A Fritz Reiner Discography


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  Fritz Reiner in about 1945

 

Fritz Reiner Discography -

A Listing of All the Commercial and Private Recordings Made by Fritz Reiner

 

The Importance of Recordings to the Career of Fritz Reiner

 

Fritz Reiner at age 50 was not a well-known conductor.  A search indicates he was not referred to in well-known publications, either magazines or newspapers.  In 1942, when Reiner was age 53, the knowledgeable music critic David Hall reviewed one of Fritz Reiner's early recordings.  It is clear that Hall had no knowledge of Fritz Reiner as a conductor.  This was in Hall's widely-read Record Book 2, which devoted nearly 900 pages to reviews of classical records, both from the leading companies and from specialist labels.  Hall makes only one reference to Fritz Reiner, and that is for the 1941 Columbia recording of the Johann Strauss Jr. waltz Vienna Blood.  The review is favorable, but shows no prior knowledge of Fritz Reiner:

 

": ... Columbia has certainly the the ace-in-the-hole with Mr. Reiner if this disk is any indication ... " 3.

 

Considering his history, it is striking that Fritz Reiner seems not known even to this experienced critic.  Consider Reiner's prior career.  Reiner had been principal conductor of the Cincinnati Symphony for eleven seasons, from 1922-1933.  He had taught conducting at the renowned Curtis Institute for 5 years in the mid-1930s with many famous students, including Leonard Bernstein.  While at Curtis, Reiner was also conducting the Philadelphia opera season, and guest conducting in New York, Philadelphia and elsewhere.  Then Fritz Reiner had already been the Music Director of the Pittsburgh Symphony for five seasons at the time of the referenced record review. 

 

This discography of the recordings of Fritz Reiner demonstrates the importance of recording for conductors to be known, and to acquire a following.  This is demonstrated in a marked way in the case of Fritz Reiner.  Press reviews and record reviews hardly mentioned Fritz Reiner before about 1945 or 1946.  This changed rapidly when the series of Reiner's great recordings with the Pittsburgh Symphony and even more dramatically with his famous Chicago Symphony recordings of the 1950s,

 

  Fritz Reiner in 1925

 

Recordings and Conductors' Reputations in the First Half of the Twentieth Century

 

The contrary example of this Reiner history and his lack of fame is the career of Eugene Ormandy.  Ormandy became nationally known almost entirely due to the large stream of recordings he made with the Minneapolis Symphony in the early 1930s.  The musician's contract in Minnesota paid the musicians the standard concert rate also during recordings with no royalties, so Victor recorded Ormandy extensively.  This led directly to Ormandy's eventual appointment as conductor of the Philadelphia Orchestra, succeeding Leopold Stokowski, Ormandy having a far slimmer résumé than Reiner at that time.

 

  Fritz Reiner in Cincinnati

 

Fritz Reiner's Late Beginning of a Recording Career

 

Fritz Reiner made no commercial recordings until 1938, and even in that case, his name was not on the record labels.  Kenneth Morgan in his excellent biography of Fritz Reiner wrote: "... Until the age of fifty, Reiner's recording career consisted of false starts and dashed hopes..." 14

 

Fritz Reiner's First Commercial Recordings in 1938

 

Fritz Reiner's first commercial recording was made on November 22, 1938 with 60 musicians primarily from the New York Philharmonic 13.  The recordings were made in Carnegie Hall, recorded by RCA Victor engineers.  However, the recordings were anonymous, made for the New York Post newspaper as a promotion, without naming the conductor or the orchestra.  The two albums of three 78 RPM records were of Debussy ( Nuages and Fêtes and Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune and Wagner ( Die Meistersinger Prelude to Act 1 and Parsifal Prelude to Act 1 ), and were later distributed by other newspapers.

Reiner's first commercial recording: The 1938 New York Post Reiner/New York Philharmonic Wagner recording, but with no credits to conductor or orchestra.

 

Reiner Early Recordings with Columbia Records

 

Fritz Reiner's efforts to begin making recordings was finally successful with his first contract with Columbia Records in 1940.  Their first recording sessions were on February 25, 1940 and March 14, 1940.  These were made in Pittsburgh's Carnegie Music Hall 8, rather than the Symphony's usual venue at the Syria Mosque, Pittsburgh.  (The Syria Mosque had relatively poor acoustics in part due to its large oval shape, twice as wide as it was deep, but perhaps the Carnegie Music Hall was more expensive).  They recorded an all Wagner program: the Lohengrin Prelude to Act 3, the Meistersinger Prelude to Act 1, the Forest Murmurs from Siegfried Act 2, and the Ride of the Valkyries from Act 3 of Die Walküre.  However, of these only the Ride of the Valkyries was released by Columbia, and that not until 1944.  Instead, a new Wagner recording session was held in the Syria Mosque on January 9, 1941 when the Meistersinger Prelude to Act 1 was recorded and released on a single Columbia 12 inch (30cm) 78 RPM disc M 11980-D.  Also recorded during that session was the Wagner Lohengrin Act 3 Prelude, and the Forest Murmurs.  However, these other works were not released until 1944 in the Columbia album M-549 entitled " Five Famous Orchestral Excerpts From Wagner Operas".

 

Fritz Reiner and the Pittsburgh Symphony were also among the first to record for Columbia Records' new 33 1/3 RPM microgroove recording process.

 

Reiner Radio Broadcasting 1936-1949

 

Fritz Reiner began to gain a level of public appreciation from his broadcasts of the Ford Sunday Evening Hour with the Detroit Symphony.  Between September 1936 and March 1942, Reiner conducted 42 such broadcasts 11.  Although Reiner often expressed frustration as to the restrictions of the programming, the Ford Sunday Evening Hour paid as much for one concert as Reiner would otherwise earn in a week, and the concerts were widely broadcast.

 

 

Fritz Reiner and the Chicago Symphony Television Broadcasts

 

Fritz Reiner and the Chicago Symphony were among the early television broadcast pioneers.

 

The Growth of Reiner's Fame After 1945

 

Fritz Reiner's fame began to grow after about 1945, because of his recordings and radio programs.  Reiner's fame today is the result of the many great recordings he did in the mid-1940s through the 1950s, featured in the discography below. 

 

 

A Note on Record Labels Not Included in this Discography

 

In this discography, and elsewhere in this www.stokowski.org site, there are a number of record company labels which I have not included.  In the reissue of historic recordings, there are, unfortunately, a number of labels that seem to me to simply take certain restorations of historic recordings by famous restoration engineers and re-issue them under their own label.  These companies may add some added processing, perhaps with CEDAR or other processes, change equalization, sometimes drastically, with a result that usually degrading the quality of the original restoration.

 

These 'knock-off' CDs may also be sold at very low prices, since they have almost no expenses in the creation of the original content of the CD.

 

In any case, in my opinion, these are often simply processed copies of the work of others.  If my opinion is correct, then these labels should not be supported.  Here is a list of labels which I judge to be in this category:

 

Grammofono

Iron Needle

Classica D'Oro

Phonographe

Magic Talent

Magic Master

 

Additions and Corrections to this Fritz Reiner Discography

 

Any additions and corrections are most welcome by sending me an e-mail at the link below.

  Fritz Reiner circa 1945

 

The Fritz Reiner Discography

 

Key to the Codes of Recording Formats Used in this Discography:

(33) = 33 1/3 RPM long play record 12 inch (30cm) disk unless labeled 10 inch (25 cm)

(45) RCA = 45 RPM disk mono

(78) = 78 RPM disk 12 inch (30cm) disk unless labeled 10 inch (25 cm) mono

(2TOR) RCA = 2 track open reel-to-reel tape, 7.5 IPS unless labeled 3.75 IPS stereo unless labeled mono

ACS series 2TOR from RCA labeled "a stereo-orthophonic Tape Recording"

CCS series 2TOR from RCA labeled "a stereo-orthophonic Tape Recording"

DCS series 2TOR from RCA labeled "An RCA Victor New Orthophonic Stereophonic Recording for In-Line Heads"

ECS series 2TOR from RCA labeled "An RCA Victor New Orthophonic Tape Recording for In-Line Heads"

FCS series 2TOR from RCA labeled "Stereo Orthophonic for In-Line Heads"

(4TOR) = 4 track open reel-to-reel tape, 7.5 IPS unless labeled 3.75 IPS stereo

FTC series 4TOR from RCA labeled "4 Track Stereo"

TR3 series 4TOR from RCA is 3.75 IPS and labeled "3 3/4 - 4 Track Stereo"

(4TC) = 4 track audio cartridge 3.75 IPS stereo

KCS series four track stereo cartridge - the the precursor of the 8-track

(8TC) RCA = 8 track audio cartridge 3.75 IPS stereo

R8S series 2TOR from RCA labeled "Stereo 8 Red Seal"

(cassette) RCA = audio cassette 1.875 IPS stereo

(CD) = compact disc

(SACD) = super audio compact disc, including Hybrid SACDs and Dual Layer SACDs

 

Key to Manufacturers Record Numbers:

 

Columbia 78 RPM record numbers:

 

M and MM prefixes were used for Columbia Masterworks 78 RPM sets of more than two discs. All were 12 inch (30 cm) records. M is the manual sequential disk order, records played one at a time.  MM is for disc sets sequenced for playing on disc drop record changers.  The Columbia MM series was equivalent to the Victor DM series album.  (Columbia also produced a limited series of AM prefix albums sequenced for a differently type of record changer.)  Reiner 78 RPM albums were more common in the MM changer format than in the manual M format.  The record numbers are different between M and MM sets, due to different sequences, but the matrix numbers are the same for each side.

 

X and MX prefixes were used for two disc Columbia Masterworks sets until most new issues were in 33.3 RPM microgroove 7 inch or 12 inch discs.  X is the manual sequential disk order and MX is for sets pressed for playing on disc drop record changers.

 

RCA Victor 78 RPM record numbers:

 

RCA Victor used the M prefix for its 78 RPM Victor Red Seal Musical Masterpiece sets.  This famous designation was used since 1926 when the Victor Talking Machine Company used it first for Victor M-1, the famous 1925 recording of the Dvorak New World Symphony performed by Leopold Stokowski and the Philadelphia Orchestra.  All were 12 inch (30 cm) records.  M prefix albums is the usual sequential disk order and DM is for disc sets pressed to be played on disc drop record changers.  There do not seem to have been any 10 inch (25 cm) 78 RPM discs of Reiner recordings issued by Victor in the 78 RPM format.

 

Columbia 33 RPM long play record numbers:

 

ML-series:  Columbia was the first record company to introduce the 33.3 RPM microgroove record.  Its famous series of Long Playing records used the ML-series prefix which stands for Masterworks Long Play.  For example, the first Reiner Columbia Long Playing record issued in 1948 was ML-4021 of Debussy's Ibéria.  Discs were issued in both 10 inch (25 cm) and 12 inch (30 cm) formats, but by the early 1950s, nearly all Columbia - Reiner recordings were only on 12 inch LP discs.

 

Later issues of Columbia's monophonic Reiner recordings were issued by Columbia on its Odyssey and CBS labels.

 

RCA Victor 33 RPM long play record numbers:

 

Beginning in 1950, Fritz Reiner began a series of recordings with RCA Victor which were to last more than a decade, and included the legendary Reiner - Victor - Chicago Symphony recordings of the 1950s.  Reiner's initial recordings with RCA were of an orchestra of New York City free-lance and orchestra musicians which was termed the RCA Victor Symphony.  These recordings were issued on RCA Victor's initial LM-series of 33 RPM long play records.  Other numbering series for later RCA issues are given below:

 

AGL = stereophonic

ARL = monophonic

AVM = monophonic

LM = monaural (this was the earliest series of RCA Victor microgroove discs)

LMD = monaural

LRM = monaural 10 inch (25cm) record

LSC = stereophonic (this was the earliest series of RCA Victor stereophonic discs)

LSCD = stereophonic

VCS = stereophonic

VIC = monophonic

VICS = stereophonic (electronic stereo where noted)

  

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Discography of Fritz Reiner Recordings Organized by Composer

 

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Albéniz, Isaac Navarra (1907) originally for piano, orchestrated by Enrique Fernandez Arbós Chicago Symphony

April 26, 1958

(33) RCA LM-LSC-2230 "Spain" matrix J2RY 3507,

(33) Gold Seal AGL1-1332 "Spain" 1981 digital remaster,

(33) Chesky audiophile release RC9 "Spain",

(CD) RCA Gold 68574 "Spain",

(CD) RCA Living Stereo 09026-62586-2 "Spain",

(SACD) RCA 88697 04607 2 "Spain"

(45) Classic Records audiophile single-sided pressings of the music of RCA LSC-2230 "Spain"

(2TOR) RCA BCS-221 "Spain"

Albéniz, Isaac Iberia, Book 1: Fête-dieu à Seville in F# minor and Book 2: Triana in F# minor, orchestrated by Enrique Fernandez Arbós

Chicago Symphony

April 26, 1958

(33) RCA LM-LSC-2230 "Spain" matrix J2RY 3507,

(33) Gold Seal AGL1-1332 "Spain" 1981 digital remaster,

(33) Chesky audiophile release RC9 "Spain",

(CD) RCA Gold 68574 "Spain",

(CD) RCA Living Stereo 09026-62586-2,

(CD) JVC JVCXR-0216,

(CD) RCA Japan RCD1-5404 with La Vida Breve, El Amor Brujo and Three-Cornered Hat and Granados

(SACD) RCA 88697 04607 2 "Spain",

(45) Classic Records audiophile single-sided pressings of the music of RCA LSC-2230 "Spain"

(2TOR) RCA BCS-221 "Spain"

Auber, Daniel François Esprit Masaniello: Overture (1828)

Chicago Symphony

April 10, 1958 broadcast from Orchestra Hall, Chicago

(CD) WFMT/Chicago Symphony radio marathon promotional discs CSO-CD96B-2 "Reiner Era II: Chicago Symphony Orchestra: Volume Eleven"

(CD) Al Schlachtmeyer, Classical Music Historical Recordings, from Bruce Wellek recordings, Fritz Reiner Legacy volume 44

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Bach, Johann Sebastian Brandenburg Concertos 1 - 6 BWV 1046-1051

famous New York sessions musicians including Hugo Kolberg and Felix Eyle violins, Sylvia Marlowe (in 5) and Fernando Valente harpsichords, Julius Baker, Ralph Eichar, Frederick Wilkins flutes (in 2), William Vacchiano trumpet (in 2), Robert Bloom oboe, Weldon Wilber horn, William Lincer and Nicholas Bird violas, and Leonard Rose cello.

1 - October 28, 1949, 2- December 2, 1949, 3 - October 26, 1949, 4 - 21 October 21, 1949 and November 3, 1949, 5 - November 3, 1949, 6 - October 27, 1949 in the Columbia 30th Street Studio, New York City

 

Amazingly light and stylish performances for that era.

(78) Columbia Masterworks M-902 and MM-902 with Concerti 1, 2, 3 on seven records 72978-D through 72983-D and M-903 and MM-903 with Concerti 4, 5, 6 on seven records 72985-D through 72991-D,

(33) Columbia Masterworks ML-4281, ML-4282, ML-4283 with two concerti on each disc,

(33) Columbia Entre RL-3104, RL-3105, RL3106 with two concerti on each disc,

(33) Harmony HL-7062, HL-7063, HL-7064 with two concerti on each disc,

(33) Columbia Special Products P14161 electronic stereo Concerti nos 1 and 2 only,

(CD) Dante LYS 464 LYS 465,

(CD) Naxos 9.80347 and 9.80348

Bach, Johann Sebastian Brandenburg Concerto no 2 in F major, BWV 1047 and no 4 in G major, BWV 1049 Chicago Symphony, Adolph Herseth trumpet in no 2, Donald Peck, Ernest Liegl and Ralph Johnson flutes, Ray Still oboe, John Weicher violin

November 14 and 28, 1957 in Orchestra Hall, Chicago

(CD) Al Schlachtmeyer, Classical Music Historical Recordings, from Bruce Wellek recordings
Bach, Johann Sebastian Brandenburg Concerto no 4 in G major, BWV 1049 Chicago Symphony

November 14, 1957 in Orchestra Hall, Chicago

(cassette) Fritz Reiner Society issue no 7
Bach, Johann Sebastian Concerto for 2 Violins, Strings and Continuo in D Minor, BWV 1043 New York Philharmonic, Michael Rosenker, John Corigliano violins

July 9, 1944 in Carnegie Hall, New York City

CD) Al Schlachtmeyer, Classical Music Historical Recordings, from Bruce Wellek recordings, The Reiner Legacy volume 12
Bach, Johann Sebastian Four Suites for Orchestra: Suite no 2, S. 1067 Pittsburgh Symphony, Sebastian Caratelli, flute

February 4, 1946 in the Syria Mosque, Pittsburgh

(78) Columbia Masterworks M-695 records 12623-D through 12625-D and MM-695 records 12905-D through 12907-D on five sides with the Bach "Little" Fugue in G minor on side six,

(78) Voice of America ":Symphony Orchestras of the US, Program 12, Catalog ncp 886/7, ncp 1202/3 (with 1946 Bartok Concerto for Orchestra first movement),

(33) 16 inch Transcription Discs, New York Public Library, no 16-P-440/441 three sides (with 1946 Bartok Concerto for Orchestra first movement),

(33) Columbia Masterworks ML-4156 with Mozart Symphony 35 "Haffner",

(CD) Fritz Reiner Enregistrements 1945-1946 Volume 4 Dante LYS 126

Bach, Johann Sebastian Four Suites for Orchestra: Suites 1, 2, 3, 4, S. 1066, 1067, 1068, 1069

RCA Victor Orchestra including Hugo Kolberg violin, William Lincer viola, Leonard Rose cello, Robert Bloom oboe, William Vacchiano trumpet

October 8,10, 14, 23, 1952 in the Columbia 30th Street Studio, New York City

(33) RCA LM-6012,

(33) RCA LM-1877 LP album titled "The Smiling Bach" with Wanda Landowska playing WTC selections,

(CD) Naxos 9.80346 and 9.80348,

(45) RCA ERA-215

Bach, Johann Sebastian Harpsichord Concerto no 5 in F minor, BWV 1056 Chicago Symphony, André Tchaikowsky, piano

February 15, 1958 in Orchestra Hall, Chicago

rejected by Tchaikowsky, initially not issued by RCA. Also see Mozart Piano Concerto no 25. Orchestra members said that after Reiner became disappointed with Tchaikowsky, Reiner only "went through the motions" of conducting this Bach recording, and the result was rejected by Tchaikowsky who did not play with Reiner thereafter.

(33) RCA DPMI-0444

(CD) RCA BVCC-38397 (Japan)

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Bach, Johann Sebastian Fugue in G minor, "Little", BWV 578 orchestrated by Lucien Cailliet Pittsburgh Symphony

February 4, 1946 in the Syria Mosque, Pittsburgh

(78) Columbia Masterworks M-695 records 12623-D through 12625-D and MM-695 records 12905-D through 12907-D with the Bach Suite no 2 on five sides and the Bach "Little" Fugue in G minor on side six,

(78) Columbia 12907 D,

(CD) Biddulph 83069/83070,

(CD) Guild GHCD 2333

Bach, Johann Sebastian Fugue in G minor, "Little", BWV 578 orchestrated by Lucien Cailliet Detroit Symphony

May 26, 1946 broadcast of the Ford Sunday Evening Hour from the Masonic Temple Theatre, Detroit

Recorded Sound Division, Library of Congress
Bach, Johann Sebastian Fugue in G minor, "Little", BWV 578 orchestrated by Lucien Cailliet Chicago Symphony

November 28, 1957 WBAI-FM New York City broadcast from Orchestra Hall, Chicago

(CD) Al Schlachtmeyer, Classical Music Historical Recordings, from Bruce Wellek recordings, Fritz Reiner Legacy volume 32
Bach, Johann Sebastian Three Chorale Preludes orchestrated by Vittorio Gui Curtis Symphony

December 12, 1938 radio broadcast from Casimir Hall of the Curtis Institute, Philadelphia

Recorded Sound Division, Library of Congress
Bach, Johann Sebastian Chorale Prelude, Clavier-Übung no 145, BWV 683, "Vater unser im Himmelreich" ("Our Father Who Art in Heaven") orchestrated by Arcady Dubensky Curtis Symphony

February 16, 1938 radio broadcast from Casimir Hall of the Curtis Institute, Philadelphia

Recorded Sound Division, Library of Congress
Bach, Johann Sebastian Prelude and Fugue in E flat major St. Anne BWV 552, orchestrated by Frederick Stock Chicago Symphony

October 17, 1957 broadcast by WBAI-FM New York City from Orchestra Hall, Chicago

(CD) Al Schlachtmeyer, Classical Music Historical Recordings, from Bruce Wellek recordings, The Reiner Legacy volume 30
Bach, Johann Sebastian Toccata, Adagio and Fugue in C Major, BWV 564, orchestrated by Leo Weiner Chicago Symphony

February 17, 1954 in the WGN studios, Chicago telecast by WGN Chicago "Hour of Music"

(DVD) Video Artists International VAI 4287 with Beethoven Symphony no 2 from the same broadcast, and from the November 18, 1953 broadcast: Mozart Symphony 39; Debussy Petite Suite and Reiner's arrangement of Tchaikovsky: Waltzes
Bach, Johann Sebastian Well-Tempered Clavier book 1: Prelude in E-flat Minor BWV 853 Pittsburgh Symphony

February 8, 1942 in the Syria Mosque, Pittsburgh

Radio broadcast from WCAE, Pittsburgh residing in the J. David Goldin collection at the University of Missouri, Kansas City, Missouri

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Bartók. Béla Concerto for Orchestra BB 123

 

Pittsburgh Symphony

February 4 and 5, 1946 in the Syria Mosque, Pittsburgh.

 

This was the premiere recording of the Concerto for Orchestra

(78) Columbia Masterworks changer version album only MM-793 six records 12918-D through 12923-D, matrices XCO 35800 through XCO 35811,

(78) Voice of America ":Symphony Orchestras of the US, Program 12, Catalog ncp 886/7, ncp 1202/3 (first movement only),

(33) 16 inch Transcription Discs, New York Public Library, no 16-P-441 one side (first movement only),

(33) Columbia Masterworks ML-4102 matrices XLP 539 and XLP 540,

(33) Columbia Special Products P 14143 (electronic stereo),

(CD) Fritz Reiner Enregistrements 1945-1946 Volume 3 Dante LYS 093,

(CD) Pearl GEM 0173 with other recording premieres of Bartok works

Bartók. Béla Concerto for Orchestra BB 123

 

Chicago Symphony

 

October 22, 1955 in Orchestra Hall, Chicago

(33) RCA LM/LSC-1934 matrices F2RP-7593, F2RP-7594, Concerto for Orchestra only,

(33) Gramophone Company HMV ALP 1494 Concerto for Orchestra only,

(33) RCA Victrola VIC/VICS-1110,

(33) RCA Gold Seal AGL1-2909 1981 digital remaster,

(CD) RCA Gold Seal 68577,

(CD) RCA Red Seal 5604-2-RC (with Music for S,P,C),

(CD) RCA Living Stereo 09026-61504-2 (with Music for S,P,C and Hungarian Sketches),

(CD) JVC JMCXR-0007 Concerto for Orchestra only,

(CD) Naxos 9.80403,

(SACD) RCA Red Seal 61390 SA,

(SACD) RCA Red Seal 82876 61390 2 (with Hungarian Sketches),

(2TOR) RCA RCA ECS-9,

(4TC) KCS-4000 with Liszt Mephisto Waltz in the 4 track cartridge, predecessor to the 8 track,

(8TC) RCA Red Seal V8S-1036

(cassette) RCA Gold Seal CK 35220,

(cassette) RCA Gold Seal AGK1-5220 digitally remastered 1981 Concerto for Orchestra only

Bartók. Béla Divertimento for String Orchestra, BB 118

Chicago Symphony

February 21, 1957 from a television broadcast from studios of WGN-TV Chicago

(33) Fritz Reiner Society FRS-1
Bartók. Béla Hungarian Sketches, BB 103 (1931) Pittsburgh Symphony

April 1, 1947 in the Syria Mosque, Pittsburgh

not initially released by Columbia. (CD) Columbia Masterworks Heritage MHK 62343 issued 1996 was its first release, coupled with Kodaly Dances of Galanta, Weiner Divertimento no 1, Shostakovich Symphony no 6, Kabalevsky Colas Breugnon
Bartók. Béla Hungarian Sketches, BB 103 (1931) NBC Symphony

June 11, 1950 NBC broadcast of the U.S. Steel Hour

(33) 16 inch transcription disc, New York Public Library archives,

(CD) Al Schlachtmeyer, Classical Music Historical Recordings, from Bruce Wellek recordings, Fritz Reiner Legacy volume 7

(CD) Art of Fritz Reiner Volume 1 West Hill Radio Archive WHRA 6024

Bartók. Béla Hungarian Sketches, BB 103 (1931)

Chicago Symphony

December 29, 1958

(33) RCA Red Seal LM/LSC-2374 matrix K2RY-0022 with Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta,

(33) RCA Victrola VICS-1620,

(33) Victor Japan SHP-2129 with Bartok Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta,

(CD) RCA Living Stereo 09026-61504-2,

(CD) RCA Red Seal 74321 84219 2 "The Director",

(CD) JVC JMCXR-0012,

(CD) EMI Great Conductors of the Twentieth Century EMI 7243 5 62866 2 Swineherd's Dance only,

(4TOR) RCA Red Seal FTC-2024

Bartók. Béla The Miraculous Mandarin Suite BB 82 NBC Symphony

December 15, 1946 NBC broadcast from Studio 8-H New York City

(33) 16 inch transcription disc, New York Public Library archives Catalog no 16-P-669,

(CD) Art of Fritz Reiner Volume 1 West Hill Radio Archive WHRA 6024

(CD) Al Schlachtmeyer, Classical Music Historical Recordings, from Bruce Wellek recordings, Fritz Reiner Legacy volume 9

Bartók. Béla The Miraculous Mandarin Suite BB 82 New York Philharmonic

March 12, 1960 broadcast from Carnegie Hall, New York City from one of two sets of concerts Reiner made in 1960 with the NYPO

(CD) Dante Arlecchino Art of Fritz Reiner ARL 198

(CD) Al Schlachtmeyer, Classical Music Historical Recordings, from Bruce Wellek recordings, Fritz Reiner Legacy volumes 14

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Bartók. Béla Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta, BB 114

Chicago Symphony

December 28, 29, 1958 in Orchestra Hall, Chicago

(33) RCA Red Seal LM/LSC-2374 matrix K2RY-0021 with Bartok Hungarian Sketches,

(33) RCA Victrola VICS-1620 with Bartok Hungarian Sketches,

(33) RCA Gold Seal AGL1-4087 with Bartok Hungarian Sketches 1981 digital remaster,

(33) Victor Japan SHP-2129 with Bartok Hungarian Sketches,

(CD) RCA 5604-2-RC with Concerto for Orchestra,

(CD) RCA Living Stereo 09026-61504-2,

(CD) JVC JMCXR-0012,

(SACD) RCA Red Seal 82876 61390 2,

(4TOR) RCA FTC-2024

Bartók. Béla Piano Concerto no 1, BB 91 New York Philharmonic, Rudolf Serkin, piano

March 19, 1960 from Carnegie Hall, New York City from one of two sets of concerts Reiner made in 1960 with the NYPO

(CD) Dante Arlecchino Art of Fritz Reiner ARL 198
Bartók. Béla Piano Concerto no 3, BB 127 (1945) Chicago Symphony, Géza Anda, piano

March 20, 1958 WBAI-FM broadcast from Orchestra Hall, Chicago

(CD) Al Schlachtmeyer, Classical Music Historical Recordings, from Bruce Wellek recordings, Fritz Reiner Legacy volume 42
Bartók. Béla Two Romanian Folk Dances, BB 56 (1910 orchestrated 1915) Pittsburgh Symphony

April 10, 1948 broadcast in the Syria Mosque, Pittsburgh

(78) Voice of America ":Symphony Orchestras of the US, Program 28, Catalog ncp 1314/1315
Bartók. Béla Two Romanian Folk Dances, BB 56 (1910 orchestrated in 1915 by Reiner's teacher Leo Weiner) New York Philharmonic

June 16, 1948 broadcast

(33) 16 inch transcription disc, New York Public Library archives
Bartók. Béla Two Romanian Folk Dances, BB 56 (1910 orchestrated in 1915 by Reiner's teacher Leo Weiner) NBC Symphony

January, 19 1952 NBC broadcast

(2TOR) mono transcription magnetic tape, New York Public Library archives of the full concert: Debussy Petite suite, Bartok Two Roumanian Dances, Ravel Le tombeau de Couperin, Richard Strauss Til Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks,

(CD) Al Schlachtmeyer, Classical Music Historical Recordings, from Bruce Wellek recordings, Fritz Reiner Legacy volume 6

(CD) Art of Fritz Reiner Volume 1 West Hill Radio Archive WHRA 6024

Bartók. Béla Violin Concerto no 2, BB 117 (1938), Yehudi Menuhin, violin Chicago Symphony

October 24, 1957 radio broadcast from Orchestra Hall, Chicago

(CD) WFMT/Chicago Symphony radio marathon promotional discs CSO-CD96B-2

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Beethoven, Ludwig van Coriolan overture, opus 62

Chicago Symphony

May 5, 1959 in Orchestra Hall, Chicago

(33) RCA LM/LSC-2343 with 1959 Beethoven Symphony no 5, matrices K2RY-3244 and K2RY-3245,

(33) RCA Camden Classics CCV-5023 with Symphony no 5,

(CD) RCA RCD1-5403,

(CD) JVC JMCXR 0005 with Beethoven Symphony no 5,

(CD) EMI Great Conductors of the Twentieth Century EMI 7243 5 62866 2,

(4TOR) RCA FTC-2032,

(4TC) RCA KCS-4079

Beethoven, Ludwig van The Creatures of Prometheus (Die Geschöpfe des Prometheus) ballet, opus 43: Overture Curtis Symphony

March 9, 1938 radio broadcast from Casimir Hall of the Curtis Institute, Philadelphia

(33) 16 inch transcription disc New York Public Library Archives
Beethoven, Ludwig van Egmont, opus 84: Overture Chicago Symphony

1954 telecast

(VHS) Video Artists International VAI 69601,

(DVD) Video Artists International VAI 4237

Beethoven, Ludwig van Fidelio Overture (1814) Chicago Symphony

December 12, 1955 in Orchestra Hall, Chicago

(33) RCA Red Seal LM/LSC-1991 matrix J2RY-1459,

(CD) RCA 68976,

(CD) RCA RCD1-5403,

(CD) JVC JMCXR 0005,

(2TOR) RCA RCA ECS-11,

(4TOR) RCA FTC-2119,

(8TC) RCA R8S-1150,

(cassette) RCA RK-1150

Beethoven, Ludwig van Leonore Overture no 2 opus 72b (1805) Chicago Symphony

October 24, 1957 radio broadcast from Orchestra Hall, Chicago

(CD) WFMT/Chicago Symphony radio marathon promotional discs CSO-CD96B-2
Beethoven, Ludwig van Leonore Overture no 3 opus 72a (1806) Chicago Symphony

October 13, 1954 telecast by WGN Chicago "Hour of Music" from the WGN studios, Chicago

(CD) (CD) Al Schlachtmeyer, Classical Music Historical Recordings, from Bruce Wellek recordings, Fritz Reiner Legacy volume 25
Beethoven, Ludwig van Piano Concerto No. 1 in C major, op. 15 New York Philharmonic, Anna Dorfmann, piano

probably 1945, Carnegie Hall, New York

(78) Office of War Information transcription, Radio Symphonies of America program 1, with Beethoven Symphony no 4
Beethoven, Ludwig van Piano Concerto no 4 in G, opus 58 Chicago Symphony, Eugene Istomin, piano

