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Now with well over 100 titles from HDTT in my digital library, I consider this transfer (DSD128) to be the most successful. It’s the gold standard. Absolutely amazing that this session was recorded already in March 1954. An audio treasures worth every dollar. Strongly recommended.
A magnificent transfer of one of the greatest and most spine tingling performances of this work.
I have this magnificent work on a CD. I'm glad that now I can listen in the best quality.
Words nearly fail when I try to describe this phenomenal transfer of a phenomenal-sounding early stereo recording from 1954! HDTT has worked true magic in extracting every drop of rich, glorious tonality and inner detail from this RCA 2-track tape. (I own two copies of the original 2-track tape.) HDTT's effort puts to shame the RCA SACD transfer from the master tape!
Reiner was a follower of Strauss. Excellent in all respects. The sound taken by RCA is one of the first made in stereo. An exceptional CD, not to be missed.
Title: Richard Strauss Also Sprach Zarathustra, Op. 30
Artist(s): Chicago Symphony Orchestra conducted by Fritz Reiner
Recording Info: Transferred from an RCA Victor Red Seal 2-track tape #ECS-1
The first stereo reel to reel tape released by RCA
Producer – John Pfeiffer
Recording Engineer – Leslie Chase
Recorded March 8, 1954 at Orchestra Hall, Chicago by RCA
Part 1 16:06
(Introduction, or Sunrise)
(Of the Backworldsmen)
(Of the Great Longing)
(Of Joys and Passions)
(The Song of the Grave)
(Of Science and Learning)
Part II 15:43
(The Dance Song)
(Song of the Night Wanderer)