Analogue Productions - CAPC 1806 SA - Hybrid SACD Stereo
Mastered By Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound - 3 Channel Stereo
Limited Edition - Hybrid SACD Plays On ALL CD Players
RCA Living Stereo classical LPs - the gold standard for top quality orchestral performance and sound!
Legendary 1954 Reiner/CSO performance of a Strauss war horse - Harry Pearson Super Disc
The SACD version is marvelous -- airy, luminous, faultlessly spread, and not a rough edge on the most rambunctious fffs! CDreview
RCA's "golden age" was more like a "golden minute" - in a scant period, roughly from 1958 to 1963, the beginning of the stereo era - pure vacuum tube amplification helped produce recordings demonstrating unparalleled fidelity and warmth, lifelike presence and midband illumination.
The legendary 1954 Fritz Reiner/Chicago Symphony Orchestra performance of the Richard Strauss war horse Also Sprach Zarathustra. Recorded directly to 2-track analog by Jack Pfeiffer, the original session tapes were used in mastering for these SACD reissues.
The legendary 1954 Fritz Reiner/Chicago Symphony Orchestra performance of a Strauss war horse. Recorded directly to 2-track analog tape by Jack Pfeiffer; the original session tapes were used in mastering for the LPs and SACDS. 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 new versions are clearer than the originals and warmer and richer than past reissues!
Composer – Richard Strauss
Conductor – Fritz Reiner
Orchestra – Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Strauss - Also Sprach Zarathustra - Reiner - Chicago Symphony Orchestra
1. Also Sprach Zarathustra, Op. 30 (Thus Spake Zarathustra) (Part 1)
2. Also Sprach Zarathustra, Op. 30 (Thus Spake Zarathustra) (Concluded)