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Fritz Reiner: The Complete Chicago Symphony Orchestra Recordings on RCA (rec. 1954-1963) [63 CDs]

Notes & Reviews:


Works:

Also sprach Zarathustra, Op. 30 by Richard Strauss

Conductor: Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1895-1896; Germany

Salome, Op. 54: Dance of the seven veils by Richard Strauss

Conductor: Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1903-1905; Germany

Ein Heldenleben, Op. 40 by Richard Strauss

Conductor: Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1897-1898; Germany

Concerto for Piano no 1 in D minor, Op. 15 by Johannes Brahms

Performer: Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Conductor: Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1854-1858; Germany
Date of Recording: 1954
Venue: Live Orchestra Hall, Chicago
Length: 46 Minutes 20 Secs.

Concerto for Jazz Band and Orchestra by Rolf Liebermann

Conductor: Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1954; Switzerland

Don Juan, Op. 20 by Richard Strauss

Conductor: Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1888-1889; Germany

Symphony no 3 in E flat major, Op. 55 “Eroica” by Ludwig van Beethoven

Conductor: Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1803; Vienna, Austria
Date of Recording: 1954

Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 77 by Johannes Brahms

Performer: Jascha Heifetz (Violin)
Conductor: Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1878; Austria
Date of Recording: 02/1955
Venue: Orchestra Hall, Chicago
Length: 34 Minutes 21 Secs.

Concerto for Piano no 1 in B flat minor, Op. 23 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Performer: Emil Gilels (Piano)
Conductor: Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: Russia

Divertimento for 2 Horns and Strings no 17 in D major, K 334 (320b) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Conductor: Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1779-1780; Salzburg, Austria

Serenade no 13 in G major, K 525 “Eine kleine Nachtmusik” by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Conductor: Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1787; Vienna, Austria

Elektra, Op. 58: Allein! Weh’, ganz allein! by Richard Strauss

Performer: Inge Borkh (Soprano)
Conductor: Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1906-1908; Germany

Elektra, Op. 58: Was willst du, fremder Mensch? by Richard Strauss

Performer: Paul Schöffler (Baritone), Inge Borkh (Soprano), Francis Yeend (Soprano)
Conductor: Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1906-1908; Germany

Elektra, Op. 58: Elektra! Schwester! by Richard Strauss

Performer: Paul Schöffler (Baritone), Francis Yeend (Soprano), Inge Borkh (Soprano)
Conductor: Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Chicago Lyric Theatre Chorus
Period: Romantic
Written: 1906-1908; Germany

Le Bourgeois gentilhomme, Op. 60: Suite by Richard Strauss

Conductor: Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1918; Germany

Salome, Op. 54: Final Scene by Richard Strauss

Performer: Inge Borkh (Soprano)
Conductor: Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1903-1905; Germany

Symphony no 7 in A major, Op. 92 by Ludwig van Beethoven

Conductor: Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1811-1812; Vienna, Austria

Fidelio, Op. 72: Overture in E major by Ludwig van Beethoven

Conductor: Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1814; Vienna, Austria

1812 Overture, Op. 49 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Conductor: Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1880; Russia
Date of Recording: 1956

Episodes from Lenau’s Faust, S 110: no 2, Der Tanz in der Dorfschenke “Mephisto Waltz no 1” by Franz Liszt

Conductor: Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1861; Weimar, Germany
Date of Recording: 1955

Schwanda the Bagpiper: Polka and Fugue by Jaromir Weinberger

Conductor: Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1927; Prague, Czech Republ

Bartered Bride, B 143/T 93: Overture by Bedrich Smetana

Conductor: Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Written: 1866

Carnival Overture, Op. 92 by Antonín Dvorák

Conductor: Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1891; USA

Concerto for Piano no 2 in C minor, Op. 18 by Sergei Rachmaninov

Performer: Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Conductor: Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: Russia
Date of Recording: 01/09/1956
Venue: RCA Studios, Hollywood, California
Length: 33 Minutes 8 Secs.

Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini, Op. 43 by Sergei Rachmaninov

Performer: Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Conductor: Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1934; USA
Date of Recording: 01/16/1956
Venue: RCA Studios, Hollywood, California
Length: 23 Minutes 7 Secs.

Nights in the gardens of Spain by Manuel de Falla

Performer: Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Conductor: Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1911-1915; Spain

Morgenblätter, Op. 279 by Johann Strauss Jr.

Conductor: Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1864; Vienna, Austria
Length: 8 Minutes 10 Secs.

Kaiser-Walzer, Op. 437 by Johann Strauss Jr.

Conductor: Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1889; Vienna, Austria
Length: 7 Minutes 42 Secs.

An der schönen, blauen Donau, Op. 314 by Johann Strauss Jr.

Conductor: Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1867; Vienna, Austria
Length: 8 Minutes 12 Secs.

Dorfschwalben aus Österreich, Op. 164 by Josef Strauss

Conductor: Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1865; Vienna, Austria
Length: 7 Minutes 36 Secs.

Der Rosenkavalier, Op. 59: Waltz sequence no 1, Acts 1-2 by Richard Strauss

Conductor: Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1944; Germany

Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 35 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Performer: Jascha Heifetz (Violin)
Conductor: Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1878; Russia
Date of Recording: 04/19/1957
Venue: Orchestra Hall, Chicago
Length: 29 Minutes 30 Secs.

Concerto for Piano no 1 in F sharp minor, Op. 1 by Sergei Rachmaninov

Performer: Byron Janis (Piano)
Conductor: Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1891/1917; Russia
Date of Recording: 03/02/1957

Burleske for Piano and Orchestra in D minor, AV 85 by Richard Strauss

Performer: Byron Janis (Piano)
Conductor: Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1885-1886; Germany

Symphonia domestica, Op. 53 by Richard Strauss

Conductor: Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1902-1903; Germany

Symphony no 36 in C major, K 425 “Linz” by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Conductor: Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1783; Linz, Austria
Date of Recording: 1954

Symphony no 39 in E flat major, K 543 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Conductor: Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1788; Vienna, Austria
Date of Recording: 1955

Symphony no 40 in G minor, K 550 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Conductor: Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1788; Vienna, Austria
Date of Recording: 1955

Symphony no 41 in C major, K 551 “Jupiter” by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Conductor: Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1788; Vienna, Austria
Date of Recording: 1954

Lieutenant Kijé Suite, Op. 60 by Sergei Prokofiev

Conductor: Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1934; Paris, France

Chant du rossignol by Igor Stravinsky

Conductor: Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1917; Switzerland

Concerto for Piano no 2 in B flat major, Op. 83 by Johannes Brahms

Performer: Van Cliburn (Piano)
Conductor: Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1878-1881; Austria

Rapsodie espagnole by Maurice Ravel

Conductor: Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1907-1908; France

Isle of the Dead, Op. 29 by Sergei Rachmaninov

Conductor: Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1909; Russia

Pictures at an Exhibition for Orchestra (orchestrated by Ravel) by Modest Mussorgsky

Conductor: Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1874/1922; Russia

Symphony no 3 in F major, Op. 90 by Johannes Brahms

Conductor: Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1883; Austria
Date of Recording: 1957

Tragic Overture, Op. 81 by Johannes Brahms

Conductor: Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1880; Austria
Date of Recording: 1957

Symphony no 6 in B minor, Op. 74 “Pathétique” by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Conductor: Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1893; Russia
Date of Recording: 04/1957
Venue: Orchestra Hall, Chicago, Illinois
Length: 45 Minutes 19 Secs.

Images for Orchestra: no 2, Ibéria by Claude Debussy

Conductor: Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1905-1908; France
Date of Recording: 1957

Valses nobles et sentimentales by Maurice Ravel

Conductor: Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1911; France
Date of Recording: 1957

Miroirs: Alborada del gracioso by Maurice Ravel

Conductor: Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1904-1905; France
Date of Recording: 1957

Symphony no 9 in E minor, Op. 95/B 178 “From the New World” by Antonín Dvorák

Conductor: Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1893; USA

Goyescas: Intermezzo by Enrique Granados

Conductor: Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1914-1916; Spain
Date of Recording: 04/26/1958
Venue: Orchestra Hall, Chicago, Illinois
Length: 5 Minutes 37 Secs.

