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Hovhaness: Mysterious Mountain; Prokofiev, Et Al / Reiner


Release Date: 03/14/1995 
Label:  Rca Victor Living Stereo Catalog #: 61957   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Alan HovhanessIgor StravinskySergei Prokofiev
Conductor:  Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 4 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1.
Symphony no 2, Op. 132 "Mysterious Mountain" by Alan Hovhaness
Conductor:  Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1955; USA 
Date of Recording: 4/28/1958 
Venue:  Orchestra Hall, Chicago, Illinois 
Length: 19 Minutes 8 Secs. 
2.
Le baiser de la fée: Divertimento for Orchestra by Igor Stravinsky
Conductor:  Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1934; France 
Date of Recording: 4/28/1958 
Venue:  Orchestra Hall, Chicago, Illinois 
Length: 24 Minutes 0 Secs. 
3.
Lieutenant Kijé Suite, Op. 60 by Sergei Prokofiev
Conductor:  Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1934; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 3/2/1957 
Venue:  Orchestra Hall, Chicago, Illinois 
Length: 20 Minutes 8 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Andante
Double Fugue:: Moderato maestoso
Double Fugue:: Allegro vivo
Andante espressivo
Sinfonia
Danses suisses
Scherzo
Pas de deux
The Birth of Kijé
Romance
Kijé's Wedding
Troika
The Burial of Kijé

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
 An Absoluely Spectacular Recording! January 27, 2013 By Richard F. Buckley (Jefferson Hills, PA) See All My Reviews "Alan Hovhaness was a proliferate composer in his day, but none of his music is as beloved as the title of this CD, Mysterious Mountain. There are several recordings of the work available, but, as usual, none can compare with the current rendition by Fritz Reiner and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Most are rushed and shallow - not mysterious at all. Reiner squeezes all of the fantastic available emotion from the piece. Richard Mohr and Lewis Layton once again combine forces to produce a masterpiece. As with all the RCA Living Sterno productions, the sound is magnificent - neither too subtle nor too stringent. I purchased this disc primarily for Mysterious Mountain, which I love when performed properly, which I knew it would be here. But equally appealing are The Fairy's Kiss by Stravinsky and Prokofiev's Lieutenant Kije Suite. In fact, Reiner and the CSO's presentation of Lieutenant Kije is my absolute favorite, although I have several renditions. As far as I'm concerned, Fritz Reiner is the greatest conductor of the twentieth century. Buy this CD, sit back, relax, and listen to this wonderful music, and you'll understand why! This has rapidly become one of my favorite discs. I couldn't recommend it more highly!" Report Abuse
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