Also Sprach Zarathustra Op. 30

Richard Strauss: Also Sprach Zarathustra, Op. 30 • Don Juan, Op. 20 - Bernard Haitink, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

Richard Strauss: Also Sprach Zarathustra, Op. 30 • Don Juan, Op. 20 - Bernard Haitink, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
XLD | FLAC (tracks) | No Log/cue-sheet | Coverart Embedded & High-def JPEG | ~264 Mb
Strauss, R: - Also sprach Zarathustra; Tod und Verklärung - New York Philharmonic; Giuseppe Sinopoli

Richard Strauss: Also sprach Zarathustra op. 30; Tod und Verklärung op. 24 –
New York Philharmonic; Giuseppe Sinopoli

Classical | 1 CDs | EAC Rip | 305 MB (3% recovery) | Complete scans | FLAC +LOG+CUE
Publisher: Universal/DGG | Recorded: 1988 | Published: 2013

Sinopoli interpretations of these two Strauss tone poems are magnificent and are recorded with clarity. What I find most impressive is the way Sinopoli approaches a score as if it were a brand-new document waiting to be brought to life. - Gramophone

Strauss: Also sprach Zarathustra  

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Strauss: Also sprach Zarathustra

Strauss: Also sprach Zarathustra (Cambridge Music Handbooks) by John Williamson
English | Aug 4, 2010 | ISBN: 0511620217 | 137 pages | PDF | 3 MB

Richard Strauss's tone poem Also sprach Zarathustra is one of his most controversial works, but it is also one of the staples of the virtuoso orchestra. Its greatest popularity has been achieved in recent years with its association with Kubrick's film 2001–A Space Odyssey. This guide examines the intellectual background of the work and considers the ways in which it has been received by composers and writers. It also discusses the musical background of Liszt and Wagner which gave rise to the genre "tone poem," and provides an analysis of several aspects of Strauss's musical language.
Strauss, R.: Also sprach Zarathustra; Ein Heldenleben - Chicago Symphony Orchestra; Fritz Reiner

Richard Strauss: Also sprach Zarathustra, tone poem for orchestra, Op. 30; Ein Heldenleben, tone poem for orchestra, Op. 40 -
Chicago Symphony Orchestra; Fritz Reiner, conductor

Classical | 1 CD | EAC Rip | 437 MB | FLAC+LOG+Cue | Full scans | RS links
Publisher: RCA Red Seal/BMG | Year of release: 2004

Strauss, R.: Also sprach Zarathustra; Ein Heldenleben - Chicago Symphony Orchestra; Fritz Reiner

Editorial Reviews - Amazon.com essential recording
This recording was the hi-fi demo disc of the 1950s. On CD, it still sounds pretty incredible; an achievement as remarkable technically as it is musically. And what playing! Fritz Reiner sadistically enjoyed driving his players to despair. There's a famous story about principal trumpeter Adolph (Bud) Herseth, who played his tricky little fanfare at the beginning of the second half of Zarathustra so perfectly so many times that even Reiner finally gave up. Most critics and Strauss lovers consider Reiner's performance of A Hero's Life to be the best ever committed to disc, and I'd be the last one to disagree. This is one of those recordings where everything just went right.
–David Hurwitz

Strauss: Also sprach Zarathustra  Music

Posted by ChrisRedfield at July 19, 2014
Strauss: Also sprach Zarathustra

John Williamson - Strauss: Also sprach Zarathustra
Published: 1993-04-30 | ISBN: 0521400767, 0521409357 | PDF | 140 pages | 3 MB
Strauss, R: - Also sprach Zarathustra; Ein Heldenleben; Metamorphosen, etc. – San Francisco Symphony; Herbert Blomstedt

Richard Strauss: Also sprach Zarathustra; Ein Heldenleben; Don Juan; Rosenkavalier Waltzes; Metamorphosen –
San Francisco Symphony; Gewandhausorchester ; Herbert Blomstedt

Classical | 2 CDs | EAC Rip | 776 MB (3% recovery) | Complete scans | FLAC +LOG+CUE Publisher: Decca | Recorded: 1990, 1994, 1998, 2005 | Published: 2012

Strauss, R: - Also sprach Zarathustra; Ein Heldenleben; Metamorphosen, etc. – San Francisco Symphony; Herbert Blomstedt

Blomstedt’s singular view of Also sprach Zarathustra reflects his deep knowledge of and experience with the piece… The San Francisco Symphony plays masterfully, its characteristic warm sound allied with a virtuoso polish that nonetheless conveys a sense of discovery… Blomstedt’s Ein Heldenleben is one of the most beautifully rendered performances on disc.- Victor Carr Jr.
Richard Strauss: Also sprach Zarathustra; Don Juan; Till Eulenspiegel - Wiener PhO; Herbert von Karajan (repost)

Richard Strauss: Also sprach Zarathustra; Don Juan; Till Eulenspiegel - Wiener Philharmoniker; Herbert von Karajan
Classical | 1 CD | EAC Rip | 397 MB (3% recovery) | Complete scans | FLAC +LOG+CUE
Publisher: Decca | Recorded: 1961 | Published: 2000

Karajan was a great Straussian, and this collection, produced by John Culshaw in 1959-60, with the VPO (especially the strings) in superb form, shows him at his most charismatic. Also sprach Zarathustra was a famous early Decca stereo demonstration record, and remains as spectacular as ever. The many-faceted portrait of Till is delectably witty, Don Juan is exciting, racy, and full of sensuality, which is voluptuously shared by the dramatic and sinuous 'Salome's dance'. The transfers undoubtedly recreate the sonic excitement of the originals.
Ivan March, Gramophone
Richard Strauss - Also Sprach Zarathustra (1960/1994) {Classic/RCA LSC-1806 180g} 24-bit/96kHz Vinyl Rip + Redbook CD Version

Richard Strauss - Also Sprach Zarathustra
Vinyl rip in 24-bit/96kHz | FLAC (5% Recovery) | m3u & Tech Log, no cue | HQ Artwork
668 MB (24/96) + 187 MB (CD) | RAR 5% recovery | DR Analysis | Genre | 1960
Classic Records/RCA LSC-1806 (1994) 180g 1S RTI Pressing

This is part of a Classic Records Deluxe 1S Edition Box Set of RCA Living Stereo "Shaded Dog" releases.
Fritz Reiner - Richard Strauss: Also Sprach Zarathustra (1962) 24-Bit/96-kHz Vinyl Rip

Fritz Reiner/CSO - Richard Strauss: Also Sprach Zarathustra
Vinyl Rip in 24-Bit/96-kHz | FLAC tracks | Full Scan Covers | MU, RS | 677 MB 3% recovery
1962 | Genre: Classical | Label: MFSL | 1-522 | White-label promo, Japanese pressing

For sheer intoxicating opulence of Straussian sound, it was something close to matchless music that brimmed and overflowed last night in Orchestra Hall. Fritz Reiner is a master of the genre, and when he came to the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, rooted in the music from the time of its birth, he found a sensitive instrument he has made unique. When he stands before it with a Strauss score incandescent at his fingertips, no wise man stays at home.
(Claudia Cassidy - The Chicago Tribune)
Holst · The Planets · Strauss · Also sprach Zarathustra

Holst · The Planets · Strauss · Also sprach Zarathustra · BSO · William Steinberg
APE+CUE 350 MB | MP3 HQ 132 MB | EAC | No Log | Scans | 1971