Fritz Reiner Rimsky-Korsakov Scheherazade 200g 45rpm 2LP
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RCA Living Stereo 200 Gram 45rpm Vinyl! Mastered For 45
RPM From Original Analog Master Tapes by Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound!
Pressed At Quality Record Pressings!
RCA Living Stereo classical LPs - the gold standard for top quality orchestral
performance and sound!
The jewel in the Living Stereo crown. Enchantment awaits within! Fritz Reiner
and the Chicago Symphony convey the listener on a magic carpet of Living Stereo
sound to mythic Arabia and China, guided by two of Russia's greatest orchestral
This, like the Respighi, is considered one of the very best recordings by Reiner,
the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and RCA's crew. A disc of supple and sensuous
performances, the sound alternately shimmers and stuns with the clarity of its
definition and intensity of its climaxes.
"Reiner's reading of Scheherazade is the pinnacle of grace, precision,
delicacy, and drama, and it's no wonder it commands the highest prices in the
market for used shaded dogs. The late Harry Pearson once told me that he could
learn anything he needed to know about an audio component by playing the final
movement of this recording... When I spun them [Analogue Productions RCA Living
Stereo 200g 33 1/3rpm LP reissues], I was floored. After comparing them to early
shaded-dog pressings of the same recordings, I felt the only area in which the
originals were still superior was the subtle, additional layer of air and
sparkle in the highs (master-tape age, perhaps?). But the reissues' quality and
extension of bass and high-level dynamic contrasts were superior. And the
surfaces of the new pressings are so quiet they let each subtle midrange detail
emerge from a "black" background. At times, the background is so silent I have
to do a double take to verify that the needle is still in the groove and the
platter is still turning." - Robert J. Reina, 2015 Stereophile Magazine
Record to Die For!
• 200g Vinyl 45rpm
• Double LP
• Pressed at Quality Record Pressings
• Mastered by Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound
• Remastered from original master tape
• Deluxe gatefold jacket from Stoughton Printing
Sidney Harth, violin solo
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Fritz Reiner, conductor
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (1844-1908)
1. The Sea And Sinbad's Ship
2. The Story Of The Kalender Prince
3. The Young Prince And The Young Princess
4. Festival In Baghdad; The Sea; The Ship Goes To Pieces On A Rock Surmounted By
A Bronze Warrior (Shipwreck); Conclusion