Strauss - Till Eulenspiegel - Death And Transfiguration - Reiner - Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra on Hybrid Stereo SACD
RCA/Decca Living Stereo Reissue Series featuring 12 RCA Europe Titles on Both 33 1/3 200g LP & Hybrid Stereo SACD!
Coming on the heels of Analogue Productions' recently announced Decca Classical SACD series of nine famed iconic classical titles, these 12 RCA Europe titles are some of the most sought-after by collectors. Hard-to-find original mint condition pressings fetch premium prices. And now they're getting the much-lauded Analogue Productions reissue treatment! AP has remastered these historic recordings from the original master tapes. The majority of the titles were remastered by renowned European mastering engineer Willem Makkee.
This Strauss recording uniting RCA star Fritz Reiner with the Vienna Philharmonic (one of Decca's star orchestras), was released in 1959, marking the first fruit of an agreement that in return for loaning RCA some of their artists, Decca was permitted to distribute RCA recordings throughout the U.K. and Europe. In addition, Decca agreed to record under license some of their own artists, in sessions paid for and sponsored by RCA, for release on the Red Seal label.
Recorded by Decca engineer James Brown in Vienna's Sofiensall, the sound here is as tubby as a Bavarian burgher. The playing is, as advertised, first-rate. High Fidelity, at the time of the original release, called it "as fine an example as we have of Reiner's preeminent place among the living disciples of Richard Strauss."
Richard Strauss, composer
Fritz Reiner, conductor
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
• Hybrid Stereo SACD
• Mastered by Willem Makkee
• Super Audio CD layer
• CD layer
• Also available on 33 1/3 200g vinyl