Prokofiev - Lieutenant Kije - Stravinsky - Song Of The Nightingale - 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.
One of the most sought-after Living Stereos and deservedly so, especially for the Fritz Reiner/Chicago Symphony Orchestra interpretation of Stravinsky's "Song of the Nightingale" which sounds absolutely wonderful here and goes down as one of Mohr and Layton's finest efforts. Also includes an excellent reading of Prokofiev's "Lieutenant Kije" suite.
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.
Composer – Sergei Prokofiev & Igor Stravinsky
Conductor – Fritz Reiner
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Prokofiev - Lieutenant Kije - Stravinsky - Song Of The Nightingale - Reiner - CSO Track Listing:
1. Prokofiev: Lieutenant Kije, Op.60
2. Stravinsky: Song of The Nightingale