La vida breve: Interlude and Dance by Manuel de Falla

Conductor: Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1904-1905; Spain
Date of Recording: 04/26/1958
Venue: Orchestra Hall, Chicago, Illinois
Length: 6 Minutes 33 Secs.

El sombrero de tres picos: Neighbor’s Dance “Seguidillas” by Manuel de Falla

Conductor: Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1919; Spain
Date of Recording: 04/26/1958
Venue: Orchestra Hall, Chicago, Illinois
Length: 3 Minutes 19 Secs.

El sombrero de tres picos: Miller’s Dance “Farruca” by Manuel de Falla

Conductor: Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1919; Spain
Date of Recording: 04/26/1958
Venue: Orchestra Hall, Chicago, Illinois
Length: 2 Minutes 41 Secs.

El sombrero de tres picos: Final Dance “Jota” by Manuel de Falla

Conductor: Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1919; Spain
Date of Recording: 04/26/1958
Venue: Orchestra Hall, Chicago, Illinois
Length: 6 Minutes 7 Secs.

Suite Iberia: no 13, Navarra [unfinished] by Isaac Albeniz

Conductor: Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1906-1908; France
Date of Recording: 04/26/1958
Venue: Orchestra Hall, Chicago, Illinois
Length: 5 Minutes 35 Secs.

Suite Iberia, Book 1: no 3, El Corpus en Sevilla by Isaac Albeniz

Conductor: Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1906; France
Date of Recording: 04/26/1958
Venue: Orchestra Hall, Chicago, Illinois
Length: 8 Minutes 1 Secs.

Suite Iberia, Book 2: no 3, Triana by Isaac Albeniz

Conductor: Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1906; France
Date of Recording: 04/26/1958
Venue: Orchestra Hall, Chicago, Illinois
Length: 5 Minutes 3 Secs.

Symphony no 2, Op. 132 “Mysterious Mountain” by Alan Hovhaness

Conductor: Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1955; USA
Date of Recording: 4/28/1958
Venue: Orchestra Hall, Chicago, Illinois
Length: 19 Minutes 8 Secs.

Le baiser de la fée: Divertimento for Orchestra by Igor Stravinsky

Conductor: Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1934; France
Date of Recording: 4/28/1958
Venue: Orchestra Hall, Chicago, Illinois
Length: 24 Minutes 0 Secs.

1812 Overture, Op. 49 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Conductor: Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1880; Russia

Hebrides Overture, in B minor Op. 26 “Fingal’s Cave” by Felix Mendelssohn

Conductor: Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1829-1832; Rome, Italy
Date of Recording: 1956

Episodes from Lenau’s Faust, S 110: no 2, Der Tanz in der Dorfschenke “Mephisto Waltz no 1” by Franz Liszt

Conductor: Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1861; Weimar, Germany
Date of Recording: 12/10/1955
Venue: Orchestra Hall, Chicago, Illinois
Length: 11 Minutes 16 Secs.

Tragic Overture, Op. 81 by Johannes Brahms

Conductor: Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1880; Austria

Guillaume Tell: Overture by Gioachino Rossini

Conductor: Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1829; Italy

La scala di seta: Overture by Gioachino Rossini

Conductor: Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1812; Italy

Il Signor Bruschino: Overture by Gioachino Rossini

Conductor: Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1813; Italy

Il barbiere di Siviglia: Overture by Gioachino Rossini

Conductor: Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1816; Italy

La gazza ladra: Overture by Gioachino Rossini

Conductor: Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1817; Italy

La Cenerentola: Overture by Gioachino Rossini

Conductor: Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Written: 1817

Symphony no 5 in C minor, Op. 67 by Ludwig van Beethoven

Conductor: Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1807-1808; Vienna, Austria

Coriolan Overture in C minor, Op. 62 by Ludwig van Beethoven

Conductor: Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1807; Vienna, Austria

Symphony no 4 in G major by Gustav Mahler

Performer: Lisa Della Casa (Soprano)
Conductor: Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1892-1900; Vienna, Austria
Date of Recording: 12/1958
Venue: Orchestra Hall, Chicago, Illinois
Length: 53 Minutes 39 Secs.
Language: German

Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta, Sz 106 by Béla Bartók

Conductor: Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1936; Budapest, Hungary
Date of Recording: 12/1958
Venue: Orchestra Hall, Chicago, Illinois
Length: 27 Minutes 51 Secs.