November 28, 1957 broadcast from Orchestra Hall, Chicago

(CD) Al Schlachtmeyer, Classical Music Historical Recordings, from Bruce Wellek recordings, Fritz Reiner Legacy volume 33
Beethoven, Ludwig van Piano Concerto no 4 in G, opus 58

Chicago Symphony, Van Cliburn, piano

Apr. 22, 23, 1963 in Orchestra Hall, Chicago

 

Reiner's last Chicago Symphony recording

(33) RCA LM/LSC-2680 matricies PRRS-3510, PRRS-3511,

(CD) RCA 7943-2-RG with Beethoven Piano Concerto no 5,

(4TOR) RCA FTC-2147,

(8TC) RCA R8S-5031

Beethoven, Ludwig van Piano Concerto no 5 in Eb, opus 73 "Emperor" New York Philharmonic, Rudolf Serkin, piano

Spring, 1946 broadcast from Carnegie Hall, New York City

(33) 16 inch transcription disc New York Public Library Archives, catalog no 16-P-506/7 three sides 1946 with Beethoven Symphony no 7 allegretto
Beethoven, Ludwig van Piano Concerto no 5 in Eb, opus 73 "Emperor" Vienna Philharmonic, Claudio Arrau, piano

August 22, 1956 at the Salzburg Festival, Grosses Festspielhaus, Salzburg, Austria

recorded in concert at the Salzburg Festival, issued on (CD) Al Schlachtmeyer, Classical Music Historical Recordings, from Bruce Wellek recordings, Fritz Reiner Legacy volume 17
Beethoven, Ludwig van Piano Concerto no 5 in Eb, opus 73 "Emperor" Chicago Symphony, Van Cliburn, piano

May 4, 12, 1961

(33) RCA LM/LSC-2562 matricies M2RY-1603, M2RY-1603,

(33) RCA RB-16262 in Europe,

(33) RCA Red Seal SVA 1003 in Europe,

(CD) RCA 7943-2-RG with Beethoven Piano Concerto no 4,

(CD) RCA 61961,

(CD) RCA Living Stereo 09026-61961-2 2 discs with Rachmaninoff Concerto no 2,

(SACD) RCA 88697-08283-2 with Schumann Piano Concerto,

(4TOR) RCA FTC-2081,

(4TOR) RCA TR3-1019 33 1/3 IPS,

(8TC) RCA R8S-1008;

(8TC) RCA R8S-5031,

(cassette) RCA RK-1008

(cassette) RCA Living Stereo 09026-61961-4 with Rachmaninoff Concerto no 2

Beethoven, Ludwig van Piano Concerto no 5 in Eb, opus 73

RCA Victor Symphony, Vladimir Horowitz, piano

April 26, 1952

(33) RCA Victor Red Seal LM-1718,

(33) RCA Victrola VICS-1636(e) (electronic stereo),

(33) HMV - La Voix de son Maître FALP 240

(33) RCA Red Seal ARM4-0914,

(33) RCA First Class Great Music Series VLS 45499 half-speed audiophile pressing, electronic stereo 1983 release,

(CD) Phillips 456841-2,

(CD) Urania SP-4217,

(CD) JVC JMXR24062,

(CD) Naxos 8.110787,

(45) RCA WDM-1718 disks 49-3850/49-3857,

(2TOR) RCA BC-4 mono

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Beethoven, Ludwig van Symphony no 1 in C, opus 21 Chicago Symphony

May 8, 1961 in Orchestra Hall, Chicago

(33) RCA LM/LSC-6096 2 discs with Beethoven Symphony no 9,

(33) RCA France Victor 640-800 two discs with Beethoven Symphony no 9,

(CD) RCA Gold Seal 60002 (with Beethoven Symphony no 6)

(4TOR) FTC-3005

Beethoven, Ludwig van Symphony no 2, in D, opus 36

Pittsburgh Symphony

March 27, 1945 in the Syria Mosque, Pittsburgh

(78) Columbia M-597 records 12255-D through 12258-D and MM-597 records 12259-D through 12262-D, matrices XCO 34511, XCO 34512, XCO 34513, XCO 34514, XCO 34515, XCO 34516, XCO 34517, XCO 34518,

(33) Columbia Masterworks ML-4085 matrices XLP521, XLP-522,

(33) Columbia Special Products P 14139 electronic stereo,

(CD) MHK 62344 remastered with Mozart Symphonies 35 and 40,

(CD) Fritz Reiner Enregistrements 1945-1946 Volume 4 Dante LYS 126

Beethoven, Ludwig van Symphony no 2, in D, opus 36 Chicago Symphony

February 17, 1954 the WGN studios, Chicago telecast by WGN Chicago "Hour of Music"

(DVD) Video Artists International VAI 4287
Beethoven, Ludwig van Symphony no 3 in E flat, opus 55 "Eroica"

Chicago Symphony

December 4, 1954 in Orchestra Hall, Chicago

(33) RCA LM-1899,

(CD) RCA Red Seal Artistes & Repertoires 74321 88681-2 two discs with Beethoven Symphonies 5, 6 and 7

(CD) RCA Gold Seal 09026-60962-2 with Beethoven Coriolan and Fidelio Overtures,

(CD) JVC JMCXR-0019,

(CD) Naxos 9.80062

Beethoven, Ludwig van Symphony no 4 in Eb, opus 60 New York Philharmonic

probably 1945, Carnegie Hall, New York

(78)Office of War Information transcription, Radio Symphonies of America program 1, with 1945 Beethoven Piano Concerto no 1 Anna Dorfmann
Beethoven, Ludwig van Symphony no 4 in Eb, opus 60

Chicago Symphony

April 17, 1958 in Orchestra Hall, Chicago

(33) WFMT/Chicago Symphony radio marathon two promotional discs CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA From The Archives CSO 87-3

(CD) WFMT/Chicago Symphony radio marathon promotional discs Volume III: To Honor the 100th Anniversary of the birth of Fritz Reiner CS088-10,

(CD) Al Schlachtmeyer, Classical Music Historical Recordings, from Bruce Wellek recordings, Fritz Reiner Legacy volume 47

(CD) Dante Arlecchino ARL A44 Art of Fritz Reiner 7

Beethoven, Ludwig van Symphony no 5 in C minor, opus 67

 

RCA LSC-2496 "Heart of the Symphony"

Chicago Symphony

May 4, 1959 in Orchestra Hall, Chicago

(33) RCA Red Seal LM/LSC-2343 with Beethoven Coriolan Overture matrices K2RY-3244 and K2RY-3245,

(33) RCA Red Seal LSC-2496 matrix L2RY-2496 first movement only "Heart Of The Symphony" with movements from Haydn Symphony 88, Dvorak Symphony 9, Tchaikowsky Symphony 6, Schubert Symphony 8, Brahms Symphony no 3,

(33) RCA Red Seal LSC-3295,

(33) RCA Camden Classics CCV-5023 with Coriolan Overture,

(33) RCA Gold Seal AGL1-5206 with Schubert Unfinished 1981 digital remaster,

(CD) RCA 68976,

(CD) RCA RCD1-5403,

(CD) RCA Living Stereo 09026-68976-2,

(CD) JVC JMCXR 0005,

(CD) RCA Red Seal Artistes & Repertoires 74321 88681-2 two discs with Beethoven Symphonies 3, 6 and 7,

(33) RCA LM/LSC-2496 "Heart of the Symphony" first movement only, with movements from Schubert Unfinished, Brahms Symphony no 3, Dvorak New World Symphony and Tchaikovsky Pathétique Symphony (see left)

(4TOR) RCA FTC-2032,

(4TC) KCS-4079,

(8TC) RCA R8S-1005,

(8TC) RCA R8S-1275,

(cassette) RCA RK-1055,

(cassette) RCA RK-1275

Beethoven, Ludwig van Symphony no 6 in F, opus 68 "Pastoral"

Chicago Symphony

April 8, 10, 1961

(33) RCA LM/LSC-2614, also available in two deluxe packages, one with a wooden rod on album edge and one in a book form with hard cover and LP disk inside as (33) RCA LMD/LSCD-2614,

(33) RCA Victrola VICS-1449

(33) RCA Maestro GL89288 "Beethoven's Greatest Hits" Beethove Symphony 9 movement 4 and Pastoral movement 5

(CD) JVC JMCXR 0020,

(CD) RCA Red Seal Artistes & Repertoires 74321 88681-2 two discs with Beethoven Symphonies 3, 5 and 7,

(CD) JVC JMCXR-0020,

(4TOR) RCA FTC-2119,

(8TC) RCA R8S-1094,

(cassette) RCA RK-1094

Beethoven, Ludwig van Symphony no 7 in A, opus 92: movement 2, allegretto New York Philharmonic

Spring, 1946 broadcast from Carnegie Hall, New York City

(33) 16 inch transcription disc New York Public Library Archives, catalog no 16-P-506, one side with 1946 Piano Concerto no 5, Rudolf Serkin
Beethoven, Ludwig van Symphony no 7 in A, opus 92 Chicago Symphony

1954 telecast

(VHS) Video Artists International VAI 69601,

(DVD) Video Artists International VAI 4237

Beethoven, Ludwig van Symphony no 7 in A, opus 92

Chicago Symphony

 

October 24, 1955 in Orchestra Hall, Chicago

(33) RCA Red Seal LM/LSC-1991 with Fidelio Overture matricies J2RY-1458, J2RY-1459,

(33) RCA Victrola VICS 1523 with Fidelio Overture matricies J2RY 1458-E and J2RY 1459-E issued in 1971,

(CD) RCA 68976,

(CD) RCA Living Stereo 09026-68976-2,

(CD) RCA Red Seal 74321 84219 2 "The Director",

(CD) RCA Red Seal Artistes & Repertoires 74321 88681-2 two discs with Beethoven Symphonies 3, 5 and 6,

(CD) JVC JMCXR 0006 with Fidelio Overture,

(2TOR) RCA ECS-11,

(8TC) RCA R8S-1150,

(cassette) RCA RK-1150

Beethoven, Ludwig van Symphony no 7 in A, opus 92 Chicago Symphony

April 8, 1962 recorded during concert broadcast by WBAI-FM New York City

(CD) Al Schlachtmeyer, Classical Music Historical Recordings, from Bruce Wellek recordings, Fritz Reiner Legacy volume 27

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Beethoven, Ludwig van Symphony No. 8 in F Major, opus 93 Chicago Symphony

December 30, 1953 telecast by WGN Chicago "Hour of Music" telecast from the WGN studios.

(CD) Al Schlachtmeyer, Classical Music Historical Recordings, from the Bruce Wellek recordings collection, The Reiner Legacy volume 19
Beethoven, Ludwig van Symphony No. 8 in F Major, opus 93 Chicago Symphony

February 6, 1958 in Orchestra Hall, Chicago

(CD) WFMT/Chicago Symphony radio marathon promotional discs CSO-CD96B-2

(CD) Al Schlachtmeyer, Classical Music Historical Recordings, from Bruce Wellek recordings, Fritz Reiner Legacy volume 39

Beethoven, Ludwig van Symphony no 9 in D minor, opus 125

Chicago Symphony,

Phyllis Curtin, soprano,

Florence Kopleff, alto,

John McCollum, tenor,

Donald Gramm, bass

 

May 1, 2, 1961 Orchestra Hall, Chicago

(33) RCA LM/LSC-6096 2 discs matrices MZRY-1665/MZRY-1667 with Beethoven Symphony no 1,

(33) RCA France Victor 640-800 two discs with Beethoven Symphony no 1,

(33) RCA LSC-3316,

(33) RCA Maestro GL89288 "Beethoven's Greatest Hits" Beethove Symphony 9 movement 4 and Pastoral movement 5

(33) RCA Gold Seal AGL1-5223 1981 digital remastered LP

(CD) RCA 6532-2-RG,

(4TOR) RCA FTC-3005,

(8TC) RCA R8S-1296,

cassette RK-1296

Beethoven, Ludwig van Violin Concerto in D major, opus 61 Pittsburgh Symphony, Henri Temianka, violin

November 23, 1941 in the Syria Mosque, Pittsburgh

Radio broadcast from WCAE, Pittsburgh residing in the J. David Goldin collection at the University of Missouri, Kansas City, Missouri
Beethoven, Ludwig van Violin Concerto in D major, opus 61: movement 1, Allegro ma non troppo Curtis Symphony, Oscar Shumsky while still studying at the Curtis Institute

February 13, 1939 radio broadcast from Casimir Hall of the Curtis Institute, Philadelphia

(33) 16 inch transcription disc New York Public Library Archives,

(CD) Biddulph LAB 137 "The Art of Oscar Shumsky"

Bennett, Robert Russell Eight Etudes For Symphony Orchestra (1938): To The Ladies Detroit Symphony

May 19, 1946 broadcast of the Ford Sunday Evening Hour from the Masonic Temple Theatre, Detroit

Recorded Sound Division, Library of Congress

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Berlioz, Hector Beatrice and Benedict: Overture Chicago Symphony

March 13, 1957 from the WGN studios, Chicago telecast by WGN Chicago "Hour of Music"

(CD) Al Schlachtmeyer, Classical Music Historical Recordings, from the Bruce Wellek recordings collection, The Reiner Legacy volume 29
Berlioz, Hector Beatrice and Benedict: Overture Chicago Symphony

February 6, 1958 WBAI-FM New York City broadcast from Orchestra Hall, Chicago

(CD) Al Schlachtmeyer, Classical Music Historical Recordings, from Bruce Wellek recordings, Fritz Reiner Legacy volume 38
Berlioz, Hector Benvenuto Cellini: Overture

Chicago Symphony

December 8, 1957 WFMT broadcast from Orchestra Hall, Chicago

(33) "Chicago Symphony From the Archives Volume 1: Fritz Reiner 1957-1958 Season" WFMT/"Chicago Symphony radio marathon XI special edition two discs Teldec DMM 86/2 labeled CS086-10 with Berlioz Benvenuto Cellini, Vaughan Williams Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis, Schoenberg Transfigured Night, Wagner Rienzi Overture, Schumann Symphony no 2,

(CD) WFMT/Chicago Symphony radio marathon promotional discs CSO-CD96A-2 "The Reiner Era Volume 1",

(CD) Dante Arlecchino ARL A45 Art of Fritz Reiner 8

Berlioz, Hector The Damnation of Faust (La damnation de Faust) opus 24: Hungarian March Pittsburgh Symphony

November 15, 1941 in the Syria Mosque, Pittsburgh

(78) Columbia Masterworks M-491 three 12 inch (30cm) discs with Debussy Ibéria and having Hungarian March on sixth side, record 11709-D side 2 and MM-491 record 11712-D side 2, matrix XCO 31902,

(78) Columbia 12906 D,

(CD) Fritz Reiner Enregistrements Volume 9 "Bis et pièces d'orchestre brillantes" 1937-1947 Dante LYS 259/260

Berlioz, Hector Les nuits d'été, opus 7, H 81 Chicago Symphony, Leontyne Price, soprano

March 2, 1963

(33) RCA LM/LSC-2695 matrix PRRS 3336 with Falla El amor brujo,

(4TOR) RCA FTC-2177 with Falla El amor brujo

Berlioz, Hector Roman Carnival Overture (Le carnaval romain overture) opus 9 CBS Symphony Orchestra

September 2, 1945 CBS radio broadcast

(33) 16 inch transcription discs in the New York Public Library Archives, catalog no 16-P-592

(CD) Al Schlachtmeyer, Classical Music Historical Recordings, from Bruce Wellek recordings, Fritz Reiner Legacy volume 3

Berlioz, Hector Roman Carnival Overture (Le carnaval romain overture) opus 9 NBC Symphony

June 11, 1950 NBC broadcast of the U.S. Steel Hour

(33) 16 inch transcription discs in the New York Public Library Archives,

(CD) Al Schlachtmeyer, Classical Music Historical Recordings, from Bruce Wellek recordings, Fritz Reiner Legacy volume 7

(CD) Art of Fritz Reiner Volume 1 West Hill Radio Archive WHRA 6024

Berlioz, Hector Roman Carnival Overture (Le carnaval romain overture) opus 9 August 22, 1956 Vienna Philharmonic at the Salzburg Festival, Grosses Festspielhaus (CD) Al Schlachtmeyer, Classical Music Historical Recordings, from Bruce Wellek recordings, Fritz Reiner Legacy volume 16
Berlioz, Hector Roman Carnival Overture (Le carnaval romain overture) opus 9

Chicago Symphony

December 5, 1957 in Orchestra Hall, Chicago

(33) WFMT/Chicago Symphony radio marathon two promotional discs CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA From The Archives CSO 87-3

 

(CD) WFMT/Chicago Symphony radio marathon promotional discs Volume III: To Honor the 100th Anniversary of the birth of Fritz Reiner CS088-10,

 

(CD) Spectrum Sound Analog Collector CDS MAC-013,

 

(CD) Dante Arlecchino ARL A45 Art of Fritz Reiner 8

Berlioz, Hector Roman Carnival Overture (Le carnaval romain overture) opus 9 Chicago Symphony

October 18, 1959 telecast by WGN Chicago "Hour of Music" from the WGN studios, Chicago

(CD) Al Schlachtmeyer, Classical Music Historical Recordings, from Bruce Wellek recordings, Fritz Reiner Legacy volume 25
Berlioz, Hector Roméo et Juliette (1839): Romeo Alone, Festival at the Capulets

Chicago Symphony

October 18, 1959 television broadcast from studios of WGN-TV Chicago

(CD) WFMT/Chicago Symphony radio marathon promotional discs CSO-CD96B-2 "Reiner Era II: Chicago Symphony Orchestra: Volume Eleven"
Berlioz, Hector Symphonie fantastique, opus 14: second movement: Un Bal Chicago Symphony

February 13, 1957 concert telecast by WGN, Chicago

(CD) Al Schlachtmeyer, Classical Music Historical Recordings, from the Bruce Wellek recordings collection, The Reiner Legacy volume 28

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Bizet, Georges Carmen (1875)

 

This famous recording includes the usual Metropolitan Opera cuts and with the l'Arlésienne interpolations, and with spoken dialogue omitted. This Carmen the only studio recording of an opera by Reiner, the others being derived from broadcasts.

RCA Victor Symphony,

Risë Stevens - Carmen,

Jan Peerce - Don José,

Licia Albanese - Micaëla,

Robert Merrill - Escamillo,

Paula Lenchner - Frasquita,

Robert Shaw Chorale,

Children's Chorus From L'Elysée Francaise

 

May 16, 28, 31, June 12, 14, 15, 16, 19, 20, 21, 22, 1951 in Manhattan Center, New York City

(33) RCA Red Seal LM-6102 3 discs,

(33) RCA Victrola AVM3-0670 3 discs,

(33) HMV ALP 1115 - ALP 1117 in Europe

(45) RCA WDM-1556 complete opera on 16 red 45 RPM discs,

(CD) "The RCA Victor Opera Series" BMG 7981-2-RG

(CD) Naxos 9.80475-77

Excerpts / Highlights:

(33) RCA LM-1749 1 disc highlights,

(33) RCA LM-1847 "A Treasury of Grand Opera" Toreador aria,

(33) RCA LM-9010 Act 1: Habanera only, plus arias from Der Rosenkavalier: Act 2: Presentation of the Silver Rose, Closing Scene from Act 3, Gluck: Orfeo ed Euridice: Act 2 "Che Faro Senza Euridice?", Act 3 "Che puro ciel", Mozart Le Nozze de Figaro Act 1: "Non so più cosa son, cosa faccio", Act 2: "Voi che sapete",

(33) RCA LM-6070 abridged on 2 discs,

(33) RCA LRM-7011 Concert Cameos (10 inch) "Gems From Carmen" excerpts,

(33) RCA LRM-7020 Arias from Carmen, Pagliacci (10 inch),

(45) RCA WDM-1749 4 disc highlights,

(45) RCA 45EP ERB-7011 boxed 45 RPM highlights,

(45) RCA 45EP ERB-7020 2 disc arias,

(45) RCA ERA-45 1 disc arias,

(45) RCA ERA-211,

(45) RCA ERA-78 Licia Albanese arias

Bizet, Georges Carmen (1875): Orchestral Excerpts from the complete recording: Prelude to Act 1, Act 3 Prelude (Entracte), Act 4 Prelude (Entracte), ballet music originally from L'Arlésienne: Danse Bohème and Farandole

RCA Victor Symphony

 

May 16, 28, 31, June 12, 14, 15, 16, 19, 20, 21, 22, 1951 in Manhattan Center, New York City

(33) RCA LRM-7011 Concert Cameos 10 inch (25 cm) disc "Gems From Carmen" excerpts,

(45) RCA ERA-211,

(45) RCA 26064 "Orchestral Music from Carmen two 45 RPM discs

Bizet, Georges Carmen (1875)

RCA Victor Symphony,

Risë Stevens - Carmen,

Richard Tucker - Don José,

Nadine Conner - Micaëla,

Paolo Silveri - Escamillo,

Margaret Roggero - Mercedes

Lucine Amara - Frasquita

Metropolitan Opera Chorus under Kurt Adler

 

February 16, 1952 Metropolitan Opera broadcast from the Metropolitan Opera archives

(33) Teatro Dischi TD 109

(CD) Walhall WLCD 0283

 

(CD) RCA Victor 88697 96189 23 two CDs "The Metropolitan Opera" remastered recording from the Metropolitan Opera archives

 

Critic Cecil Smith writing in 1952 of this performance in Musical America: "...[Reiner's] conducting was one of the marvels of our time..."

Bizet, Georges Carmen (1875) Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus,

Fedora Barbieri - Carmen, Mario del Monaco - Don José,

Frank Guarrera - Escamillo,

Hilde Güden - Micaëla,

Lucine Amara - Frasquita

January 31, 1953 broadcast from the Metropolitan Opera

(2TOR) Voice of Americal broadcast transcription recording,

(CD) Bongiovanni GB 1179/80,

(CD) Myto 032.H074

Bizet, Georges Carmen (1875) Teatro di San Carlo di Napoli Orchestra and Chorus, Giulietta Simionato - Carmen, Franco Corelli - Don José, Elena Rizzieri - Micaëla, Aldo Protti - Escamillo, Frasquita - Angela Vercelli - Frasquita

August 21, 1953 broadcast from the Arena Flegrea outdoor amphitheater near Naples, Italy

(CD) Archipel ARPCD 0130
Borodin, Alexander Prince Igor (1887): Polovetsian March

Chicago Symphony

March. 14, 1959 in Orchestra Hall, Chicago

(33) RCA LM/LSC-2423 Festival matrix K2RY-1891 with Tchaikovsky Marche Miniature and Marche slav, Borodin Polovetsian March, Mussorgsky Night on Bald Mountain, Glinka Ruslan and Lyudmila, Kabalevsky Colas Breugnon

(33) RCA Victrola VIC/VICS-1068,

(CD) RCA Living Stereo 09026-61958-2 with Mussorgsky Pictures at an Exhibition, Night on Bald Mountain, Tchaikovsky Marche Slave, Kabalevsky Colas Breugnon, Tchaikovsky Marche Miniature,

(CD) RCA 5602-2-RC "Russian Showpieces",

(SACD) RCA 61394 SA "Russian Showpieces",

(4TC) RCA FTC-2037,

(8TC) RCA V8S-1025

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Brahms, Johannes Academic Festival Overture, opus 80 Curtis Symphony

November 28, 1937 Metropolitan Opera House, New York recorded by RCA Custom Recordings

(33) International Piano Library IPL-5001/5002 "Josef Hofmann Golden Jubilee Concert",

(CD) The Complete Josef Hofmann, VAI Audio 1020-2,

(CD) Fritz Reiner Enregistrements Volume 9 "Bis et pièces d'orchestre brillantes" 1937-1947 Dante LYS 259/260

Brahms, Johannes Alto Rhapsody, opus 53

RCA Victor Symphony, Marian Anderson, alto, Robert Shaw Chorale in Manhattan Center, New York City

October 20, 1950

(33) RCA LM-1146 (with Mahler Kindertotenlieder conducted by Pierre Monteux),

(CD) Pristine Audio PASC 294 (restored by Mark Obert-Thorn),

(45) RCA WDM-1532 (with Mahler Kindertotenlieder conducted by Pierre Monteux)

Brahms, Johannes Double Concerto in A minor, opus 102

Robin Hood Dell Orchestra (Philadelphia Orchestra), Nathan Milstein violin, Gregor Piatigorsky cello

June 29, 1951 in the Academy of Music, Philadelphia

(33) RCA LM-1191,

(33) RCA AVMl-2020,

(CD) RCA 61485,

(CD) Naxos 8.111051,

(45) RCA WDM-1609

Brahms, Johannes Hungarian Dances (1869) orchestrated by Albert Parlow: nos 1, 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 19, 21

  a Canadian pressing of ML-4116

Pittsburgh Symphony

February 2, 5, 1946 in the Syria Mosque, Pittsburgh

(78) Columbia MX-309 automatic version only discs MX 12942-D and MX 12943-D,

(33) Columbia Masterworks ML-4116,

(33) Columbia Special Products P 14121,

(CD) Dante Arlecchino 131,

(CD) Pittsburgh Symphony: 100 Years of Glory

Brahms, Johannes Hungarian Dances (1869) orchestrated by Albert Parlow: nos 1, 5, 6, 7, 19, 21

 

Vienna Philharmonic

June 12, 1960 in the Sofiensaal, Vienna

 

One of the recordings resulting from the sharing of the Vienna Philharmonic by Decca and of Fritz Reiner by RCA Victor in the summer of 1960. Recordings were made by Victor engineers.

(33) Decca SXL-2249

(33) London CM-9267 and CS-6198,

(33) Decca/London OS-26344 (no 5),

(33) Decca/London Stereo Treasury STS-15009,

(33) RCA Red Seal CM-9267,

(33) Decca Ace of Diamonds SDD 123,

(33) Decca LXT-5609, SXL-2249,

(33) Decca Viva! VIV18 stereo,

(33) Decca Grace Edition 66.23323 with Kertesz Variations on a Theme of Haydn,

(CD) Decca 448 568-2

(CD) Decca Weekend Classics 417 696-2,

(CD) Decca Legends 467 122-2,

(CD) Decca CD 476 9902 "The Legacy of the Vienna Philharmonic",

(CD) Decca Japan 480 6158 "24K Gold 24 bit audiophile CD"

(CD) London - King Record Japan 230E 51028 K30Y 1528 with Dvorak Slavonic Dances

(4TOR) London L-80069,

(4TOR) London LCL-33040,

(4TOR) London L-49024 (no 5 only),

(4TOR) London LCE-66001 London Sampler Series, 4 track 7.5 IPS (no 5 only)

(cassette) London M-10069

Brahms, Johannes Piano Concerto no 1 in D minor, opus 15 Pittsburgh Symphony, Rudolf Serkin, piano

November 2, 1941 in the Syria Mosque, Pittsburgh

Radio broadcast from WCAE, Pittsburgh residing in the J. David Goldin collection at the University of Missouri, Kansas City, Missouri

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Brahms, Johannes Piano Concerto no 1 in D minor, opus 15

Pittsburgh Symphony, Rudolf Serkin, piano

 

February 2, 1946 in the Syria Mosque, Pittsburgh

(78) Columbia M-652 six discs, records M 12444-D through 12449-D and album MM-652 records in manual drop sequence MM 12450-D through 12455-D, in Canada album D-178 discs C 16015 through C 16020, in Europe Columbia LX 1162 through LX 1167 and in automatic drop sequence LX 8655 through LX 8660,

(33) Columbia Masterworks ML-4100 XLP 560,

(CD) Fritz Reiner Enregistrements 1946 Volume 5 Dante LYS 127 (also mislabeled "Volume 4" on the cover)

Brahms, Johannes Piano Concerto no 1 in D minor, opus 15 Chicago Symphony, Artur Rubinstein, piano

April 17, 1954 in Orchestra Hall, Chicago

(33) RCA LM-1831,

(33) STL-PO1 Time-Life Records STL-PO1 three discs of Rubinstein recordings of solo, chamber and concertos.

(33) RCA ARL1-2044,

(CD) RCA 5668-2-RC,

(CD) RCA R32C-1056 Rubinstein Collection with Brahms solo pieces,

(SACD) RCA 66378 SA,

(2TOR mono) CC-15,

(8TC) RCA ARS1-2044,

(cassette) RCA ARK1-2044

Brahms, Johannes Piano Concerto no 2 in B flat, opus 83

Chicago Symphony, Emil Gilels piano, with Janos Starker, cello in the third movement

February 8, 1958 in Orchestra Hall, Chicago

(33) RCA Red Seal LM/LSC-2219 matrices J2RY-7190 and J2RY-7190,

(33) RCA Victrola VIC/VICS-1026,

(CD) RCA Red Seal RCD1-56406,

(CD) JVC JMXR-24022,

(CD) EMI Great Conductors of the Twentieth Century EMI 7243 5 62866 2,

(8TC) RCA Red Seal V8S-1018

Brahms, Johannes Piano Concerto no 2 in B flat, opus 83 Chicago Symphony, Van Cliburn piano with Frank Miller cello.

May 9, 10, 12, 1961

(33) RCA LM/LSC-2581,

(33) RCA LE-6001 mono A Treasury of Music, The Concerto excerpt,

(CD) RCA Living Stereo 09026-68480-2,

(CD) RCA Victor 7942-2-RG with Brahms Intermezzi,

(CD) Testament SBT2 1460 (with Schumann Piano Concerto),

(4TOR) RCA FTC-2096,

(8TC) RCA R8S-1098,

(cassette) RCA RK-1098

Brahms, Johannes Symphony No. 2 in D major, opus 73 NBC Symphony

November 6, 1950 NBC broadcast from Studio 8-H New York City

(33) 16 inch broadcast transmission discs, New York Public Library Archives

(CD) Al Schlachtmeyer, Classical Music Historical Recordings, from Bruce Wellek recordings, Fritz Reiner Legacy volume 9

Brahms, Johannes Symphony No. 2 in D major, opus 73 New York Philharmonic

March 12, 1960 broadcast from Carnegie Hall, New York from one of two sets of concerts Reiner made in 1960 with the NYPO, his last concerts with the orchestra

(CD) New York Philharmonic set "New York Philharmonic: The Historic Broadcasts 1923-1987" Volume 4 Disc 8 NYP 9709,

(CD) Dante Arlecchino Art of Fritz Reiner ARL 131

Brahms, Johannes Symphony no 3, in F, opus 90

Chicago Symphony

December 14, 1957 in Orchestra Hall, Chicago

(33) RCA LM/LSC-2209 matrices J2RY-2003, J2RY-2003,

(33) RCA Red Seal LSC-2496 matrix L2RY-2495 third movement only "Heart Of The Symphony" with movements from Haydn Symphony 88, Dvorak Symphony 9, Tchaikowsky Symphony 6, Beethoven Symphony 5, Schubert Symphony 8,

(33) RCA LM/LSC 6411 of the Brahms Symphonies: 1-Karajan/VPO, 2-Monteux VPO, 3-Reiner/CSO, 4 - Munch/BSO said to be one of the rarest sets of this RCA Living Stereo series 6.

