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Brahms: Hungarian Dances; Dvorák Slavonic Dances; Strauss: Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche; Tod und Verklärung

Notes & Reviews:

BBC Music Magazine, March 2013
Inexplicably divided into two short discs (previously one long one), these are ideally stylish and warm-hearted performances. The Strauss tone poems are highly charismatic.

Gramophone Magazine (Brahms, Dvorak)
These are brilliant performances with every member of this great orchestra on his toes, and the 1961 recording wears remarkably well.

Gramophone Magazine (Strauss)
I was bowled over by the splendour of the performances and gratified by the warmth and clarity of the recording ... There is splendid ambience and range, a good stereo spread, clean definition and body. Both performances are immediately gripping: they are obviously of great distinction and I would go even further and say that they are inspired. Reiner was a Strauss conductor of quite exceptional insight and sympathy : his Tod und VerklSrung seems to me the finest in the catalogue without exception and Till Eulenspiegel is certainly the equal of the finest both in terms of characterisation, orchestral playing and recording.



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