A Fritz Reiner Discography


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  Fritz Reiner in about 1945

 

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

 

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The Importance of Recordings to the Career of Fritz Reiner

 

In 1938, when he became conductor of the Pittsburgh Symphony, Fritz Reiner at age 50 was not a well-known conductor.  A search indicates he was not referred to at all 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 career until 1940, 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 particularly dramatic 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.

 

cover   Fritz Reiner in 1925

 

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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.

 

Reiner Cincinnati   Fritz Reiner in Cincinnati

 

Fritz Reiner's Late Beginning of a Recording Career

 

Fritz Reiner made no commercial recordings until 1938.  Reiner had had an opportunity to record in 1924 while he was permanent conductor of the Cincinnati Symphony.  In his excellent biography, Philip Hart writes:

 

"For some years, the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra had had a contract with the Columbia Record Company to make recordings whenever it visited New York. Unlike Ysaÿe [Reiner's predecessor in Cincinnati], who had made several discs for no fee, Reiner insisted on extra compensation. Since the orchestra could not play in New York without recording, the 1924 visit was cancelled..." 16

 

After Cincinnati and during his time in Philadelphia at the Curtis Institute Reiner made no commercial recordings, although some experimental recordings with the Philadelphia Orchestra and unissued opera recordings have survived.  Fritz Reiner did record for the first time in 1938, but 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

 

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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 Newspaper

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 25 February 1940 and 14 March 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 also perhaps the Carnegie Music Hall was more less 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, because of voltage fluctuation during recording, of these discs, only the Ride of the Valkyries was released by Columbia, and that not until 1944. 

 

So, the Wagner Ride of the Valkyries recorded 25 February 1940 and 14 March 1940 was the earliest commercial recording of Fritz Reiner, since the 1938 recordings did not credit him as conductor.

 

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 Columbia 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 "Ford Symphony Orchestra".  This was in fact the Detroit Symphony engaged by Henry Ford.  During Reiner's time at the Curtis Institute and into his directorship of the Pittsburgh Symphony between September 1936 and March 1942, Reiner conducted 42 such concerts 11.  These were in prime time at 9 PM Eastern time on CBS radio, and were national broadcasts on 86 radio stations 33.  Broadcasts originated from Detroit's massive 5,000 seat Masonic Temple with usually capacity audiences with free tickets 34.  Although there were other conductors engaged, such as Victor Kolar and Wilfred Pelletier, Fritz Reiner was the most distinguished of the regular conductors.  Other famous names were also hired, including Eugene Ormandy, Sir Thomas Beecham, and George Szell.

 

Reiner often expressed frustration as to the restrictions of the programming: the initial music should not exceed seven minutes, and no adventurous or modern music should be included.  Ford Motor promoted the Ford Sunday Evening Hour as featuring "music of familiar theme, with majestic rendition" 33.  However, Reiner continued over six years, since the Ford Sunday Evening Hour paid as much for one concert as Reiner would otherwise earn in a week, and the concerts were heard nationwide.

 

Reiner recording

 

Fritz Reiner and the Chicago Symphony Television Broadcasts

 

The Chicago Symphony were among the early broadcast pioneers, having broadcast by either radio or television since 1945 17.  They had been sponsored by Chicago Title and Trust over Chicago station WGN-TV.  These were one hour broadcasts billed at the "Chicago Symphony Orchestra", although perhaps half of the Chicago Symphony musicians took part.  This was a welcome addition to the musicians' income.  Fritz Reiner received a fee of $1,000 per telecast, a significant addition to his $40,000 annual salary.  His fee later grew to $2,000 per telecast.  Such televised broadcasts continued in various formats throughout Reiner's time in Chicago, with other conductors often replacing Reiner.  Television helped the wider public to be aware of Fritz Reiner and the Chicago Symphony, particularly when the broadcasts began to be shown in other cities, including New York.

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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. 

 

ML-4249

 

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

 

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Reiner 1945   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).

