Fritz Reiner - Conducts Richard Strauss - Limited Edition (11CD)

Richard Strauss

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Across time, there have been a handful of inseparable associations of an artist with a composer: Rubinstein and Chopin, Gould and Bach, Bernstein and Mahler come immediately to mind. Another such fabled fusion was Fritz Reiner and the music of Richard Strauss. The very first recordings Reiner made at the helm of the Chicago Symphony in March 1954 were Strauss’s ‘Ein Heldenleben’ and ‘Also sprach Zarathustra’. Among the earliest of RCA’s commercial stereo recordings, these interpretations are still benchmarks. Now for the first time, Sony Classical is releasing all of Fritz Reiner’s studio Strauss recordings in a single box. Not only the legendary Living Stereo albums he made for RCA in Chicago, but also the far less-readily available earlier mono versions he made for American Columbia with the Pittsburgh Symphony, another ensemble he elevated to the top rank of international orchestras. Listeners will now have the luxury of comparing Reiner’s multiple recordings of Strauss’s Spanish symphonic noblemen: this boxset includes two ‘Don Quixotes’ – as impersonated by eminent cellists Gregor Piatigorsky (Pittsburgh, 1941) and Antonio Janigro (Chicago, 1959) – and no fewer than three ‘Don Juans’ (Pittsburgh, 1941; Chicago, 1954 and 1961). Along with all the other best-known Strauss tone poems, from ‘Till Eulenspiegel’ to the ‘Sinfonia Domestica’ and ‘Death and Transfiguration’, the new box also contains highlights from two great operas, featuring spine-chilling contributions by the unforgettable sopranos Ljuba Welitsch – as Salome (Metropolitan Opera, 1949) – and Inge Borkh – as both Salome and Elektra (Chicago, 1955–56). This new limited edition of Fritz Reiner’s authoritative Strauss – packaged, as always, with original covers, labels and full discographical notes – deserves pride of place in any classical collection.


Strauss, R:
Don Juan, Op. 20
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Ah! Du wolltest mich nicht deinen Mund küssen lassen (from Salome)
Inge Borkh (soprano)
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Ein Heldenleben, Op. 40
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme, Op. 60
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche, Op. 28
Wiener Philharmoniker
Mir ist die Ehre widerfahren (from Der Rosenkavalier)
Rise Stevens (mezzo), Erna Berger (soprano)
RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra
Ist ein Traum, kann nicht wirklich sein (from Der Rosenkavalier)
Rise Stevens (mezzo), Erna Berger (soprano)
RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra
Also sprach Zarathustra, Op. 30
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Salome: Dance of the Seven Veils
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Ein Heldenleben, Op. 40
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Allein. Weh' ganz allein (from Elektra)
Inge Borkh (soprano)
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Was willst du, fremder Mensch? (from Elektra)
Inge Borkh (soprano), Paul Schoffler (piano)
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Elektra! Schwester! Komm mit uns! (from Elektra)
Inge Borkh (soprano), Frances Yeend (soprano)
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Tod und Verklärung, Op. 24
RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra
Symphonia Domestica, Op. 53
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Burleske for Piano and orchestra in D minor, AV85
Byron Janis (piano)
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Don Quixote, Op. 35
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Also sprach Zarathustra, Op. 30
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Don Juan, Op. 20
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Der Rosenkavalier: Waltzes
Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Produktfakta

Utgitt 2014 Format 11CD
Sjanger Klassisk Antall disker 1
Artist Fritz Reiner, Richard Strauss Label RCA Red Seal
Leverandør Sony Bestillingsnummer 88883790552

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