Reiner, Chicago Symphony Orchestra - Prokofiev: Alexander Nevsky


Analogue Productions (RCA Living Stereo)



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CAPC 2395 SA
UPC: 753088239564
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Hybrid 3-Channel Stereo SACD

Hybrid 3-Channel Stereo SACD
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200 Gram Vinyl Record

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

Hybrid Multichannel SACD

Remastered by Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound from the original analog 3-track tapes!

Fritz Reiner conducting the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Featuring soloist Rosalind Elias (Mezzo-Soprano), and Margaret Hillis, chorus director. 

This Hybrid Multichannel SACD plays in all CD and SACD players, as well as all SACD-compatible DVD players.

1. Alexander Nevsky

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

Amazing sound given when it was recorded

posted on 12/18/2016
5 Stars
Reviewer: David W
Having sung this piece in college, this recording took me all the way back. Superbly recorded - microphone placements in particular - and incredibly clear and harmonious for a 1960 recording. Stands out, especially when compared to the highly disappointing Munch Saint- Saens 3rd, also Living Stereo but from one year earlier (great performance but shrill and unpleasant acoustics). Very much worth owning.

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posted on 06/17/2014
5 Stars
Reviewer: Richard Schneider
This is one of only two orchestra/choral recordings made with Reiner and the CSO during the Living Stereo era, the other was Beethoven's 9th and each one featured the newly formed Chicago Symphony Chorus. Neither one has had the full-on audiophile treatment, so the planned summer release of Nevsky on vinyl and SACD will be a very special audiophile debut. RCA's original vinyl issue was quite good for it's time, decent quality surfaces, with convincing lively dynamics. The miking managed to capture the daunting orchestral array, the width and depth of the chorus, and a feel for the venue. Great natural presence - nothing "in your face." The Reiner Beethoven 9th would be equally deserving of the audiophile treatment, a magnificent performance in a very natural production, notable for the solo vocal quartet, a perfect non-diva ensemble heard not up front, but from the chorus. Let this not fall through the cracks of recording history.

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