- Richard Strauss Also Sprach Zarathustra
- (MAAZEL,LORIN & PHILHARMONIA ORCHESTRA)
- Format: LP
- Features: 180 Gram Vinyl
Of all the famous recordings of this celebrated work, Maazel's 1962 Philharmonia recording must be the best kept secret. Passed over by comparative reviews by journalists and broadcasters (Gramophone's survey of recordings of the work in November 2014 fails to mention it at all) it is actually a stunner, both musically and sonically and is another fitting testament to the late Lorin Maazel's long and distinguished career as one of the world's greatest conductors. This album was pressed on 180 gram vinyl to audiophile standards using the original EMI presses by The Vinyl Factory in Hayes, England. Cut at Abbey Road Studios from the original stereo analogue master tapes with the Neumann VMS82 lathe fed an analogue precut signal from a specially adapted Studer A80 tape deck with additional 'advance' playback head, making the cut a totally analogue process. Also features the original album artwork. 180 gram Audiophile Vinyl Cut from the Original Stereo Analogue Master Tapes at Abbey Road Studios!