(33) RCA Gold Seal AGL1-1280 1981 digital remaster,

(33) RCA LM/LSC-2496 (third movement)

Brahms, Johannes Symphony no 4 in E minor, opus 98 NBC Symphony

January 5, 1947 NBC broadcast

(33) 16 inch broadcast transmission discs, New York Public Library Archives catalog no 16-P-676/677

(CD) Art of Fritz Reiner Volume 1 West Hill Radio Archive WHRA 6024

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Brahms, Johannes Symphony no 4 in E minor, opus 98

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

August 1962

(33) Reader's Digest "Treasury of Great Music" RD 15-K consisting of 12 LP disks sold in both mono and stereo versions,

(33) RCA Gold Seal AGL1-1961 this 1981 disc was the first RCA release of this Royal Philharmonic recording,

(CD) Chesky audiophile release CD 006,

(CD) RCA Japan BVCC-1030

Brahms, Johannes Tragic Overture, opus 81

Chicago Symphony

December 14, 1957 in Orchestra Hall, Chicago

(33) RCA LM-2209,

(33) RCA LSC-2241,

(CD) RCA RCD1-5406,

(CD) EMI Great Conductors of the Twentieth Century EMI 7243 5 62866 2

Brahms, Johannes Variations on a Theme by Haydn, opus 56A (1873) Chicago Symphony

February 10, 1954 telecast by WGN Chicago "Hour of Music" telecast from the WGN studios, Chicago.

(CD) Al Schlachtmeyer, Classical Music Historical Recordings, from the Bruce Wellek recordings collection, The Reiner Legacy volume 19
Brahms, Johannes Violin Concerto in D, opus 77

 

Chicago Symphony, Jascha Heifetz violin

 

February 21, 22, 1955 in Orchestra Hall, Chicago

(33) RCA LM/LSC-1903 matrices J2RY-5379, J2RY-5380,

(33) RCA VCS-7058 two discs with Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto and Mendelssohn Violin Concerto with Munch - Boston Symphony,

(33) RCA LSC-9300 "Stereo For The Joy Of It" record 3 of the 10 record set,

(33) RCA VCS-7088,

(33) RCA ATL1-4200,

(33) HMV ALP 1334 mono,

(33) RCA ARP1-4445,

(33) RCA Red Seal R-113 935

(33) RCA CRL6-0720,

(33) RCA Japan RCL-5502 half speed remastered disc

(CD) RCA Gold 68574,

(CD) RCA Living Stereo 09026-61495-2 with Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto,

(CD) RCA 82876 59410 2,

(CD) RCA RCD1-5402,

(CD) RCA Gold Seal GL84909

(CD) RD85402 (with Beethoven Violin Concerto)

(CD) RCA 61495,

(CD) JVC JMCXR-0009,

(CD) Naxos 9.80081,

(SACD) RCA 67896 SA,

(2TOR) RCA ECS-4 1955 stereo 2 track tape,

(4TOR) RCA FTC-2l5l,

(4TC) RCA KCS-4014,

(8T) RCA R8S-5042,

(8T) RCA R8S-5075,

cassette RK-5075

Brahms, Johannes Violin Concerto in D, opus 77 Chicago Symphony, Zino Francescatti, violin

December 12, 1957 WBAI-FM New York City broadcast from Orchestra Hall, Chicago

(CD) Al Schlachtmeyer, Classical Music Historical Recordings, from Bruce Wellek recordings, Fritz Reiner Legacy volume 38
Bruckner, Anton Symphony No. 4 in E-flat major (WAB 104) Pittsburgh Symphony

February 8, 1942 in the Syria Mosque, Pittsburgh

Radio broadcast from WCAE, Pittsburgh residing in the J. David Goldin collection at the University of Missouri, Kansas City, Missouri
Burleigh, Cecil (1885–1980) Geister Tanz (Ghost Dance), opus 21 no 3 Detroit Symphony

May 19, 1946 broadcast of the Ford Sunday Evening Hour from the Masonic Temple Theatre, Detroit

Recorded Sound Division, Library of Congress
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Casella, Alfredo Paganiniana, opus 65 no 4: Tarantella (1942) Pittsburgh Symphony

January 25, 1948 in the Syria Mosque, Pittsburgh

 

This was the US premiere of the Casella work 9

recorded for Reiner by the Ware Recording Service, one 78 rpm side, issued on (CD) by Al Schlachtmeyer, Classical Music Historical Recordings, The Reiner Legacy volume 1
Chadwick, George Whitefield (1854-1931) Symphonic Sketches: Sketch no 1: Jubilee (1904) Detroit Symphony

May 19, 1946 broadcast of the Ford Sunday Evening Hour from the Masonic Temple Theatre, Detroit

Recorded Sound Division, Library of Congress
Copeland, Aaron Clarinet Concerto (1949) NBC Symphony, Benny Goodman

November 6, 1950 broadcast premiere of the work

(CD) Legend LGD 122 1950 Copeland Clarinet Concerto, 1943 New York Philharmonic Shostakovich Sym no 6, 1944 New York Philharmonic Mussorgsky Boris Godounov excerpts,

(CD) Distribuzione Dischi Ricordi SDA 82183 with 1950 Copeland Clarinet Concerto, 1943 New York Philharmonic Shostakovich Sym no 6, 1944 New York Philharmonic Mussorgsky Boris Godounov excerpts

(CD) Al Schlachtmeyer, Classical Music Historical Recordings, from Bruce Wellek recordings, Fritz Reiner Legacy volume 8

 

I am unsure if the Legend and Ricordi pirated CDs have any link.

Copeland, Aaron The Tender Land: Suite (1956) Chicago Symphony

April 10, 1958 WBAI radio broadcast from Orchestra Hall, Chicago at the world premiere of this Tender Land Suite

(CD) "CSO The First 100 Years" CD 90-07

(CD) Al Schlachtmeyer, Classical Music Historical Recordings, from Bruce Wellek recordings, Fritz Reiner Legacy volume 45

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Debussy, Claude Danse (Tarantelle Styrienne) orchestrated by Maurice Ravel Pittsburgh Symphony

April 1, 1947 in the Syria Mosque, Pittsburgh

(78) Columbia Masterworks X-296 and MX-296 two 12 inch (30 cm) discs with Ravel La Valse,

(78) Columbia Masterworks 12907-D

Debussy, Claude L'enfant prodigue (The Prodigal Son): "Air de Lia" Curtis Symphony, Selma Amansky, soprano (who studied at the Curtis Institute and married Saul Caston)

March 9, 1938 radio broadcast from Casimir Hall of the Curtis Institute, Philadelphia

(33) 16 inch transcription disc New York Public Library Archives
Debussy, Claude Images pour orchestre: Ibéria

Pittsburgh Symphony

November 15, 1941 in the Syria Mosque, Pittsburgh

(78) Columbia Masterworks M-491 three 12 inc (30cm) discs five sidesw with Damnation of Faust: Hungarian March on sixth side, records 11707-D through 11709-D and MM-491 records 11710-D through 11712-D, matrices XCO 31795 through XCO 31796, XCO 31797, XCO 31798, XCO 31799,

(33) Columbia Microgroove ML-4021 with Ravel La Valse,

(CD) Andante 1201-1204 Debussy Collection

(CD) Fritz Reiner Enregistrements 1939-1941 Volume 2 Dante LYS 083

Debussy, Claude Images pour orchestre: Ibéria CBS Symphony Orchestra

September 2, 1945 CBS radio broadcast

(33) 16 inch transcription discs in the New York Public Library Archives

(CD) Al Schlachtmeyer, Classical Music Historical Recordings, from Bruce Wellek recordings, Fritz Reiner Legacy volumes 4 and 5

Debussy, Claude Images pour orchestre no. 2: Ibéria

Chicago Symphony

March 4, 1957 in Orchestra Hall, Chicago

(33) RCA Red Seal LM/LSC-2222 matrix J2RY-2863 considered by many one of Reiner's most spectacular Chicago recordings in sound and performances, containing also Ravel Valses nobles et sentimentales and Ravel Alborada del gracioso,

(33) RCA SB-2044 in Europe, with Ravel Valses nobles et sentimentales and Ravel Alborada del gracioso,

(33) RCA Victrola VIC/VICS-1025,

(CD) RCA Gold Seal 60179-2-RG with Ravel Rapsodie espagnole,

(8TC) RCA V8S-1012

Debussy, Claude La Mer (L 109 - 1905) Chicago Symphony

October 17, 1957 broadcast by WBAI-FM New York City from Orchestra Hall, Chicago

(CD) Al Schlachtmeyer, Classical Music Historical Recordings, from Bruce Wellek recordings, The Reiner Legacy volume 30
Debussy, Claude La Mer (L 109 - 1905)

Chicago Symphony

February 27, 1960 in Orchestra Hall, Chicago

(33) RCA Red Seal LM/LSC-2462 matrix L2RY-0944 with the 1960 Strauss Don Juan,

(33) RCA Gold Seal AGL-1523 with Rachmaninoff Isle of the Dead 1981 digital remaster,

(CD) RCA Gold Seal 09026-60875-2 with Rimsky-Korsakov Scheherazade,

(CD) RCA Living Stereo 09026-68079-2 with Respighi Pines of Rome and Fountains of Rome,

(SACD) RCA Red Seal 16142 as a filler with Respighi Pines of Rome, Fountains of Rome,

(SACD) RCA Red Seal 71614 SA,

(4TOR) RCA Red Seal FTC-2057 with the 1960 Strauss Don Juan,

(33) RCA Victrola VICS-1668 (first movement) "Debussy's Biggest Hits",

(8TC) RCA Red Seal V8S-1044 (first movement) "Debussy's Biggest Hits"

(casette) RCA Gold Seal AGK1-1523

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Debussy, Claude Nocturnes: Nuages, Fêtes (1899) musicians of the New York Philharmonic

November 22, 1938 in Carnegie Hall

(78) World's Greatest Music SR 18 and SR 19 distributed by the New York Post and New York Sun newspapers,

(CD) Fritz Reiner Enregistrements 1939-1941 Volume 2 Dante LYS 083,

(CD) Pearl CDS-9922,

(CD) Guild GHCD 2333 (Fêtes)

Debussy, Claude Nocturnes: Nuages (1899) Chicago Symphony

March 13, 1957 telecast of WGN "Hour of Music" telecast from the WGN studios, Chicago.

(CD) WFMT/Chicago Symphony radio marathon promotional discs CSO-CD96B-2

(CD) Al Schlachtmeyer, Classical Music Historical Recordings, from the Bruce Wellek recordings collection, The Reiner Legacy volume 29

Debussy, Claude Petite suite, L 65, arranged by Henri Büsser

 

Reiner and the NBC Symphony recorded this work two days later for RCA Victor

NBC Symphony

January 19, 1952 NBC broadcast, Studio 8-H, New York City

(2TOR) mono transcription magnetic tape, New York Public Library archives of the full concert: Debussy Petite suite, Bartok Two Roumanian Dances, Ravel Le tombeau de Couperin, Richard Strauss Til Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks,

(CD) Al Schlachtmeyer, Classical Music Historical Recordings, from Bruce Wellek recordings, Fritz Reiner Legacy volume 6

(CD) Art of Fritz Reiner Volume 1 West Hill Radio Archive WHRA 6024

Debussy, Claude Petite suite, L 65, arranged by Henri Büsser

NBC Symphony

January 21, 1952 in Carnegie Hall, New York City recorded two days after the Reiner - NBC Symphony broadcast

(33) RCA LM-1724 with Ravel Tombeau de Couperin and the 1951 Mendelssohn Incidental Music to a Midsummer Night's Dream Philadelphia Orchestra,

(45) RCA WDM-1724,

(CD) EMI Great Conductors of the Twentieth Century EMI 7243 5 62866 2

(CD) Pristine Audio PASC 294 (restored by Mark Obert-Thorn)

Debussy, Claude Petite suite, L 65, arranged by Henri Büsser Chicago Symphony

November 18, 1953 telecast by WGN Chicago "Hour of Music" telecast from the WGN studios, Chicago.

 

The second Chicago Symphony telecast

(DVD) Video Artists International VAI 4287

(CD) Al Schlachtmeyer, Classical Music Historical Recordings, from the Bruce Wellek recordings collection, The Reiner Legacy volume 18

Debussy, Claude Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune (1894)

musicians of the New York Philharmonic

November 22, 1938 in Carnegie Hall

 

Fritz Reiner's first commercial recording, but without credit to the conductor or the orchestra on the records.

(78) World's Greatest Music SR 17 distributed by the New York Post and New York Sun newspapers,

 

(CD) Fritz Reiner Enregistrements 1939-1941 Volume 2 Dante LYS 083

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Delibes, Léo Lakmé (1883): The Flower Duet: Sous le dôme épais..., Gladys Swarthout, mezzo-soprano Detroit Symphony

April 13, 1941 broadcast of the of the Ford Sunday Evening Hour from the Masonic Temple, Detroit

(33) Edward J. Smith EJS-482
Delius, Ludwig van Irmelin: Prelude (1892)

Chicago Symphony

February 10, 1954 telecast by WGN Chicago "Hour of Music" telecast from the WGN studios, Chicago.

 

prior to the first Reiner/Chicago Symphony commercial recording session of March 6, 1954

(CD) WFMT/Chicago Symphony radio marathon promotional discs CSO-CD96B-2 "Reiner Era II: Chicago Symphony Orchestra: Volume Eleven"

(CD) Al Schlachtmeyer, Classical Music Historical Recordings, from the Bruce Wellek recordings collection, The Reiner Legacy volume 21

Donato, Anthony Sinfonietta no 2 (1959) Chicago Symphony

March 25, 1960 in Orchestra Hall, Chicago recorded for the Voice of America.

 

Premiere performance of this work by Anthony Donato (1909-1990), music professor at Northwestern University, Chicago.

(CD) Al Schlachtmeyer, Classical Music Historical Recordings, from Bruce Wellek recordings, Fritz Reiner Legacy volume 46
Dvorak, Antonín Carnival Overture, opus 92

Chicago Symphony

January 7, 1956 in Orchestra Hall, Chicago

(33) RCA LM-1999,

(33) RCA Victrola VICS-1424,

(CD) RCA Living Stereo 09026-60587-2 with Ormandy/Philadelphia Dvorak New World

(CD) RCA 60537-2-RV with Ormandy/Philadelphia Dvorak New World

(CD) JVC JM-XR24016,

(SACD) RCA Living Stereo 66376 SA also listed as RCA Living Stereo CD 82876 66376 2 with Dvorak New World, Weinberger Schwanda and Smetana Bartered Bride

(8TC) RCA R8S-1061

Dvorak, Antonín Cello Concerto, Gregor Piatigorsky, cello Pittsburgh Symphony

November 15, 1941 in the Syria Mosque, Pittsburgh

Radio broadcast from WCAE, Pittsburgh residing in the J. David Goldin collection at the University of Missouri, Kansas City, Missouri
Dvorak, Antonín Slavonic Dances: op 46 nos 1, 3 and 8; opus 72 nos 9 and 10 Vienna Philharmonic

June 12, 1960 in the Sofiensaal, Vienna

 

One of the recordings resulting from the sharing of the Vienna Philharmonic by Decca and of Fritz Reiner by RCA Victor in the summer of 1960. Recordings were made by Victor engineers.

(33) Decca/London CM-9267 mono and CS-6198 stereo,

(33) London Stereo Treasury Series STS-15009,

(33) Decca LXT-5609, SXL-2249,

(CD) Decca Weekend Classics 417 696-2,

(CD) Decca Legends 467 122-2,

(CD) London - King Record Japan 230E 51028 K30Y 1528 with Brahms Hungarian Dances

(4TOR) London L-80036,

(cassette) London 10069

 

Although recorded by Victor engineers, as with the Brahms Hungarian Dances and the Verdi Requiem with the VPO in summer, 1960, this recording does not seem to have been issued in an RCA Victor version.

Dvorak, Antonín Symphony no 9 in E minor, opus 95 "From the New World"

Chicago Symphony

 

November 9, 1957 in Orchestra Hall, Chicago

(33) RCA Red Seal LM/LSC-2214 matrices J2RY-3951, J2RY-3952,

(33) RCA Red Seal LSC-2496 matrix L2RY-2496 second movement only "Heart Of The Symphony" with movements from Haydn Symphony 88, Tchaikovsky Symphony 6, Beethoven Symphony 5, Schubert Symphony 8, Brahms Symphony no 3,

(33) RCA Victrola VICS-1155,

(33) RCA Red Seal LSC-9300 "Stereo For The Joy Of It  record 3 of the 10 record set,

(4TOR) RCA FTC-2040,

(8TC) RCA R8S-1061,

(CD) RCA Living Stereo 09026-62587-2,

(CD) JVC JMCXR-0013,

(SACD) RCA 66376 SA or RCA 82876 66376 2 with Smetana Bartered Bride and Weinberger Schwanda the Bagpiper,

(33) RCA LM/LSC-2496 (second movement)

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Eppert, Carl Speed: A Symphony of the City, opus 53

Chicago Symphony

October 31, 1957 broadcast by WBAI-FM New York City from Orchestra Hall, Chicago

(CD) Al Schlachtmeyer, Classical Music Historical Recordings, from the Bruce Wellek recordings collection, The Reiner Legacy volume 31

 

A Milwaukee-based composer, Carl Eppert (1882-1961) had connections with the Chicago Symphony; in 1941, he won first prize in the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Golden Jubille Contest with his ballet suite Ballet of the Vitamins (a unique title)

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Falla, Manuel de El amor brujo (1916) CBS Symphony Orchestra, Carol Brice, contralto

 

September 2, 1945 CBS radio broadcast

(33) 16 inch transcription discs in the New York Public Library Archives

 

(CD) Al Schlachtmeyer, Classical Music Historical Recordings, from Bruce Wellek recordings, Fritz Reiner Legacy volume 4

Falla, Manuel de El amor brujo (1916)

Pittsburgh Symphony, Carol Brice, contralto

 

February 5, 1946 in the Syria Mosque, Pittsburgh

(78) Columbia Masterworks M-633 records M 12409-D through 12411-D and album MM-633 records in automatic drop sequence MM 12412-D through 12414-D,

(33) ML-2006 10 inch (25 cm) disc,

(CD) EMI Great Conductors of the Twentieth Century EMI 7243 5 62866 2,

(CD) Fritz Reiner Enregistrements 1946 Volume 6 Dante LYS 148

Falla, Manuel de El amor brujo (1916)

Chicago Symphony,

Leontyne Price, soprano

March 4, 1963

(33) RCA LM/LSC-2695 matrix PRRS 3337 with Berlioz Les nuits d'été,

(CD) RCA Gold 68574,

(CD) RCA Living Stereo 09026-62586-2 added El amor brujo to the LSC-2230 "Spain" selections,

(CD) RCA Japan RCD1-5404 with La Vida Breve and Three-Cornered Hat and with Albeniz and Granados

(SACD) RCA 88697 04607 2 "Spain" added El amor brujo to the LSC-2230 "Spain" selections,

(4TOR) RCA FTC-2177 with Berlioz Les nuits d'été

Falla, Manuel de Nights in the Gardens of Spain, G. 49 (1915) Chicago Symphony, Philippe Entremont, piano

November 14, 1957 WBAI-FM broadcast from Orchestra Hall, Chicago

(CD) Al Schlachtmeyer, Classical Music Historical Recordings, from Bruce Wellek recordings, Fritz Reiner Legacy volume 34

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Falla, Manuel de El sombrero de tres picos (The Three-Cornered Hat) (1919): Three Dances: The Neighbours’ Dance, The Miller’s Dance. Final Dance NBC Symphony

June 11, 1950 NBC broadcast of the U.S. Steel Hour

(CD) Al Schlachtmeyer, Classical Music Historical Recordings, from Bruce Wellek recordings, Fritz Reiner Legacy volume 7

(CD) Art of Fritz Reiner Volume 1 West Hill Radio Archive WHRA 6024

Falla, Manuel de El sombrero de tres picos (The Three-Cornered Hat) (1919): Three Dances: The Neighbours’ Dance, The Miller’s Dance. Final Dance Chicago Symphony

April 26, 1958

(33) RCA Red Seal LM-LSC-2230 "Spain" matrix J2RY 3506,

(33) Gold Seal AGL1-1332 "Spain" 1981 digital remaster,

(33) Chesky audiophile release RC9 "Spain",

(CD) RCA Gold 68574 "Spain",

(CD) RCA Living Stereo 09026-62586-2 "Spain",

(CD) RCA Japan RCD1-5404 with La Vida Breve and El Amor Brujo and with Albeniz and Granados

(2TOR) BCS-221, (SACD) RCA 88697 04607 2 "Spain"

Falla, Manuel de La vida breve (1913): Interlude and Dance Chicago Symphony

April 26, 1958

(33) RCA LM-LSC-2230 "Spain" matrix J2RY 3506,

(33) Gold Seal AGL1-1332 1981 digital remaster,

(33) Chesky audiophile release RC9 "Spain",

(CD) RCA Gold 68574 "Spain",

(CD) RCA Living Stereo 09026-62586-2 "Spain",

(CD) RCA Japan RCD1-5404 with El Amor Brujo and Three-Cornered Hat and with Albeniz and Granados

(SACD) RCA 88697 04607 2 "Spain",

(45) Classic Records audiophile single-sided pressings of the music of RCA LSC-2230 "Spain"

(2TOR) RCA BCS-221 "Spain"

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Gershwin, George Porgy and Bess - A Symphonic Picture

Pittsburgh Symphony

 

March 27, 1945 in the Syria Mosque, Pittsburgh -

 

Reiner commissioned Robert Russell Bennett to make this arrangement and this is the premiere recording of the "Symphonic Picture"

(78) Columbia MM-572 records 12121-D through 12123-D and M-572 records 12118-D through 12120-D, matrices XCO 34521, XCO 34522 through XCO 34526,

(33) Columbia Masterworks ML-2019 10 inch (25 cm) disc,

(CD) Sony MHK 60648 Album: "From Gershwin's Time",

(CD) Dante LYS 259/260,

(CD) Pittsburgh Symphony: 100 Years of Glory

Glinka, Mikhail Kamarinskaya (1848)

Pittsburgh Symphony

February 2, 1946 in the Syria Mosque, Pittsburgh

(78) Columbia 12715-D XCO 35757,

(CD) Sony Classical MHK 62343,

(CD) Fritz Reiner Enregistrements Volume 9 "Bis et pièces d'orchestre brillantes" 1937-1947 Dante LYS 259/260

Glinka, Mikhail Ruslan and Lyudmila (1842): Overture Chicago Symphony

March. 14, 1959 in Orchestra Hall, Chicago

(33) RCA Red Seal LM/LSC-2423 matrix K2RY-1892 with Tchaikovsky Marche Slav, Kabalevsky Colas Breugnon, Tchaikovsky Marche Miniature, Borodin Polovetsian March, and Mussorgsky Night on Bald Mountain,

(33) RCA Victrola VIC/VICS-1068,

(CD) RCA Living Stereo 09026-61958-2 with Mussorgsky Pictures at an Exhibition, Night on Bald Mountain, Prince Igor Polovtsian March, Kabalevsky Colas Breugnon, Tchaikovsky Marche Miniature, Tchaikovsky Marche Slave,

(SACD) RCA Red Seal 61394 SA "Russian Showpieces",

(33) RCA Red Seal LM/LSC 6097 Ruslan and Ludmilla only,

(4TC) RCA Red Seal FTC-2037,

(8TC) RCA Red Seal V8S-1025

Gluck, Christoph Willibald Orfeo et Euridice - Act 2, Minuet and Dance of the Blessed Spirits RCA Victor Symphony

June 16, 1953 in Manhattan Center, New York City

(33) RCA LM-2141,

(CD) Pristine Audio PASC 235 (restored by Mark Obert-Thorn),

(45) RCA ERA-215

Gluck, Christoph Willibald Gluck: Orfeo ed Euridice: Act 2 "Che Faro Senza Euridice?", Act 3 "Che puro ciel",

RCA Victor Symphony, Rise Stevens, mezzo-soprano

March 21, 1951 in the Manhattan Center, New York City

(33) RCA LM-9010 with Der Rosenkavalier: Act 2: Presentation of the Silver Rose, Closing Scene from Act 3, Mozart Marriage of Figaro Act 1: "Non so più cosa son, cosa faccio", Act 2: "Voi che sapete", Bizet: Carmen Act 1: Habanera

(45) RCA WDM-9010,

(45) RCA ERA-138

Granados, Enrique Goyescas (1911): Intermezzo Chicago Symphony

April 26, 1958 in Orchestra Hall, Chicago

(33) RCA LM/LSC-2230 "Spain" matrix J2RY 3506,

(33) Gold Seal AGL1-1332 "Spain" 1981 digital remaster,

(33) Chesky audiophile release RC9 "Spain",

(CD) RCA Gold 68574 "Spain",

(CD) RCA Living Stereo 09026-62586-2,

(CD) RCA Japan RCD1-5404 with La Vida Breve, Three-Cornered Hat and El Amor Brujo and with Albeniz

(SACD) RCA 88697 04607 2 "Spain",

(45) Classic Records audiophile single-sided pressings of the music of RCA LSC-2230 "Spain"

(2TOR) RCA BCS-221 "Spain"

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Handel, George Frederic Solomon, HWV 67: Arrival of the Queen of Sheba Chicago Symphony

1954 telecast

(VHS) Video Artists International VAI 69601,

(DVD) Video Artists International VAI 4237

Haydn, Franz Josef Sinfonia concertante in B-flat, Hoboken 1/105 Chicago Symphony, Sidney Harth violin, Frank Miller cello, Ray Still oboe, Leonard Sharrow bassoon.

March 25, 1960 in Orchestra Hall, Chicago, recorded for the Voice of America

(CD) Al Schlachtmeyer, Classical Music Historical Recordings, from Bruce Wellek recordings, Fritz Reiner Legacy volume 46
Haydn, Franz Josef Symphony no 88 in G, Hoboken 1/88 Chicago Symphony

February 6, 1960 in Orchestra Hall, Chicago

(33) RCA Red Seal LM/LSC-6087 matrix K2RY-6721 with Mahler Song of the Earth,

(33) RCA Red Seal LSC-2496 matrix L2RY-2496 fourth movement only "Heart Of The Symphony" with movements from Dvorak Symphony 9, Tchaikovsky Symphony 6, Beethoven Symphony 5, Schubert Symphony 8, Brahms Symphony no 3,

(33) RCA Victrola VICS-1366,

(CD) RCA Red Seal 74321 84219 2 "The Director",

(CD) Testament SBT 1411,

(33) RCA LM/LSC-2496 (fourth movement)

Haydn, Franz Josef Symphony no 95 in C minor, Hoboken 1/95 Chicago Symphony

March 31, 1954 telecast by WGN Chicago "Hour of Music" telecast from the WGN studios, Chicago.

(CD) Al Schlachtmeyer, Classical Music Historical Recordings, from Bruce Wellek recordings, Fritz Reiner Legacy volume 22
Haydn, Franz Josef Symphony no 95 in C minor, Hoboken 1/95

"His Symphony Orchestra" made up of New York orchestral musicians

September 18, 20, 1963 in the Brooklyn Academy of Music

 

this was Reiner's last recording

(33) RCA LM/LSC-2742,

(33) RCA Gold Seal AGL1-1275 1975 remaster,

(CD) Testament SBT 1411

Haydn, Franz Josef Symphony no 101 in D major, Hoboken 1/101 "The Clock" "His Symphony Orchestra"

September 13, 16, 1963 (Reiner's next-to-last recording)

(33) RCA LM/LSC-2742,

(33) RCA Gold Seal AGL1-1275 1975 remaster,

(CD) Testament SBT 1411

Haydn, Franz Josef Symphony no 104 in D major (Hoboken 1/104) Chicago Symphony

November 28, 1957 in Orchestra Hall, Chicago

(CD) WFMT/Chicago Symphony radio marathon promotional discs Volume III: To Honor the 100th Anniversary of the birth of Fritz Reiner CS088-10,

(CD) Dante Arlecchino ARL A44 Art of Fritz Reiner 7

Hill, Edward Burlingame (1872-1960) Suite no 2, opus 29 Pittsburgh Symphony

January 18, 1942 in the Syria Mosque, Pittsburgh

Radio broadcast from WCAE, Pittsburgh residing in the J. David Goldin collection at the University of Missouri, Kansas City, Missouri

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Hindemith, Paul Cello Concerto (1940)

Chicago Symphony, Janos Starker

December 6, 1957 in Orchestra Hall, Chicago

(33) WFMT/Chicago Symphony radio marathon two promotional discs CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA From The Archives CSO 87-3

 

(CD) WFMT/Chicago Symphony radio marathon promotional discs Volume III: To Honor the 100th Anniversary of the birth of Fritz Reiner CS088-10

Hindemith, Paul Theme and Variations: The Four Temperaments (1940) Pittsburgh Symphony, Ezra Rachlin piano

December 19, 1947 in the Syria Mosque, Pittsburgh

recorded for Reiner by the Carnegie Hall Recording Company, six 78 rpm sides, issued on (CD) by Al Schlachtmeyer, Classical Music Historical Recordings, The Reiner Legacy volume 1
Hindemith, Paul Symphony: Mathis der Maler (Matthias the Painter) (1934) NBC Symphony

December 29, 1946 NBC broadcast from NBC Studio 8-H

(78) V-disc 756, sides NBC 81, NBC 82, NBC 83, NBC 84, NBC 85 issued to the US military in May 1947 (with Ferruccio Tagliavini singing Che gelida manina on sixth side)

(CD) Art of Fritz Reiner Volume 1 West Hill Radio Archive WHRA 6024

(CD) Al Schlachtmeyer, Classical Music Historical Recordings, from Bruce Wellek recordings, Fritz Reiner Legacy volume 8

Hindemith, Paul Violin Concerto (1939) Chicago Symphony, Joseph Fuchs, violin.

November 21, 1957 WBAI-FM broadcast from Orchestra Hall, Chicago

(CD) Al Schlachtmeyer, Classical Music Historical Recordings, from Bruce Wellek recordings, Fritz Reiner Legacy volume 34
Hofmann, Josef "Chromaticon" for Piano & Orchestra Curtis Symphony

November 28, 1937 Metropolitan Opera House, New York recorded by RCA Custom Recordings

(33) International Piano Library IPL-5001/5002 "Josef Hofmann Golden Jubilee Concert",

(CD) The Complete Josef Hofmann, VAI Audio 1020-2

Honegger, Arthur Concertino, for piano and orchestra, H. 55 Columbia Symphony Orchestra, Oscar Levant, piano

July 6, 1949

(33) Columbia Masterworks ML-2156 10 inch (25 cm),

(CD) Art of Fritz Reiner Volume 1 West Hill Radio Archive WHRA 6024

Hovhaness, Alan Mysterious Mountain, opus 132 Chicago Symphony

April 28, 1958

(33) RCA Red Seal LM/LSC-2251 matrix J2RY-3999,

(33) RCA Gold Seal AGL1-4215 1981 digital remaster,

(CD) RCA 5733-2-RC,

(CD) RCA Living Stereo 09026-61957-2

Humperdinck, Engelbert Hansel and Gretel (1892): Act 2: Dream Pantomime RCA Victor Symphony

October 19, 1950 in the Manhattan Center, New York

(45) RCA 49-3442 issued initially only in 45 RPM,

(CD) RCA Red Seal 61792,

(CD) RCA Living Stereo 09026-61792-2

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Kabalevsky, Dmitry Colas Breugnon, opus 24 (1938): Overture Pittsburgh Symphony

Mar. 26, 1945 in the Syria Mosque, Pittsburgh

(78) filler for Shostakovich Symphony no 6 in Columbia M-585 containing five records 12199-D, 12200-D, 12201-D, 12202-D, 12203-D with Colas Breugnon on 12203-D side 2. also and MM-585 records 12204-D, 12205-D, 12206-D, 12207-D, 12208-D nine sides, with Colas Breugnon Overture on 12208-D side 2. matrix XCO 34510,

(78) Columbia 12906-D,

(CD) Columbia Masterworks Heritage MHK 62343 issued 1996 coupled with Kodaly Dances of Galanta, Weiner Divertimento no 1, Shostakovich Symphony no 6, Bartok Hungarian Sketches

(CD) Fritz Reiner Enregistrements Volume 9 "Bis et pièces d'orchestre brillantes" 1937-1947 Dante LYS 259/260

Kabalevsky, Dmitry Colas Breugnon, opus 24 (1938): Overture Chicago Symphony

March. 14, 1959 in Orchestra Hall, Chicago

(33) RCA Red Seal LM/LSC-2423 Festival matrix K2RY-1891 with Tchaikovsky Marche Miniature and Marche slav, Borodin Polovetsian March, Mussorgsky Night on Bald Mountain, Glinka Ruslan and Lyudmila,

(33) RCA Victrola VIC/VICS-1068,

(CD) RCA 5602-2-RC,

(CD) RCA Living Stereo 09026-61958-2 with Mussorgsky Pictures at an Exhibition, Night on Bald Mountain, Prince Igor Polovtsian March, Glinka Ruslan and Lyudmila, Tchaikovsky Marche Miniature, Tchaikovsky Marche Slave,

(SACD) RCA 61394 SA "Russian Showpieces",

(4TC) RCA FTC-2037,

(8TC) RCA V8S-1025

Kodaly, Zoltan Dances of the Galanta Pittsburgh Symphony

March 27, 1945 in the Syria Mosque, Pittsburgh

not initially released by Columbia. (CD) Columbia Masterworks Heritage MHK 62343 issued 1996 was its first release, coupled with Shostakovich Symphony no 6, Weiner Divertimento no 1, Bartok Hungarian Sketches, Kabalevsky Colas Breugnon
Kodaly, Zoltan Dances of the Galanta Chicago Symphony

February 10, 1954 telecast by WGN Chicago "Hour of Music" telecast from the WGN studios, Chicago.