Hungarian Sketches (5), Sz 97 by Béla Bartók

Conductor: Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1931; Budapest, Hungary
Date of Recording: 12/1958
Venue: Orchestra Hall, Chicago, Illinois
Length: 10 Minutes 45 Secs.

Concerto for Orchestra, Sz 116 by Béla Bartók

Conductor: Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1943; USA
Date of Recording: 1955

Symphony no 88 in G major, H 1 no 88 by Franz Joseph Haydn

Conductor: Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: circa 1787 ; Eszterhazá, Hungary

Don Quixote, Op. 35 by Richard Strauss

Performer: Antonio Janigro (Cello)
Conductor: Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1896-1897; Germany

Concerto for Piano no 25 in C major, K 503 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Performer: Andre Tchaikovsky (Piano)
Conductor: Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1786; Vienna, Austria
Date of Recording: 2/15/1958

Don Giovanni, K 527: Overture by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Conductor: Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1787; Prague, Czech Republ
Date of Recording: 3/14/1959

Alexander Nevsky, Op. 78 by Sergei Prokofiev

Performer: Rosalind Elias (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor: Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1938/1939; USSR

Colas Breugnon, Op. 24: Overture by Dmitri Kabalevsky

Conductor: Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1938/1969; USSR
Date of Recording: 03/14/1959
Venue: Orchestra Hall, Chicago, Illinois
Length: 4 Minutes 48 Secs.

Marche slave, Op. 31 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Conductor: Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1876; Russia
Date of Recording: 03/14/1959
Venue: Orchestra Hall, Chicago, Illinois
Length: 10 Minutes 29 Secs.

Prince Igor: Polovtsian March by Alexander Borodin

Conductor: Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1869-1887; Russia
Date of Recording: 03/14/1959
Venue: Orchestra Hall, Chicago, Illinois
Length: 4 Minutes 48 Secs.

Night on the Bare Mountain by Modest Mussorgsky

Conductor: Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1866; Russia
Date of Recording: 03/14/1959
Venue: Orchestra Hall, Chicago, Illinois
Length: 10 Minutes 14 Secs.

Suite for Orchestra no 1 in D major, Op. 43: Marche miniature by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Conductor: Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1878-1879; Russia
Date of Recording: 03/14/1959
Venue: Orchestra Hall, Chicago, Illinois
Length: 2 Minutes 5 Secs.

Russlan and Ludmilla: Overture by Mikhail Glinka

Conductor: Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1837-1842; Russia
Date of Recording: 03/14/1959
Venue: Orchestra Hall, Chicago, Illinois
Length: 5 Minutes 19 Secs.

Concerto for Piano in A minor, Op. 54 by Robert Schumann

Performer: Van Cliburn (Piano)
Conductor: Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1841-1845; Germany
Date of Recording: 04/16/1960
Venue: Orchestra Hall, Chicago, Illinois
Length: 30 Minutes 33 Secs.

Nutcracker, Op. 71: no 1a, Act 1 - Miniature Overture by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Conductor: Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1891-1892; Russia

Nutcracker, Op. 71: no 1b, Act 1 - Decorating the Christmas Tree by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Conductor: Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1891-1892; Russia

Nutcracker, Op. 71: no 12a, Act 2 - Spanish Dance “Chocolate” by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Conductor: Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1891-1892; Russia

Nutcracker, Op. 71: no 12b, Act 2 - Arabian Dance “Coffee” by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Conductor: Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1891-1892; Russia

Nutcracker, Op. 71: no 12c, Act 2 - Chinese Dance “Tea” by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Conductor: Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1891-1892; Russia

