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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)