 

prior to the first Reiner/Chicago Symphony commercial recording session of March 6, 1954

(CD) "CSO The First 100 Years" CD 90-07

(CD) Al Schlachtmeyer, Classical Music Historical Recordings, from the Bruce Wellek recordings collection, The Reiner Legacy volume 21

Kodaly, Zoltan Variations on a Hungarian Folksong, The Peacock (1939) New York Philharmonic

March 12, 1960 broadcast from Carnegie Hall, New York City from one of two sets of concerts Reiner made in 1960 with the NYPO

(CD) Dante Arlecchino Art of Fritz Reiner ARL 198

(CD) Al Schlachtmeyer, Classical Music Historical Recordings, from Bruce Wellek recordings, Fritz Reiner Legacy volumes 14

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Liebermann, Rolf Concerto for Jazz Band and Orchestra (1954)

Chicago Symphony, Sauter-Finegan Orchestra in Orchestra Hall Chicago

December 6, 1954

(33) RCA LM-1888 mono - recorded in stereo but not originally released in that form except in 2TOR. coupled with Strauss 1954 Don Juan,

(CD) Pristine Audio PASC 294 (restored by Mark Obert-Thorn),

(45) RCA Red Seal ERE-56,

(2TOR) RCA Red Seal ECS-3 with Strauss 1954 Don Juan,

(CD) Naxos 9.80176 with Strauss 1954 Don Juan

Liszt, Franz Mephisto Waltz S. 514

Chicago Symphony

December 10, 1955

(33) RCA Red Seal LM-1999,

(33) RCA Red Seal LSC-2241 matrix J2RY-4416 with Liszt Mephisto Waltx, Tchaikovsky 1812 Overture, Mendelssohn Fingal's Cave,

(33) RCA Red Seal LM-6129 "The Tone Poem" with works conducted by Munch, Stokowski, Monteux, and Fiedler

(33) RCA Victrola VIC/VICS-1025,

(33) RCA Red Seal ARLl-0111,

(CD) Living Stereo RCA 09026-61246-2,

(CD) RCA Red Seal 74321 84219 2 "The Director",

(CD) JVC JM-XR24016,

(2TOR) RCA Red Seal ACS-25,

(4TOR) RCA Red Seal ERPA-0111-C,

(4TC) RCA Red Seal KCS-4000,

(8TC) RCA Red Seal V8S-1012,

(8TC) RCA Red Seal ARS1-0111

Liszt, Franz Totentanz S. 126

RCA Victor Symphony, Alexander Brailowsky, piano

March 6, 1951 in Manhattan Center, New York City

(33) RCA Red Seal LM-1195,

(CD) Pristine Audio PASC 235 (restored by Mark Obert-Thorn),

(45) RCA Red Seal WDM-1615

Liszt, Franz Totentanz S. 126

Chicago Symphony, Byron Janis, piano

February 23, 1959 Orchestra Hall, Chicago

(33) RCA Red Seal LM/LSC-2541 matrix L2RY-4112 with Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto no 1,

(45) RCA Red Seal LSC-2541 half speed remastered audiophile pressing 45 RPM with Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto no 1,

(CD) RCA Living Stereo 09026-61250-2 "The Reiner Sound"

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Mahler, Gustav Das Lied von der Erde (1909) Chicago Symphony, Christa Ludwig alto, Richard Lewis tenor

February 20, 1958 WBAI-FM New York City broadcast from Orchestra Hall, Chicago

(CD) Al Schlachtmeyer, Classical Music Historical Recordings, from the Bruce Wellek recordings collection, The Reiner Legacy volume 40
Mahler, Gustav (1909) Das Lied von der Erde Chicago Symphony, Maureen Forrester alto, Richard Lewis tenor

November 7, 9, 1959 in Orchestra Hall, Chicago

(33) RCA LM/LSC-6087,

(33) RCA Victrola VICS-1390 matrix WVRS-6759 and WVRS-6760,

(33) RCA Camden Classics VCCS-1390,

(33) RCA Legendary Performers GL 85248 remastered audiophile disc,

(CD) RCA 5248,

(CD) RCA Red Seal "Fritz Reiner Collection" 09026 60178 2,

(CD) RCA 74321-84599-2 2 discs (with Mahler Sym 4),

(SACD) RCA 08281,

(4TOR) RCA FTC-3002

(cassette) RCA GK-43272

Mahler, Gustav Songs of a Wayfarer (Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen)

Pittsburgh Symphony, Carol Brice, contralto

 

February 5, 1946 in the Syria Mosque, Pittsburgh

(78) Columbia Masterworks X-267 and MX-267 two 12 inch (30 cm) 78 RPM discs,

(78) Columbia 12367-D ("Ging heut Morgen über's Feld" and "Wenn mein Schatz Hochzeit macht"),

(78) Columbia 12368 D ("Ich hab' ein glühend Messer" and "Die zwei blauen Augen"),

(33) Columbia Masterworks ML-4108 coupled with Carol Brice singing arias from Bach Mass in B minor and Magnificant conducted by Daniel Saidenberg and Columbia Broadcasting Concert Orchestra,

(CD) Biddulph 83067/83068 with works of Richard Strauss,

(CD) Fritz Reiner Enregistrements 1946 Volume 6 Dante LYS 148

Mahler, Gustav Symphony no 4 in G (1900)

Chicago Symphony, Lisa Della Casa, soprano

December 6, 8, 1958

(33) RCA LM/LSC-2364 matrices J2RY-8184, J2RY-8185,

(33) RCA Gold Seal AGL1-1333 1981 digital remaster,

(CD) RCA 5722-2-RC,

(CD) RCA Living Stereo 09026-63533-2 2 discs (with Das Lied von der Erde),

(CD) RCA 74321-21286-2,

(CD) RCA 74321-84599-2,

(CD) JVC JMCXR 0017,

(SACD) RCA 67901 SA,

(4TOR) RCA FTC-2027,

(4TOR) RCA ERPA-2364-C

McBride, Robert Swing Stuff (1938) for clarinet and orchestra Pittsburgh Symphony, Mitchell Lurie clarinet

April 9, 1948 in the Syria Mosque, Pittsburgh

recorded for Reiner by the Ware Recording Service, one 78 rpm side, issued on (CD) by Al Schlachtmeyer, Classical Music Historical Recordings, The Reiner Legacy volume 1

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Mendelssohn, Felix Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage, opus 27 Chicago Symphony

November 3, 1954 broadcast from Orchestra Hall, Chicago

(CD) Al Schlachtmeyer, Classical Music Historical Recordings, from the Bruce Wellek recordings collection, The Reiner Legacy volume 23
Mendelssohn, Felix Hebrides Overture "Fingal's Cave", opus 26 Chicago Symphony

January 7, 1956

(33) RCA LM-2071,

(33) RCA Red Seal LSC-2241 matrix J2RY-4415 with Liszt Mephisto Waltx, Tchaikovsky 1812 Overture, Tchaikovsky 1812 Overture,

(33) RCA Victrola VICS-1424,

(CD) RCA Red Seal 09026 61793 2,

Mendelssohn, Felix Midsummer Night's Dream - Overture, opus 21, Incidental Music, opus 61: Scherzo, Intermezzo, Nocturne, Wedding March

   45 RPM version from 1951

Robin Hood Dell Orchestra (which was the contractual name for the Philadelphia Orchestra)

 

June 30, 1951 in the Academy of Music, Philadelphia

(33) RCA Red Seal LM-1724 with Debussy Petite Suite and Ravel Tombeau de Couperin,

(33) RCA Red Seal LM-141 (10 inch, 25 cm),

(CD) Pristine Audio PASC 235 (restored by Mark Obert-Thorn),

(45) RCA Red Seal WDM-1724,

(45) RCA Red Seal WDM-1633,

(45) RCA Red Seal ERA-185,

(45) RCA Red Seal Extended Play 26025,

(45) RCA (Wedding March),

(45) RCA ERA-38 or WEPR-38 (Scherzo, Intermezzo, Nocturne only),

(CD) EMI Great Conductors of the Twentieth Century EMI 7243 5 62866 2 Scherzo only

Mendelssohn, Felix Symphony no 4 in A, opus 90, "Italian"

Chicago Symphony

February 10, 1954 telecast by WGN Chicago "Hour of Music" telecast from the WGN studios

 

prior to the first Reiner/Chicago Symphony commercial recording session of March 6, 1954

(33) Fritz Reiner Society FRS-1

(CD) Dante Arlecchino ARLA 83 "Art of Fritz Reiner volume 11"

(CD) Al Schlachtmeyer, Classical Music Historical Recordings, from the Bruce Wellek recordings collection, The Reiner Legacy volume 21

Milhaud, Darius Concerto for two pianos, opus 228 Pittsburgh Symphony, Vitya Vronsky and Victor Babin pianists

November 15, 1942 in the Syria Mosque, Pittsburgh

 

This was the world premiere of the Milhaud Concerto 9

recorded for Reiner by the George Herd Recording Service, four 78 rpm sides, issued on (CD) by Al Schlachtmeyer, Classical Music Historical Recordings, The Reiner Legacy volume 1

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Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus Bassoon Concerto in B flat, K. 191 Chicago Symphony, Leonard Sharrow, bassoon

November 14, 1956 telecast by WGN Chicago "Hour of Music" telecast from the WGN studios, Chicago.

(CD) Al Schlachtmeyer, Classical Music Historical Recordings, from the Bruce Wellek recordings collection, The Reiner Legacy volume 22
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus Concerto for Two Pianos in E flat, K. 365 Chicago Symphony, Vitya Vronsky and Victor Babin, pianos

April 10, 1958 WBAI radio broadcast from Orchestra Hall, Chicago

(CD) "CSO The First 100 Years" CD 90-07

(CD) Al Schlachtmeyer, Classical Music Historical Recordings, from Bruce Wellek recordings, Fritz Reiner Legacy volume 45

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus Divertimento no 11 in D, K. 522

NBC Symphony

September 21, 22, 1954

(33) RCA LM-1952,

(33) RCA France Des Collections à Prix Poche

(CD) Testament SBT 1379

(cassette) RCA France GK 43558

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus Divertimento no 17 in D, K. 334

Chicago Symphony

April 26, 1955

(33) RCA LM-1966,

(CD) BMG Japan BVCC-38395-56 with Mozart Symphonies 36, 39, 40, 41,

(CD) Testament SBT 1379,

(2TOR) RCA DC-24 mono

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus Don Giovanni, K. 527 Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus, Paolo Silveri - Don Giovanni, Salvatore Baccaloni - Leporello, Regina Resnik - Donna Elvira, Ljuba Welitsch - Donna Anna, Eugene Conley - Don Ottavio, Nicola Moscona - the Commendatore

January 6, 1951 broadcast from the Metropolitan Opera House

(33) Maurio R Fuggette MRF-1 two 33.3 RPM discs, private pressings with good notes

(CD) Walhall Eternity Series WLCD0005,

(CD) Dante Arlecchino ARL A75/A76

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus Don Giovanni, K. 527: "Non mi dir, bell' idol mio" from Act 2, "Or sai, chi l'onore" from Act 1

Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Ljuba Welitsch, soprano, Allessio de Paolis, tenor, also in songs, Paul Ulanowski is piano accompanist

February 10, 1950 in Columbia Studios 207 East 30th St. New York and March 6, 1950 for songs

(78) Columbia MX-340 two discs 17611/2-D and 17612/1-D, matrices CO 42325 and CO 42326, CO 42327 and CO 42328,

(78) Columbia LW-61, LO-89 and LB-121, LB-124,

(33) Columbia Masterworks ML-2118 10 in (25 cm) with songs by Dargomitzhsky, Mussorgsky, and Richard Strauss

(33) Columbia in Europe L-1312 10 inch (25 cm),

(33) Philips SBR 6255 in 1959 in Europe,

(33) Odyssey 32 160077 in 1967,

(33) CBS 61088 in 1969 in Europe,

(33) Odyssey 32 160078 electronic stereo,

(45) Philips ABE 10074 in 1950 in Europe,

(CD) Sony Classical MH2K 62866,

(CD) Nimbus 7959,

(CD) Preiser 90476

(CD) Metropolitan Opera MET-211CD in 1991,

(cassette) Metropolitan Opera MET-211C in 1991

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus Don Giovanni, K. 527: Overture

Chicago Symphony

March 14, 1959

(33) RCA Red Seal LM/LSC-2287 matrix J2RY-7489 with Mozart Piano Concerto no 25,

(33) RCA Victrola VIC/VICS-1167 with Mozart Piano Concerto 25,

(33) Reader's Digest Gems of the Opera DRDS 9041 with six other discs of opera morsels

(CD) RCA Red Seal 6521,

(CD) RCA Papillon 6521-2-RG,

(CD) Idlewild Reissues IDLR 116

(4TOR) RCA Red Seal TR3-5042 3 3/4 IPS,

(8TC) RCA Red Seal R8S-5053

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Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus The Impresario (Der Schauspieldirektor), K. 486: Overture NBC Symphony

January 5, 1947 NBC broadcast from Studio 8-H New York City

(CD) Guild GHCD 2333, (CD) Art of Fritz Reiner Volume 1 West Hill Radio Archive WHRA 6024

(CD) Al Schlachtmeyer, Classical Music Historical Recordings, from Bruce Wellek recordings, Fritz Reiner Legacy volume 8

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus A Musical Joke / Ein Musikalischer Spaß K. 251 NBC Symphony

Sept. 16, 17, 1954 in Manhattan Center, New York City

(33) RCA LM-1952, (CD) Pristine Audio PASC 294 (restored by Mark Obert-Thorn)
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus Le Nozze de Figaro (1786) - Act 1: "Non so più cosa son, cosa faccio", Act 2: "Voi che sapete"

RCA Victor Symphony, Rise Stevens, soprano

March 21, 1951 in the Manhattan Center, New York City

(33) RCA LM-9010 with Der Rosenkavalier: Act 2: Presentation of the Silver Rose, Closing Scene from Act 3, Gluck: Orfeo ed Euridice: Act 2 "Che Faro Senza Euridice?", Act 3 "Che puro ciel", Bizet: Carmen Act 1: Habanera

(33) RCA LCT - 6701 Act 1: "Non so più cosa son, cosa faccio" only,

(45) RCA WDM - 9010,

(45) RCA ERA-138 Act 2: "Voi che sapete" only

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus Le Nozze de Figaro (1786) Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus, Cesare Siepi - Figaro, Nadine Conner - Susanna, Giuseppe Valdengo - Count Almaviva, Victoria de los Angeles - Contessa Almaviva, Mildred Miller - Cherubino, Jean Madeira - Marcellina, Salvatore Baccaloni - Doctor Bartolo, Alessio de Paolis - Don Basilio

March 1, 1952 broadcast from the Metropolitan Opera House

(33) Robin Hood Records RHR 514

(CD) Myto M-CD-00216,

(CD) Dante Arlecchino ARL A68/A70,

(CD) Opera Legend LGD 117/118,

(CD) Bongiovanni GB 1181/1182,

(CD) Walhall Eternity Series WLCD 0013

(CD) AS Disc AS-1108, AS-1109

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus Piano Concerto no 25 in C, K.503

 

Chicago Symphony, André Tchaikowsky, piano

February 15, 1958 in Orchestra Hall, Chicago

(33) RCA Red Seal LM/LSC-2287 matrices J2RY-7488 and J2RY-7489 with Mozart Don Giovanni Overture,

(33) RCA Victrola VIC/VICS-1167,

(CD) Idlewild Reissues IDLR 116.

 

Principal flutist Donald Peck recounted: " ... If Reiner liked a soloist ... the collaboration was a happy one ... [but in the Mozart concerto] ... during the middle of the recording session Tchaikowsky said, 'You know, Dr. Reiner, I've never played this concerto before.' ... Reiner said, 'WHAT? You've never played this, and you DARE to come here and record this with me and my orchestra?' After that, Tchaikowsky couldn't do anything right ... " 1 Also see Bach Harpsichord Concerto no 5

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus Serenade no 9 in D K. 320 "Posthorn" Chicago Symphony, Adolph Herseth trumpet

November 28, 1956 broadcast from Orchestra Hall, Chicago

(CD) Al Schlachtmeyer, Classical Music Historical Recordings, from the Bruce Wellek recordings collection, The Reiner Legacy volume 23
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus Serenade no 13 for strings in G "Eine kleine Nachtmusik" K. 525 Chicago Symphony

December 4, 1954 in Orchestra Hall, Chicago

(33) RCA LM-1966,

(33) RCA Victrola VICS-1671(e) "Mozart's Greatest Hits" (with Mozart Sym 40, electronic stereo),

(CD) RCA 09026 62585 2,

(CD) Testament SBT 1379,

(2TOR) RCA DC-24 mono

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Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus Symphony no 31 in D, K297 Chicago Symphony

April 15, 1961 in Orchestra Hall, Chicago

(CD) CSO CD91-2
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus Symphony no 35, in D, K. 385 "Haffner"

Pittsburgh Symphony

February 2, 1946 in the Syria Mosque, Pittsburgh

(78) Columbia Masterworks MM-836 three records 12794-D through 12796-D with Rossini Il Signor Bruschino Overture on sixth side,

(33) Columbia Masterworks ML-4156 with Bach Suite no 2,

(CD) SONY MHK 62344 remastered with Beethoven Symphony no 2 and Mozart Symphony no 40,

(CD) Fritz Reiner Enregistrements 1945-1946 Volume 8 Dante LYS 165,

(CD) Instituto Discografico Italiano IDIS 6537

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus Symphony no 36 in C, K.425 "Linz" Chicago Symphony

November 4, 1953 telecast by WGN Chicago "Hour of Music" telecast from the WGN studios.

 

The first Chicago Symphony telecast

(CD) Al Schlachtmeyer, Classical Music Historical Recordings, from the Bruce Wellek recordings collection, The Reiner Legacy volume 18
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus Symphony no 36 in C, K.425 "Linz"

Chicago Symphony

April 26, 1954 in Orchestra Hall, Chicago

(33) RCA Red Seal LM-6035 monophonic only with Mozart Symphonies no 36, 39, 40 and 41 on two discs - a fairly rare Reiner set,

(CD) EMI Great Conductors of the Twentieth Century EMI 7243 5 62866 2,

(CD) Idlewild Reissues IDLR 116,

(CD) Instituto Discografico Italiano IDIS 6537

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus Symphony no 39 in E flat, K. 543 Pittsburgh Symphony

January 18, 1942 in the Syria Mosque, Pittsburgh

Radio broadcast from WCAE, Pittsburgh residing in the J. David Goldin collection at the University of Missouri, Kansas City, Missouri
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus Symphony no 39 in E flat, K. 543 Chicago Symphony

November 18, 1953 telecast by WGN Chicago "Hour of Music" telecast from the WGN studios.

 

The second Chicago Symphony telecast

(DVD) Video Artists International VAI 4287,

(CD) Al Schlachtmeyer, Classical Music Historical Recordings, from the Bruce Wellek recordings collection, The Reiner Legacy volume 18

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

Chicago Symphony

April 23, 1955 in Orchestra Hall, Chicago

(33) RCA Red Seal LM-6035 monophonic only with Mozart Symphonies no 36, 39, 40 and 41 on two discs - a fairly rare Reiner set,

(CD) RCA 09026 62585 2 (with Symphony no 40),

(2TOR) RCA CC-28 mono

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus Symphony no 40 in G minor, K.550 Cleveland Orchestra

January 7, 1945 broadcast from Severance Hall, Cleveland

(CD) Al Schlachtmeyer, Classical Music Historical Recordings, from Bruce Wellek recordings, Fritz Reiner Legacy volume 3
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus Symphony no 40 in G minor, K.550

Pittsburgh Symphony

April 1, 1947 in the Syria Mosque, Pittsburgh

(78) Columbia MM-727 six records MM 12729-D through 12731-D matrices XCO 37569 through XCO 37574, also released in 78 RPM Vinylite discs in the MV Manual sequence version album MV-727 discs 3001-V through 3003-V and the MMV automatic drop sequenced version album MMV-727 discs 3004-V through 3006-V,

(33) Columbia Masterworks ML-2008 10 inch (25 cm),

(CD) RCA 09026 62585 2,

(CD) SONY MHK 62344,

(CD) Fritz Reiner Enregistrements 1945-1946 Volume 8 Dante LYS 165,

(CD) Instituto Discografico Italiano IDIS 6537

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

Chicago Symphony

April 25, 1955 in Orchestra Hall, Chicago

(33) RCA LM-2114 with Mozart Symphony no 41,

(33) RCA Red Seal LM-6035 monophonic only with Mozart Symphonies no 36, 39, 40 and 41 on two discs - a fairly rare Reiner set,

(CD) RCA 6376-2-RC,

(CD) RCA 09026 62585 2 (with Symphony no 39),

(2TOR) RCA CC - 28 mono,

(33) RCA Victrola VICS-1671(e) "Mozart's Greatest Hits" (first movement, electronic stereo),

(33) RCA LSC-3290 (first movement, electronic stereo)

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Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus Symphony no 41 in C "Jupiter", K 551 New York Philharmonic

July 9, 1944 in Carnegie Hall, New York City

(CD) Al Schlachtmeyer, Classical Music Historical Recordings, from the Bruce Wellek recordings collection, The Reiner Legacy volume 12
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus Symphony no 41 in C "Jupiter", K 551 NBC Symphony

December 15, 1946 NBC broadcast

(CD) Art of Fritz Reiner Volume 1 West Hill Radio Archive WHRA 6024
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus Symphony no 41 in C "Jupiter", K 551

an early 2 track stereo reel-to-reel RCA tape released two years before the introduction of the stereo LP record

Chicago Symphony

April 26, 1954 in Orchestra Hall, Chicago

(33) RCA Red Seal LM-2114 monophonic only coupled with Mozart Symphony no 40,

(33) RCA Red Seal LM-6035 monophonic only with Mozart Symphonies no 36, 39, 40 and 41 on two discs - a fairly rare Reiner set,

(33) RCA Victrola VICS-1336 coupled with Haydn Symphony no 88,

(CD) RCA Red Seal 6376-2-RC

(2TOR) RCA Red Seal DCS-10 stereo 7.5 IPS issued 1954

Mussorgsky, Modest orchestrated by Dmitri Shostakovich Boris Godounov: Act 2: Monologue and Hallucination Scene, Act 4: Farewell of Boris New York Philharmonic, Alexander Kipnis, bass

July 23, 1944 New York Philharmonic broadcast from Carnegie Hall

(33) Bruno Walter Society IGI-324/6 on side 6,

(CD) Art of Fritz Reiner Volume 1 West Hill Radio Archive WHRA 6024,

(CD) Music & Arts CD-867 of performances by the great bass Alexander Kipnis,

(CD) Distribuzione Dischi Ricordi SDA 82183 with 1950 Copeland Clarinet Concerto, 1943 New York Philharmonic Shostakovich Sym no 6, 1944 New York Philharmonic Mussorgsky Boris Godounov excerpts

(CD) Dante Arlecchino ARL 121/123 Boris Godunov.

 

This performance seems to have been the US premiere of the Shostakovich orchestration of this score.

Mussorgsky, Modest Khovanshchina: Prelude

Chicago Symphony

December 5, 1957 broadcast from Orchestra Hall, Chicago

CD) WFMT/Chicago Symphony radio marathon promotional discs CSO-CD96B-2 "Reiner Era II: Chicago Symphony Orchestra: Volume Eleven"
Mussorgsky, Modest A Night on Bald Mountain (1867) revised by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov in 1886 Pittsburgh Symphony

March 26, 1945 in the Syria Mosque, Pittsburgh

(78) Columbia 12470 D,

(CD) Fritz Reiner Enregistrements Volume 9 "Bis et pièces d'orchestre brillantes" 1937-1947 Dante LYS 259/260 along with the 1947 Columbia Symphony Night on Bald Mountain

Mussorgsky, Modest A Night on Bald Mountain (1867) revised by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov in 1886 CBS Symphony

May 18, 1947 in New York City

(according to the Associated Press, the CBS Symphony replaced the New York Philharmonic in the CBS radio concert series, beginning with this May 18, 1947 concert)

(78) V-disc 778, sides COL 17, COL 18 issued to the US military in July 1947,

(CD) Fritz Reiner Enregistrements Volume 9 "Bis et pièces d'orchestre brillantes" 1937-1947 Dante LYS 259/260 along with the 1945 Pittsburgh Symphony Night on Bald Mountain

(CD) Al Schlachtmeyer, Classical Music Historical Recordings, from the Bruce Wellek recordings collection, The Reiner Legacy volume 4

Mussorgsky, Modest A Night on Bald Mountain (1867) revised by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov in 1886 Chicago Symphony

March. 14, 1959 in Orchestra Hall, Chicago

(33) RCA Red Seal LM/LSC-2423 matrix K2RY-1892,

(33) RCA Victrola VIC/VICS-1068,

(33) RCA LM-2361,

(CD) RCA 5602-2-RC,

(CD) RCA Living Stereo 09026-61958-2 with Mussorgsky Pictures at an Exhibition, Night on Bald Mountain, Prince Igor Polovtsian March, Kabalevsky Colas Breugnon, Tchaikovsky Marche Miniature, Tchaikovsky Marche Slave, Glinka Ruslan and Lyudmila,

(SACD) RCA 61394 SA "Russian Showpieces",

(4TC) RCA FTC-2037,

(8TC) RCA V8S-1025

Mussorgsky, Modest Tableaux d'une exposition (Pictures at an Exhibition) orchestrated by Maurice Ravel

Chicago Symphony

December 7, 1957 in Orchestra Hall, Chicago

(33) RCA Red Seal LM/LSC-2201 matrices L2RY-1981, L2RY-1982,

(33) RCA Red Seal ATL1-4268 half speed audiophile 1980 remaster,

(33) RCA Victrola VICS-2042,

(33) RCA Red Seal RB-16072 mono and SB-2001 stereo in Europe,

(33) RCA Red Seal LSC-9300 "Stereo For The Joy Of It" record 8 of the 10 record set,

(CD) RCA Red Seal RCD1-5407,

(CD) RCA Living Stereo 09026-61958-2 with Mussorgsky Night on Bald Mountain, Prince Igor Polovtsian March, Glinka Ruslan and Lyudmila, Kabalevsky Colas Breugnon, Tchaikovsky Marche Miniature, Tchaikovsky Marche Slave,

(CD RCA Gold Seal 68571,

(CD) RCA Red Seal 09026 61401 2,

(CD) RCA Gold Seal 09026-61401-2 with Respighi Pines of Rome and Fountains of Rome,

(CD) JVC JMCXR-0016,

(SACD) RCA Red Seal 61394 SA "Russian Showpieces",

(33) RCA Red Seal LSC-2307 Gnomus only in this "Destination Stereo" demonstration disc

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Prokofiev, Serge Alexander Nevsky, opus 78 Chicago Symphony, Rosalind Elias, mezzo-soprano, Chicago Symphony Chorus

March 7, 1959 in Orchestra Hall, Chicago

(33) RCA Red Seal LM/LSC-2395 matrices K2RY-1794 and K2RY-1794,

(33) RCA Victrola VICS-1652 with Prince Igor - Polovetsian March

(33) RCA Gold Seal AGL1-1966 1981 digital remaster,

(CD) RCA Red Seal 5605-2-RC (with 1957 Prokofiev Lieutenant Kije),

(CD) RCA Living Stereo 09026-63708-2,

(4TOR) RCA Red Seal ERPA-2395-C

Prokofiev, Serge Lieutenant Kije Suite, opus 60 Cleveland Orchestra

January 14, 1945 broadcast from Severance Hall, Cleveland. This was Reiner's last concert ever with the Cleveland Orchestra after the appointment of George Szell as Music Director 12

(CD) Al Schlachtmeyer, Classical Music Historical Recordings, from the Bruce Wellek recordings collection, The Reiner Legacy volume 2 in a Cleveland concert with Carl Maria von Weber Overture to Euryanthe

(CD) Art of Fritz Reiner Volume 1 West Hill Radio Archive WHRA 6024

Prokofiev, Serge Lieutenant Kije Suite, opus 60

 

Chicago Symphony

March 2, 1957 in Orchestra Hall, Chicago

(33) RCA Red Seal LM/LSC-2150 matrix J2RY-1987 with Stravinsky Song of the Nightengale,

(33) RCA Red Seal LSC-2307 matrices K2RY-1055 "Destination Stereo" Troika only,

(33) RCA LSC-9300 "Stereo For The Joy Of It" record 10 of the 10 record set,

(33) RCA LSC-2813 and LM-2813 "Music to Have Fun By" Kije's Wedding only,

(33) RCA LSC-3207 "Destination Stereo" Kije's Wedding and excerpt from Mussorgsky Pictures at an Exhibition,

(33) RCA Gold Seal AGL1-3881 Song of the Nightengale 1981 digital remaster,

(33) Chesky audiophile release HQ180,

(CD) RCA Red Seal 5605-2-RC (with Prokofiev Alexander Nevsky),

(CD) RCA Living Stereo 09026-61957-2,

(CD) RCA Victor 09026-68363-2 with Prokofiev Alexander Nevsky and Glinka Russlan and Ludmila,

(CD) JVC JM-XR24026,

(45) Classic Records audiophile single-sided pressings of the music of RCA LSC-2150,

(33) RCA LSC-2307 (troika),

(33) RCA LM/LSC-2813 "Music To Have Fun By" (troika, Kije's wedding),

(33) RCA ARL1-0113 (troika),

(33) SP-33-13 (troika),

(2TOR) RCA BCS-96,

(4TOR) RCA ERPA-0113-C (troika, Kije's wedding)

Prokofiev, Serge Peter and the Wolf, opus 67 NBC Symphony, Lauritz Melchior, narrator, Chorus

June 19, 1949 broadcast from Studio 8-H

(CD) Myto MCD 061.H109,

(CD) Guild GHCD 2333

(CD) Al Schlachtmeyer, Classical Music Historical Recordings, from Bruce Wellek recordings, Fritz Reiner Legacy volume 9

Prokofiev, Serge Symphony no 5 in B flat, opus 100 Chicago Symphony

February 27, 1958 broadcast by WBAI-FM New York City from Orchestra Hall, Chicago with concert also containing Strauss Songs sung by Roberta Peters

(CD) Al Schlachtmeyer, Classical Music Historical Recordings, from the Bruce Wellek recordings collection, The Reiner Legacy volume 41
Prokofiev, Serge Symphony no 5 in B flat, opus 100 Chicago Symphony

April 1, 1958 in Orchestra Hall, Chicago

(CD) "CSO The First 100 Years" CD 90-06
Puccini, Giacomo Madama Butterfly (Madame Butterfly) (1904): "Un bel di vedremo" NBC Symphony, Bidú Sayão, soprano

June 11, 1950 NBC broadcast of the U.S. Steel Hour

(CD) Al Schlachtmeyer, Classical Music Historical Recordings, from Bruce Wellek recordings, Fritz Reiner Legacy volume 7

(CD) Art of Fritz Reiner Volume 1 West Hill Radio Archive WHRA 6024

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Rachmaninoff, Serge Isle of the Dead, opus 29 Chicago Symphony

April 13, 1957 in Orchestra Hall, Chicago

(33) RCA Red Seal LM/LSC-2183 matrix J2RY-1998 "The Reiner Sound" with Ravel Rapsodie espagnole and Pavane pour une infante défunte,

(33) RCA SB-2042 in Europe, with Ravel Rapsodie espagnole and Pavane pour une infante défunte,

(33) RCA Gold Seal AGL1-1523 1981 digital remaster,

(33) Chesky audiophile release CR11 "The Reiner Sound",

(CD) RCA Living Stereo 09026-61250-2 "The Reiner Sound",

(CD) RCA 09026-61851-2 (with Concerto no 2)

(casette) RCA Gold Seal AGK1-1523

Rachmaninoff, Serge Piano Concerto no 1, in F sharp minor, opus 1

Chicago Symphony, Byron Janis, piano

March 2, 1957 in Orchestra Hall, Chicago

(33) RCA LM-2127,

(33) RCA Red Seal LM/LSC-2541 matrix L2RY-4113 with Liszt - Todtentanz,

(33) RCA Victrola VIC/VICS-1101,

(CD) RCA Living Stereo 09026-68762-2 with Rachmaninoff Concerto 3 Munch,

(2TOR) RCA Red Seal CCS-65

Rachmaninoff, Serge Piano Concerto no 2, in C minor, opus 18

4 track cartridge version RCA KCS-4010, the the precursor of the 8-track

Chicago Symphony, Artur Rubinstein, piano

 

January 9, 1956 in Orchestra Hall, Chicago

 

The last recording Rubinstein and Reiner made together. According to RCA producer John Pfeiffer, Rubinstein asked Reiner to redo a section where Rubinstein had made mistakes and Reiner, concerned about recording overtime answered: "We don't go into overtime for soloists."