Nutcracker, Op. 71: no 12d, Act 2 - Russian Dance “Trepak” by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Conductor: Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1891-1892; Russia

Nutcracker, Op. 71: no 12e, Act 2 - Dance of the Flutes “Toy Trumpets” by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Conductor: Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1891-1892; Russia

Nutcracker, Op. 71: no 12f, Act 2 - Mother Gigogne and the Clowns by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Conductor: Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1891-1892; Russia

Nutcracker, Op. 71: no 13, Act 2 - Waltz of the Flowers by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Conductor: Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1891-1892; Russia

100.Nutcracker, Op. 71: no 14a, Act 2 - Pas de deux by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Conductor: Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1891-1892; Russia

101.Nutcracker, Op. 71: no 14b, Act 2 - Tarantella by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Conductor: Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1891-1892; Russia

102.Nutcracker, Op. 71: no 14c, Act 2 - Variation II, Sugar-Plum Fairy and Coda by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Conductor: Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1891-1892; Russia

103.Nutcracker, Op. 71: no 15, Act 2 - Final Waltz and Apotheosis by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Conductor: Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1891-1892; Russia

104.Fountains of Rome by Ottorino Respighi

Conductor: Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1914-1916; Rome, Italy
Date of Recording: 10/24/1959
Venue: Orchestra Hall, Chicago, Illinois
Length: 15 Minutes 50 Secs.

105.Pines of Rome by Ottorino Respighi

Conductor: Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1923-1924; Rome, Italy
Date of Recording: 10/24/1959
Venue: Orchestra Hall, Chicago, Illinois
Length: 21 Minutes 9 Secs.

106.Scheherazade, Op. 35 by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

Performer: Sidney Harth (Violin)
Conductor: Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1888; Russia
Date of Recording: 02/08/1960
Venue: Orchestra Hall, Chicago, Illinois
Length: 44 Minutes 18 Secs.

107.Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Act 1 Prelude by Richard Wagner

Conductor: Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1867; Germany
Date of Recording: 04/18/1959
Venue: Orchestra Hall, Chicago, Illinois
Length: 9 Minutes 55 Secs.

108.Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Act 3 Prelude by Richard Wagner

Conductor: Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1867; Germany
Date of Recording: 04/18/1959
Venue: Orchestra Hall, Chicago, Illinois
Length: 5 Minutes 46 Secs.

109.Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Dance of the Apprentices by Richard Wagner

Conductor: Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1867; Germany
Date of Recording: 04/18/1959
Venue: Orchestra Hall, Chicago, Illinois
Length: 3 Minutes 4 Secs.

110.Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Entry of the Mastersingers by Richard Wagner

Conductor: Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1867; Germany
Date of Recording: 04/18/1959
Venue: Orchestra Hall, Chicago, Illinois
Length: 3 Minutes 13 Secs.

111.Götterdämmerung: Dawn and Siegfried’s Rhine Journey by Richard Wagner

Conductor: Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1874; Germany
Date of Recording: 04/18/1959
Venue: Orchestra Hall, Chicago, Illinois
Length: 13 Minutes 12 Secs.

112.Götterdämmerung: Siegfried’s Funeral Music by Richard Wagner

Conductor: Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1874; Germany
Date of Recording: 04/18/1959
Venue: Orchestra Hall, Chicago, Illinois
Length: 8 Minutes 14 Secs.

113.La mer by Claude Debussy

Conductor: Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1903-1905; France
Date of Recording: 02/27/1960
Venue: Orchestra Hall, Chicago, Illinois
Length: 25 Minutes 13 Secs.

114.Wiener Blut, Op. 354 by Johann Strauss Jr.

Conductor: Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1873; Vienna, Austria
Length: 8 Minutes 56 Secs.

115.Künstlerleben, Op. 316 by Johann Strauss Jr.

Conductor: Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1867; Vienna, Austria

116.Mein Lebenslauf ist Lieb und Lust, Op. 263 by Josef Strauss

Conductor: Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1869; Vienna, Austria

117.Das Spitzentuch der Königin: Rosen aus dem Süden Waltzes, Op. 388 by Johann Strauss Jr.

