Fritz Reiner / Chicago Symphony: STRAUSS / Also Sprach Zarathustra

Artikkelnr.: DOG 902

Gold Note Records - Audiophile Recording, 180g LP 45rpm - Nummererte plater - Totalt 500 trykk

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Also sprach Zarathustra, with the subtitle "Freely composed after Friedrich Nietzche", was written and first performed in 1896.At once there arose a protest that Strauss was trying to set Nietzsche`s philosopy to music; however, this was not the composer`s intention, and shortly after the premiere he explained his approach in a letter: " I did not intend to write philosophical music, or to portray in music Nietzsche`s great work. I meant to convey by means of music an idea of the development of the human race from its origin, through the various phases of its evolution, relogious and scientific, up to Nietzsche`s idea of the superman.The whole symphonic poem is intended as my homage to the genius of Nietzsche, which found its greatest exemplification in his book, Thus Spake Zarathustra." Perhaps the last sentence of the quotarion comes nearest to the mark. The music pays tribute to the great German philosopher by adopting, as the basis for certain more or less illustrative musical developments, passages from his philosophical poem of the same name.

Artist Fritz Reiner / Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Tittel Strauss: Also Sprach Zarathustra 
Sjanger Klassisk
Format Vinyl - 180g / 45 rpm
Antall plater 1
Lydkvalitet Audiofil
Plateselskap Goldenote Records
Platenummer DOG902
Diverse Nummererte plater 
Opplag 500 

There is a short introduction which in itself is a concise yet complete demonstration of recording`s resources and powers. For this "Dawn" prologue begins with a pianissimo low C in the double basses and organ pedal, with bass-drum reinforcement, and rise in succesive trumpet proclamations and solo timpani beats to a full orchestral fortissimo of overwhelming sonority.

The following sections are each titled with a quote from Nietzsche`s book:
Of the Inhabitants of the Unseen World
Of the Great longing
Of Joys and Passions
The Grave Song
Of Science
The Convalescent
The Dance-Song
The Night-Wanderer`s Song