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  1. Fritz Reiner Conducts Richard Strauss
    Fritz Reiner Conducts Richard Strauss
    Fritz Reiner Conducts Richard Strauss
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  2. Fritz Reiner Conducts Richard Strauss

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    Customer Ratings (8 reviews)
    Price R535.00

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Additional Information

- German pressings of the immense Sony Classical Masters Catalog in smart, desirable and collectible multi-disc editions - The Sony catalog is replete with legendary artists and many of the greatest recordings of the classical repertoire - Box fronts feature large, prominently displayed photo of the featured artist - Slender, shelf-friendly boxes; CD's housed in space-saving slipsleeves

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Specifications

Country
USA
Binding
Audio CD
EAN
0886976869922
Edition
Imported ed.
Format
Box set
IsAdultProduct
IsEligibleForTradeIn
1
Label
Sony
Manufacturer
Sony
MPN
886976869922
NumberOfDiscs
5
NumberOfItems
5
PartNumber
886976869922
PublicationDate
2014-08-26
Publisher
Sony
ReleaseDate
2014-03-25
Studio
Sony
Most Helpful Customer Reviews

This is an economically-priced 5-CD set of recordings from the 1950s done by Fritz Reiner and the Chicago Symphony. Despite the price, the 24/96 remastering is excellent and the original sound engineering is mixed but often very high quality (see the work-by-work assessment of the sound quality below). Reiner has well-deserved reputation for interpreting Richard Strauss and, while I don't believe the performance quality is always high, there are a number of performances here that are absolutely outstanding, even definitive. If you're looking for a sort of "core set" of Strauss orchestral music, this is the place to start. Note that the famous "Till Eulenspiegel" is not in the set - Reiner and the CSO recorded the work live in 1956 but not for Living Stereo.

This review is organized into two sections: first an assessment of the performance by Reiner and the CSO followed by a tabulation of recording date and the sound quality of the individual sessions... Read more
Not as good as the vinyls, but good enough for the auto.
If you want to listen to some of the best renditions of Richard Strauss ever recorded, then buy this set right away. Reiner was an expert at conducting Richard Strauss.

The sound quality is even better than on modern recordings.

In particular, the excerpts from Elektra and Salome are possibly the best performances I have ever heard from these operas.
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