One Columbia Reiner 33 1/3 RPM disc was issued in a 7 inch format: Columbia Masterworks 7 inch disc 3-120 of Johann Strauss Roses from the South in 1948 on two 7 inch sides. The format was not popular and in the 1950s, RCA's 45 RPM donut-shaped disc became the standard for single discs of about 4 minutes, primarily pop singles.

(45) RCA = 45 RPM disk mono.

After Columbia Records introduced their 33 1/3 RPM Microgroove disc in 1948, RCA Victor responded commercially by introducing the 45 RPM 7 inch donut shaped disc with a large center hole allowing play on a record changer which very rapidly changed discs. These discs were also light weight, pressed in vinyl, initially with colors indicating type of music; classical music was pressed on red vinyl, until about 1954 when all discs began to be pressed on black vinyl. RCA Victor issued 45 RPM classical albums, some with many discs, such as the Reiner Bizet Carmen with the complete opera on 16 45 RPM discs (!) RCA later standardized its classical releases on 33 1/3 RPM microgroove discs in about 1954, and the 45 RPM disc became the standard for popular song singles.

(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 1/2 IPS unless labeled 3 3/4 IPS stereo unless labeled mono

BC series 2TOR from RCA labeled "a monaural 'New Orthophonic' Tape Recording"

CC series 2TOR from RCA labeled "a monaural 'New Orthophonic' Tape Recording"

DC series 2TOR from RCA labeled "a monaural 'New Orthophonic' Tape Recording"

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

BCS 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 1/2 IPS unless labeled 3 3/4 IPS stereo

FTC series 4TOR from RCA Living Stereo labeled "4 Track 7 1/2 IPS 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 7/8 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 different type of record changer.)  Reiner 78 RPM albums usually 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 1/3 RPM microgroove 7 inch or 12 inch discs.  (Note: only one 7 inch 33 1/3 RPM microgroove Reiner disc seems to have been released: Columbia 3-120 Johann Strauss Roses From the South.) 

Columbia 3-102   Columbia 7 inch 33 1/3 RPM disc 3-120 Roses From the South

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 classical sets.  This designation, which became famous as the "Victor Musical Masterpiece" series was initiated in 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 1/3 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.  One Columbia Reiner 33 1/3 RPM disc was issued in a 7 inch format: Columbia Masterworks 7 inch disc 3-120 of Johann Strauss Roses from the South in 1948 on two 7 inch sides. The format was not popular and in the 1950s, RCA's 45 RPM donut-shaped disc became the standard for single discs of about 4 minutes, primarily pop singles.  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 records, Cassettes and CDs:

 

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.  Many RCA - Reiner recordings of 1950 and 1951 were issued in multi-disc albums of 45 RPM discs, which RCA Victor was promoting as its answer to the popular Columbia Microgroove 33 1/3 RPM LP.  One example of this was RCA Red Seal album WDM-1556, an amazing set of 16 red vinyl 45 RPM discs in a box containing the complete 1951 recording of Bizet's Carmen .  This was sold 1951-1953, until RCA eventually also standardized on the 33 1/3 RPM long play format for classical albums.  These LP recordings were then issued on RCA Victor's very successful LM-series of 33 1/3 RPM records. 

 

Other numbering series for later RCA 33 1/3 RPM discs and cassettes are given below:

AGL = stereophonic 1981 digitally remastered Gold Seal records

AGK = stereophonic 1981 digitally remastered Gold Seal cassettes

ALK = RCA Victrola cassettes of 1980s

ARK = RCA Red Seal cassettes of late 1970s

ARL = monophonic 1981 digitally remastered Gold Seal records

ARP = stereophonic 1981 half-speed mastered "Point Five" records

ARE = stereophonic 1981 digitally remastered "Point Five" cassettes

AVM = monophonic Red Seal records

CK = RCA Europe Gold Seal cassettes

GK = RCA Europe Gold Seal cassettes starting 1984

GL = RCA Europe Gold Seal CDs starting 1984

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

LMD = monaural - same as LM but in deluxe packaging

LRM = monaural 10 inch (25cm) RCA Victor microgroove disc

LSC = stereophonic beginning 1958 this was the earliest series of RCA Victor stereophonic discs