(33) RCA LM/LSC-2068 matrix J2RY-3577 and J2RY-3577,

(33) RCA Red Seal LM-6039,

(33) RCA VCS-7070 2 discs (with Grieg, Tchaikovsky), (33) RCA Red Seal RK 11513 2 discs identical with RCA VCS-7070,

(33) RCA Reader's Digest RD4-97-2 (with Chopin), also included in Reader's Digest six LP set Artistry of Arthur Rubinstein,

(33) RCA Red Seal ALG1-5212 (with Liszt),

(33) RCA Red Seal ARP1-4934 half-speed audiophile pressing of 1981,

(CD) RCA Red Seal RCD1-4934 (with Rhapsody)

(CD) RCA Red Seal 09026-61851-2 (with Isle of the Dead),

(CD) RCA Red Seal 09026 63035-2 "The Rubinstein Collection"

(CD) JVC JM-XR24024,

(33) RCA Red Seal LM/LSC-2495: first movement only matrix L2RY-2540,

(2TOR) RCA Red Seal ECS-19,

(4TC) RCA Red Seal KCS-4010,

(8TC) RCA Red Seal R8S-5035 (with Falla),

(cassette) RCA AGK1-5212 (with Liszt)

(cassette) RCA ARE1-4934 (with Rhapsody)

Rachmaninoff, Serge Piano Concerto No. 2, in C minor, opus 18

Chicago Symphony, Van Cliburn, piano

 

March 31, April 2, 1962 in Orchestra Hall, Chicago

(33) RCA LM/LSC-2601,

(33) RCA LSC-3318,

(33) RCA ARL2-0318,

(CD) RCA Living Stereo 09026-61961-2 2 discs (with Beethoven Emperor),

(CD) JVC JMXR-24024,

(SACD) RCA 61392 SA,

(4TOR) RCA FTC-2114,

(4TOR) RCA ERPA-2601-C,

(4TOR) RCA TR3-1081 3 3/4 IPS,

(8TC) RCA R8S-1128,

(8TC) RCA R8S-1298,

(8TC) RCA CRS2 - 0318,

(cassette) RCA RK-1128,

(cassette) RCA RK 1298,

(cassette) RCA Living Stereo 09026-61961-4 (with Beethoven Emperor)

(cassette) RCA CRK2-0318,

(33) RCA LSC-5000 Rachmaninoff's Greatest Hits moderato only,

(8TC) RCA R8S-1220 moderato only,

(cassette) RCA RK-1220 moderato only

Rachmaninoff, Serge Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor, opus 30 RCA Victor Symphony, Vladimir Horowitz, piano

May 8, 10, June 4, 1951 recorded in Carnegie Hall, New York

(33) RCA LM-1178,

(33) HMV ALP-1017,

(33) HMV - La Voix de son Maître FALP 180

(33) RCA Red Seal GL 85262

(33) RCA ARM4-0914,

(33) RCA Victor AGM1-5262,

(CD) RCA Victor 7754-2-RG with Rachmaninoff Sonata no 2,

(45) RCA WDM-1575

(cassette) RCA AGK1-5262

Rachmaninoff, Serge Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, opus 43

Robin Hood Dell Orchestra (the Philadelphia Orchestra), William Kapell, piano

May 8, 10, June 4, 1951 in the Academy of Music, Philadelphia

(33) RCA LM-9026,

(33) RCA LM-126 (10 inch),

(45) RCA WDM-1576,

(CD) Naxos 8.110692,

(33) RCA LM-2588 (18th variation),

(45) RCA 49-4210 (18th variation),

(78) RCA 10-4210 (18th variation)

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Rachmaninoff, Serge Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, opus 43

Chicago Symphony, Arthur Rubinstein, piano

January 16, 1956 in Orchestra Hall, Chicago

(33) RCA Red Seal LM-2087,

(33) RCA Red Seal LM/LSC-2430 matrix K2RY-6730 with Falla - Nights In The Gardens Of Spain, Rubinstein, Jorda - SFS,

(33) RCA Red Seal LSC-3338,

(33) RCA Red Seal LM-6039,

(33) RCA Red Seal CRL7-0725,

(CD) RCA Red Seal 09026-68886-2,

(33) RCA Red Seal ARP1-4934 half-speed audiophile pressing of 1981

(CD) RCA Red Seal 09026-61851-2,

(CD) RCA Red Seal 09026 63035-2 "The Rubinstein Collection"

(CD) RCA Living Stereo 09026-68886-2,

(CD) RCA Red Seal 4934,

(45) RCA Red Seal ERB-76,

(2TOR) Red Seal RCA CCS-20,

(4TC) Red Seal KCS-2005,

(8TC) RCA Red Seal R8S-1315

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Ravel, Maurice Daphnis et Chloé - suite d'orchestre no 2 (1912) CBS Symphony Orchestra

September 2, 1945

(78) V-disc 546 and 547, sides COL 12, COL 13, COL 14 (three sides with Jascha Heifetz arrangement of the Schubert Impromptu D 899-3 on fourth side) issued to the US military in December, 1945,

(CD) Fritz Reiner Enregistrements 1945-1946 Volume 8 Dante LYS 165,

(CD) Fritz Reiner Enregistrements Volume 9 "Bis et pièces d'orchestre brillantes" 1937-1947 Dante LYS 259/260

Ravel, Maurice Daphnis et Chloé - suite d'orchestre no 2 (1912) Boston Symphony

December 22, 1945 from Symphony Hall, Boston broadcast recording of Reiner's only concerts with the Boston Symphony, which also included the Mozart Haffner Symphony, the Dance from Stauss's Salome, and Debussy's Ibéria 7

(CD) Al Schlachtmeyer, Classical Music Historical Recordings, from Bruce Wellek recordings, Fritz Reiner Legacy volume 5
Ravel, Maurice Introduction and Allegro (1906) Chicago Symphony, Ernest Liegl, flute

February 10, 1954 telecast by WGN Chicago "Hour of Music" from the WGN studios, Chicago.

(CD) Al Schlachtmeyer, Classical Music Historical Recordings, from Bruce Wellek recordings, Fritz Reiner Legacy volume 22
Ravel, Maurice Miroirs: Alborada del gracioso (1905) Chicago Symphony

April 13, 1957 in Orchestra Hall, Chicago

(33) RCA Red Seal LM/LSC-2222 matrix J2RY-2864 considered by many one of Reiner's most spectacular Chicago recordings in sound and performances, containing also Ravel Valses nobles et sentimentales and Debussy Iberia,

(33) RCA Red Seal SB-2044 in Europe, with Ravel Valses nobles et sentimentales and Debussy Iberia,

(33) RCA Red Seal LSC-5002,

(33) RCA Victrola VIC/VICS-1199,

(33) RCA Gold Seal AGL1-1964 1981 digital remaster,

(45) Classic Records audiophile pressing on LP format disc at 45RPM,

(CD) RCA Red Seal 60179-2 RG

Ravel, Maurice Pavane pour une infante défunte (1910) Chicago Symphony

March 2, 1957 in Orchestra Hall, Chicago

(33) RCA Red Seal LM/LSC-2183 matrix J2RY-1997 "The Reiner Sound" with Rachmaninoff Isle of the Dead and Ravel Rapsodie espagnole,

(33) RCA Red Seal SB-2042 in Europe, with Rachmaninoff Isle of the Dead and Ravel Rapsodie espagnole,

(33) RCA Victrola VIC/VICS-1199,

(33) RCA Gold Seal AGL1-1964 "The Reiner Sound" 1981 digital remaster,

(33) Chesky audiophile release CR11 "The Reiner Sound",

(CD) RCA Red Seal 60179-2 RG,

(CD) RCA Living Stereo 09026-61250-2 "The Reiner Sound"

Ravel, Maurice Rapsodie espagnole (1908) Chicago Symphony

November 3, 1956 in Orchestra Hall, Chicago

(33) RCA Red Seal LM/LSC-2183 matrix J2RY-1997 "The Reiner Sound" with Rachmaninoff Isle of the Dead and Ravel Pavane pour une infante défunte,

(33) RCA SB-2042 in Europe, with Rachmaninoff Isle of the Dead and Ravel Pavane pour une infante défunte,

(33) RCA Gold Seal AGL1-1964 "The Reiner Sound" 1981 digital remaster,

(33) Chesky audiophile release CR11 "The Reiner Sound",

(CD) RCA Red Seal 5720-2-RC,

(CD) RCA Gold Seal 60179-2-RG with Debussy Iberia,

(CD) RCA 74621 886 922,

(CD) RCA Living Stereo 09026-61250-2 "The Reiner Sound",

(CD) RCA Red Seal 74321 84219 2 "The Director"

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Ravel, Maurice Le tombeau de Couperin (1919)

 

Reiner and the NBC Symphony recorded this work two days later for RCA Victor

NBC Symphony

January 19, 1952 NBC broadcast, Studio 8-H, New York City

(2TOR) mono transcription magnetic tape, New York Public Library archives of the full concert: Debussy Petite suite, Bartok Two Roumanian Dances, Ravel Le tombeau de Couperin, Richard Strauss Til Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks,

(CD) Al Schlachtmeyer, Classical Music Historical Recordings, from Bruce Wellek recordings, Fritz Reiner Legacy volume 6

(CD) Art of Fritz Reiner Volume 1 West Hill Radio Archive WHRA 6024

Ravel, Maurice Le tombeau de Couperin (1919) NBC Symphony

January 21, 1952 in Carnegie Hall, New York City recorded two days after the Reiner - NBC Symphony broadcast

(33) RCA LM-1724 with Debussy Petite Suite and the 1951 Mendelssohn Incidental Music to a Midsummer Night's Dream Philadelphia Orchestra,

(45) RCA WDM-1724,

(CD) EMI Great Conductors of the Twentieth Century EMI 7243 5 62866 2

Ravel, Maurice La Valse (1920)

Pittsburgh Symphony

April 1. 1947 in the Syria Mosque, Pittsburgh

(78) Columbia Masterworks X-296 and MX-296 two 12 inch (30 cm) discs with Debussy Danse,

(78) V-disc 866, sides PIT 1, PIT 2 issued to the US military in November, 1948,

(33) Columbia Masterworks ML-4021 with Debussy Ibéria,

(CD) Fritz Reiner Enregistrements Volume 9 "Bis et pièces d'orchestre brillantes" 1937-1947 Dante LYS 259/260

Ravel, Maurice La Valse Chicago Symphony

March 25, 1960 in Orchestra Hall, Chicago

(CD) "CSO The First 100 Years" CD 90-06

(CD) RCA Victor Gold Seal 60694-2-RG

(CD) Al Schlachtmeyer, Classical Music Historical Recordings, from Bruce Wellek recordings, Fritz Reiner Legacy volume 46

Ravel, Maurice Valses nobles et sentimentales (1912) Chicago Symphony

April 15, 1957 in Orchestra Hall, Chicago

(33) RCA Red Seal LM/LSC-2222 matrix J2RY-2864 considered by many one of Reiner's most spectacular Chicago recordings in sound and performances, containing also Ravel Alborada del gracioso and Debussy Iberia,

(33) RCA Red Seal SB-2044 in Europe, with Ravel Alborada del gracioso and Debussy Iberia

(33) RCA Victrola VIC/VICS-1199,

(33) RCA Gold Seal AGL1-1964 1981 digital remaster,

(CD) RCA Red Seal 60179-2 RG

Respighi, Ottorino Fountains of Rome (1916)

Chicago Symphony

October 24, 1959 Orchestra Hall, Chicago

(33) RCA Red Seal LM/LSC-2436 matrices K2RY-4735, K2RY-4736,

(33) RCA Victrola VICS-2040,

(33) RCA Red Seal ATL1-4040 audiophile half-speed pressing of 1981,

(33) Chesky Records RC 5 audiophile pressing,

(33) RCA Red Seal ARP-4579 audiophile half-speed pressing of 1981,

(CD) RCA Red Seal 09026 61401 2,

(CD) RCA Living Stereo 09026-68079-2 with Pines of Rome and Debussy La Mer,

(CD) RCA Gold Seal 09026-61401-2 with Pines of Rome and Mussorgsky Pictures at an Exhibition,

(CD) JVC JMCXR-0008 the Respighi only,

(SACD) RCA Red Seal 16142 with the 1960 Debussy La Mer as a filler,

(SACD) RCA Red Seal 71614 SA,

(4TOR) RCA Red Seal FTC-2012,

(4TOR) RCA Red Seal ERPA-2436-C,

(4TC) RCA Red Seal KCS-4039,

(8TC) RCA Red Seal R8S-5020

Respighi, Ottorino Pines of Rome (1924)

  the audiofile half-speed pressing of 1981

Chicago Symphony

October 24, 1959 Orchestra Hall, Chicago

(33) RCA LM/LSC-2436,

(33) RCA Victrola VICS-2040,

(33) RCA ATL-14040 audiophile half-speed pressing,

(33) Chesky Records RC 5 audiophile pressing,

(33) RCA Red Seal ARP-4579 audiophile half-speed pressing of 1981,

(CD) RCA 09026 61401 2,

(CD) RCA Living Stereo 09026-68079-2 with Fountains of Rome and Debussy La Mer,

(CD) RCA Gold Seal 09026-61401-2 with Fountains of Rome and Mussorgsky Pictures at an Exhibition,

(CD) JVC JMCXR-0008,

(SACD) RCA 16142,

(SACD) RCA 71614 SA,

(4TOR) RCA FTC-2012,

(4TOR) RCA ERPA-2436-C,

(4TC) KCS-4039,

(8TC) RCA R8S-5020),

(cassette) RCA RK-1293 (Pines only)

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Rieger, Wallingford New Dance, opus 18: Finale NBC Symphony

March 3, 1942 from Studio 8-H, New York City

(78) United States Army V-disc,

(CD) Al Schlachtmeyer, Classical Music Historical Recordings, from Bruce Wellek recordings, Fritz Reiner Legacy volume 8

Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolai Capriccio espagnol, opus 34 Curtis Symphony

1937 radio broadcast from Casimir Hall of the Curtis Institute, Philadelphia

Recorded Sound Division, Library of Congress
Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolai Scheherazade opus 35 (1888)

Chicago Symphony Sidney Harth, violin

February 8, 1960 Orchestra Hall, Chicago

(33) RCA Red Seal LM/LSC-2446 matrices L2RY-0939, L2RY-0940,

(33) RCA Red Seal LSC-2307 matrices K2RY-1055 "Destination Stereo" Gnomus only,

(33) RCA LSC-3312 "World's Favorite Showpieces" with Arthur Fiedler Song of India and Le Coq d'Or,

(33) RCA Camden Classics CCV-5010 in Europe,

(33) RCA ARP1-4427 audiophile vinyl half-speed mastered pressing of 1980,

(33) Chesky audiophile LP pressing,

(CD) RCA Gold 68568,

(CD) RCA Red Seal RCD1-7018,

(CD) RCA Living Stereo 09026-68168-2 with Stravinsky Song of the Nightingale,

(CD) RCA Gold Seal 09026-60875-2 with Debussy La Mer,

(CD) JVC JMCXR-0015,

(SACD) RCA Red Seal 82876 66377 2 with Stravinsky Song of the Nightingale,

(4TOR) RCA Red Seal FTC-2017,

(4TC) RCA Red Seal KCS-4071,

(8TC) RCA Red Seal R8S-1012,

(8TC) RCA Red Seal R8S-5010 with excerpts from Tchaikovsky Nutcracker Suite,

(cassette) RCA Red Seal RK-1012

Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolai Symphony no 2, opus 9 "Antar" (1868, 1875, 1891): movement 3: allegro risoluto alla marcia Chicago Symphony

March 14, 1959 Orchestra Hall, Chicago

not issued
Rogers, Richard Carousel (1945): Act 1: Waltz (arranged by Don Walker) Pittsburgh Symphony

February 4, 1946 in the Syria Mosque, Pittsburgh

(78) Columbia 12322 D,

(CD) Dante LYS 259/260

Rogers, Richard Carousel (1945): Act 1: Waltz (arranged by Don Walker) Detroit Symphony

May 19, 1946 broadcast of the of the Ford Sunday Evening Hour from the Masonic Temple, Detroit

(78) U.S. Army V-disc

(CD) Al Schlachtmeyer, Classical Music Historical Recordings, from Bruce Wellek recordings, Fritz Reiner Legacy volume 16

Rogers, Richard Carousel (1945): Act 1: Waltz (arranged by Don Walker) Chicago Symphony

December 22, 1954 broadcast from Orchestra Hall, Chicago

(CD) Al Schlachtmeyer, Classical Music Historical Recordings, from the Bruce Wellek recordings collection, The Reiner Legacy volume 23
Rossini, Gioachino Il Signor Bruschino (1812): Overture Pittsburgh Symphony

February 2, 1946 in the Syria Mosque, Pittsburgh

(78) Columbia M-836 (records 12794 D/12796 D with Mozart Symphony no 35, (78) Columbia 12984 D
Rossini, Gioachino Semiramide (1823): Overture NBC Symphony

March 10,1942 NBC broadcast

(CD) Art of Fritz Reiner Volume 1 West Hill Radio Archive WHRA 6024
Rossini, Gioachino Overtures: William Tell,

La Scala di Seta,

Il Signor Bruschino,

Il Barbiere de Siviglia,

La Gazza Ladra,

La Cenerentola

Chicago Symphony, Mihaly Virizly cello in the William Tell solo

(this was Virizly's only season 1958-1959 with the Chicago Symphony, succeeded by Frank Miller)

November 22, 1958

(33) RCA Red Seal LM/LSC-2318 J2RY-7920 and J2RY-7920,

(33) RCA Red Seal SB-2075 in Europe

(33) RCA Camden Classics CCV-5020

(33) RCA Red Seal LSC-3268 "A Clockwork Orange" La Gazza Ladra only

(4TOR) RCA Red Seal FTG-2021,

(4TOR) RCA Red Seal ERPA-2318-C,

(CD) RCA Gold Seal 60387-2-RG,

(CD) RCA Red Seal Classics 82876 65844 2,

(CD) RCA Red Seal 74321 84219 2 "The Director" La Gazza Ladra only

Rubinstein, Anton Piano Concerto No. 4 in D minor, opus 70 Curtis Symphony, Josef Hofmann, piano

November 28, 1937 Metropolitan Opera House, New York recorded by RCA Custom Recordings

(33) International Piano Library IPL-5001/5002 "Josef Hofmann Golden Jubilee Concert",

(CD) The Complete Josef Hofmann, VAI Audio 1020-2

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Saint-Saëns, Camille Cello Concerto no 1 in A minor, opus 33 RCA Victor Symphony, Gregor Piatigorsky, cello

December 7, 1950

(33) RCA LM-1187,

(33) RCA AVM1-2020,

(CD) Testament Art of Gregor Piatigorsky Testament Records SBT 1371,

(45) RCA WDM-1538

Saint-Saëns, Camille Cello Concerto no 1 in A minor, opus 33 Chicago Symphony, Janos Starker, cello

March 13, 1957 from the WGN studios, Chicago telecast by WGN Chicago "Hour of Music"

(CD) Al Schlachtmeyer, Classical Music Historical Recordings, from the Bruce Wellek recordings collection, The Reiner Legacy volume 29
Saint-Saëns, Camille Symphony no 3 in C minor, opus 78 (1886) Chicago Symphony, Irwin Fischer, organ

October 13, 1954 telecast by WGN Chicago "Hour of Music" from the WGN studios, Chicago

(CD) Al Schlachtmeyer, Classical Music Historical Recordings, from Bruce Wellek recordings, Fritz Reiner Legacy volume 25
Satie, Eric Gymnopédies: no 1 and no 3 Chicago Symphony

March 25, 1960 in Symphony Hall, Chicago broadcast recorded for the Voice of America radio

(CD) "CSO The First 100 Years" CD 90-06

(CD) Al Schlachtmeyer, Classical Music Historical Recordings, from Bruce Wellek recordings, Fritz Reiner Legacy volume 46

Scarlatti, Domenico and Tommasini, Vincenzo The Good Humored Ladies

suite from the 1917 ballet by Vincenzo Tommasini based on Scarlatti harpsichord sonatas

Chicago Symphony

March 31, 1954 telecast by WGN Chicago "Hour of Music" telecast from the WGN studios, Chicago.

(CD) Al Schlachtmeyer, Classical Music Historical Recordings, from the Bruce Wellek recordings collection, The Reiner Legacy volume 21
Schoenberg, Arnold Verklärte Nacht, opus 4 (revised 1943 version)

Chicago Symphony

November 7, 1957 WBAI-FM radio broadcast from Orchestra Hall, Chicago

(33) "Chicago Symphony From the Archives Volume 1: Fritz Reiner 1957-1958 Season" WFMT/"Chicago Symphony radio marathon XI special edition two discs Teldec DMM 86/2 with Berlioz Benvenuto Cellini, Vaughan Williams Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis, Schoenberg Transfigured Night, Wagner Rienzi Overture, Schumann Symphony no 2,

(CD) WFMT/Chicago Symphony radio marathon promotional discs CSO-CD96A-2, "The Reiner Era Volume 1"

(CD) Al Schlachtmeyer, Classical Music Historical Recordings, from Bruce Wellek recordings, Fritz Reiner Legacy

(CD) Dante Arlecchino ARL 199 "The Art of Fritz Reiner 3"

Schubert, Franz Symphony no 5 in B flat, D. 485 Chicago Symphony

April 27, 1960

(33) RCA Red Seal LM/LSC-2516 matrix L2RY-2042,

(33) RCA Camden Classics CCV-5001 in Europe,

(33) RCA Red Seal SB-2134 in Europe,

(CD) RCA Red Seal 09026 61793 2,

(4TOR) RCA FTC-2090,

(8TC) RCA R8S-1275,

(cassette) RCA RK-1275

Schubert, Franz Symphony no 8 in B minor, D. 759

Chicago Symphony

March 26, 1960 Orchestra Hall, Chicago

(33) RCA Red Seal LM/LSC-2516 matrix L2RY-2041,

(33) RCA Red Seal LSC-2496 matrix L2RY-2495 first movement only "Heart Of The Symphony" with movements from Haydn Symphony 88, Dvorak Symphony 9, Tchaikowsky Symphony 6, Beethoven Symphony 5, Brahms Symphony no 3,

(33) Red Seal RCA LSC-3295,

(33) RCA Camden Classics CCV-5001 in Europe,

(CD) RCA RCD1-5403,

(CD) RCA Red Seal Artistes & Repertoires 74321 84607-2 two discs coupled with Günter Wand Schubert symphony performances,

(33) RCA LM/LSC - 2496 (first movement),

(CD) RCA Red Seal RCD1-5403,

(4TOR) RCA FTC-2090,

(8TC) RCA R8S-1275,

(cassette) RCA RK-1275

Schubert, Franz Symphony no 9 in C major, D. 944 "Great D major" Chicago Symphony

December 19, 1957 WBAI-FM radio broadcast from Orchestra Hall, Chicago

(CD) Al Schlachtmeyer, Classical Music Historical Recordings, from Bruce Wellek recordings, Fritz Reiner Legacy volume 48

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Schuman, William Circus overture (1944) Cleveland Orchestra

January 7, 1945 broadcast from Severance Hall, Cleveland

(CD) Al Schlachtmeyer, Classical Music Historical Recordings, from Bruce Wellek recordings, Fritz Reiner Legacy volume 3
Schumann, Robert Cello Concerto in A minor, opus 129 New York Philharmonic, Gregor Piatigorsky, cello

1943 in Carnegie Hall

(CD) The Art of Gregor Piatigorsky West Hill Radio Archive WHRA 6032, (CD) Testament SBT 1371
Schumann, Robert Manfred Overture opus 115 Chicago Symphony

November 21, 1957 WBAI-FM broadcast from Orchestra Hall, Chicago

(CD) Al Schlachtmeyer, Classical Music Historical Recordings, from Bruce Wellek recordings, Fritz Reiner Legacy volume 34
Schumann, Robert Piano Concerto, in A, opus 54 Chicago Symphony, Byron Janis, piano

February 21, 1959

not initially released, perhaps because Reiner and the CSO recorded the concerto with Van Cliburn 14 months later.

(33) RCA ARP1-4668 this 1981 audiophile vinyl half-speed mastered pressing was its first release

Schumann, Robert Piano Concerto, in A, opus 54

Chicago Symphony, Van Cliburn, piano

April 16, 1960

(33) RCA LM/LSC-2455 matrices L2RY-2136, L@RY-2137,

(33) RCA 640 568,

(CD) RCA 60420-2-RG (with MacDowell Piano Concerto),

(CD) RCA Living Stereo 09026-62691-2 (with Prokofiev Piano Concerto no 3),

(SACD) RCA 88697-08283-2 (with Beethoven Emperor),

(4TOR) RCA FTC-2042,

(4TOR) RCA ERPA-2455-C,

(4TOR) RCA TR3-5034 3 3/4 IPS,

(8TC) RCA R8S-1090,

(cassette) RCA RK-1090

Schumann, Robert Symphony no 2, opus 61 Chicago Symphony

October 31, 1957 broadcast from Orchestra Hall, Chicago

(33) "Chicago Symphony From the Archives Volume 1: Fritz Reiner 1957-1958 Season" WFMT/"Chicago Symphony radio marathon XI special edition two discs Teldec DMM 86/2 with Berlioz Benvenuto Cellini, Vaughan Williams Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis, Schoenberg Transfigured Night, Wagner Rienzi Overture, Schumann Symphony no 2,

(CD) WFMT/Chicago Symphony radio marathon promotional discs CSO-CD96A-2 "The Reiner Era Volume 1",

 

(CD) Spectrum Sound Analog Collector CDS MAC-013,

(CD) Dante Arlecchino ARL 199 The Art of Fritz Reiner 3

Schumann, William American Festival Overture (1939) Pittsburgh Symphony

November 23, 1941 in the Syria Mosque, Pittsburgh

Radio broadcast from WCAE, Pittsburgh residing in the J. David Goldin collection at the University of Missouri, Kansas City, Missouri
Shostakovich, Dmitri Symphony no 6 in B minor, opus 54 New York Philharmonic

August 15, 1943 broadcast from Carnegie Hall, New York City

(CD) Guild GHCD 2333,

(CD) Legend LGD 122 1950 Copeland Clarinet Concerto, 1943 New York Philharmonic Shostakovich Sym no 6, 1944 New York Philharmonic Mussorgsky Boris Godounov excerpts,

(CD) Distribuzione Dischi Ricordi SDA 82183 with 1950 Copeland Clarinet Concerto, 1943 New York Philharmonic Shostakovich Sym no 6, 1944 New York Philharmonic Mussorgsky Boris Godounov excerpts

 

I am unsure if the Legend and Ricordi pirated CDs have any link.

Shostakovich, Dmitri Symphony no 6 in B minor, opus 54 Cleveland Orchestra

January 7, 1945 in a broadcast from Severance Hall, Cleveland

(CD) Al Schlachtmeyer, Classical Music Historical Recordings, from the Bruce Wellek recordings collection, The Reiner Legacy volume 2 in a Cleveland concert with the January 14, 1945 Cleveland concert of Prokofiev Lt. Kije and Weber Overture to Euryanthe

(CD) Art of Fritz Reiner Volume 1 West Hill Radio Archive WHRA 6024

Shostakovich, Dmitri Symphony no 6 in B minor, opus 53

Pittsburgh Symphony

May 26, 1945 in the Syria Mosque, Pittsburgh

(78) Columbia M-585 records M 12199-D, 12200-D, 12201-D, 12202-D, 12203-D and album MM-585 records in automatic drop sequence MM 12204-D, 12205-D, 12206-D, 12207-D, 12208-D nine sides, with Colas Breugnon Overture on tenth side, matricies XCO 34501, XCO 34502, XCO 34503, XCO 34504, XCO 34505, XCO 34506, XCO 34507, XCO 34508, XCO 34509,

(78) Columbia Europe LX 998-1002 9 sides with Colas Breugnon Overture,

(33) Columbia Masterworks ML-4249 with Shostakovich Symphony no 6 only issued in 1949,

(CD) Columbia Masterworks Heritage MHK 62343 issued 1996 with Kodaly Dances of Galanta, Weiner Divertimento no 1, Bartok Hungarian Sketches, Kabalevsky Colas Breugnon,

(CD) Fritz Reiner Enregistrements 1945-1946 Volume 3 Dante LYS 093

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Sibelius, Jean Finlandia, opus 26 Chicago Symphony

October 17, 1957 broadcast by WBAI-FM New York City from Orchestra Hall, Chicago

(CD) Al Schlachtmeyer, Classical Music Historical Recordings, from Bruce Wellek recordings, The Reiner Legacy volume 30
Sibelius, Jean Symphony no 5, opus 82 in E flat Chicago Symphony

October 17, 1957 broadcast by WBAI-FM New York City from Orchestra Hall, Chicago

(CD) Al Schlachtmeyer, Classical Music Historical Recordings, from the Bruce Wellek recordings collection, The Reiner Legacy volume 31
Smetana, Bedrich The Bartered Bride: Overture Pittsburgh Symphony

November 15, 1941 in the Syria Mosque, Pittsburgh

Radio broadcast from WCAE, Pittsburgh residing in the J. David Goldin collection at the University of Missouri, Kansas City, Missouri
Smetana, Bedrich The Bartered Bride: Overture Chicago Symphony

December 12, 1955

(33) RCA LM-1999 with Tchaikovsky 1812 Overture, Liszt Mephisto Waltz, Dvorak Carnival Overture, Weinberger Schwanda the Bagpiper,

(33) RCA Victrola VICS-1424,

(CD) RCA 5606,

(CD) RCA Living Stereo 09026-62587-2,

(CD) JVC JM-XR24016,

(SACD) RCA 66376 SA

Smith, John Stafford The Star Spangled Banner Chicago Symphony

November 9, 1957 in Orchestra Hall Chicago

(78) American Heritage Foundation AHP-1003 (with Boston Symphony also playing the Star Spangled Banner on the flip-side).

