Bartok - Concerto For Orchestra - Reiner - Chicago Symphony Orchestra on Hybrid SACD
RCA Living Stereo Series from Analogue Productions
25 Premier-Sounding Titles from RCA's Living Stereo Golden Era Available on 200g LP (Cut at 33 1/3) & Hybrid SACD (Most Will Be 3-Channel)
Remastered by Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound in New York
RCA's "golden age" was more like a "golden minute" - in a scant period, roughly from 1958 to 1963, the beginning of the stereo era - pure vacuum tube amplification helped produce recordings demonstrating unparalleled fidelity and warmth, lifelike presence and midband illumination.
Since its original release on LP in the mid-1950s, Fritz Reiner's rendition of the Concerto for Orchestra has stood as the standard against which all other recordings of the work are measured. Reiner's superb control of his orchestra and of Bartok's rhythms and textures is still unsurpassed, even by dozens of subsequent conductors in the digital age. The original 2-track session tapes were used in mastering this LP and SACD reissue.
Packaged in the original tip-on jacket facsimiles that precisely duplicate the original cover art, including the "Living Stereo" logo, LSC numbers and "Shaded Dog" label. These new versions are clearer than the originals and warmer and richer than past reissues! Hybrid Stereo SACD playable on all CD players.
Bela Bartok (composer)
Fritz Reiner (conductor)
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Bartok - Concerto For Orchestra - Reiner - Chicago Symphony Orchestra Track Listing:
1. Introduzione: Andante non troppo: Allegro vivace
2. Giuoco delle copple: Allegretto scherzando
3. Elegia: Andante non troppe
4. Intermezzo interrotto: Allegretto
5. Pesante: Presto