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Strauss Jr.: Waltzes; Josef Strauss / Reiner, Chicago Symphony


Release Date: 05/08/2009 
Label:  Rca   Catalog #: 5405  
Composer:  Johann Strauss Jr.Josef Strauss
Conductor:  Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

"Reiner and his orchestra are in glorious form. The quality of these Strauss family waltzes can survive even the most inept amateur and hand-organ grinder. In the hands of Reiner, however, the waltzes sound marvellous and are a real joy. Reiner was conducting in Vienna as early as 1915 and one can clearly hear that the Viennese stamp of authenticity is attached to these performances. The spirit of Vienna is also perpetuated with the Chicago Symphony having several Vienna-trained members at the time of these recordings.

Reiner is able effortlessly to adapt to the contrasting moods and fast-changing tempos. He manages to deliver real excitement and an anticipation of what is to come next. He knows how to obtain the slight
Read more buoyancy on the second beat, an almost inaudible accent after an almost inaudible pause."

-- Michael Cookson, MusicWeb International
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Works on This Recording

1.
Künstlerleben, Op. 316 by Johann Strauss Jr.
Conductor:  Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1867; Vienna, Austria 
2.
Wiener Blut, Op. 354 by Johann Strauss Jr.
Conductor:  Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1873; Vienna, Austria 
3.
Der Zigeunerbaron: Schatz-Walzer, Op. 418 by Johann Strauss Jr.
Conductor:  Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1885; Vienna, Austria 
4.
Mein Lebenslauf ist Lieb und Lust, Op. 263 by Josef Strauss
Conductor:  Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1869; Vienna, Austria 
5.
Das Spitzentuch der Königin: Rosen aus dem Süden Waltzes, Op. 388 by Johann Strauss Jr.
Conductor:  Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1880; Vienna, Austria 
6.
An der schönen, blauen Donau, Op. 314 by Johann Strauss Jr.
Conductor:  Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1867; Vienna, Austria 
7.
Kaiser-Walzer, Op. 437 by Johann Strauss Jr.
Conductor:  Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1889; Vienna, Austria 
8.
Dorfschwalben aus Österreich, Op. 164 by Josef Strauss
Conductor:  Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1865; Vienna, Austria 
9.
Morgenblätter, Op. 279 by Johann Strauss Jr.
Conductor:  Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1864; Vienna, Austria 
10.
Unter Donner und Blitz, Op. 324 by Johann Strauss Jr.
Conductor:  Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868; Vienna, Austria 

Featured Sound Samples

Das Spitzentuch der Königin: Rosen aus dem Süden Waltzes (Johann Strauss Jr.)
Kaiser-Walzer (Johann Strauss Jr.)

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