TAS Super LP List! Special Merit: Classical
RCA Living Stereo 180 Gram Vinyl! Cut from the Original Session Tapes!
Pressed at Quality Record Pressings & Plated by Gary Salstrom!
Remastered and Cut at 33 1/3rpm by Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound!
RCA Living Stereo classical LPs - the gold standard for top quality orchestral performance and sound!
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
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)