 

Although it seems extraordinary to have a 78 RPM 7 inch shellac disk manufactured in 1957, this was commissioned by the American Heritage Foundation and distributed free to schools and libraries with the objective of increasing awareness and patriotism, particularly among youth. An October 28, 1957, Charles Munch and the Boston Symphony also recorded the Star Spangled Banner which was featured on the other side (matrix HO-7V 1756) of this Fritz Reiner recording. The musicians of both orchestras donated their services.

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Strauss, Johann Jr. Die Fledermaus (The Bat) (1874) ":Highlights", sung in English, with English libretto by Ruth and Thomas Martin RCA Victor Symphony,

Patrice Munsel - Adele,

Risë Stevens - Orlofsky,

Regina Resnik - Rosalinde,

Jan Peerce - Alfred,

Robert Merrill - Falke,

James Melton - Eisenstein,

Robert Shaw Chorale

 

September 20, 21, 22 1950 in Manhattan Center, New York City - Reiner's first RCA recording sessions. He also recorded during these sessions the selections of Tchaikovsky Waltzes from The Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake, Nutcracker, Eugene Onegin and Symphony no 5 waltz

(78) RCA DM-1457,

(33) RCA LM-1114,

(33) RCA Concert Cameos LRM-7026 10 inch disc excerpts,

(CD) Idlewild Reissues IDLR 114,

(CD) Pristine Audio PASC 294 (restored by Mark Obert-Thorn),

(45) RCA Red Seal WDM-1457 set five discs 49-3081 through 49-3085,

(78) RCA 12-3296 excerpts,

(33) RCA LM- 2071 excerpts,

(33) RCA LRM-7026 excerpts,

(45) RCA ERB-7026 excerpts,

(45) RCA 49-3296 excerpts,

(CD) Naxos 9.80693

Strauss, Johann Jr. Die Fledermaus (The Bat) (1874): Overture NBC Symphony

June 11, 1950 NBC broadcast of the U.S. Steel Hour

(CD) Al Schlachtmeyer, Classical Music Historical Recordings, from Bruce Wellek recordings, Fritz Reiner Legacy volume 7

(CD) Art of Fritz Reiner Volume 1 West Hill Radio Archive WHRA 6024

Strauss, Johann Jr. Waltzes: Vienna blood (Wiener Blut), opus 354 NBC Symphony

January 5, 1947 NBC broadcast

(CD) Art of Fritz Reiner Volume 1 West Hill Radio Archive WHRA 6024
Strauss, Johann Jr. Waltzes: Vienna blood (Wiener Blut), opus 354, Gipsy Baron: Treasure Waltz (Der Zigeunerbaron: Schatz-Walzer), opus 418, Roses from the South (Rosen aus dem Süden), opus 388

Pittsburgh Symphony

Vienna: January 9, 1941

Treasure: Nov 15, 1941

Roses: February 4, 1946 in the Syria Mosque, Pittsburgh

(78) Columbia 11579 D (Vienna),

(78) Columbia 11800 D matrices XCO 31903, XCO 31904 (Treasure),

(78) Columbia 12941 D (Roses),

(33) Columbia Masterworks ML-4116 with all the Waltzes coupled with Brahms Eight Hungarian Dances,

(33) Columbia Special Products P 14121, (CD) Pittsburgh Symphony: 100 Years of Glory (Vienna),

(CD) Dante LYS 044/045 "Fritz Reiner In Pittsburgh, Volume 1" (Treasure, Vienna)

(CD) Vinyl Revolution dub from 33 RPM LP to CD

Strauss, Johann Jr. Waltzes: Morning Papers (Morgenblatter), opus 279, Emperor Waltz (Kaiser Walzer), opus 437, On the Beautiful Blue Danube (An der schönen, blauen Donau), opus 314

      RCA 8 track tape

Chicago Symphony

April 15, 16, 1957

(33) RCA Red Seal LM/LSC-2112 "Vienna" matrix J2RY-2001 coupled with Josef Strauss Village Swallows, Richard Strauss Rosenkavalier Waltzes, Weber Invitation to the Dance,

(33) RCA Victor VCS-7098 2 discs with Ormandy - Philadelphia Orchestra, Fiedler - Boston Pops 1972 release,

(33) RCA Gold Seal AGL1-1269 "Vienna" coupled with Josef Strauss Village Swallows, Richard Strauss Rosenkavalier Waltzes, Weber Invitation to the Dance 1981 digital remaster,

(33) RCA First Class Great Music Series "Vienna" VLS 45480 half-speed audiophile pressing 1983 release coupled with Josef Strauss Village Swallows, Richard Strauss Rosenkavalier Waltzes, Weber Invitation to the Dance,

(45) RCA Victor Red Seal 45NC-0029 Italy issue Emperor Waltz and On the Beautiful Blue Danube only,

(CD) RCA Red Seal 5405,

(CD) RCA Gold 68572 "Vienna" coupled with Josef Strauss Village Swallows, Richard Strauss Rosenkavalier Waltzes, Weber Invitation to the Dance,

(CD) RCA Living Stereo 09026-68160-2 "Vienna" coupled with Josef Strauss Village Swallows, Richard Strauss Rosenkavalier Waltzes, Weber Invitation to the Dance,

(CD) RCA Red Seal 71615,

(CD) JVC JM-XR24025 "Vienna" remastered CD,

(SACD) RCA 71615 SA "Vienna" coupled Treasure Waltz, Roses from the South, Vienna Blood, Thunder and Lightening,

(45) RCA ERA-1-2112 Blue Danube and Swallows only,

(45) RCA Red Seal ERA-2-2112,

(2TOR) RCA Red Seal ACS-87 Emperor Waltz and Blue Danube only,

(CD) RCA Red Seal 74321 84219 2 "The Director" Emperor Waltz only,

(2TOR) RCA Red Seal ACS-63 Morning Papers only,

(8TC) RCA Red Seal R8S-1190,

(cassette) RCA Red Seal RK-1190

(Cassette) RCA Victor RCA ALK2-4619 with Ormandy - Philadelphia Orchestra, Fiedler - Boston Pops 1983 release,

Strauss, Johann Jr. Waltzes: Vienna Blood (Wiener Blut), opus 354, Gipsy Baron: Treasure Waltz (Der Zigeunerbaron: Schatz-Walzer), opus 418, Roses from the South (Rosen aus dem Süden), opus 388, Artist's Life (Künstlerleben), opus 316, Thunder and Lightning Polka (Unter Donner und Blitz), opus 324

Chicago Symphony

April 26, 1960

(33) RCA LM/LSC-2500 matrices L2RY-2241 and L2AY-2241 with Josef Strauss Mein Lebenslauf ist Lieb und Lust,

(33) RCA Victrola VICS 1127 with Josef Strauss Mein Lebenslauf ist Lieb und Lust,

(33) RCA LCS-5005 "Johann Strauss Greatest Hits" (Blue Danube, Thunder and Lightening, Emperor, Vienna Blood),

(CD) RCA RCD1-5405,

(CD) RCA 09026 68160 2 (not Artist's Life),

(4TOR) RCA FTC-2093,

(8TC) RCA R8S-1020,

(8TC) RCA R8S-5033,

(cassette) RCA RK-1020

Strauss, Josef Mein Lebenslauf ist Lieb und Lust (My Life is Love and Laughter), opus 263

Chicago Symphony

April 25, 26, 1960

(33) RCA LM/LSC-2500 with Johann Jr. Vienna Blood, Treasure Waltz, Roses from the South, Artist's Life, Thunder and Lightning Polka,

(33) RCA Victrola VICS 1127 with Johann Jr. Vienna Blood, Treasure Waltz, Roses from the South, Artist's Life, Thunder and Lightning Polka,

(CD) RCA FY 5405,

(4TOR) RCA FTC-2093,

(8TC) RCA R8S-1020,

(8TC) RCA R8S-5033,

(cassette) RCA RK-1020

Strauss, Josef Village Swallows Waltz (Dorfschwalben aus Österreich), opus 164 Chicago Symphony

April 15, 16, 1957

(33) RCA Red Seal LM/LSC-2112 "Vienna" matrix J2RY-2002 with Richard Strauss Rosenkavalier Waltzes, Weber Invitation to the Dance, and Johann Strauss Morning Papers, Emperor Waltz, On the Beautiful Blue Danube waltzes, ,

(33) RCA Gold Seal AGL1-1269 "Vienna" 1981 digital remaster,

(33) RCA LCS-5005,

(CD) RCA 71615,

(CD) RCA Living Stereo 09026-68160-2 "Vienna",

(CD) JVC JM-XR24025, (SACD) RCA 71615 SA "Vienna",

(8TC) RCA R8S-1190 "Vienna",

(cassette) RCA RK-1190 "Vienna"

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Strauss, Richard Allerseelen opus 10 no 8 Detroit Symphony, Rose Pauly, soprano

February 20, 1937 broadcast of the Ford Sunday Evening Hour from the Masonic Temple Theatre, Detroit

(CD) Eklipse EKRCD 40 ":Rose Pauly: Live and Complete Studio Recordings",

(CD) Preiser Records 89714

Strauss, Richard Also Sprach Zarathustra, opus 30

 

It is an example of 1950s marketing that the Dance of the Seven Veils was featured on the cover title and art rather than Also Sprach Zarathustra - before the movie 2001 made Also famous

Chicago Symphony, John Weicher, violin

March 8, 1954 in Orchestra Hall, Chicago

 

The second Reiner - CSO recording session, following 2 days after the 1954 Ein Heldenleben.

 

This famous recording was selected by the Library of Congress for the National Recording Registry of historic recordings

(33) RCA LM/LSC-1806 matrix K2RY-6712 and K2RY-6713 (with Salome: Dance of the Seven Veils),

(33) RCA Victrola VIC/VICS-1265,

(33) RCA 234584 for International Preview Society Fritz Reiner Conducts Richard Strauss four discs remastered with 1954 Ein Heldenleben, 1959 Don Quixote, 1954 Strauss Dance of the Seven Veils, 1954 Also Sprach Zarathustra, 1957 Burleske, 1954 Don Juan, 1957 Rosenkaalier Waltzes, 1956 Bourgeois Gentilhomme,

(33) RCA Red Seal ATL1-4286 half-speed mastered audiophile disc of 1981

(CD) RCA Victor 61709 with Ein Heldeleben,

(CD) RCA 09026 68368 2,

(CD) RCA Living Stereo 09026-61494-2 with Ein Heldeleben,

(CD) RCA Living Stereo 09026-68635-2 (5 disks labeled "All the Richard Strauss recordings Reiner made in Chicago between 1954-1962"),

(CD) RCA Red Seal "Fritz Reiner Collection" 09026 60930 2 with 1956 Bourgeois Gentilhomme, 1957 Rosenkavalier Waltzes,

(CD) RCA 5721-2-RC,

(CD) RCA 74321-84608-2,

(CD) RCA 6722,

(SACD) RCA 61389 SA with the 1954 Ein Heldenleben,

(SACD) RCA 82876 61389 2,

(45) ERD-1806,

(2TOR) RCA ECS-1,

(8TC) RCA V8S-1007

Strauss, Richard Also Sprach Zarathustra, opus 30 August 22, 1956 Vienna Philharmonic at the Salzburg Festival, Grosses Festspielhaus (CD) Al Schlachtmeyer, Classical Music Historical Recordings, from Bruce Wellek recordings, Fritz Reiner Legacy volume 16
Strauss, Richard Also Sprach Zarathustra, opus 30

Chicago Symphony

April 30, May 1, 1962

(33) RCA LM/LSC-2609 matrices N2RY-2660, N2RY-2661,

(33) RCA Victrola VICS-1265,

(33) EMI His Masters Voice ALP-1214,

(CD) RCA Living Stereo 09026-68635-2 (5 disks labeled "All the Richard Strauss recordings Reiner made in Chicago between 1954-1962"),

(CD) RCA CML-082,

(CD) RCA Papillon 6722-2-RG,

(CD) RCA Victor 09026 68391 2 "Space Classics" Sunrise movement, with other movie theme music from Holst The Planets, John Williams Star Wars, Grofe Grand Canyon Suite, Johann Stauss Blue Danube, Debussy Snowflakes, Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto movement 3,

(CD) JVC JMCXR-0011,

(CD) RCA Living Stereo 09026-68638-2 (with 1957 Burlesque and Rosenkavalier Waltzes),

(4TOR) RCA FTC-2115,

(8TC) RCA R8S-1168,

(cassette) RCA RK-1168

Strauss, Richard Le bourgeois gentilhomme (Der Bürger als Edelmann) orchestral suite, Op. 60

Pittsburgh Symphony

February 4, 1946 in the Syria Mosque, Pittsburgh

(78) Columbia Masterworks both manual sequence M-693 five discs 12610-D through 12614-D and automatic drop sequence album MM-693 five discs 12615-D through 12619-D,

(33) Columbia Masterworks ML-2079 10 inch (25 cm) (with Don Juan)

(33) Columbia Masterworks ML-4800 10 inch (25 cm) (with Don Juan)

(CD) Biddulph 83067/83068,

(CD) Fritz Reiner Enregistrements 1946 Volume 6 Dante LYS 148

Strauss, Richard Le bourgeois gentilhomme (Der Bürger als Edelmann) orchestral suite, Op. 60

example of a 2 track stereo reel-to-reel RCA tape released before the introduction of the stereo LP record

Chicago Symphony April 17, 18, 1956 in Orchestra Hall, Chicago (33) RCA LM-6047,

(33) RCA Victrola VIC/VICS-1199,

(33) RCA 234584 for International Preview Society Fritz Reiner Conducts Richard Strauss four discs remastered with 1954 Ein Heldenleben, 1959 Don Quixote, 1954 Strauss Dance of the Seven Veils, 1954 Also Sprach Zarathustra, 1957 Burleske, 1954 Don Juan, 1957 Rosenkaalier Waltzes, 1956 Bourgeois Gentilhomme,

(CD) RCA Red Seal 5721-2-RC with the 1954 Strauss Also Sprach and the 1957 Strauss Rosenkavalier waltzes,

(CD) RCA Living Stereo 09026-68635-2 (5 disks labeled "All the Richard Strauss recordings Reiner made in Chicago between 1954-1962"),

(CD) RCA Red Seal "Fritz Reiner Collection" 09026 60930 2 with 1954 Also Sprach Zarathustra, 1957 Rosenkavalier Waltzes,

(SACD) RCA 08272,

(2TC) RCA DCS-43 stereo

Strauss, Richard Burlesque in d minor for Piano and Orchestra, opus 11 Chicago Symphony, Byron Janis

March 4, 1957

(33) RCA LM-2127,

(33) RCA Victrola VIC/VICS-1101,

(33) RCA 234584 for International Preview Society Fritz Reiner Conducts Richard Strauss four discs remastered with 1954 Ein Heldenleben, 1959 Don Quixote, 1954 Strauss Dance of the Seven Veils, 1954 Also Sprach Zarathustra, 1957 Burleske, 1954 Don Juan, 1957 Rosenkaalier Waltzes, 1956 Bourgeois Gentilhomme,

(CD) RCA Living Stereo 09026-68635-2 (5 disks labeled "All the Richard Strauss recordings Reiner made in Chicago between 1954-1962"),

(CD) RCA Living Stereo 09026-68638-2 (with 1962 Also Sprach Zarathustra and Rosenkavalier Waltzes)

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Strauss, Richard Don Juan, opus 20

Pittsburgh Symphony

January 9, 1941 in the Syria Mosque, Pittsburgh

 

This January 9, 1941 album is the earliest commercial recording of Fritz Reiner . Reiner's 1938 recordings for the New York Post did not credit him as the conductor, and his 1940 Pittsburgh Symphony recordings for Columbia were not released.

(78) Columbia Masterworks X-190 and MX-190 two 12 inch (30 cm) discs 11518-D, 11519-D,

(78) Columbia-Europe LX 25008/LX 25009,

(33) Columbia Masterworks ML-2079 10 inch (25 cm) (with Szell Till Eulenspiegel),

(33) Columbia Masterworks ML-4800 10 inch (25 cm) (with Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme),

(CD) Biddulph 83067/83068,

(CD) Dante LYS 044/045 "Fritz Reiner In Pittsburgh, Volume 1",

(CD) Pittsburgh Symphony: 100 Years of Glory

Strauss, Richard Don Juan, opus 20 Chicago Symphony

December 6, 1954

(33) RCA LM-1888,

(33) RCA LM - 6129,

(33) RCA Victrola VICS-1392,

(33) RCA 234584 for International Preview Society Fritz Reiner Conducts Richard Strauss four discs remastered with 1954 Ein Heldenleben, 1959 Don Quixote, 1954 Strauss Dance of the Seven Veils, 1954 Also Sprach Zarathustra, 1957 Burleske, 1954 Don Juan, 1957 Rosenkaalier Waltzes, 1956 Bourgeois Gentilhomme,

(CD) RCA Living Stereo 09026-68170-2,

(CD) RCA Living Stereo 09026-68635-2 (5 disks labeled "All the Richard Strauss recordings Reiner made in Chicago between 1954-1962"),

(CD) Naxos 9.80176 with Liebermann Concerto for Jazz Band,

(2TOR) RCA ECS-3

Strauss, Richard Don Juan, opus 20 Chicago Symphony

February 6, 1960

(33) RCA Red Seal LM/LSC-2462 matrix L2RY-0943 with Debussy - La Mer,

(CD) RCA Red Seal 63301,

(CD) RCA Red Seal 74321 84219 2 "The Director",

(CD) RCA Living Stereo 09026-63301-2,

(CD) RCA Red Seal RCD1-5408,

(CD) RCA Japan BVCC-34434 remastered CD with 1959 Wagner Die Meistersinger excerpts and Götterdämmerung Dawn and Siegfried's Rhine Journey, Siegfried's Funeral Music,

(SACD) RCA Red Seal 04604,

(4TOR) RCA FTC-2057

Strauss, Richard Don Quixote, opus 35 NBC Symphony,

Frank Miller, cello,

Carleton Cooley, viola,

Mischa Mischakoff, violin

March 10,1942 NBC broadcast from Studio 8-H New York City

(CD) Art of Fritz Reiner Volume 1 West Hill Radio Archive WHRA 6024
Strauss, Richard Don Quixote, opus 35

Pittsburgh Symphony,

Gregor Piatigorsky, cello,

Henri Temianka, violin,

Vladimir Bakaleinikoff, viola

November 15, 1941 in the Syria Mosque, Pittsburgh

(78) Columbia M-506 records 11790-D, 11791-D, 11792-D, 11793-D, 11794-D and in MM album records 11795-D, 11796-D, 11797-D, 11798-D, 11799-D matricies XCO 31823, XCO 31824, XCO 31825, XCO 31826, XCO 31827, XCO 31828, XCO 31829, XCO 31830, XCO 31831, XCO 31832,

(33) Columbia Entre Rl-3027,

(CD) Biddulph 83067/83068,

(CD) Dante LYS 044/045 "Fritz Reiner In Pittsburgh, Volume 1",

(CD) SONY MXK 62817 Masterworks Heritage finale only

Strauss, Richard Don Quixote, opus 35 Chicago Symphony, Janos Starker, cello, John Weicher, violin, Milton Preves, viola

March 20, 1958 WBAI-FM broadcast from Orchestra Hall, Chicago

(CD) Al Schlachtmeyer, Classical Music Historical Recordings, from Bruce Wellek recordings, Fritz Reiner Legacy volume 42
Strauss, Richard Don Quixote, opus 35

  Soria Series delux packaging

Chicago Symphony,

Antonio Janigro, cello,

Milton Preves, viola

John Weicher, violin

 

April 11, 1959

(33) RCA LD/LDS-2384 matrices K2RP-2406 and K2 RP2406 Soria Series deluxe packaging,

(33) RCA Red Seal SB.2099 in Europe,

(33) RCA Victrola VICS-1561,

(33) RCA 234584 for International Preview Society Fritz Reiner Conducts Richard Strauss four discs remastered with 1954 Ein Heldenleben, 1959 Don Quixote, 1954 Strauss Dance of the Seven Veils, 1954 Also Sprach Zarathustra, 1957 Burleske, 1954 Don Juan, 1957 Rosenkaalier Waltzes, 1956 Bourgeois Gentilhomme,

(33) Melodiya 33D 026127-28,

(CD) RCA Living Stereo 09026-68170-2,

(CD) RCA Living Stereo 09026-68635-2 (5 disks labeled "All the Richard Strauss recordings Reiner made in Chicago between 1954-1962",

(SACD) RCA 04604

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Strauss, Richard Ein Heldenleben, opus 40

the Columbia Special Products 33 RPM pressing of the 1970s

Pittsburgh Symphony, Hugo Kolberg, violin

November 10, 1947 in the Syria Mosque, Pittsburgh

 

Reiner's last recording with the Pittsburgh Symphony

(78) Columbia MM-748 ten records MM 12850-D through 12854-D,

(33) Columbia Masterworks ML-4138,

(33) Columbia Special Products pressing P14148,

(CD) Biddulph 83067/83068

Strauss, Richard Ein Heldenleben, opus 40

 

Chicago Symphony, John Weicher violin

 

March 6, 1954 in Orchestra Hall, Chicago first Reiner - CSO commercial recording sessions and the first stereophonic recording.

 

Also one of the very first RCA stereophonic commercial recordings, following the October 6, 1953 Stokowski experimental recordings made in New York, and the February, 1954 recordings of the Boston Symphony

(33) RCA LM-1807 - no other work,

(33) RCA Victrola VIC/VICS-1042 - no other work,

(33) RCA GL 42092 Les Authentiques in deluxe packaging in Europe - no other work,

(33) RCA "The Grand Musicians" 741035 in Europe

(33) RCA 234584 for International Preview Society Fritz Reiner Conducts Richard Strauss four discs remastered with 1954 Ein Heldenleben, 1959 Don Quixote, 1954 Strauss Dance of the Seven Veils, 1954 Also Sprach Zarathustra, 1957 Burleske, 1954 Don Juan, 1957 Rosenkaalier Waltzes, 1956 Bourgeois Gentilhomme,

(33) RCA ARP1-4442 half speed mastered audiophile disc

(33) RCA ATL1 4100 half speed mastered audiophile disc

(CD) RCA Living Stereo 09026-68635-2 (5 disks labeled "All the Richard Strauss recordings Reiner made in Chicago between 1954-1962"),

(CD) RCA RCD1-5408,

(CD) RCA 61709,

(SACD) RCA 61389 SA (with the 1954 Also Sprach Zarathustra),

(SACD) RCA 82876 61389 2,

(SACD) RCA 82876 66377

(45) RCA ERD-1807,

(2TOR) RCA FCS-2

Strauss, Richard Elektra, opus 58 Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus, Astrid Varnay - Elektra, Walburga Wegener - Chrysothemis, Elisabeth Höngen - Clytemnestra, Set Svanholm - Aegisth, Paul Schöffler - Orest

February 23, 1952

(33) Rococo RR 1011 on 2 LPs

(33) Metropolitan Opera Guild MET 9 album with the January 19, 1952 Salome

(CD) Arlecchino ARL A37-A39,

(CD) Dante LYS 425-427,

(CD) Naxos Historical 8.110277-79

Strauss, Richard Elektra, opus 58: Soliloquy, Recognition Scene, Final Scene

Chicago Symphony,

Inge Borkh - Elektra,

Frances Yeend - Chrysothemis,

Paul Schoeffler - Orest,

Chicago Lyric Theater Chorus

April 14, 16, 1956

(33) RCA LM-6047,

(33) RCA Victrola VIC-2009,

(33) RCA Gold Seal Gold Seal AGL1-3879 1981 digital remaster,

(CD) RCA 5603-2-RC,

(CD) RCA GD 60874,

(CD) RCA Living Stereo 09026-68635-2 (5 disks labeled "All the Richard Strauss recordings Reiner made in Chicago between 1954-1962"),

(CD) RCA Living Stereo 09026-68636-2 (with 1955 Salome Final Scene),

(CD) RCA Living Stereo 82876 67900-2 (with 1955 Salome Final Scene),

(SACD) RCA 67900 SA (with 1955 Salome Final Scene)

Strauss, Richard Der Rosenkavalier, opus 59 Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus, Eleanor Steber - the Marschallin, Risë Stevens - Octavian, Giuseppe Di Stefano - A singer, Erna Berger - Sophie, Emanuel List - Baron Ochs, Martha Lipton - Annina

November 21, 1949 also telecast from the Metropolitan Opera House

(CD) Naxos Historical 8.110277-79
Strauss, Richard Der Rosenkavalier, opus 59 Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus, Eleanor Steber - the Marschallin, Jarmila Novotná - Octavian, Erna Berger - Sophie, Fritz Krenn - Baron Ochs, Hugh Thompson - Faninal, Alessio De Paolis - Valzacchi, Hertha Glaz - Annina, Kurt Baum - A singer

February 24, 1951 broadcast from the Metropolitan Opera House

(33) and (CD) Metropolitan Opera Fund Soria Series - MET 23

 

This was a broadcast transcribed by the US State Department for international distribution

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Strauss, Richard Der Rosenkavalier, opus 59 Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus, Astrid Varnay - the Marschallin, Risë Stevens - Octavian, Nadine Conner - Sophie, Endré Koréh - Baron Ochs, John Brownlee - Faninal, Alessio De Paolis - Valzacchi, Hertha Glaz - Annina, Thomas Hayward - A singer

February 28, 1953 broadcast from the Metropolitan Opera House

(33) Melodram MEL 441

(CD) Gala GL 100 512

 

The 1952-1953 season was Reiner's last with the Metropolitan Opera; he died November 15, 1963 when he was preparing his return to the MET with a production of Die Götterdämmerung planned for November 14 through December 14.

Strauss, Richard Der Rosenkavalier, opus 59: Presentation of the Silver Rose from Act 2, Closing Scene from Act 3

RCA Victor Symphony, Risë Stevens - Octavian, Erna Berger - Sophie

April 5, 1951

(33) RCA LM-9010 with two arias from Gluck: Orfeo ed Euridice: Act 3: "Che Faro Senza Euridice?", Act 2: "Che puro ciel", Mozart Le Nozze de Figaro Act 1: "Non so più cosa son, cosa faccio", Act 2: "Voi che sapete", Bizet: Carmen Act 1: Habanera

(33) Metropolitan Opera album MET-114,

(45) RCA WDM-9010 with two arias from Gluck: Orfeo ed Euridice: "Che Faro Senza Euridice?", "Che puro ciel",

(33) RCA LM-1847 (closing scene only),

(33) RCA LM-6171 (closing scene only),

(CD) RCA 09026-61580-2 "RCA Met 100 Singers 100 Years" (closing scene only),

(45) RCA ERA-138 closing scene only, and from Gluck: Orfeo ed Euridice: "Che Faro Senza Euridice?" only, and Le Nozze de Figaro Act 2: "Voi che sapete" only

Strauss, Richard, arranged by Fritz Reiner Der Rosenkavalier, opus 59: Waltzes New York Philharmonic

July 9, 1944 in Carnegie Hall, New York City

(CD) Al Schlachtmeyer, Classical Music Historical Recordings, from the Bruce Wellek recordings collection, The Reiner Legacy volume 12
Strauss, Richard, arranged by Fritz Reiner Der Rosenkavalier, opus 59: Waltzes

 

 

Reiner arranged these waltz sections from Der Rosenkavalier in the 1930s and performed them throughout the remainder of his conducting and recording career

Chicago Symphony

April 15, 16, 1957

(33) RCA LM/LSC-2112 "Vienna" matrix J2RY-2002 with Josef Strauss Village Swallows, Weber Invitation to the Dance, and Johann Strauss Morning Papers, Emperor Waltz, On the Beautiful Blue Danube waltzes,

(33) RCA Gold Seal AGL1-1269 1981 digital remaster,

(33) RCA LCS-5005,

(33) RCA 234584 for International Preview Society Fritz Reiner Conducts Richard Strauss four discs remastered with 1954 Ein Heldenleben, 1959 Don Quixote, 1954 Strauss Dance of the Seven Veils, 1954 Also Sprach Zarathustra, 1957 Burleske, 1954 Don Juan, 1957 Rosenkaalier Waltzes, 1956 Bourgeois Gentilhomme,

(CD) RCA 71615,

(CD) RCA Red Seal 5721-2-RC with the 1954 Strauss Also Sprach and the 1956 Strauss Bourgeois gentilhomme,

(CD) RCA Gold 68572,

(CD) RCA Living Stereo 09026-68160-2 "Vienna",

(CD) RCA Living Stereo 09026-68635-2 (5 disks labeled "All the Richard Strauss recordings Reiner made in Chicago between 1954-1962"),

(CD) RCA Living Stereo 09026-68638-2 (with 1962 Also Sprach Zarathustra and 1957 Burlesque),

(CD) RCA Red Seal "Fritz Reiner Collection" 09026 60930 2 with 1956 Bourgeois Gentilhomme, 1954 Also Sprach Zarathustra,

(CD) JVC JM-XR24025 "Vienna" remastered CD,

(8TC) RCA R8S-1190,

(cassette) RCA RK-1190

Strauss, Richard Salome, opus 54

  a Philips 45 RPM disc

Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus, Ljuba Welitsch - Salome, Kerstin Thorborg - Herodias, Herbert Janssen - Jochanaan, Frederick Jagel - Herodes

listed as a December 3, 1949 broadcast Metropolitan Opera broadcast, but seems to have been March 12, 1949

 

Reiner returned to the MET in 1949 to revive Salome, with Ljuba Welitsch making a famous Metropolitan Opera debut in this opera on February 4, 1949.

