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Strauss: Also Sprach Zarathustra, Etc / Kempe, Et Al


Release Date: 01/07/2003 
Label:  Emi Classics Encore Catalog #: 74756   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Richard Strauss
Conductor:  Rudolf Kempe
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dresden Staatskapelle
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 19 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

For price, repertoire, and performance, this disc speaks for itself. After all, Rudolf Kempe's Strauss cycle remains one of the touchstone recording projects of all time, and its virtues are well known...Yet this release also raises questions about EMI's reissue agenda. The Tod und Verklärung and Dance of the Seven Veils appeared with Ein Heldenleben in EMI's Great Recordings of the Century series, at midprice . Here are the two pieces again, at budget price, with Also Sprach Zarathustra and Till Eulenspiegel replacing Heldenleben. So if you want all these works with Kempe, you have to buy two discs, and duplicate material in the process. This is ridiculous. Your best bet is to pony up the money for EMI's eight-CD Read more href="http://www.arkivmusic.com/classical/album.jsp?album_id=10406">Kempe/Strauss budget boxed set. Then you get everything and never have to worry about Kempe/Strauss reissues of reissues of reissues, past, present, or future. Should you insist on a single disc, re-read my first sentence. [2/22/2003]

--Jed Distler, ClassicsToday.com Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Also sprach Zarathustra, Op. 30 by Richard Strauss
Conductor:  Rudolf Kempe
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dresden Staatskapelle
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1895-1896; Germany 
Date of Recording: 08/1971 
Venue:  St. Luke's Church, Dresden, Germany 
2. Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche, Op. 28 by Richard Strauss
Conductor:  Rudolf Kempe
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dresden Staatskapelle
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1894-1895; Germany 
Date of Recording: 06/1970 
Venue:  St. Luke's Church, Dresden, Germany 
3. Tod und Verklärung, Op. 24 by Richard Strauss
Conductor:  Rudolf Kempe
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dresden Staatskapelle
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1888-1889; Germany 
Date of Recording: 01/1973 
Venue:  St. Luke's Church, Dresden, Germany 
4. Salome, Op. 54: Dance of the seven veils by Richard Strauss
Conductor:  Rudolf Kempe
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dresden Staatskapelle
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1903-1905; Germany 
Date of Recording: 06/1970 
Venue:  St. Luke's Church, Dresden, Germany 

Sound Samples

Also sprach Zarathustra Op. 30 (1987 Digital Remaster)
Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche Op. 28 (1987 Digital Remaster)
Tod und Verklärung Op. 24 (1987 Digital Remaster)
Salome Op. 54 (1987 Digital Remaster): Dance of the Seven Veils

Customer Reviews

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 If you have only one . . . April 18, 2013 By Endel Bendel (Spencer, MA) See All My Reviews "Rich abundant sonics. Triggered a dog toy in the room which vibrates when shaken. After the noumenal - and well known intro - the dances which make up most of this tone poem express a similar mystery and magisterium and nobility, superior to sentimental prettiness often heard elsewhere (including some A-listers)." Report Abuse
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