Fritz Reiner Bartok Concerto for Orchestra Hybrid Stereo SACD
Remastered by Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound! Cut from Original 2-Track Session Tapes!
RCA Living Stereo the gold standard for top quality orchestral
performance and sound!
Since its original release on LP in the mid-1950s, Fritz Reiner's rendition of
the "Concerto for Orchestra" has stood as the standard against which all other
recordings of the work are measured. Reiner's superb control of his orchestra
and of Bart๓k's rhythms and textures is still unsurpassed, even by dozens of
subsequent conductors in the digital age. Likewise, the "Music for Strings,
Percussion and Celesta" shows just what an incredible ensemble the Chicago
Symphony was under Reiner's direction. The original 2-track session tapes were
used in mastering for LPs and SACDs.
"...I'd have to say that the usual stumbling blocks have been sidestepped.
Great care has been taken to do the right things, starting with the way the
decision to remaster these RCAs was made." - Jonathan Valin, The Absolute
Sound.com, June 11, 2013
Super Audio CD
SACD Stereo SACD Layer
This Hybrid SACD contains a 'Red Book' Stereo CD Layer which is playable on most conventional CD Players!
Mastered by Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound
Remastered From Original 2-Track Recording!
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Fritz Reiner, conductor
Bela Bartok (1881-1945)
1. First Movement: Introduzione; Andante non troppo; Allegro vivace
2. Second Movement: Giuoco delle Coppie; Allegretto scherzando
3. Third Movement: Elegia; Andante non troppo
4. Fourth Movement: Intermezzo Interrotto; Allegretto
5. Fifth Movement: Finale; Pesante Presto