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Old May 13th 21, 09:34 AM posted to rec.audio.pro
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On 13/05/2021 7:41 pm, Nil wrote:
> On 12 May 2021, John Hardy > wrote in
> rec.audio.pro:
>> On 5/12/2021 7:31 PM, Nil wrote:
>>> Thanks for that - interesting discussion by people who would know
>>> better than I. Nobody mentions the Bohm/Berlin version as a
>>> favorite, but it's the one I've heard the most so it sounds most
>>> right to me. The Karajan/Vienna film version is similar and also
>>> excellent, but the pipe organ bits don't have the same impact for
>>> me.

>> I vote for the Bohm/Berlin version from 1958, available in a
>> variety of collections. (Beware the CBS Records version, there is
>> a ton of subsonic stuff that will make your woofers come
>> unhinged).
>> When 2001 A Space Odyssey was released in 1968, I did not go to
>> see it. But I did buy the official LP soundtrack, which included
>> the Bohm/Berlin version of Zarathustra. I played Zarathustra often
>> and LOUD. It was very exhilarating. It wasn't until years later
>> that I saw the movie and heard the Karajan version. Frankly, I was
>> disappointed in the Karajan version. It seemed to be missing the
>> intensity and tension and emotion of the epic battle that the
>> piece supposedly represents. The Bohm/Berlin version, in my humble
>> opinion, nailed it.
>> I have no idea how the piece was intended to be played by Strauss,
>> but I love the Bohm/Berlin version, played LOUD. REALLY LOUD. On
>> my long list of things to do that I will likely never get to, is
>> to remaster the movie with the Bohm/Berlin version in place of the
>> Karajan version.
>> But I am no expert on classical music. Just one guy's opinion.
>> John Hardy

> I did see 2001 when it first came out, several times, including three
> times in Cinerama. I was nuts about that movie. To see the dramatic
> opening and closing scenes on a fresh print on a huge, wraparound
> Cinerama screen, and yes, it was LOUD LOUD LOUD... the experience
> impressed me for life. The Von Karajan version was completely up to the
> task in that environment.

Still love the movie, especially as some of the themes become
increasingly credible !

Talking about LOUD and woofers - when I first got the Telarc 1812 LP I
thought somebody had dropped a chisel on the grooves ;- )


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