33 1/3rpm by Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound!
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The legendary 1954 Fritz Reiner / Chicago Symphony Orchestra performance of a
Strauss war horse. Recorded directly to 2-track analog by Jack Pfeiffer, the
original session tapes were used in mastering for this LP in the Analogue
Productions reissue series. Among the very first Living Stereo recordings ever
made, these landmark performances document the start of the legendary
partnership of Fritz Reiner and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
Also Sprach Zarathustra, Op. 30 (Thus Spoke Zarathustra or Thus Spake
Zarathustra) is a tone poem by Richard Strauss, composed in 1896 and inspired by
Friedrich Nietzsche's philosophical novel of the same name. The composer
conducted its first performance on November 27, 1896 in Frankfurt. A typical
performance lasts half an hour. The work has been part of the classical repertoire
since its first performance in 1896. The initial fanfare – entitled "Sunrise" in
the composer's program notes – became particularly well-known after its use in
Stanley Kubrick's 1968 film 2001: A Space Odyssey.
"These records are definitive." -Michael Fremer, analogplanet.com
• 200g Vinyl
• 33 1/3rpm
• Pressed at Quality Record Pressings
• Lacquers Plated by Gary Salstrom
• Mastered by Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound
• Cut from Original Session Tapes
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Fritz Reiner, conductor
Richard Strauss (1864-1949)
1. Also Sprach Zarathustra, Op. 30 (Thus Spake Zarathustra)