LSC-1806 – Strauss – Also Sprach Zarathustra ~ Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Reiner

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Mark Wieman August 8, 2010 at 7:17 pm

I love Reiner’s expression on this cover. He looks annoyed as hell. I wonder if RCA ever asked him to try to smile for a photo?


Scott Campbell March 5, 2011 at 9:52 pm

Come on, a smile would compromise his artistic integrity.


bassoroma May 26, 2011 at 3:05 pm

Famous Reiner story – Reiner’s baton technique was very subtle yet precise. He was not noted for large, grand gestures. During a rehearsal he notice someone at the back of the orchestra using a pair of binoculars. At the next rehearsal when he noticed the same individual hold up the binoculars Reiner held up a small piece of paper that simply said, “You’re fired.”


Mark Wieman March 30, 2011 at 8:57 pm

Some copies of this record have a promotional sticker on the front cover. I came across one of these records this weekend :), so I added a close-up photo of the sticker to this page. Enjoy!


Matt Fisher September 30, 2011 at 6:48 am

Mine too, but the bottom of the sticker is torn off. I’m particularly proud of this copy, as it is also A1/A1 metal mothers, which (if Jon Valin is correct) means it’s one of the first 500 or so made. My copy is pristine, and I suspect was the property of an RCA employee (I found it in Indianapolis).


Bruce A. Hamilton June 12, 2014 at 10:47 pm

Note, this recording and (eventually) all other Living Stereo recordings are available for streaming at Naxos Music Library. They have pretty much all the major classical labels available *excep not* Universal / Polygram (DG, London, Mercury, Philips, …). Individual subscriptions run US $30.75/ month (premium quality) or $20.50/month (standard), or annually for 10x the monthly rate.


Louis Cardona March 16, 2016 at 3:04 pm

Streaming RCA LSC “shaded dogs”? Blasphemy.


Louis Cardona March 16, 2016 at 3:14 pm

I have a 1s/1s (I) A1,A1 stamped “promo” on back cover of this. Sounds excellent.


Nipper 4 ever August 7, 2017 at 4:19 pm

This is the case I talked some years ago. The Mono version of this album LM-1806 (1954) was issued as “Richard Strauss in High Fidelity” with “Salomé: Dance of the Seven Veils”. In this Stereo version issued in 1960, “Salomé: Dance of the Seven Veils” was excluded because it didn’t fit in the record, but the original Stereo version of “Salomé: Dance of the Seven Veils” was issued years later by RCA-Victrola (VICS-1392).