(45) Philips ABE.10025 final scene only "Ah! du wolltest mich nicht deinem Mund" on 7 inch (17 cm) disc,

(33) Melodram MEL 039 2 discs labelled "April 2, 1949",

(CD) Guild GHCD 2230/2231,

(CD) Melodram MEL 27042,

(CD) Golden Melodram GM 3.0018,

(CD) Gebhardt JGCD0013-2

 

two LP recordings of the same cast give March 12, 1949 as the performance date, which seems correct, according to MET records:

(33) Mauro R. Fuggette MRF-1 two discs,

(33) Golden Age of Opera EJS-158 two discs from Edward J. Smith

Strauss, Richard Salome, opus 54: Final Scene "Ah! du wolltest mich nicht deinem Mund" through "Ah! Ich habe ihn geküsst deinem Mund"

 

Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus, Ljuba Welitsch, soprano

 

March 14, 1949 Columbia Studios 207 East 30th St., New York City

 

one of Reiner's most famous recordings, reissued in many formats

(78) Columbia MX-316 2 disks matrices XCO 41067, XCO 41068, XCO 41069, XCO 41070,

(78) Columbia 12 inch discs 72818 and 72819,

(78) Columbia Europe LX 1241, LX 1242,

(33) Columbia Masterworks ML 2048 ten inch LP of the final scene of Salome coupled with Ljuba Welitsch singing arias from Tchaikovsky Eugen Onegin,

(33) Columbia Odyssey 32 16 0078 coupled with other Welitsch arias from Mozart, Puccini and Johann Strauss Jr.,

(33) CBS 61088,

(33) Seraphim 60202,

(33) France EMI Références 1012671,

(CD) Sony MH2K-62866,

(CD) Preiser 90476,

(CD) Myto MCD 954.135,

(CD) Nimbus Prima Voce 7959/7960,

(CD) Naxos 8.111014/5

Strauss, Richard Salome, opus 54 Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus, Ljuba Welitsch - Salome, Hans Hotter - Jochanaan, Set Svanholm - Herodes, Elisabeth Höngen - Herodias

January 19, 1952 broadcast

(33) Metropolitan Opera Guild MET 9 album with the February 23, 1952 Elektra

(33) Steven T. Smolian SJS-701/702 two discs in this private pressing,

(CD) Myto MCD 952 125,

(CD) The Opera Lovers SAL 195201,

(CD) Walhall Eternity Series WLCD 0201

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Strauss, Richard Salome, opus 54: Dance of the Seven veils Boston Symphony

December 22, 1945 broadcast recording from Symphony Hall, Boston.

Reiner's only concerts with the Boston Symphony, which also included the Mozart Haffner Symphony, the Dance from Stauss's Salome, and Debussy's Ibéria 7

(78) V-disc 636, sides BOS 13, BOS 14, issued to the US military in June 1946,

(CD) Al Schlachtmeyer, Classical Music Historical Recordings, from Bruce Wellek recordings, Fritz Reiner Legacy volume 5

(CD) Dante LYS259/60

(CD) Naxos 8.111014/5

Strauss, Richard Salome, opus 54: Dance of the Seven veils Chicago Symphony

March 6, 1954 in Orchestra Hall, Chicago first Reiner CSO recording sessions and first stereophonic recordings. One of the very first RCA stereophonic commercial recordings, following the October 6, 1953 Stokowski experimental recordings made in New York, and the February, 1954 recordings of the Boston Symphony

(33) RCA LM-1806,

(33) RCA Victrola VICS-1424,

(33) RCA 234584 for International Preview Society Fritz Reiner Conducts Richard Strauss four discs remastered with 1954 Ein Heldenleben, 1959 Don Quixote, 1954 Strauss Dance of the Seven Veils, 1954 Also Sprach Zarathustra, 1957 Burleske, 1954 Don Juan, 1957 Rosenkaalier Waltzes, 1956 Bourgeois Gentilhomme,

(CD) RCA 09026-68636,

(SACD) RCA 67900 SA

Strauss, Richard Salome, opus 54: Dance of the Seven veils Chicago Symphony

February 27, 1958 broadcast by WBAI-FM New York City from Orchestra Hall, Chicago with concert also containing Strauss Songs sung by Roberta Peters and Prokofiev Symphony no 5

(CD) Al Schlachtmeyer, Classical Music Historical Recordings, from the Bruce Wellek recordings collection, The Reiner Legacy volume 41
Strauss, Richard Salome, opus 54: Final Scene

Chicago Symphony, Inge Borkh, soprano

December 10, 1955

(33) RCA Red Seal LM-6047,

(33) RCA Victrola VICS-1392,

(CD) RCA Red Seal 5603-2-RC,

(CD) RCA Living Stereo 09026-68635 (5 disks),

(CD) RCA Living Stereo 09026-68636 (with 1956 Electra excerpts),

(SACD) RCA 67900 SA (with 1956 Electra excerpts),

(2TOR) RCA CCS-23

Strauss, Richard Sinfonia Domestica, opus 53 Boston Symphony

December 22, 1945 broadcast recording from Symphony Hall, Boston of Reiner's only concerts with the Boston Symphony, which also included the Mozart Haffner Symphony, the Dance from Stauss's Salome, and Debussy's Ibéria 7

(CD) Al Schlachtmeyer, Classical Music Historical Recordings, from Bruce Wellek recordings, Fritz Reiner Legacy volume 5
Strauss, Richard Sinfonia Domestica, opus 53

Chicago Symphony

November 5, 1956 in Orchestra Hall, Chicago

(33) RCA LM-2103,

(33) RCA VIC/VICS-1104 matrix RVRS-7549 was the first stereo LP release of this recording,

(CD) RCA Victor Gold Seal 60388-2-RG with the 1950 Strauss Tod und Verklärung,

(CD) RCA Living Stereo 09026-68635-2 (5 disks labeled "All the Richard Strauss recordings Reiner made in Chicago between 1954-1962"),

(SACD) RCA 08272,

(2TOR) RCA FCS-44

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Strauss, Richard Songs: Cäcilie opus 27 no 2, Morgen! (Tomorrow!) opus 27 no 4 Pittsburgh Symphony, Helen Traubel, soprano

January 18, 1942 in the Syria Mosque, Pittsburgh

Radio broadcast from WCAE, Pittsburgh residing in the J. David Goldin collection at the University of Missouri, Kansas City, Missouri
Strauss, Richard Songs: Wiegenlied opus 41 no 1, Säusle, liebe Myrte opus 68 no 3, Ständchen opus 17 no 2, Amor! opus 68 no 5 Chicago Symphony, Roberta Peters, soprano

February 27, 1958 broadcast by WBAI-FM New York City from Orchestra Hall, Chicago

(CD) Al Schlachtmeyer, Classical Music Historical Recordings, from the Bruce Wellek recordings collection, The Reiner Legacy volume 41
Strauss, Richard Till Eulenspiegel, opus 28 RCA Victor Symphony

September 26, 1950

(33) RCA LM-1180,

(CD) EMI Great Conductors of the Twentieth Century EMI 7243 5 62866 2,

(45) RCA WDM-1579

Strauss, Richard Till Eulenspiegel, opus 28 NBC Symphony

January, 19 1952 NBC broadcast

(2TOR) mono transcription magnetic tape, New York Public Library archives of the full concert: Debussy Petite suite, Bartok Two Roumanian Dances, Ravel Le tombeau de Couperin, Richard Strauss Til Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks,

(CD) Al Schlachtmeyer, Classical Music Historical Recordings, from Bruce Wellek recordings, Fritz Reiner Legacy volume 6

(CD) Art of Fritz Reiner Volume 1 West Hill Radio Archive WHRA 6024

Strauss, Richard Till Eulenspiegel, opus 28

Vienna Philharmonic

September 4, 7, 1956 in the Sofiensaal, Vienna

(33) RCA Red Seal LM/LSC-2077 matrix J2RY 5639 with Vienna Tod und Verklärung,

(33) RCA Victrola VIC/VICS-1004,

(CD) Decca Eclipse ECS-674 Vienna Tod und Verklärung,

(CD) Decca Legends 467 122-2,

(45) RCA Red Seal ERB-2077 abridged,

(45) RCA Red Seal ERA-1-2007,

(2TOR) RCA Red Seal ACS-27

Strauss, Richard Till Eulenspiegel, opus 28 Chicago Symphony

October 31, 1957 broadcast from Orchestra Hall, Chicago

(CD) WFMT/Chicago Symphony radio marathon promotional discs CSO-CD96B-2

(CD) Al Schlachtmeyer, Classical Music Historical Recordings, from Bruce Wellek recordings, Fritz Reiner Legacy volume 32

Strauss, Richard Tod und Verklärung (Death and Tranfiguration), opus 24

   an early RCA 45 RPM set

RCA Victor Symphony

September 27, 1950

(33) RCA LM-1180 with 1950 Till Eulenspiegel,

(CD) RCA Victor Gold Seal 60388-2-RG with Symphonia domesticam

(45) RCA Victor Red Seal WDM-1580

 

Death and Transfiguration was a good choice for RCA Victor in its efforts to promote its 45 RPM disc format in competition Columbia Record's 33 RPM microgroove disc in classical music repetoire. The Death and Transfiguration length of 14 to 15 minutes was comfortable for the 45 RPM disc that held about 8 minutes on each side.

Strauss, Richard Tod und Verklärung (Death and Tranfiguration), opus 24

Vienna Philharmonic

September 4-7, 1956

(33) RCA Victor Red Seal LM/LSC-2077 matrix J2RY-5640 with Vienna Till Eulenspiegel,

(33) RCA VIC/VICS-1004,

(CD) Decca Eclipse ECS-674 (with the Vienna Till Eulenspiegel),

(CD) Decca Legends 467 122-2,

(2TOR) RCA CCS-28,

(45) RCA ERB-2077 abridged

 

One of the recordings from the swap of Victor giving Reiner and Decca giving the Vienna Philharmonic, such as in the Brahms Hungarian Dances with the VPO. This is a relatively rare recording in RCA Victor versions

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Stravinsky, Igor Le baiser de la fée (The Fairy's Kiss) (1928/1950) - Divertimento Chicago Symphony

April 28, 1958 in Orchestra Hall, Chicago

(33) RCA Red Seal LM/LSC-2251 matrix J2RY-4000 with Hovhaness - Mysterious Mountain,

(33) RCA Gold Seal AGL1-4215 1981 digital remaster,

(CD) RCA Living Stereo 09026-61957-2

(CD) RCA Red Seal Artistes & Repertoires 74321 84609 2 two discs with Monteux Petroushka and Rite of Spring with BSO

Stravinsky, Igor Le chant du rossignol (Song of the Nightingale) (1917)

Chicago Symphony

 

November 3, 1956 in Orchestra Hall, Chicago

(33) RCA Red Seal LM/LSC-2150 matrix J2RY-1988 with Prokofiev Lieutenant Kiji,

(33) Chesky audiophile release HQ180,

(CD) RCA Gold Seal 68571,

(CD) RCA Living Stereo 09026-68168-2 with Rimski-Korsakov Scheherazade,

(CD) JVC JM-XR24026,

(SACD) RCA Red Seal 82876 66377 with Rimski-Korsakov Scheherazade,

(45) Classic Records audiophile single-sided pressings of the music of RCA LSC-2150

(2TOR) RCA Red Seal CCS-97

Stravinsky, Igor The Rake's Progress (1951) Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus, Hilde Güden - Anne Trulove, Blanche Thebom - Baba the Turk, Eugene Conley - Tom Rakewell, Mack Harrell - Nick Shadow, Norman Scott - Father Trulove, Paul Franke - Sellem, Martha Lipton - Mother Goose, Lawrence Davidson - Keeper of the Madhouse

February 14, 1953 broadcast from the Metropolitan Opera House

(CD) Datum DAT 90003

 

This performance was the American premiere of Stravinsky's opera. Production was by George Balanchine. Shortly thereafter, Stravinsky recorded the opera with the same Metropolitan cast, based on the musical preparation of Fritz Reiner.

 

Virgil Thomson in The New York Herald Tribune wrote: " ... The impeccable Fritz Reiner ... and the composer, who knew what he wanted ... have given us a musico-dramatic production as nearly definitive as any I have heard in my lifetime." 4

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Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich 1812 overture in Eb opus 49

Chicago Symphony

January 7, 1956

(33) RCA Red Seal LM-1999 with Dvorak Carnival Overture, Smetana Bartered Bride, Weinberger Schwanda, Liszt Mephisto Waltz,

(33) RCA Red Seal LSC-2241 matrix J2RY-4415 with Liszt Mephisto Waltx, Mendelssohn Fingal's Cave, Tchaikovsky 1812 Overture, Brahms Tragic Overture,

(33) RCA Victrola VIC/VICS-1025 with Liszt Mephisto, Debussy Iberia,

(33) RCA Victrola VICS-1531 with Dvorak Carnival Overture, Smetana Bartered Bride, Mendelssohn Hebrides Overture

(CD) RCA Living Stereo 09026-61246-2,

(CD) JVC JM-XR24016,

(45) RCA Red Seal ERA-291 with 1812 only,

(2TOR) RCA Red Seal ACS-26 with 1812 only,

(8TC) RCA Red Seal V8S-1012

Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich Eugene Onegin, opus 24: Waltz RCA Symphony Orchestra

September 21, 1950 second day of the September 1950 Der Fledermaus recording sessions

(33) RCA Victor Red Seal LM-103 ten inch (25 cm) disc with Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake, Nutcracker, Eugene Onegin and Symphony no 5 waltzes,

(CD) Pristine Audio PASC 235 restored by Mark Obert-Thorn

Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich Francesca da Rimini, opus 32 Chicago Symphony

November 4, 1953 telecast by WGN Chicago "Hour of Music" telecast from the WGN studios, Chicago.

(CD) Al Schlachtmeyer, Classical Music Historical Recordings, from Bruce Wellek recordings, Fritz Reiner Legacy volume 17
Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich Marche Slave in B-flat minor, opus 31 Chicago Symphony

March. 14, 1959

(33) RCA Red Seal LM/LSC-2423 Festival matrix K2RY-1891 with Kabalevsky Colas Breugnon, Tchaikovsky Marche Miniature, Borodin Polovetsian March, Mussorgsky Night on Bald Mountain, Glinka Ruslan and Lyudmila,

(33) RCA Victrola VIC/VICS-1068,

(33) RCA Victrola VICS-1676,

(CD) RCA Living Stereo 09026-61958-2 with Mussorgsky Pictures at an Exhibition, Night on Bald Mountain, Prince Igor Polovtsian March, Kabalevsky Colas Breugnon, Tchaikovsky Marche Miniature, Glinka Ruslan and Lyudmila,

(SACD) RCA Red Seal 61394 SA "Russian Showpieces",

(4TC) RCA Red Seal FTC-2037,

(8TC) RCA Red Seal V8S-1025,

(8TC) RCA Red Seal V8S-1052

Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich The Nutcracker ballet: Suite, opus 71a

Chicago Symphony

March 30, 1959 Orchestra Hall, Chicago

(33) RCA Red Seal LM/LSC-2328 matrices K2RY-2147 and K2RY-2148,

(CD) RCA Living Stereo 09026-68530-2,

(4TOR) RCA Red Seal FTC-2019,

(4TC) RCA Red Seal KCS-4073,

(8TC) RCA Red Seal R8S-5010

Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich The Nutcracker opus 71: Waltz of the Flowers

  45 RPM packaging of 1951

RCA Symphony Orchestra

September 22, 1950 in Manhattan Center, New York City.

 

The third day of the September 1950 Der Fledermaus recording sessions, Reiner's first RCA recording sessions

(33) RCA Victor Red Seal LM-103 ten inch (25 cm) disc with Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake, Nutcracker, Eugene Onegin and Symphony no 5 waltzes,

(45) Tchaikovsky Waltzes: RCA Red Seal WDM 1539 with Nutcracker and Symphony no 5 waltzes,

(45) Fritz Reiner Conducts: RCA Extended Play 26007 with Nutcracker and Symphony no 5 waltzes

(CD) Pristine Audio PASC 235 restored by Mark Obert-Thorn

Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich The Nutcracker opus 71: Waltz of the Flowers, The Sleeping Beauty opus 66: waltz Chicago Symphony

November 18, 1953 telecast by WGN Chicago "Hour of Music" telecast from the WGN studios.

 

The second Chicago Symphony telecast

(CD) Al Schlachtmeyer, Classical Music Historical Recordings, from the Bruce Wellek recordings collection, The Reiner Legacy volume 19

(DVD) Video Artists International VAI 4287 Waltz of the Flowers only

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Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich Orchestral Suite no 1: Marche Miniature in D minor, opus 43 Pittsburgh Symphony

March 26, 1945 in the Syria Mosque, Pittsburgh

not released by Columbia. (CD) Sony MXK 62817 " Masterworks Heritage Highlights" was its first release
Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich Orchestral Suite no 1: Marche Miniature in D minor, opus 43 Chicago Symphony

March 13, 1957 from the WGN studios, Chicago telecast by WGN Chicago "Hour of Music"

(CD) Al Schlachtmeyer, Classical Music Historical Recordings, from the Bruce Wellek recordings collection, The Reiner Legacy volume 29
Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich Orchestral Suite no 1: Marche Miniature in D minor, opus 43

Chicago Symphony

March 14, 1959 in Orchestra Hall, Chicago

(33) RCA Red Seal LM/LSC-2423 Festival matrix K2RY-1892 with Kabalevsky Colas Breugnon, Tchaikovsky Marche slav, Borodin Polovetsian March, Mussorgsky Night on Bald Mountain, Glinka Ruslan and Lyudmila

(33) RCA VIC/VICS-1068,

(CD) SONY MXK 62817 Masterworks Heritage,

(CD) RCA Living Stereo 09026-61958-2 with Mussorgsky Pictures at an Exhibition, Night on Bald Mountain, Prince Igor Polovtsian March, Kabalevsky Colas Breugnon, Tchaikovsky Marche Slave, Glinka Ruslan and Lyudmila,

(CD) Guild GHCD 2333,

(SACD) RCA 61394 SA "Russian Showpieces",

(4TC) RCA FTC-2037,

(8TC) RCA V8S-1025

Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich Piano Concerto No. 1, in B flat minor, opus 23 Curtis Symphony, Byron Janis while still a Curtis student

1938 radio broadcast from Casimir Hall of the Curtis Institute, Philadelphia

Recorded Sound Division, Library of Congress
Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich Piano Concerto No. 1, in B flat minor, opus 23

Chicago Symphony, Emil Gilels, piano

October 29, 1955

(33) RCA Red Seal LM-1969,

(33) RCA Victrola VIC/VICS-1039,

(CD) RCA Living Stereo 09026-68530-2,

(SACD) RCA Red Seal SACD 67896,

(45) RCA Red Seal ERC-1969,

(2TOR) RCA Red Seal ECS-8,

(8TC) RCA Red Seal V8S-1001

Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich Piano Concerto No. 1, in B flat minor, opus 23 Chicago Symphony, Emil Gilels, piano

February 6, 1958 WBAI-FM New York City broadcast from Orchestra Hall, Chicago

(CD) Al Schlachtmeyer, Classical Music Historical Recordings, from Bruce Wellek recordings, Fritz Reiner Legacy volume 39
Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich The Sleeping Beauty, opus 66: Waltz

RCA Symphony Orchestra

September 22, 1950 in Manhattan Center, New York City, the third day of the September 1950 Der Fledermaus recording sessions, Reiner's first RCA recording sessions

(33) RCA Victor Red Seal LM-103 ten inch (25 cm) disc with Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake, Nutcracker, Eugene Onegin and Symphony no 5 waltzes,

(CD) Pristine Audio PASC 235 restored by Mark Obert-Thorn

Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich The Sleeping Beauty, opus 66: Waltz Chicago Symphony

November 18, 1953 from the WGN studios, Chicago telecast by WGN Chicago "Hour of Music"

(DVD) Video Artists International VAI 4287
Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich Swan Lake, opus 20: Waltz RCA Symphony Orchestra

September 22, 1950 in Manhattan Center, New York City, the third day of the September 1950 Der Fledermaus recording sessions, Reiner's first RCA recording sessions

(33) RCA Red Seal Victor LM-103 ten inch (25 cm) disc with Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake, Nutcracker, Eugene Onegin and Symphony no 5 waltzes,

(CD) Pristine Audio PASC 235 restored by Mark Obert-Thorn

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Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich Symphony no 4 in f minor, opus 36

Chicago Symphony

November 21, 1957

(CD) Chicago Symphony Orchestra in the Twentieth Century: Collector's Choice CSO CD03 - disk 3

Reiner did not record this symphony commercially.

Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich Symphony no 5 in E minor, opus 64: movement 3 Waltz allegro moderato

  45 RPM packaging of 1951

RCA Symphony Orchestra

September 21, 1950 in Manhattan Center, New York City.

 

The second day of the September 1950 Der Fledermaus recording sessions, Reiner's first RCA recording sessions

(33) RCA Victor LM-103 ten inch (25 cm) disc with Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake, Nutcracker, Eugene Onegin and Symphony no 5 waltzes,

(CD) Pristine Audio PASC 235 restored by Mark Obert-Thorn

(45) Tchaikovsky Waltzes: WDM 1539 with Nutcracker and Symphony no 5 waltzes,

(45) Fritz Reiner Conducts: RCA Extended Play 26007 with Nutcracker and Symphony no 5 waltzes

Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich Symphony no 6 in B minor, opus 74 "Pathétique" Chicago Symphony

April 16, 17, 1957

(33) RCA Red Seal LM/LSC-2216 matrices J2RY-2565 and J2RY-2566,

(33) RCA Red Seal LSC-2496 matrix L2RY-2496 second movement only "Heart Of The Symphony" with movements from Haydn Symphony 88, Dvorak Symphony 9, Beethoven Symphony 5, Schubert Symphony 8, Brahms Symphony no 3,

(33) RCA Red Seal LSC-3296,

(33) RCA Red Seal LM/LSC-6803,

(CD) RCA Living Stereo 09026-61246-2,

(CD) JVC JMCXR-0021,

(33) RCA LM/LSC-2493 third movement only,

(33) RCA LSC-5020 "Tchaikovsky's Greatest Hits Volume 2" third movement only

Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich Violin Concerto, in D, opus 35

Chicago Symphony, Jascha Heifetz, violin

 

April 19, 1957

(33) RCA Red Seal LM/LSC-2129,

(33) RCA Red Seal LSC-3304,

(33) RCA Red Seal LSC-4012,

(33) RCA Red Seal LM/LSC-6803,

(33) RCA Red Seal VCS-7058,

(33) RCA Red Seal VCS-7086,

(33) RCA Gold Seal AGL1-5264 with Mendelssohn Violin Concerto Munch BSO 1981 digital remaster,

(33) RCA Europe SB 2002

(33) Victor Japan RA 2018 with Mendelssohn Violin Concerto Munch BSO

(33) RCA CRL6-0720,

(33) RCA LSC-5020 "Tchaikovsky's Greatest Hits Volume 2",

(33) RCA ARP1-4567 half speed mastered audiophile disc,

(CD) RCA 5602-2-RC,

(CD) RCA Gold 68574,

(CD) RCA Red Seal 5933-2-RC with Mendelssohn Violin Concerto Munch BSO,

(CD) RCA Living Stereo 09026-61495-2 with Brahms Violin Concerto,

(SACD) RCA 67896 SA,

(2TOR) RCA DCS-64 stereo,

(4TOR) RCA ERPA-3304-C,

(8TC) RCA R8S-5042,

(8TC) RCA R8S-1255,

(8TC) RCA R8S-1284,

(cassette) RCA RK-1255,

(cassette) RCA RK-1284

Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich Violin Concerto, in D, opus 35 - abridged first movement

Heifetz and Reiner in Carnegie Hall

New York Philharmonic, Jascha Heifetz, violin

September 5 and 6, 1946 for the movie Carnegie Hall

(CD) of the movie soundtrack including dialogue between Reiner and Heifetz - Al Schlachtmeyer, Classical Music Historical Recordings, from the Bruce Wellek recordings collection, The Reiner Legacy volume 28

 

(DVD) Teldec "The Art of Conducting" TELDEC 42667

Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich Waltzes from: The Sleeping Beauty, opus 66, Swan Lake, opus 20, Symphony no 5 in E minor, opus 64, The Nutcracker opus 71, Eugene Onegin, opus 24 RCA Victor Symphony

September 21, 22, 1950 in Manhattan Center, New York City

(33) RCA LM-103 ten inch,

(CD) Pristine Audio PASC 235 (restored by Mark Obert-Thorn),

(45) WDM - 1539

Thompson, Randall Symphony no 2 (1931) - then teaching at the Curtis Institute Curtis Symphony

April 29, 1940 radio broadcast from Casimir Hall of the Curtis Institute, Philadelphia

Movement 1: allegro was included in the Curtis Directors' Musical Legacy Series: Randall Thompson on youtube.com
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Vaughan Williams, Ralph Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis (1910)

Chicago Symphony

November 28, 1957 broadcast from Orchestra Hall, Chicago

(33) "Chicago Symphony From the Archives Volume 1: Fritz Reiner 1957-1958 Season" WFMT/"Chicago Symphony radio marathon XI special edition two discs Teldec DMM 86/2 with Berlioz Benvenuto Cellini, Vaughan Williams Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis, Schoenberg Transfigured Night, Wagner Rienzi Overture, Schumann Symphony no 2,

(CD) WFMT/Chicago Symphony radio marathon promotional discs CSO-CD96A-2 "The Reiner Era Volume 1",

(CD) Al Schlachtmeyer, Classical Music Historical Recordings, from Bruce Wellek recordings, Fritz Reiner Legacy volume 32

(CD) Arlecchino ARL A83 Art of Fritz Reiner volume 11,

Verdi, Giuseppe Falstaff (1893) Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus, Leopard Warren - Falstaff, Giuseppe Valdengo - Ford, Giuseppe di Stefano - Fenton, Regina Resnik - Alice Ford, Licia Albanese - Nannetta, Cloe Elmo - Dame Quickly, Martha Lipton - Meg Page

February 26, 1949 broadcast from the Metropolitan Opera House

(33) Golden Age of Opera EJS-250 fom Edward J. Smith private pressing two discs

(CD) Guild GHCD 2309/10,

(CD) Al Schlachtmeyer, Classical Music Historical Recordings, from Bruce Wellek recordings, Fritz Reiner Legacy volume 32

(CD) Arlecchino ARL A85-A86 Art of Fritz Reiner 12,

(CD) IDIS 6373/74,

(CD) Walhall WLCD0012

Verdi, Giuseppe Messa da Requiem (1874)

 

Chicago Symphony, Leonie Rysanek soprano,

Regina Resnik mezzo-soprano,

David Lloyd tenor,

Giorgio Tozzi bass

April 3, 1958 WBAI-FM broadcast from Orchestra Hall, Chicago

(CD) Al Schlachtmeyer, Classical Music Historical Recordings, from Bruce Wellek recordings, Fritz Reiner Legacy volume 44,

(CD) Treasures of the Earth mono TOE 2054

Verdi, Giuseppe Messa da Requiem (1874)

 

Vienna Philharmonic, Leontyne Price, soprano, Jussi Björling, tenor, Rosalind Elias, mezzo-soprano, Giorgio Tozzi, bass, Vienna Singverein der Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde

June 1960 in Sofien Hall, Vienna

 

One of the recordings resulting from the sharing of the Vienna Philharmonic by Decca and of Fritz Reiner by RCA Victor in the summer of 1960. Recordings were made by Victor engineers over a four week period in somewhat chaotic circumstances with last minute soloist changes. It is one of Reiner's less successful recordings.

(33) Decca/London OSA 1294,

(33) RCA LD/LDS-6091 Soria Series delux packaging,

(33) RCA Red Seal SER-4526, SER-4527 matrices L2RY-2522 through L2RY-2525,

(33) Decca Jubilee DJB-2003,

(33) Decca Ace of Diamonds GOS 617-8,

(33) Decca 6.35137 2 discs

(33) Franklin Mint 100 Greatest Recordings Of All Time discs 13 and 14

(CD) Decca Legends CD 1 467 119-2,

(CD) Decca 444 833-2,

(CD) Decca 467119,

(CD) London/Decca Legends 467119,

(CD) London 421 608 2 two discs with Quattro pezzi sacri conducted by Zubin Mehta Los Angeles Philharmonic,

(SACD) London KIJC 9001/2 issued in Japan by King Record Company,

(4TOR) London K-90215,

(4TOR) RCA FTC-7001,

(cassette) London D-31215

Villa-Lobos, Giacomo Bachianas Brasileiras no 5 (1945): Aria (Cantilena) NBC Symphony, Bidú Sayão, soprano, Frank Miller, cello

June 11, 1950 NBC broadcast of the U.S. Steel Hour

(CD) Al Schlachtmeyer, Classical Music Historical Recordings, from Bruce Wellek recordings, Fritz Reiner Legacy volume 7

(CD) Art of Fritz Reiner Volume 1 West Hill Radio Archive WHRA 6024

Vivaldi, Antonio Il cimento dell'armonia e dell'inventione no 1 RV269 and no 4 RV 297 (Four Seasons Spring and Winter) Chicago Symphony, Sidney Harth violin

January 31, 1962 recorded during concert broadcast by WBAI-FM New York City

(CD) Al Schlachtmeyer, Classical Music Historical Recordings, from Bruce Wellek recordings, Fritz Reiner Legacy volume 27
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Wagner, Richard Faust Overture (1840) Chicago Symphony

October 31, 1957 broadcast by WBAI-FM New York City from Orchestra Hall, Chicago

(CD) Al Schlachtmeyer, Classical Music Historical Recordings, from the Bruce Wellek recordings collection, The Reiner Legacy volume 31
Wagner, Richard Der Fliegende Holländer (The Flying Dutchman) (1842) London Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus of Covent Garden, Kirsten Flagstad - Senta, Herbert Janssen - The Dutchman, Ludwig Weber - Daland, Max Lorenz - Erik, Mary Jarred - Mary, Ben Williams - Helmsman

June 7, 11, 1937 at Covent Garden, London recorded live by HMV, but not released at the time

(CD) Standing Room Only SRO 808-1,

(CD) Dante LYS 159-160,

(CD) Italian Music Company IMC 202009,

(CD) Golden Age of Opera LJS-515,

(CD) Gebhardt JGCD 0016-3,

(CD) Golden Melodram GM 1.0064

Wagner, Richard Der Fliegende Holländer (The Flying Dutchman) (1842) Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Astrid Varnay - Senta, Hans Hotter - The Dutchman, Sven Nilsson - Daland, Set Svanholm - Erik, Herta Glaz - Mary, Thomas Hayward - Helmsman, Metropolitan Opera Chorus

December 31, 1950 from the Metropolitan Opera House

(33) Unique Opera Recordings UORC-149 two discs in a private pressing from Edward J. Smith.

(CD) LYS Arlecchino ARL A35/36,

(CD) Naxos Historical 8.110189-90 restored by Ward Marston

Wagner, Richard Die Götterdämmerung (1876): Act 1 extracts

New York Philharmonic, Florence Easton - Brünnhilde, Kathryn Meisle - Waltraute, Paul Althouse - Siegfried

July 22, 1937 broadcast recording of extracts from Act 1 of an New York Philharmonic concert performance of Götterdämmerung

(33) Edward J. Smith The Golden Age of Opera EJS-166 and EJS-167 two LP discs, one side each with Beecham May 14, 1936 Die Götterdämmerung on the other two sides

(33) A.N.N.A. Record Company disc ANNA 1008 which was also run by Edward J. Smith

Wagner, Richard Die Götterdämmerung (1876): Dawn and Siegfried's Rhine Journey, Siegfried's Funeral Music

Chicago Symphony

Apr. 18, 1959 Orchestra Hall, Chicago

(33) RCA Red Seal LM/LSC-2441 matrix K2RY-2610 with 1959 Wagner Die Meistersinger excerpts,

(33) RCA Victor Europe GL 11278 with 1959 Wagner Die Meistersinger Preludes to Acts 1 and 3, Dance of the Apprentices, Procession of the Meistersingers,

(33) RCA Red Seal ACL1-1278 with the 1959 Wagner Die Meistersinger excerpts,

(33) RCA Red Seal ARP1-4738 audiophile half-speed pressing of 1981 with 1959 Wagner Die Meistersinger Preludes to Acts 1 and 3, Dance of the Apprentices, Procession of the Meistersingers,

(CD) RCA Red Seal 63301,

(CD) RCA Red Seal 61792,

(CD) RCA Red Seal RCD1-4738,

(CD) RCA Living Stereo 09026-63301-2,

(CD) RCA Japan BVCC-34434 remastered CD with 1959 Meistersinger excerpts and 1960 Strauss Don Juan,

(CD) EMI Great Conductors of the Twentieth Century EMI 7243 5 62866 2 Dawn and Rhine Journey only

Wagner, Richard Lohengrin (1847):

Prelude to Act 3

Philadelphia Grand Opera Company Company and Orchesta

February 18, 1932 recording of a live opera performance in the Academy of Music, Philadelphia, recorded experimentally by Bell Telephone Laboratories

(33) six 33.3 RPM 12 inch (30 cm) long playing disks in the A.F.R. Lawrence Collection of the Library of Congress, matricies BTL 2000, BTL 2001, BTL 2009, BTL 2010, BTL 2012, BTL 2013.

