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Planets (CD)

By: Steinberg, Boston Symphony Orch.

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1   Also sprach Zarathustra, Op.30 - Einleitung Buy Buy  
2   Also sprach Zarathustra, Op.30 - Von den Hinterweltlern Buy Buy  
3   Also sprach Zarathustra, Op.30 - Von der gro├čen Sehnsucht Buy Buy  
4   Also sprach Zarathustra, Op.30 - Von den Freuden und Leidenschaften Buy Buy  
5   Also sprach Zarathustra, Op.30 - Das Grablied Buy Buy  
6   Also sprach Zarathustra, Op.30 - Von der Wissenschaft Buy Buy  
7   Also sprach Zarathustra, Op.30 - Der Genesende Buy Buy  
8   Also sprach Zarathustra, Op.30 - Das Tanzlied - Das Nachtlied Buy Buy  
9   Also sprach Zarathustra, Op.30 - Das Nachtwandlerlied Buy Buy  
10   The Planets, op.32 - 1. Mars, the Bringer of War Buy Buy  
11   The Planets, op.32 - 2. Venus, the Bringer of Peace Buy Buy  
12   The Planets, op.32 - 3. Mercury, the Winged Messenger Buy Buy  
13   The Planets, op.32 - 4. Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity Buy Buy  
14   The Planets, op.32 - 5. Saturn, the Bringer of Old Age Buy Buy  
15   The Planets, op.32 - 6. Uranus, the Magician Buy Buy  

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Genre: Classical Music
Media Format: Compact Disk
Release Date: 8-MAY-2001

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Steinberg's tenure at the helm of the Boston Symphony was cut short by illness, but his relatively slim catalogue of recordings with the orchestra produced several important examples of his art, boasting truly fine interpretations and spectacular playing. These orchestral showpieces by Strauss and Holst were long overdue for reissue. Steinberg's fast tempos make the Strauss work zip by; it's as if he takes it in one big gulp, creating as exciting a performance as you're likely to hear. The Holst also gets the "let's keep it moving" treatment to good effect, though a more measured pace for the opening movement, "Mars," would bring a greater sense of menace. As on many DGs recorded around 1970-1971, the engineering is bright and bass-shy, but it's clear and detailed, too. --Dan Davis

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