Fritz Reiner - The Reiner Sound


Analogue Productions (RCA Living Stereo)



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CAPC 2183 SA
UPC: 753088218361
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Hybrid 3-Channel Stereo SACD

Hybrid 3-Channel Stereo SACD
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180 Gram Vinyl Record

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3-track mix included

RCA Living Stereo — the gold standard for top quality orchestral performance and sound!

Remastered from the original master tape by Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound

"Between the Classic Records and Analogue Productions reissues I have, the Classic Records version has EQ that emphasizes the bass frequencies for colossal bass trombones you feel as much as hear, while the Analogue Productions version sounds more neutral and emphasizes the woodwinds and the idiosyncratic textures that come from reeds made by the players themselves, so that no two are truly alike. Overall I prefer the Analogue Productions version as it fully preserves the dramatic stereo imaging of the era when records tried to capture the space the orchestra performed in as well as the orchestra itself." Rating: 95% —

Yet another giant of the Living Stereo series. The Isle Of The Dead is a truly awesome orchestral spectacular with dynamic peaks that will stun most listeners. Also included is the equally stirring version of Rhapsodie Espagnole.

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Fritz Reiner, conductor

Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)
1. Rapsodie Espagnole
I. Prelude a la Nuit
II. Malaguena
III. Habanera
IV. Feria
2. Pavan For A Dead Princess

Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943)
3. Isle Of The Dead, Op.29

Customer Reviews (5.00 Stars) 2 person(s) rated this product.

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posted on 06/13/2014
5 Stars
Reviewer: Richard Schneider
For some, the most iconic of the Reiner Living Stereo series, has had multiple iterations on independent audiophile vinyl, but never made the cut for RCA's own SACD series, despite many requests. So now SACD fans will have a chance to hear these amazing performances. By the way, has anyone considered Hovhaness/Stravinsky Mysterious Mountain/Fairy's Kiss? That happens to be the only purely orchestral Reiner/CSO recording to remain active in the full-price Red Seal catalog and never downgraded to mid-price through to the end of RCA's lp era. Must be a reason for that. And it did well when issued on CD. It's time for this classic to get the full bore audiophile treatment on vinyl and SACD.

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