 

Probably (I have not yet seen documentation) among the Bell Laboratories recordings restored from the original matrices by Ward Marston working with Arthur C. Keller in 1979 and 1980

Wagner, Richard Lohengrin (1847):

Prelude to Act 3

Pittsburgh Symphony

March 14, 1940

not initially released by Columbia, perhaps because of the January 9, 1941 recording of this work
Wagner, Richard Lohengrin (1847): Prelude to Act 1 and Prelude to Act 3

Pittsburgh Symphony

November 15, 1941 (Act 1), January 9, 1941 (Act 3) in the Syria Mosque, Pittsburgh.

 

In this set, the Ride of the Valkyries was recorded on March 14, 1940, the first recording session of Reiner with the Pittsburgh Symphony.  It was made in Pittsburgh's Carnegie Music Hall 8, rather than the Symphony's normal venue at the Syria Mosque, Pittsburgh

 

The Ride of the Valkyries is the only side from the March 14, 1940 Pittsburgh recording session to be issued.

(78) Columbia M-549 "Five Famous Orchestral Excerpts From Wagner Operas",

Lohengrin Act 1 Prelude: M 11986-D matrix XCO 31905 and XCO 31906 November 15, 1941,

Lohengrin Act 3 Prelude: M 11987-D side 1 matrix XCO 29493-1 January 9, 1941

Meistersinger Act 1 Prelude: M 11984-D matrix XCO 29491 and XCO 29492 January 9, 1941,

Siegfried Forest Murmurs: M 11985-D matrix XCO 29494 and XCO 29495 January 9, 1941,

Die Walküre Ride of the Valkyries: M 11987-D side 2 matrix XCO 27048 February 25, 1940

also the same recordings in changer sequence MM-549 discs MM 11988-D, 11988-D, 11988-D, 11991-D,

(33) Columbia Masterworks ML-4054 "A Wagner Concert" XLP 375,

(CD) Dante LYS 044/045 "Fritz Reiner In Pittsburgh, Volume 1",

(CD) Pittsburgh Symphony: 100 Years of Glory (Act 3 Prelude only)

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Wagner, Richard Lohengrin (1847):

Prelude to Act 1

Chicago Symphony

March 24, 1960 in Symphony Hall broadcast recorded for the Voice of America radio

(CD) WFMT/Chicago Symphony radio marathon promotional discs CSO-CD96B-2 "Reiner Era II: Chicago Symphony Orchestra: Volume Eleven"

(CD) Al Schlachtmeyer, Classical Music Historical Recordings, from Bruce Wellek recordings, Fritz Reiner Legacy volume 45

Wagner, Richard Lohengrin (1847):

Prelude to Act 3

RCA Victor Symphony

October 19, 1950 in the Manhattan Center, New York

(45) RCA ERA-185 with Tannhäuser Festival March. issued initially only in 45 RPM,

(CD) RCA Gold Seal 09026-61792

Wagner, Richard Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (1868)

Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Metropolitan Opera Chorus,

Paul Schöffler - Hans Sachs,

Alois Pernerstorfer - Veit Pogner,

Gerhard Pechner - Sixtus Beckmesser,

Herbert Janssen - Fritz Kothner,

Hans Hopf - Walther von Stolzing

March 22, 1952 from the Metropolitan Opera House

(CD) Arlecchino ARL A40-A43,

(CD) Archipel Desert Island Collection ARPCD 0063-4

Wagner, Richard Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (1868) Vienna State Opera Orchestra and Chorus,

Paul Schöffler - Hans Sachs,

Gottlob Frick - Veit Pogner,

Erich Kunz - Beckmesser,

Hans Braun - Fritz Kothner,

Hans Beirer - Walther von Stolzing

November 14, 1955 recorded by Austrian Radio

(CD) Orfeo C 667054 L

(CD) Melodram CDM 47083,

(CD) Walhall Eternity Series WLCD 0163

 

Part of a three week festival celebrating the reopening of the Vienna State Opera House.

Wagner, Richard Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (1868): Prelude to Act 1

members of the New York Philharmonic

November 22, 1938 in Carnegie Hall

 

Fritz Reiner's first commercial recording, but without credit to the conductor or the orchestra on the records.

(78) World's Greatest Music SR 11 (CS 028843, CS 028844) distributed by the New York Post and New York Sun newspapers,

 

(CD) Fritz Reiner Enregistrements 1939, 1941 Volume 2 Dante LYS 083

 

Click here to listen to (download) the 1938 Reiner Meistersinger Prelude

Wagner, Richard Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (1868): Prelude to Act 1 Pittsburgh Symphony

March 14, 1940 in the Syria Mosque, Pittsburgh

not released by Columbia, perhaps because of the January 9, 1941 recording of the same work

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Wagner, Richard Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (1868): Prelude to Act 1,

also with:

Lohengrin. Prelude to Act 1 ; Prelude to Act 3

Siegfried: Forest murmurs,

Die Walküre: Ride of the Valkyries,

Pittsburgh Symphony

January 9, 1941 in the Syria Mosque, Pittsburgh

 

In this set, the Ride of the Valkyries was recorded on March 14, 1940, the first recording session of Reiner with the Pittsburgh Symphony.  It was made in Pittsburgh's Carnegie Music Hall 8, rather than the Symphony's normal venue at the Syria Mosque, Pittsburgh

 

The Ride of the Valkyries is the only side from the March 14, 1940 Pittsburgh recording session to be issued.

(78) Meistersinger Prelude to Act 1 on Columbia M 11980-D matrices XCO 29491 and XCO 29492 was issued in 1941 as a single disc. It was then reissued in 1944 as part of Set MM-549, see below

(78) Columbia M-549 "Five Famous Orchestral Excerpts From Wagner Operas",

Meistersinger Act 1 Prelude: M 11984-D matrix XCO 29491 and XCO 29492 January 9, 1941,

Siegfried Forest Murmurs: M 11985-D matrix XCO 29494 and XCO 29495 January 9, 1941,

Lohengrin Act 1 Prelude: M 11986-D matrix XCO 31905 and XCO 31906 November 15, 1941,

Lohengrin Act 3 Prelude: M 11987-D side 1 matrix XCO 29493-1 January 9, 1941

Die Walküre Ride of the Valkyries: M 11987-D side 2 matrix XCO 27048 February 25, 1940

also the same recordings in changer sequence MM-549 discs MM 11988-D, 11988-D, 11988-D, 11991-D,

(33) Columbia Masterworks ML-4054 "A Wagner Concert" XLP 375,

(CD) Fritz Reiner Enregistrements Volume 1 Dante LYS 044/045

Wagner, Richard Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (1868):

Prelude to Act 1,

Dance of the Apprentices,

Prelude to Act 3

Finale

Cleveland Orchestra

January 7, 1945 broadcast from Severance Hall, Cleveland

(CD) Al Schlachtmeyer, Classical Music Historical Recordings, from Bruce Wellek recordings, Fritz Reiner Legacy volume 3
Wagner, Richard Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (1868):

Prelude to Act 1,

Dance of the Apprentices,

Procession of the Meistersingers,

Prelude to Act 3

Chicago Symphony

April 18, 1959 in Orchestra Hall, Chicago

(33) RCA Red Seal LM/LSC-2441 matrix K2RY-2609 with Wagner Götterdämmerung Dawn and Siegfried's Rhine Journey, Siegfried's Funeral Music,

(33) RCA Victor Europe GL 11278 with Wagner Götterdämmerung Dawn and Siegfried's Rhine Journey and Siegfried's Rhine Journey, Siegfried's Funeral Music,

(33) RCA Red Seal ACL1-1278 with Wagner Götterdämmerung Dawn and Siegfried's Rhine Journey, Siegfried's Funeral Music,

(33) RCA ARP1-4738 audiophile half-speed pressing of 1981,

(33) RCA Special Products DPL 0212 "Chicago Symphony Orchestra from Stock to Solti" - Apprentices and Procession of the Meistersingers only,

(33) RCA LSC-5007 Prelude to Act 1 only,

(33) Reader's Digest Gems of the Opera DRDS 9041 Prelude to Act 1 only, with six other discs of opera morsels

(CD) RCA 63301,

(CD) RCA 61792,

(CD) RCA Red Seal RCD1-4738,

(CD) RCA Living Stereo 09026-63301-2,

(CD) RCA Red Seal 74321 84219 2 "The Director",

(8TC) RCA R8S-1187 Prelude to Act 1 only

Wagner, Richard Parsifal (1882) London Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus of Covent Garden,

Torsten Ralf - Parsifal,

Herbert Janssen - Amfortas,

Robert Easton - Titurel,

Ludwig Weber - Gurnemanz

April 27 and 3 May 3, 1937 at Covent Garden, London recorded live by HMV, but not released at the time

(33) Unique Opera Records UORC 130,

(CD) Dante LYS 159-160

Wagner, Richard Parsifal (1882): Prelude to Act 1 members of the New York Philharmonic

November 22, 1938 in Carnegie Hall

(78) World's Greatest Music SR 12 and SR 13 distributed by the New York Post and New York Sun newspapers,

(CD) Fritz Reiner Enregistrements 1939, 1941 Volume 2 Dante LYS 083

Wagner, Richard Parsifal (1882): Act 3: Karfreitagszauber (Good Friday Spell)

Chicago Symphony

March 27, 1958 in Orchestra Hall, Chicago

(33) WFMT/Chicago Symphony radio marathon two promotional discs CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA From The Archives CSO 87-3

 

(CD) WFMT/Chicago Symphony radio marathon promotional discs Volume III: To Honor the 100th Anniversary of the birth of Fritz Reiner CS088-10,

 

(CD) Dante Arlecchino ARL A45 Art of Fritz Reiner 8

Wagner, Richard Parsifal (1882): Act 3: Transformation scene (excerpt) Philadelphia Orchestra

November 28, 1931 in the Academy of Music, Philadelphia

This is the earliest surviving recording of Fritz Reiner, captured by Bell Laboratories experimental recording equipment and restored by Ward Marston

(CD) POA 100 Volume 4: Guest Conductors, part of the The Philadelphia Orchestra: The Centennial Collection: Historic Broadcasts and Recordings, 1917– 1998 collection of 12 CDs, restored by Ward Marston and produced by Mark Obert-Thorn
Wagner, Richard Rienzi (1840): Overture

Chicago Symphony

March 27, 1958 in Orchestra Hall, Chicago

(33) "Chicago Symphony From the Archives Volume 1: Fritz Reiner 1957-1958 Season" WFMT/"Chicago Symphony radio marathon XI special edition two discs Teldec DMM 86/2 with Berlioz Benvenuto Cellini, Vaughan Williams Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis, Schoenberg Transfigured Night, Wagner Rienzi Overture, Schumann Symphony no 2,

(CD) WFMT/Chicago Symphony radio marathon promotional discs CSO-CD96A-2 "The Reiner Era volume 1",

 

(CD) Spectrum Sound Analog Collector CDS MAC-013

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Wagner, Richard Siegfried (1876): Act 2: Forest Murmurs (Waldweben) Pittsburgh Symphony

March 14, 1940

not released by Columbia, perhaps because of the January 9, 1941 recording of the same work
Wagner, Richard Siegfried (1876): Act 2: Forest Murmurs (Waldweben)

Pittsburgh Symphony

January 9, 1941

 

In this set, the Ride of the Valkyries was recorded on March 14, 1940, the first recording session of Reiner with the Pittsburgh Symphony.  It was made in Pittsburgh's Carnegie Music Hall 8, rather than the Symphony's normal venue at the Syria Mosque, Pittsburgh

 

The Ride of the Valkyries is the only side from the March 14, 1940 Pittsburgh recording session to be issued.

(78) Columbia M-549 "Five Famous Orchestral Excerpts From Wagner Operas",

Siegfried Forest Murmurs: M 11985-D matrix XCO 29494 and XCO 29495 January 9, 1941,

Meistersinger Act 1 Prelude: M 11984-D matrix XCO 29491 and XCO 29492 January 9, 1941,

Lohengrin Act 1 Prelude: M 11986-D matrix XCO 31905 and XCO 31906 November 15, 1941,

Lohengrin Act 3 Prelude: M 11987-D side 1 matrix XCO 29493-1 January 9, 1941

Die Walküre Ride of the Valkyries: M 11987-D side 2 matrix XCO 27048 February 25, 1940

(33) Columbia Masterworks ML-4054 "A Wagner Concert" XLP 375,

(CD) Dante LYS 044/045 "Fritz Reiner In Pittsburgh, Volume 1"

Wagner, Richard Siegfried Idyll (1870) Chicago Symphony

January 31, 1962 concert telecast by WGN, Chicago

(CD) Al Schlachtmeyer, Classical Music Historical Recordings, from the Bruce Wellek recordings collection, The Reiner Legacy volume 28
Wagner, Richard Tannhäuser (1845 and revised in this Paris version 1861): Act 1: Bacchanale and Venusberg Music Pittsburgh Symphony

March 14, 1940 in the Syria Mosque, Pittsburgh

not released by Columbia; succeeded by January 9, 1941 recording of this work
Wagner, Richard Tannhäuser (1845 and revised in this Paris version 1861): Act 1: Bacchanale and Venusberg Music Pittsburgh Symphony

January 9, 1941 in the Syria Mosque, Pittsburgh

 

This was second of the earliest commercial recordings of Fritz Reiner , recording just after the Strauss Don Juan in this January 9, 1940 recording session. Reiner's 1938 recordings for the New York Post did not credit him as the conductor, and Reiner's 1940 Pittsburgh Symphony recordings except the for Columbia were not released.

(78) Columbia X-193 four sides (records 11520-D and 11521-D matrices XCO 29487 - XCO 29490),

(78) Canadian Columbia J-54 (records 15773/15774),

(CD) Dante LYS 044/045 "Fritz Reiner In Pittsburgh, Volume 1"

Wagner, Richard Tannhäuser (1845): Act 2: Festival March RCA Victor Symphony

October 19, 1950 in the Manhattan Center, New York

(45) RCA ERA-185 with Lohengrin Prelude to Act 1. issued initially only in 45 RPM,

(CD) RCA Red Seal 61792,

(CD) RCA Living Stereo 09026-61792-2

Wagner, Richard Tristan und Isolde (1849)

London Philharmonic Orchestra, Chorus of the Royal Opera Covent Garden, Lauritz Melchior - Tristan, Kirsten Flagstad - Isolde, Sabine Kalter - Brangaene, Herbert Janssen - Kurwenal, Emanuel List - Marke

May 18 and June 2, 1936 live at Covent Garden by HMV but never released at the time (some research states June 11, 1936 as being the recording date)

(33) Golden Age of Opera RR-471 two discs EJS-464, EJS-465 from Edward J. Smith,

(33) Discoreale DR-10027, DR-10028, DR-10029 "Cabaletta" incorrectly labeled "May 1936",

(CD) Dante LYS 162/164,

(CD) VAI Audio VAIA 1004-3

(CD) EMI CHS-7 64037 2 (excerpts only)

 

(CD) Naxos Historical 8.110068-70, Originally recorded by HMV on 52 78 RPM sides. Some believe this to be the finest Tristan und Isolde yet recorded, restored beautifully by Ward Marston on Naxos in a version superior in quality, (and lower in price) to the others.

Wagner, Richard Tristan und Isolde: Prelude to Act 1 (1849) London Philharmonic Orchestra

June 18, 1937 live recording of Covent Garden performance (EMI gives the recording date as different that the May 18 and June 2, 1936 video above

(CD) EMI 7243 5 65918 2 "The Art of Conducting" disc 3
Wagner, Richard Tristan und Isolde (1849): Prelude to Act 1 and Act 3: Love-Death (Liebestod) Chicago Symphony

March 27, 1958 in Orchestra Hall, Chicago

(33) WFMT/Chicago Symphony radio marathon two promotional discs CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA From The Archives CSO 87-3

 

(CD) WFMT/Chicago Symphony radio marathon promotional discs Volume III: To Honor the 100th Anniversary of the birth of Fritz Reiner CS088-10,

 

(CD) Dante Arlecchino ARL A45 Art of Fritz Reiner 8

Wagner, Richard Tristan und Isolde (1849): Prelude to Act 1 and Act 3: Love-Death (Liebestod) Pittsburgh Symphony

March 14, 1940 in the Syria Mosque, Pittsburgh

not released by Columbia
Wagner, Richard Tristan und Isolde (1849): Prelude to Act 1 London Philharmonic Orchestra

June 18, 1936 at Covent Garden, London recorded live by HMV but not released at the time

(CD) EMI 7234 5 65918 2 "The Art of Conducting; Great Conductors of the Past" Volume 3
Wagner, Richard Tristan und Isolde (1849): Act 2 (59 minutes of excerpts) San Francisco Opera, Lauritz Melchior - Tristan, Kirsten Flagstad - Isolde, Kathryn Meisle - Brangaene, Emanuel List - Marke, Julius Huehn - Kurwenal, George Cehanovsky - Melot

November 14, 1937 in the Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles broadcast on KECA radio, Los Angeles 15

(CD) Legato Classics CLD-145-1

(cassette) Legato Classics ALD-1576

 

poor quality sound

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Wagner, Richard Die Walküre (1870): Act 2 San Francisco Opera and Chorus, Lauritz Melchior - Siegmund, Lotte Lehmann - Sieglinde, Emanuel List - Hunding, Kirsten Flagstad - Brünhilde, Friedrich Schorr - Wotan, Kathryn Meisle - Fricka

November 13, 1936 in San Francisco War Memorial Opera Housem broadcast by NBC radio. Reiner made his debut with the San Francisco Opera November 2, 1936 with Tristan und Isolde 10

(33) E. J. Smith The Golden Age of Opera EJS 234,

(CD) Grammofono 2000 - AB 78545,

(CD) Minerva MN A34,

(CD) Music & Arts CD 1048

(CD) Edizione Lirica EL004 2 with Toscanini Walküre Act 1 Scene 3 of 1947

Wagner, Richard Die Walküre: Ride of the Valkyries(1870): Act 3: Ride of the Walkyries

 

also with:

Lohengrin. Prelude to Act 1 ; Prelude to Act 3

Die Meistersinger Prelude to Act 1,

Siegfried: Forest murmurs,

Pittsburgh Symphony

March 14, 1940

 

first recording session of Reiner with the Pittsburgh Symphony - made in Pittsburgh's Carnegie Music Hall 8, rather than the Symphony's normal venue at the Syria Mosque, Pittsburgh

 

The Ride of the Valkyries is the only side from the March 14, 1940 Pittsburgh recording session to be issued.

(78) Columbia M-549 "Five Famous Orchestral Excerpts From Wagner Operas",

Die Walküre Ride of the Valkyries: M 11987-D side 2 matrix XCO 27048 February 25, 1940

Meistersinger Act 1 Prelude: M 11984-D matrix XCO 29491 and XCO 29492 January 9, 1941,

Siegfried Forest Murmurs: M 11985-D matrix XCO 29494 and XCO 29495 January 9, 1941,

Lohengrin Act 1 Prelude: M 11986-D matrix XCO 31905 and XCO 31906 November 15, 1941,

Lohengrin Act 3 Prelude: M 11987-D side 1 matrix XCO 29493-1 January 9, 1941

also the same recordings in changer sequence MM-549 discs MM 11988-D, 11988-D, 11988-D, 11991-D,

(78) Columbia 11987 D (with Lohengrin Prelude to Act 3),

(33) Columbia Masterworks ML-4054 "A Wagner Concert", Pearl GEMS 0024 two disks Wagner Conductors on Record,

(CD) Dante LYS 044/045 "Fritz Reiner In Pittsburgh, Volume 1"

Weber, Carl Maria von Euryanthe: Overture Cleveland Orchestra

January 14, 1945 broadcast from Severance Hall, Cleveland. This was Reiner's last performance ever with the Cleveland Orchestra 12 after George Szell was appointed Music Director in Cleveland

(CD) Al Schlachtmeyer, Classical Music Historical Recordings, from the Bruce Wellek recordings collection, The Reiner Legacy volume 2 in a Cleveland concert with Prokofiev Lieutenant Kije Suite
Weber, Carl Maria von Invitation to the Dance, opus 65, orchestrated by Hector Berlioz

Chicago Symphony

April 15, 16, 1957

(33) RCA Red Seal LM/LSC-2112 matrix J2RY-2002 with Josef Strauss Village Swallows, and Richard Strauss Waltzes from Der Rosenkavalier, and Johann Strauss Morning Papers, Emperor Waltz, On the Beautiful Blue Danube waltzes,

(33) RCA Gold Seal AGL1-1269 1981 digital remaster,

(33) RCA Red Seal LCS-5005,

(33) Melodia D-026594 stereo issued in Russia with Monteux Mendelssohn Scherzo from A Midsummer's Night Dream and pieces by Toscanini, Kurt Sanderling, and André Cluytens

(CD) RCA Living Stereo 09026-61250-2 "The Reiner Sound",

(CD) RCA Living Stereo 09026-68160-2 "Vienna",

(CD) RCA 71615,

(CD) RCA Red Seal 74321 84219 2 "The Director",

(CD) RCA Gold 68572,

(CD) JVC JM-XR24025,

(SACD) RCA 71615 SA "Vienna",

(8TC) RCA R8S-1190,

(cassette) RCA RK-1190

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Webern, Anton Six Pieces for Orchestra, opus 6 Chicago Symphony

November 7, 1957 in Symphony Hall

(CD) WFMT/Chicago Symphony radio marathon promotional discs CSO-CD96B-2
Weinberger, Jaromír Schwanda the Bagpiper (1926): Polka and Fugue Chicago Symphony

January 7, 1956

(33) RCA LM-1999,

(33) RCA VICS-1424,

(CD) JVC JM-XR24016,

(CD) RCA Living Stereo 09026-62587-2,

(SACD) RCA 66376

Weiner, Leo Divertimento no 1 on Old Hungarian Folk Dances, opus 20 Pittsburgh Symphony

March 26, 1945 in the Syria Mosque, Pittsburgh

not released by Columbia. (CD) Columbia Masterworks Heritage MHK 62343 issued 1996 was its first release, coupled with Kodaly Dances of Galanta, Shostakovich Symphony no 6, Bartok Hungarian Sketches, Kabalevsky Colas Breugnon,

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Fritz Reiner  (Frederick Martin Reiner)

Fritz Reiner was born in Budapest, Hungary on December 19, 1888.  Reiner in Budapest intended to study law, at the urging of his father, but in 1899, he entered the Franz Liszt Academy, where he studied piano (including with Bela Bartok) and composition (Leo Weiner).  Reiner had his initial experiences as a répétiteur at the German Comic Opera at Budapest in 1908.  In 1910-1911, Reiner was conductor at the German Opera House in Ljubljana (now in Slovenia) under Vaclav Talich (1883-1961).   In 1914, Reiner moved to Dresden, conducting at the Saxon Court Oper, where he came into extended contact with Richard Strauss.  In Dresden, Reiner conducted the first performance of Strauss's 'Die Frau ohne Schatten', immediately following its Vienna premieres in 1919.  Reiner left Dresden in 1921 and then emigrated to the U.S. in 1922 to become conductor of the Cincinnati Symphony, following his predecessors Frank Van der Stucken (1895-1907), Leopold Stokowski (1909-1912), and Eugène Ysaÿe (1918-1922).  Fritz Reiner stayed in Cincinnati for eleven seasons, from 1922-1933.  By the 1925-1926 season, only 25 of the original 92 musicians of the orchestra when Reiner arrived in 1922 were still with the Cincinnati Symphony.  Reiner became a U.S. citizen in 1928.  Beginning in 1931, Reiner was in charge of the conducting program at the Curtis Institute in Philadelphia, where he continued until 1938.  In the 1938-1939 season, Reiner became Music Director of the Pittsburgh Symphony, which he reorganized and improved, while firing dozens of musicians each season.  Reiner remained at Pittsburgh until the end of the 1947-1948 season, where he made a number of famous recordings for Columbia records.  During this period, he also made stylish recordings of baroque music including the Bach Brandenburg Concerti with New York session musicians which demonstrated his mastery, uncommon for the period, of baroque playing.  In both Pittsburgh and Chicago, Reiner also recorded a number of works of Bela Bartok, and he was instrumental in convincing Serge Koussevitzky to commission in 1943 Bartok's Concerto for Orchestra.  1949-1953 and as guest conductor later, Fritz Reiner was the principal among a number of staff conductors at the MET, during the early regime of Rudolf Bing, who became General Manager in 1950.  While at the MET, Reiner conducted a number of famous productions, including in 1949, the Strauss Salome with soprano Ljuba Welitsch as Salome, and the U.S. premiere of Stravinsky's 'The Rake's Progress' in 1951.  In 1953, Reiner was named Music Director of the Chicago Symphony, a post he maintained for nine seasons until the end of the 1961-1962 season.  Reiner then became Musical Advisor in Chicago for the 1962-1963 season.  Even though Georg Solti famously claimed that prior to his arrival in Chicago in 1969, the Chicago Symphony was a 'provincial orchestra', in fact, through good selection of musicians, demanding standards and in part through his ruthless elimination of any musician who displeased him, Reiner build one of the great orchestras of the world in Chicago.  Reiner also built the orchestra's reputation by their recordings for RCA Victor during the 1950s.  It is said that Reiner and the Orchestra recorded 122 different works.

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Although many conductors had the reputation of being a martinet, Fritz Reiner does seem to have had a sadistic streak in his conduct, and was famous for his hounding of the the musicians of weakest character in his orchestras, and playing 'mind games' to manipulate his players.  However, strong characters, such as Ray Still (oboe) or Donald Peck (flute) generally did not have problems with Reiner.  In Chicago, Reiner also produced many great recordings, too numerous to mention individually.  These recordings for Victor were also sonically at the leading edge of their time, and are still highly regarded both for inspired performances, and rich, transparent sound.  In spite of being, perhaps a mean and unlovable as a person, Fritz Reiner as a conductor was one of the greats of the Twentieth Century, with a command of musical idioms from Bach, through Mozart, to the Romantics and Strauss, up to the music by his teacher, Bartok.  It could be argued that he had an appropriate period style and inspired command of music from Bach to Kodaly, superior to his contemporaries, including Toscanini.  Perhaps the only surprising gap is that he seems not to have been one of the great interpreters of Beethoven.  Following a major heart attack in October 7, 1960, Reiner did not conduct the Chicago Symphony until late March, 1961 5.  After the heart attack, Reiner continued to conduct, although more cautiously, in Chicago, and preparing a new MET production of Die Götterdämmerung.  Finally, after April, 1963, Reiner withdrew to his long-time home, Rambleside in Connecticut.  Fritz Reiner died in New York City November 15, 1963.

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Notes on Sources of Information 

 

This discography benefits from the scholarship and work of many sources, as well as my research on the original issued recordings.  These sources include:

 

- The World's Encyclopaedia of Recorded Music the superb source book for electrical recordings 1925-1953, written by Francis F. Clough and C. J. Cuming published in London by Sidgwick and Jackson Limited in 1952 and further updated in 1953 and 1957.  The comprehensive scope and precision of this reference makes it an excellent source.  It is particularly useful in determining the issue information on European albums of performances by Fritz Reiner.

 

- The Schwann Record And Tape Guide published in New York City by William Schwann between 1949 until 1976 when he sold the publication.  The catalogs include both LP records and tapes.

 

- The record catalogs published monthly and quarterly by RCA Victor and Columbia Records during Fritz Reiner's recording career.

 

- For Columbia Records 78 RPM record data and matrix numbers, the excellent and comprehensive discography being prepared (and still growing as this is written in 2013) of Samuel Harper.  Mr. Harper's title (for now) is The Almost Complete Columbia Masterworks Discography.  an excellent and interesting-to-read document available on-line at: http://www.78rpmcommunity.com/documents/2/44/columbia-masterworks-78rpm-discography-v2-1   No doubt this will grow into future versions.  Thanks Mr. Harper for your scholarship !  May it continue to prosper.

 

- The 1978 document titled Fritz Reiner: The Comprehensive Discography of His Recordings by Arthur J. Helmbrecht, Jr. published by the Fritz Reiner Society in a spiral-bound booklet.  This discography, although not complete (hard ever to be complete in a discography), and with a few minor errors, is overall a useful source, particularly for catalog numbers of unusual format issues of Reiner's commercial recordings, such as 4 track and 8 track cartridges (usually played in car players) and in some unusual reel-to-reel issues.

 

However, in making use of these sources, I should add that any errors or omissions in this discography (which certainly exist) are solely the responsibility of the author.

 

Any additions or corrections to this discography are most welcome by email, at the address shown below.

 

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1  page 198.  Hart, Philip.  Fritz Reiner: A Biography.  Northwestern University Press.  Chicago, Illinois.  1994.  ISBN: 0810114631
2  Hall, David.  The Record Book: A Music Lover's Guide to the World of the Phonograph.  Smith & Durrell.  New York, New York.  1942.
3  page 804.  Hall, David.  The Record Book  op. cit.
4 Thomson, Virgil. The Rake's Progress by Igor Stravinsky. New York Herald Tribune. New York, New York. February, 1953.
5  page 4.  Oshkosh Wisconsin Daily Northwestern.  August 7, 1958.
6  This rarity refers to this album among the RCA Living Stereo "Shaded Dog" series of recordings.  "Shaded Dog" refers to the disc label featuring Nipper, the dog of His Master's Voice, with a dark surrounding field. The excellent web site http://www.shadeddog.com commentary offers this album as being perhaps the most rare of the RCA Living Stereo recordings.
7  pages 110-126.  Hart, Philip.  Fritz Reiner: A Biography.  Northwestern University Press.  Chicago, Illinois.  op. cit.
8  page 109.  Hart, Philip.  Fritz Reiner: A Biography.  Northwestern University Press.  Chicago, Illinois.  op. cit.
9  page 106.  Hart, Philip.  Fritz Reiner: A Biography.  Northwestern University Press.  Chicago, Illinois.  op. cit.
10  page 98-106.  Hart, Philip.  Fritz Reiner: A Biography.  Northwestern University Press.  Chicago, Illinois.  op. cit.
11  pages 85-96.  Hart, Philip.  Fritz Reiner: A Biography.  Northwestern University Press.  Chicago, Illinois.  op. cit.
12  pages 118-119.  Hart, Philip.  Fritz Reiner: A Biography.  Northwestern University Press.  Chicago, Illinois.  op. cit.
13  pages 86-90.  Hart, Philip.  Fritz Reiner: A Biography.  Northwestern University Press.  Chicago, Illinois.  op. cit.
14  pages 175-176.  Morgan, Kenneth.  Fritz Reiner, Maestro and Martinet.  University of Illinois Press.  Urbana, Illinois.  2004. ISBN-13: 9780252029356.
15  page 119.  Brown, Jonathan.  Tristan Und Isolde on Record: A Comprehensive Discography.  Greenwood Publishing.  Westport, Connecticut.  2000. ISBN-13: 0-313-31489-6.

 


 

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