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Reiner Sound
Reiner, Cso
Reiner Sound
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Classical
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All Artists: Reiner, Cso
Title: Reiner Sound
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Sony Mod - Afw Line
Original Release Date: 1/1/1956
Re-Release Date: 3/9/1993
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Classical
Styles: Forms & Genres, Concertos, Theatrical, Incidental & Program Music, Historical Periods, Modern, 20th, & 21st Century, Instruments, Keyboard, Symphonies
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 090266125029, 090266125043, 743218421921

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One great LivingStereo R C A
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This cd contains top recordings (well, nearly peerless) of Island of the dead by Racmaninov, especially in great sound and style,-not surprisingly Mohr and Layton impressive production job. It is known for quite a long time as audiophile's favourite and truly deserves the praise it has received for years in the hifi press;the sonics are amazing and the Chicago Orchestra could be compared to the best orchestras from Europe. F.Reiner stands on high heels with a devastatingly beautiful Pavane, from Ravel;the Spanish Rhapsody reveals a richly textured atmosphere."
The essential Isle of the Dead
LYNN BECKER | Chicago IL USA | 01/18/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"For those of you who think Rachmaninoff is a superficial composer, this is the CD for you. Reiner's Isle of the Dead spoils you for any other - listening to another performance you can't help but begin thinking how it falls short. Long before George Solti, Reiner whipped the Chicago Symphony - often, apparently, through sheer terror - into an orchestra that was second to none, with many of its most phenomenal performances documented by RCA in recordings whose sound, even though they date back the dawn of the stereo age, surpasses most CD's issued today. From its opening measures, Reiner's performance of Isle of the Dead grabs you by the throat and never lets go."
A must for every music lover
Ytzan | Athens, GR | 08/30/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Fritz Reiner has never let me down. A minimalist leaving the music to speak for itself. All pieces of this great CD are amazing, though my favourite is the "Totentanz". Byron Janis, passionate as always, gives the reading of a lifetime. The "Isle" is great too, among the very best I have heard, though the sound is not always supporting the music making - especially before the first climax. As an alternative I would go with Askhenazy (Decca). Still a must...."