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R. Strauss: Also Sprach Zarathustra, Don Juan, Etc / Karajan


Release Date: 04/09/1996 
Label:  Dg The Originals Catalog #: 447441   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Richard Strauss
Performer:  Michel Schwalbé
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 19 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"Karajan's 1974 DG analogue version of Also sprach Zarathustra is coupled with his vividly characterized performance of Till Eulenspiegel and a thrillingly ebullient Don Juan, plus his powerfully voluptuous account of Salome's Dance. The Berlin Philharmonic plays with great fervour (the timpani strokes at the very opening are quite riveting) and creates characteristic body of tone in the strings..." -- Penguin Guide "Karajan's 1974 DG analogue version of Also sprach Zarathustra is coupled with his vividly characterized performance of Till Eulenspiegel and a thrillingly ebullient Don Juan, plus his powerfully voluptuous account of Salome's Dance. The Berlin Philharmonic plays with great fervour (the timpani strokes at the very opening are quite riveting) and creates characteristic body of tone in the strings..." -- Penguin Guide Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Also sprach Zarathustra, Op. 30 by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Michel Schwalbé (Violin)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1895-1896; Germany 
Venue:  Jesus Christus Kirche, West Berlin 
Length: 35 Minutes 5 Secs. 
Notes: Selection recorded in January and March 1973. 
2.
Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche, Op. 28 by Richard Strauss
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1894-1895; Germany 
Venue:  Jesus Christus Kirche, West Berlin 
Length: 15 Minutes 30 Secs. 
Notes: Selection recorded December 1972 and January 1973. 
3.
Don Juan, Op. 20 by Richard Strauss
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1888-1889; Germany 
Venue:  Jesus Christus Kirche, West Berlin 
Length: 18 Minutes 3 Secs. 
Notes: Selection recorded December 1972 and January 1973. 
4.
Salome, Op. 54: Dance of the seven veils by Richard Strauss
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1903-1905; Germany 
Venue:  Jesus Christus Kirche, West Berlin 
Length: 10 Minutes 9 Secs. 
Notes: Selection recorded December 1972 and January 1973. 

Sound Samples

Also sprach Zarathustra, Op.30: Prelude (Sonnenaufgang)
Also sprach Zarathustra, Op.30: Von den Hinterweltlern
Also sprach Zarathustra, Op.30: Von der großen Sehnsucht
Also sprach Zarathustra, Op.30: Von den Freuden und Leidenschaften
Also sprach Zarathustra, Op.30: Das Grablied
Also sprach Zarathustra, Op.30: Von der Wissenschaft
Also sprach Zarathustra, Op.30: Der Genesende
Also sprach Zarathustra, Op.30: Das Tanzlied - Das Nachtlied
Also sprach Zarathustra, Op.30: Das Nachtwandlerlied
Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks (Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche), Op.28
Don Juan, Op.20
Salome, Op.54 / Scene 4: Salome's Dance Of The Seven Veils

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