LSCD = stereophonic beginning 1960 this was the deluxe "Soria" Red Seal series

RCD = first generation of RCA Red Seal CDs

RCL = Japan Victor half speed remastered audiophile disc

RK = RCA Europe Red Seal cassettes

SHP = Japan Victor Red Seal disc

VCS = stereophonic reissue of Red Seal 33 1/3 RPM microgroove discs

VIC = monophonic Victrola series beginning 1962 lower-priced reissues of Red Seal microgroove discs

VICS = stereophonic Victrola series beginning 1962 (electronic stereo where noted)

VLS = stereophonic RCA Europe series 33 1/3 RPM discs beginning 1981

VK = stereophonic RCA Europe series cassettes beginning 1981

 

RCA Victor reel-to-reel tapes:

FTC-2114

RCA Victor made experimental stereophonic recordings with Leopold Stokowski on 6 October 1953, and then began a series of stereophonic recordings with Charles Munch and the Boston Symphony in February, 1954.  The first stereophonic recordings with Fritz Reiner and the Chicago Symphony followed on March 6, 1954.  The stereophonic LP disc technology was not commercialized until late 1957 and for RCA Victor in 1958.  Before this, RCA's means to commercialize stereophonic recordings was via reel-to-reel pre-recorded tape.  Also, RCA sold monophonic pre-recorded reel-to-reel tape, both at 7 1/2 IPS speed and 33 1/3 IPS speed.  The catalogue prefixes were as follows:

BC = 2 track mono two sides

CC = 2 track mono two sides

DC = 2 track mono two sides

ACS = 2 track stereo single side

BCS = 2 track stereo single side

CCS = 2 track stereo single side

DCS = 2 track stereo single side

ECS = 2 track stereo single side

FCS = 2 track stereo single side

ERPA = 4 track stereo two sides - (the second most common RCA tape series issued in 1960s)

FTC = 4 track stereo two sides - (the most common RCA tape series)

TR3 33 1/3 IPS 4 track stereo two sides

cover   Reiner 2 track monophonic tape of Mozart Symphonies 39 and 40 RCA Victor CC-28

 

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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 Red Seal LM/LSC-2230 "Spain" matrix J2RY 3507, J2RY 3508, Falla Three Cornered Hat dances and La vida breve interlude and dance, Albeniz Iberia: "Fête-dieu à Seville" and "Triana" and Navarra, Granados Goyescas: Intermezzo,

(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",

(cassette) Gold Seal AGK1-1332 "Spain" 1981 digital remaster,

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

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Chicago Symphony

April 26, 1958

(33) RCA Red Seal LM/LSC-2230 "Spain" matrix J2RY 3507, J2RY 3508, Falla Three Cornered Hat dances and La vida breve interlude and dance, Albeniz Iberia: "Fête-dieu à Seville" and "Triana" and Navarra, Granados Goyescas: Intermezzo,

(33) RCA LE-6003 A Treasury of Music: Program Music, Albeniz Fête-dieu à Seville, Debussy Ibéria. issued in 1964, (33) RCA LE-6003 Fête-dieu à Seville only

(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" with contents of LSC-2260 plus Falla El Amor Brujo (Leontyne Price),

(CD) JVC JVCXR-0216,

(CD) RCA Red Seal 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",

(cassette) Gold Seal AGK1-1332 "Spain" 1981 digital remaster

Auber, Daniel François Esprit Masaniello: Overture (1828)

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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

Aubert, Louis (1877-1968) Habanera Curtis Symphony Orchestra

February 13, 1939

(33) 33 1/3 RPM 16 inch transcription discs of radio broadcasts, Recorded Sound Division, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
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Bach, Johann Sebastian Brandenburg Concertos 1 - 6 BWV 1046-1051

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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,

(cassette) Columbia Special Produces C32523 electronic stereo Brandenburg Concerti 1 and 2 only

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 2 in F major, BWV 1047 Chicago Symphony, Adolph Herseth trumpet, Donald Peck, flute, John Weicher violin

