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Strauss: Also Sprach Zarathustra / Tennstedt, London Philharmonic


Release Date: 03/13/2012 
Label:  Emi Classics   Catalog #: 6027585  
Composer:  Richard Strauss
Conductor:  Klaus Tennstedt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra

Length: 0 Hours 35 Mins. 

CD not available: This title is currently only available as an MP3 download.  

Notes and Editorial Reviews

"Tennstedt, with his acute sensitivity to nuance, presents a Zarathustra that will rank high in any future assessment of the best recorded interpretations of the piece. The recording has an extremely wide dynamic range, and Tennstedt's famed ability to achieve a real pianissimo means that the opening of the "science fugue"—"Von der Wissenschaft"—on the low strings is practically inaudible unless one turns up the volumecontrol very high—and then beware when the next fort issimo arrives! The London Philharmonic plays magnificently for him—a 'super-orchestra' already. The shimmer of the strings in alt and their swirling eddies before the start of the "Tanzlied" are real virtuoso playing, with the woodwind Read more equally scintillating."

-- M.K., Gramophone [4/1990]
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Works on This Recording

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Also sprach Zarathustra, Op. 30 by Richard Strauss
Conductor:  Klaus Tennstedt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1895-1896; Germany 
Length: 34 Minutes 34 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Also sprach Zarathustra Op. 30: (Einleittung) ... Von den Hinterweltlern - Von der grossen Sehnsucht -
Also sprach Zarathustra Op. 30: (Einleittung) ... Von den Hinterweltlern - Von der grossen Sehnsucht -
Also sprach Zarathustra Op. 30: Von der Freuden - und Leidenschaften - Das Grablied -
Also sprach Zarathustra Op. 30: Von der Freuden - und Leidenschaften - Das Grablied -
Also sprach Zarathustra Op. 30: Von der Wissenschaft -
Also sprach Zarathustra Op. 30: Von der Wissenschaft -
Also sprach Zarathustra Op. 30: Der Gesenende - Das Tanzlied - Das Nachtwandlerlied
Also sprach Zarathustra Op. 30: Der Gesenende - Das Tanzlied - Das Nachtwandlerlied

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