Strauss - Also Sprach Zarathustra - Salome: Dance Of The Seven Veils - Karajan - Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra on 180g Import LP
The opening fanfare from Richard Strauss' Also Sprach Zarathustra is known to everyone since it was "rediscovered" in Stanley Kubrick's film 2001: A Space Odyssey and consequently employed countless times in pop culture ever since. In what is probably his most famous orchestral composition, Strauss freely associated the words of the Saxon poet and philosopher when putting them into music by using the key of C major to depict nature, and the greatly contrasting key of B major for humanity. Once again Herbert von Karajan, with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra in tow, proves himself a distinguished tour guide through Strauss' wistful, secretive and bleak sound world. Remastered and pressed on 180g vinyl courtesy of Vinyl Passion Classical.
Richard Strauss (composer)
Herbert Von Karajan (conductor)
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra