For the most part these early, pre-CSO recordings attest to Reiner’s wide repertoire affinities, his concern for precision and balances, and his brilliance as an accompanist. In all, a fascinating and often illuminating collection.
On the final disc is an important reissue of Horenstein’s Vox Beethoven Eroica. The Vienna Symphony Orchestra is given immensely powerful sound, ideally suited to Horenstein’s extremely measured speeds. This is Horenstein at his most dynamic.