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Holst: The Planets, Strauss: Also sprach Zarathustra - Steinberg

Holst: The Planets, Strauss: Also sprach Zarathustra - Steinberg

Universal  47986690

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Classical - Orchestral


Holst: The Planets
Strauss: Also sprach Zarathustra

New England Conservatory Chorus
Boston Symphony Orchestra
William Steinberg (conductor)

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Analogue recording

Recorded in October 1970 (Holst) and in March 1971 (Strauss) at the Symphony Hall, Boston, United States

Produced by Karl Faust, Hans Weber and Thomas Mowrey

Balance engineer: Günter Hermanns
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Comment by Dissonance - May 22, 2020 (1 of 1)

It was a great joy to see this album to appear, real classic and very well made, presumably the first to be released (an orchestral quadrophonic recording by DG from 1970s, newly remastered as such in 24-bit / 192 kHz to BD-A by Emil Berliner Studios). It’s hoped more like this will follow in the years to come.

If my assumption is correct, DG/Universal is mainly focusing on to release its analogue opera recordings, when appropriately possible, with an alternative surround sound options instead of its orchestral recordings. Of course there are exceptions, Beethoven: 9 Symphonies - Karajan (1975-77), Beethoven: 9 Symphonies - Bernstein and more recently Mozart: Piano Concertos 20, 21, 25 & 27 - Gulda, Abbado. According to the booklet notes by EBS’s Rainer Maillard for the present album, DG still has about 800 quadrophonic tapes in its storage, carefully achived. I’m interested to see what we will receive as the time passes by...

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1xBlu-ray audio + 1xCD