Customer Reviews for: Fritz Reiner - The Complete RCA Album Collection

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 Needless to say..... January 8, 2014
By James M. (Lenox, MA) -- See All My Reviews
...I haven't managed to listen to all 63 CDs yet. As they have several times in the past, FedEx managed to deliver the set to the wrong address (I never had this problem with UPS) so I received it a week late. Each CD is in a thin cardboard sleeve that is a replica of the original LP. It's nice to see some of those LP covers again but the annotations, which are on the back, are the original LP annotations and many will require super-vision or a magnifying glass to read. Since the CDs duplicate the contents of the LPs, some, like the Cliburn/Reiner Beethoven 4th Concerto, are short. On the other hand, they aren't expensive so it evens out. I experienced two Reiner/CSO seasons when in college and had not heard many of the recordings when they were new so I couldn't resist purchasing this set. I doubt that there's a "bad" performance in it. The recording of "Nights in the Gardens of Spain," contrary to my hopes, isn't with Reiner--it's the Rubinstein/Jorda performance which is coupled here, as it was on the Reiner LP, with the Paganini Rhapsody. I often wonder why people buy these huge sets. If you're a fan of Rubinstein or Toscanini or some such musician, you may have half of the recordings already. Fortunately, I only had about 15 of these Reiner recordings on CD and expect to enjoy hearing the rest. Good sound, too. Report Abuse

 Reiner/CSO November 15, 2013
By S. Dale Loomis (Geneva, IL) -- See All My Reviews
A really spectacular set! One of the best box sets I have seen. Service and delivery was prompt and without any problem. Report Abuse

 20th Century Greatest Conductor November 8, 2013
By dale a muller (waterbury, CT) -- See All My Reviews
Thank you Sony for releasing this overdue set of Fritz Reiner`s recording`s! This Nov is the 50th anniversary of Dr. Reiner`s death The booklet is outstanding(only one error) the photo of rosiland Elias and Reiner, is Ri`se Stevens pictured with Reiner, from sessions of Bizet Carmen early 50`s. Also stated booklet, the Beethoven "Eroica" was issued in Japan in STEREO?? Why not HERE? I hope Sony sees fit to issues this recording in STEREO in USA. Other than that Outstanding box set. Thank`s again Dale Muller Report Abuse

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