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Strauss: Also sprach Zarathustra – Debussy: Jeux – LSO Live

Strauss: Also sprach Zarathustra – Debussy: Jeux

  • Release date: 24 March 2023
    LSO0833 | 0822231183327

    1 disc in jewel case
    Booklet in English, French & German
    SACD incl. stereo | multi-channel 5.1

    Producer & editor: Nicholas Parker
    Engineers: Classic Sound
    Recorded live in DSD 128 in January 2018 (Debussy) &
    in DSD 256 in November 2018 (Strauss)
    in the Barbican Hall, London

  • ‘A performance of almost head-spinning swagger.’
    – Gramophone

    ‘It’s impossible to not get totally involved in the unindulgent thirty-two-minute music-making.’
    – Colin’s Column

    ‘Roth draws from an incandescent LSO playing of incredible sumptuousness and clarity.’
    – The Sunday Times

£10.19 £11.99

François-Xavier Roth
London Symphony Orchestra 

Opening with its famous ‘Sunrise’ fanfare, there is no mistaking Strauss’ Also sprach Zarathustra. A bold, intrepid tone poem, famously used by Stanley Kubrick in 2001: A Space Odyssey, it explores mankind’s place in the universe, diving headfirst into themes of religion, science and individuality.
François-Xavier Roth’s interpretation of Debussy’s Jeux completes the album. The kaleidoscopic score begins in a darkened stillness, developing fluidly with flashes of light and playful, chromatic motifs that perfectly depict the ‘games’—firstly childish, later amorous—of the ballet’s characters.

Composers   Richard Strauss, Claude Debussy
Conductor   François-Xavier Roth
Performer   London Symphony Orchestra

Track list

Strauss – Also sprach Zarathustra, Op. 30, TrV 176

1. I. Also sprach Zarathustra. Sonnenaufgang
2. II. Von den Hinterweltlern
3. III. Von den großen Sehnsucht
4. IV. Von den Freuden und Leidenschaften
5. V. Das Grablied
6. VI. Von der Wissenschaft
7. VIIa. Der Genesende. Energisch
8. VIIb. Der Genesende. Ziemlich langsam
9. VIII. Das Tanzlied
10. IX. Das Nachtwanderlied

11. Debussy – Jeux, poème dansé, L. 133 (L. 126)

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