Tomita ‎– Live At Linz, 1984

RCA ‎– ARK1-5461
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A1 Also Sprach Zarathustra: Opening
Composed By – R Strauss*
A2 The Planets: Saturn, The Bringer Of Old Age
Composed By – Holst*
A3 The Rite Of Spring: Dance Of The Young Girls
Composed By – Stravinsky*
A4 Cranes In Their Nest
Composed By [Japanese Traditional] – TraditionalShakuhachi – Goro Yamaguchi
A5 Daphnis And Chloe Suite No. 2: General Dance
Composed By – Ravel*
A6 The Lark Ascending
Composed By – Vaughan Williams*Violin – Mariko Senju
A7 Close Encounters Of The Third Kind
Composed By – John Williams (4)
A8 Violin Concerto No. 1: Moderato; Allegro Moderato
Composed By – Prokofiev*Violin – Mariko Senju
B1 Tristan Und Isolde: Liebestod
Composed By – Wagner*
The Planets:
Composed By – Holst*
B2.a Mars, The Bringer Of War
B2.b Jupiter, The Bringer Of Jollity
B3 Symphony No. 9: "Ode To Joy"
Alto Vocals – Birgit GreinerBaritone Vocals – Riccardo LombardiChorus – Linz State Theater ChorusComposed By – Beethoven*Conductor – Ernst DunshirnSoprano Vocals – Linda Roark-StrummerTenor Vocals – William Ingle
B4 Firebird Suite: Finale
Composed By – Stravinsky*

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℗ 1985 RCA Records
© 1985 RCA Records, New York, N.Y.
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On September 8, 1984, Isao Tomita presented a live, outdoor concert on the shore of the Danube River in Linz, Austria, for an audience of 80,000 people. The concert was called The Mind of the Universe, and through his interpretations of classical music, Mr. Tomita was attempting to describe the 15-billion-year history of the universe.

He employed 13 channels of sound, including one from a helicopter 1,500 feet above the river, multi-channels on either side of the river and on a ship that also carried the violinist, shakuhachi player and a chorus of 100 Austrian singers. Special lighting, lasers, fireworks and other visual effects enhanced the sound presentation. Tomita's "stage", where he controlled the sound, was a specially constructed pyramid suspended from a crane near the river.

"The Mind Of The Universe" was the first in a series of concerts called "Ars Electronica". It was recorded live by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ORF).

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