This music was not "inspired" by 2001 really, because all of this music was written before the movie was made! But, I think, as Curb intended, it's going to put you into the same mood or frame of mind as the music used in the film. Also it will make MGM some more money because people will buy it for the Starchild image on the cover, eh?
When I was growing up and wearing those two records to pieces, the version of Also Sprach Zarathustra from these LPs became the "real" performance to me. So when the age of video and DVD dawned, I was readily able to tell that the performance in the film is not the same one from the "soundtrack" albums.
Rhino Records' deluxe version of the 2001 soundtrack actually contains the version of "Sunrise" used in the film, and as an addendum also includes "my" version from the soundtrack albums.
Incidentally, that "soundtrack album" version is by Karl Bohm and the Berlin Philharmonic.
Here are the tracks. This is a rip from a wellworn album. The music is fine, but there IS some record wear audible.
1. Richard Strauss – Also Sprach Zarathustra
2. Leo Delibes – Coppélia
3. György Ligeti – Lontano
4. Anton Webern – Entflieht Auf Leichten Kähnen
5. Richard Strauss – Waltzes From Der Rosenkavalier
6. Richard Strauss – Thus Sprach Zarathustra (Part 2)
7. György Ligeti – Volumina
8. Aram Khachaturian – Berceuse
9. György Ligeti – Requiem10. Charles Gounod – Margarethe
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