Strauss - Also Sprach Zarathustra - Reiner - Chicago Symphony Orchestra on Hybrid SACD
RCA Living Stereo Series from Analogue Productions
25 Premier-Sounding Titles from RCA's Living Stereo Golden Era Available on 200g LP (Cut at 33 1/3) & Hybrid SACD (Most Will Be 3-Channel)
Remastered from the Original Session Tapes by Engineer Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound in New York
RCA's "golden age" was more like a "golden minute" - in a scant period, roughly from 1958 to 1963, the beginning of the stereo era - pure vacuum tube amplification helped produce recordings demonstrating unparalleled fidelity and warmth, lifelike presence and midband illumination.
The legendary 1954 Fritz Reiner/Chicago Symphony Orchestra performance of the Richard Strauss war horse Also Sprach Zarathustra. Recorded directly to 2-track analog by Jack Pfeiffer, the original session tapes were used in mastering these LP and SACD reissues.
Packaged in the original tip-on jacket facsimiles that precisely duplicate the original cover art, including the "Living Stereo" logo, LSC numbers and "Shaded Dog" label. These new versions are clearer than the originals and warmer and richer than past reissues! Multi-channel/Stereo SACD playable on all CD players.
Richard Strauss (composer)
Fritz Reiner (conductor)
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Strauss - Also Sprach Zarathustra - Reiner - Chicago Symphony Orchestra Track Listing:
1. Also Sprach Zarathustra, Op. 30 (Thus Spake Zarathustra) (Part 1)
2. Also Sprach Zarathustra, Op. 30 (Thus Spake Zarathustra) (Concluded)