Prokofiev - Alexander Nevsky - 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.
Fritz Reiner conducting the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in a performance of Sergei Prokofiev's arrangement of Sergei Eisenstein's Alexander Nevsky featuring mezzo-soprano soloist Rosalind Elias and chorus director Margaret Hillis.
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.
Arranger - Sergei Prokofiev
Conductor - Fritz Reiner
Vocalist - Rosalind Elias (Mezzo-Soprano)
Chorus Director - Margaret Hillis
Orchestra - Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Prokofiev - Alexander Nevsky - Reiner - Chicago Symphony Orchestra Track Listing:
1. Russia Under The Mongolian Yoke
2. Song About Alexander Nevsky
3. The Crusaders In Pskov
4. Arise, Ye Russian People
5. The Battle On The Ice
6. The Field Of The Dead
7. Alexander's Entry Into Pskov