Conductor: Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1880; Vienna, Austria
Length: 8 Minutes 41 Secs.

118.Der Zigeunerbaron: Schatz-Walzer, Op. 418 by Johann Strauss Jr.

Conductor: Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1885; Vienna, Austria
Length: 8 Minutes 7 Secs.

119.Unter Donner und Blitz, Op. 324 by Johann Strauss Jr.

Conductor: Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1868; Vienna, Austria
Length: 2 Minutes 57 Secs.

120.Symphony no 8 in B minor, D 759 “Unfinished” by Franz Schubert

Conductor: Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1822; Vienna, Austria

121.Symphony no 5 in B flat major, D 485 by Franz Schubert

Conductor: Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1816; Vienna, Austria

122.Totentanz, S 126 by Franz Liszt

Performer: Byron Janis (Piano)
Conductor: Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1849/1859; Weimar, Germany

123.Concerto for Piano no 5 in E flat major, Op. 73 “Emperor” by Ludwig van Beethoven

Performer: Van Cliburn (Piano)
Conductor: Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1809; Vienna, Austria
Venue: Orchestra Hall, Chicago, Illinois

124.Symphony no 9 in D minor, Op. 125 “Choral” by Ludwig van Beethoven

Performer: Phyllis Curtin (Soprano), Florence Kopleff (Alto), John McCollum (Tenor),
Donald Gramm (Bass)
Conductor: Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1822-1824; Vienna, Austria
Length: 68 Minutes 24 Secs.

125.Symphony no 1 in C major, Op. 21 by Ludwig van Beethoven

Conductor: Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1800; Vienna, Austria

126.Also sprach Zarathustra, Op. 30 by Richard Strauss

Conductor: Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1895-1896; Germany

127.Concerto for Piano no 2 in C minor, Op. 18 by Sergei Rachmaninov

Performer: Van Cliburn (Piano)
Conductor: Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: Russia

128.Symphony no 6 in F major, Op. 68 “Pastoral” by Ludwig van Beethoven

Conductor: Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1808; Vienna, Austria

129.Les nuits d’été, Op. 7 by Hector Berlioz

Performer: Leontyne Price (Soprano)
Conductor: Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1840-1841; France
Date of Recording: 1963
Language: French

130.El amor brujo by Manuel de Falla

Performer: Leontyne Price (Soprano)
Conductor: Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1914-1915; Spain
Date of Recording: 03/04/1963
Venue: Orchestra Hall, Chicago, Illinois
Length: 27 Minutes 35 Secs.
Language: Spanish

131.Symphony no 101 in D major, H 1 no 101 “Clock” by Franz Joseph Haydn

Conductor: Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1793-1794; London, England

132.Symphony no 95 in C minor, H 1 no 95 by Franz Joseph Haydn

Conductor: Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1791; London, England

133.Concerto for Piano in A minor, Op. 54 by Robert Schumann

Performer: Van Cliburn (Piano)
Conductor: Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1841-1845; Germany
Date of Recording: 04/16/1960
Venue: Orchestra Hall, Chicago, Illinois
Length: 30 Minutes 33 Secs.

134.Concerto for Harpsichord in F minor, BWV 1056 by Johann Sebastian Bach

Performer: Andre Tchaikovsky (Piano)
Conductor: Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Baroque
Written: circa 1738-1739; Leipzig, Germany
Date of Recording: 2/15/1958

135.The Star-spangled Banner by John Stafford Smith

Conductor: Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: by 1814

136.Symphony no 7 in A major, Op. 92: Excerpt(s) by Ludwig van Beethoven

Conductor: Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1811-1812; Vienna, Austria
Notes: Also included is a recording of Reiner discussing Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony.

137.Das Lied von der Erde by Gustav Mahler

Performer: Maureen Forrester (Mezzo Soprano), Richard Lewis (Tenor)
Conductor: Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1908-1909; Vienna, Austria
Date of Recording: 11/1959
Length: 63 Minutes 0 Secs.
Language: German



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