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Reiner Conducts Tchaikovsky / Chicago Symphony


Release Date: 02/27/1996 
Label:  Rca Victor Living Stereo Catalog #: 61246   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Peter Ilyich TchaikovskyFranz Liszt
Conductor:  Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 9 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1.
Symphony no 6 in B minor, Op. 74 "Pathétique" by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Russia 
Date of Recording: 04/1957 
Venue:  Orchestra Hall, Chicago, Illinois 
Length: 45 Minutes 19 Secs. 
2.
Episodes from Lenau's Faust, S 110: no 2, Der Tanz in der Dorfschenke "Mephisto Waltz no 1" by Franz Liszt
Conductor:  Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1861; Weimar, Germany 
Date of Recording: 12/10/1955 
Venue:  Orchestra Hall, Chicago, Illinois 
Length: 11 Minutes 16 Secs. 
3.
1812 Overture, Op. 49 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1880; Russia 
Date of Recording: 01/07/1956 
Venue:  Orchestra Hall, Chicago, Illinois 
Length: 12 Minutes 32 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Adagio; Allegro non troppo
Allegro con grazia
Allegro molto vivace
Adagio lamentoso
Mephisto Waltz
1812 Overture, Op. 49

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
 REINER CONDUCTS TCHAIKOVSKY and LISZT May 13, 2012 By Christopher Miles (WAIHI, Hauraki) See All My Reviews "TCHAIKOVSKY and LISZT Typical of RCA Victor “Living Stereo” recordings, the quality of sound, gives rise to yet another superb sonic masterpiece. Not only that, but the "Pathétique" is definitely one version of this much-recorded work deserving of everyone’s attention. Compared with some interpretations, it eschews hysterical and over-romantic attention. For a welcome change, the Third movement is not used as a vehicle for virtuoso display. Instead, “music” come to the fore. Overall, this interpretation is to be thoroughly recommended. The listener will hear “Tchaikovsky”. The “Mephisto Waltz”, is in advance over the above. Put simply, it is a “great recording” evincing what it is, a profound composition. With respect to the “1812 Overture”, this interpretation is one that avoids, seemingly, any sonic extra such as a cannon. It is all the better for this, and no disrespect is to be inferred to the much–vaunted Dorati recording. Summary:- This is a fine CD and ought and deserves to be in anybody’s library of recorded music. In all three works, “music” comes to the fore. HiFi System:- A complete Rega “Apollo / Mira / RS5” system." Report Abuse
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