HD-Vinyl 24/96 (CBS) Richard Strauss – Also Sprach Zarathustra (Bernstein)

Whether it’s the famous catchy fanfare alone, or the entire symphonic poem of the famous “Thus Spoke Zarathustra”, I really love this one. Lenny did a pretty great job with this one. I’ve heard other recordings of the same pieces, surely more than 10 different (and attended it live twice), including Ormandy and Karajan, but I still spend time listening to Bernstein’s recording although my favourite is that century recording by Fritz Reiner.  But it is the fanfare itself which I was most impressed of the piece. The brass was a bit “showy” but blaring enough, and the timpani sounded just fine and “gave weight”. And the summit of the fanfare always gives me goosebumps.

Composer: Richard Strauss
Orchestra: New York Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Leonard Bernstein
Vinyl 1971
Number of Discs: 1
Format: Flac
Label: CBS
DR-Analysis: DR 14
Size: 813 MB
Scan: yes
Server: FileFactory

Analyzed Folder: /96k Richard Strauss – Also Sprach Zarathustra – Bernstein
———————————————————————————————- DR Peak RMS Filename
DR13 -0.18 dB -19.98 dB partA.flac
DR14 -0.41 dB -19.75 dB partB.flac
Number of Files: 2

Official DR Value: DR14

Ripping Info


  • Software: iZotope RX 5 Advanced, Adobe Audition CS 5.5, Twisted Wave 1.9
  • Super light de-clicking with iZotope, significant clicks manually removed, never de-noising
  • DR-Analisys before converting to Flac
  • Converting Wave -> Flac: Twisted Wave 1.9
  • Artwork: Sony Alpha 350, Epson Perfection V750 Pro, Photoshop CS 5.5

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