Karajan: Strauss - Also Sprach Zarathustra op.30 (SACD)
Karajan: Strauss – Also Sprach Zarathustra op.30 (SACD)

Composer: Richard Strauss
Performer: Michel Schwalbé
Orchestra: Berliner Philharmaoniker
Conductor: Herbert von Karajan
Audio CD
Number of Discs: 1
Format: DSD64 (iso)
Label: Deutsche Grammophon
Release: 2014
Size: 1.4 GB
Recovery: +3%
Scan: cover

01. Einleitung
02. Von den Hinterweltlern
03. Von der grossen Sehnsucht
04. Von den Freuden und Leidenschaften
05. Das Grablied
06. Von der Wissenschaft
07. Der Genesende
08. Das Tanzlied
09. Das Nachtwandlerlied

Originally Deutsche Grammophon 1974. Recorded in Jesus-Christus-Kirche, Berlin. This is the DSD remaster made at the Emil Berliner Studios May 2014.

In terms of sheer conductor/composer empathy, this remains 1 of the most perfectly conceived & executed documents ever committed to disc. The links between Also sprach Zarathustra & the Vienna & Berlin Philharmonic orchestras run deep, Strauss himself seeding ideas in 1944 that Karajan took to the moon in 1973. Rarely has a piece been so indelibly associated with orchestral history.

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