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Karajan Gold - Strauss: Also sprach Zarathustra / Berlin PO

Album Summary

>Strauss, Richard : Also Sprach Zarathustra
>Strauss, Richard : Don Juan, Op. 20
Performer Conductor Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Gramophone Classical Music Guide
The playing of the Berlin Philharmonic on both sets is as glorious as ever; its virtuosity can be taken for granted along with its sumptuous tonal refinement, and in Strauss Karajan has no peer.

As a recording the 1983 disc is very good indeed. The famous opening has greater intensity in the 1973 version, and you may prefer its marginally greater warmth and glow of the strings.

The DG engineers adopt a slightly closer balance on this newcomer, which has greater range and impressive detail, particularly in the bass. Both Don Juans are fine performances, too.

To sum up, Karajan's classic 1973 account holds sway.



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Works Details

>Strauss, Richard : Also Sprach Zarathustra
  • Performer: Thomas Brandis (Violin)
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 34 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1896

>Strauss, Richard : Don Juan, Op. 20
  • Performer: Thomas Brandis (Violin)
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 18 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1888-1889