Fritz Reiner - Richard Strauss: Also Sprach Zarathustra


Analogue Productions (RCA Living Stereo)



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CAPC 1806 SA
UPC: 753088180668
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Remastered from the original master tape by Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound

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 LPs and SACDS. 

Fritz Reiner, conductor
Chicago Symphony Orchestra

1. Sunrise
2. Of The People Of The Unseen World
3. Of The Great Longing
4. Of Joys And Passions
5. Dirge
6. Of Science
7. The Convalescent
8. Dance Song And Night Song
9. Night Wanderer’s Song

Customer Reviews (5.00 Stars) 1 person(s) rated this product.

Astonishing for its time ... or any time.

posted on 01/05/2017
5 Stars
Reviewer: F. P. Walter
The SACD version is marvelous -- airy, luminous, faultlessly spread, and not a rough edge on the most rambunctious fffs! What's more, AP's remastering adds a delightful fillip: tr. 9 lets the tape roll on after the whole take is over ... so at 04:38 you can actually catch John Pfeiffer saying: "It sounds very good, Dr. Reiner." I guarantee you'll agree.

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