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Strauss, Brahms, Dvorak / Reiner, Vienna Philharmonic


Release Date: 11/14/2000 
Label:  London/Decca Legends Catalog #: 467122   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Richard StraussAntonín DvorákJohannes Brahms
Conductor:  Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 19 Mins. 

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This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

Reiner was a Strauss conductor of quite exceptional insight and sympathy. Both Tod und Verklärung and Till Eulenspiegel are given immediately gripping performances.

I did not get to know the Strauss until relatively recently when I bought a mono copy in a sale of deletions. I must confess that I was bowled over by the splendour of the performances and gratified by the warmth and clarity of the recording. My version was mono only and I can report that the stereo is uncommonly fine and indeed quite remarkable for a recording made in September 1956. I have heard quite a number of records made recently that are nowhere near as good. There is splendid ambience and range, a good stereo spread, clean definition and body.
Read more Both performances are immediately gripping: they are obviously of great distinction and I would go even further and say that they are inspired. Reiner was a Strauss conductor of quite exceptional insight and sympathy: his Tod und Verklärung seems to me the finest in the catalogue without exception and Till Eulenspiegel is certainly the equal of the finest both in terms of characterisation, orchestral playing and recording.

-- Gramophone [5/1973]
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Works on This Recording

1.
Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche, Op. 28 by Richard Strauss
Conductor:  Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1894-1895; Germany 
Date of Recording: 09/1956 
Venue:  Sofia Hall, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 14 Minutes 54 Secs. 
2.
Tod und Verklärung, Op. 24 by Richard Strauss
Conductor:  Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1888-1889; Germany 
Date of Recording: 09/1956 
Venue:  Sofia Hall, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 24 Minutes 15 Secs. 
3.
Slavonic Dances (8) for Orchestra, Op. 46/B 83: no 1 in C major, Furiant by Antonín Dvorák
Conductor:  Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1878; Bohemia 
Date of Recording: 06/1960 
Venue:  Sofia Hall, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 4 Minutes 14 Secs. 
4.
Slavonic Dances (8) for Orchestra, Op. 46/B 83: no 3 in A flat major, Polka by Antonín Dvorák
Conductor:  Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1878; Bohemia 
Date of Recording: 06/1960 
Venue:  Sofia Hall, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 4 Minutes 25 Secs. 
5.
Slavonic Dances (8) for Orchestra, Op. 46/B 83: no 8 in G minor, Furiant by Antonín Dvorák
Conductor:  Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1878; Bohemia 
Date of Recording: 06/1960 
Venue:  Sofia Hall, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 4 Minutes 25 Secs. 
6.
Slavonic Dances (8) for Orchestra, Op. 72/B 147: no 2 in E minor, Dumka by Antonín Dvorák
Conductor:  Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1886-1887; Bohemia 
Date of Recording: 06/1960 
Venue:  Sofia Hall, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 7 Minutes 7 Secs. 
7.
Slavonic Dances (8) for Orchestra, Op. 72/B 147: no 1 in B flat major, Odzemek by Antonín Dvorák
Conductor:  Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1886-1887; Bohemia 
Date of Recording: 06/1960 
Venue:  Sofia Hall, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 4 Minutes 30 Secs. 
8.
Hungarian Dances (21) for Piano 4 hands, WoO 1: no 5 in F sharp minor by Johannes Brahms
Conductor:  Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868; Austria 
Date of Recording: 06/1960 
Venue:  Sofia Hall, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 2 Minutes 30 Secs. 
Notes: Orchestrated: Parlow 
9.
Hungarian Dances (21) for Piano 4 hands, WoO 1: no 6 in D flat major by Johannes Brahms
Conductor:  Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868; Austria 
Date of Recording: 06/1960 
Venue:  Sofia Hall, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 3 Minutes 48 Secs. 
Notes: Orchestrated: Parlow 
10.
Hungarian Dances (21) for Piano 4 hands, WoO 1: no 7 in A major by Johannes Brahms
Conductor:  Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868; Austria 
Date of Recording: 06/1960 
Venue:  Sofia Hall, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 2 Minutes 9 Secs. 
Notes: Orchestrated: Hallén 
11.
Hungarian Dances (21) for Piano 4 hands, WoO 1: no 19 in B minor by Johannes Brahms
Conductor:  Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1880; Austria 
Date of Recording: 06/1960 
Venue:  Sofia Hall, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 1 Minutes 44 Secs. 
Notes: Orchestrated: Antonin Dvorak 
12.
Hungarian Dances (21) for Piano 4 hands, WoO 1: no 21 in E minor by Johannes Brahms
Conductor:  Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868-1880; Austria 
Date of Recording: 06/1960 
Venue:  Sofia Hall, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 1 Minutes 11 Secs. 
Notes: Orchestrated: Antonin Dvorak 
13.
Hungarian Dances (21) for Piano 4 hands, WoO 1: no 1 in G minor by Johannes Brahms
Conductor:  Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868; Austria 
Date of Recording: 06/1960 
Venue:  Sofia Hall, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 3 Minutes 19 Secs. 
Notes: Orchestrated: Johaness Brahms 

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