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Fritz Reiner Conducts R. Strauss / Zarathustra, Don Quixote, Don Juan, Elektra, Rosenkavalier & Salome highlights et al. [5 CD]

Notes & Reviews:


Works:

Salome, Op. 54: Ah! Du wolltest mich nicht deinen Mund küssen lassen by Richard Strauss

Performer: Inge Borkh (Soprano)
Conductor: Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Venue: Orchestra Hall, Chicago, IL
Length: 17 Minutes 2 Secs.

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
Date of Recording: 03/04/1957
Venue: Orchestra Hall, Chicago, IL
Length: 20 Minutes 8 Secs.

Also sprach Zarathustra, Op. 30 by Richard Strauss

Conductor: Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1895-1896; Germany
Date of Recording: 03/08/1954
Venue: Orchestra Hall, Chicago, IL
Length: 62 Minutes 29 Secs.

Symphonia domestica, Op. 53 by Richard Strauss

Conductor: Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1902-1903; Germany
Date of Recording: 11/05/1956
Venue: Orchestra Hall, Chicago, IL
Length: 43 Minutes 0 Secs.

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

Conductor: Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1918; Germany
Venue: Orchestra Hall, Chicago, IL
Length: 10 Minutes 8 Secs.

Ein Heldenleben, Op. 40 by Richard Strauss

Performer: John Weicher (Violin)
Conductor: Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1897-1898; Germany
Date of Recording: 03/06/1954
Venue: Orchestra Hall, Chicago, IL
Length: 42 Minutes 5 Secs.

Don Quixote, Op. 35 by Richard Strauss

Performer: John Weicher (Violin), Milton Preves (Viola), Antonio Janigro (Cello)
Conductor: Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1896-1897; Germany
Date of Recording: 04/11/1959
Venue: Orchestra Hall, Chicago, IL
Length: 41 Minutes 5 Secs.

Don Juan, Op. 20 by Richard Strauss

Conductor: Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1888-1889; Germany
Date of Recording: 12/06/1954
Venue: Orchestra Hall, Chicago, IL
Length: 16 Minutes 0 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

Tod und Verklärung, Op. 24 by Richard Strauss

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

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
Venue: Orchestra Hall, Chicago, IL
Length: 9 Minutes 35 Secs.

Elektra, Op. 58: Orest! (Recognition Scene) by Richard Strauss

Performer: Paul Schoeffler (Bass Baritone), Inge Borkh (Soprano)
Conductor: Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Written: 1909
Venue: Orchestra Hall, Chicago, IL
Length: 21 Minutes 35 Secs.

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

Performer: Inge Borkh (Soprano), Frances Yeend (Soprano)
Conductor: Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1906-1908; Germany
Venue: Orchestra Hall, Chicago, IL
Length: 9 Minutes 44 Secs.

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

Performer: Inge Borkh (Soprano)
Conductor: Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1903-1905; Germany
Venue: Orchestra Hall, Chicago, IL
Length: 9 Minutes 4 Secs.

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Works:

Salome, Op. 54: Ah! Du wolltest mich nicht deinen Mund küssen lassen by Richard Strauss

Performer: Inge Borkh (Soprano)
Conductor: Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1903-1905; Germany
Venue: Orchestra Hall, Chicago, IL
Length: 17 Minutes 2 Secs.

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
Date of Recording: 03/04/1957
Venue: Orchestra Hall, Chicago, IL
Length: 20 Minutes 8 Secs.

Also sprach Zarathustra, Op. 30 by Richard Strauss

Conductor: Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1895-1896; Germany
Date of Recording: 03/08/1954
Venue: Orchestra Hall, Chicago, IL
Length: 62 Minutes 29 Secs.

Symphonia domestica, Op. 53 by Richard Strauss

Conductor: Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1902-1903; Germany
Date of Recording: 11/05/1956
Venue: Orchestra Hall, Chicago, IL
Length: 43 Minutes 0 Secs.

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

Conductor: Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1918; Germany
Venue: Orchestra Hall, Chicago, IL
Length: 10 Minutes 8 Secs.

Ein Heldenleben, Op. 40 by Richard Strauss

Performer: John Weicher (Violin)
Conductor: Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1897-1898; Germany
Date of Recording: 03/06/1954
Venue: Orchestra Hall, Chicago, IL
Length: 42 Minutes 5 Secs.

Don Quixote, Op. 35 by Richard Strauss

Performer: John Weicher (Violin), Milton Preves (Viola), Antonio Janigro (Cello)
Conductor: Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1896-1897; Germany
Date of Recording: 04/11/1959
Venue: Orchestra Hall, Chicago, IL
Length: 41 Minutes 5 Secs.

Don Juan, Op. 20 by Richard Strauss

Conductor: Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1888-1889; Germany
Date of Recording: 12/06/1954
Venue: Orchestra Hall, Chicago, IL
Length: 16 Minutes 0 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

Tod und Verklärung, Op. 24 by Richard Strauss

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

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
Venue: Orchestra Hall, Chicago, IL
Length: 9 Minutes 35 Secs.

Elektra, Op. 58: Orest! (Recognition Scene) by Richard Strauss

Performer: Paul Schoeffler (Bass Baritone), Inge Borkh (Soprano)
Conductor: Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Written: 1909
Venue: Orchestra Hall, Chicago, IL
Length: 21 Minutes 35 Secs.

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

Performer: Inge Borkh (Soprano), Frances Yeend (Soprano)
Conductor: Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1906-1908; Germany
Venue: Orchestra Hall, Chicago, IL
Length: 9 Minutes 44 Secs.

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

Performer: Inge Borkh (Soprano)
Conductor: Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1903-1905; Germany
Venue: Orchestra Hall, Chicago, IL
Length: 9 Minutes 4 Secs.

Fanfare
This represents the Chicago Symphony Orchestra at its peak, and Reiner had no peer as a conductor of the orchestral music of Richard Strauss.



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