R. Strauss: Also sprach Zarathustra, Op. 30, Trv 176 – Scriabin: The Poem of Ecstasy, Op. 54 

Performing with: Seattle Symphony

Superlatively good
BBC Music Magazine

Orchestral Album of the Month, *****


Thomas Dausgaard and the Seattle Symphony release thought-provoking live performances of two extraordinary orchestral works composed near the turn of the 20th century: Richard Strauss’ Also sprach Zarathustra and Alexander Scriabin’s The Poem of Ecstasy. Recorded in the stunning acoustics of Benaroya Hall, these bold, colorful scores celebrate the search for creative meaning and the triumph of the human spirit. With naturalistic imaging, depth of field and dynamic range, all Seattle Symphony Media recordings have been engineered to audiophile standards and aim to capture as realistically as possible the sound of the orchestra performing on the Benaroya Hall stage. Digital content will be available on stereo, 96k 24-bit high resolution and 5.1 surround sound.


Strauss, R: Also sprach Zarathustra, Op. 30
1. I. Einleitung, oder Sonnenaufgang (Live)
2. II. Von den Hinterweltlern (Live)
3. III. Von der großen Sehnsucht (Live)
4. IV. Von den Freuden und Leidenschaften (Live)
5. V. Das Grablied (Live)
7. VI. Von der Wissenschaft (Live)
8. VII. Der Genesende (Live)
9. VIII. Das Tanzlied (Live)
10. IX. Nachtwandlerlied (Live)

11. Scriabin: The Poem of Ecstasy, Op. 54 (Live)