March 10, 1963 WGN Chicago telecast from Orchestra Hall, Chicago. Fritz Reiner's last telecast

(4TOR) private collection
Bach, Johann Sebastian Brandenburg Concerto no 4 in G major, BWV 1049 Chicago Symphony John Weicher violin, Ernst Liegl flute, Ralph Johnson flute

November 14, 1957 in the WGN studios, Chicago

(cassette) Fritz Reiner Society issue no 7
Bach, Johann Sebastian 3 Chorale Preludes BWV 639 from Das Orgel-Buchlein orchestrated by Vittorio Gui Curtis Symphony

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

(33) 33 1/3 RPM 16 inch transcription discs of radio broadcasts, Recorded Sound Division, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
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

(33) 33 1/3 RPM 16 inch transcription discs of radio broadcasts, Recorded Sound Division, Library of Congress
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

(33) 33 1/3 16 inch Transcription Discs, Office of War Information "Radio Symphonies of the America Program no 4. Recorded Sound Division, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

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 Special Products DPMI-0444 April 1980 fund-raising LP labeled "Mostly Bach" issued by WFMT Chicago,

(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 "Ford Symphony Orchestra" (the Detroit Symphony)

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

(33) 33 1/3 RPM 16 inch transcription discs of radio broadcasts, Recorded Sound Division, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
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 Musical Offering BWV 1079: Ricercar a 6, a Six-Part Ricercar orchestrated by Webern Chicago Symphony

November 14, 1957 concert Orchestra Hall, Chicago

(4TOR) private recording
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 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,

(33) Columbia Masterworks ML-4156 with the 1946 Mozart Symphony 35 "Haffner",

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

 

The following concert transcriptions may be from the same time as the Columbia Bach recording, or may be from Pittsburgh concerts preparing for the recording:

(33) (33) 33 1/3 RPM 16 inch transcription discs of radio broadcasts, Voice of America "Symphony Orchestras of the US Program no 12. Catalogue Number ncp 886/7 ncp 1202/3, (with 1946 Bartok Concerto for Orchestra first movement), Recorded Sound Division, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.,

(33) (33) 33 1/3 RPM 16 inch transcription discs of radio broadcasts, New York Public Library, no 16-P-440/441 three sides (with 1946 Bartok Concerto for Orchestra first movement)

Bach, Johann Sebastian Suites for Orchestra: Suite no 3, S. 1068: Air Chicago Symphony

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

(4TOR) private recording
Bach, Johann Sebastian Suites for Orchestra: Suites 1, 2, 3, 4, S. 1066, 1067, 1068, 1069

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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 Red Seal LM-6012 two discs,

(33) RCA France GM 43851 two discs reissue in 1981,

(33) RCA Red Seal 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 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

 

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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,

(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,

(cassette) Columbia Special Products C32426 electronic stereo

 

The following concert transcriptions may be from the same time as the Columbia Bartok recording, or may be from Pittsburgh concerts preparing for the recording:

(33) 33 1/3 RPM 16 inch transcription discs of radio broadcasts, Voice of America "Symphony Orchestras of the US Program no 12. Catalogue Number ncp 1202/3, (with Bach Orchestral Suite no 2 of 1946), Recorded Sound Division, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.,

(33) 33 1/3 RPM 16 inch Transcription Discs, New York Public Library, no 16-P-441 one side (first movement only) with Bach Orchestral Suite no 2 of 1946,

Bartók. Béla Concerto for Orchestra BB 123

 

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Chicago Symphony

 

October 22, 1955 in Orchestra Hall, Chicago

(33) RCA Red Seal 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 matrices RVRS-7604, RVRS 7605,

(33) Philips 6500 813,

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

(33) RCA Gold Seal AGL1-5220 1981 digital remaster,

(33) Victor Japan Gold Seal RCL 1046,

(33) RCA LE-6001 mono "A Treasury of Music: The Concerto" Bartok Concerto for Orchestra movements 2 and 4 only, Beethoven Concerto 4 (Cliburn movements 2 and 3 only, Brahms Concerto no 2 (Cliburn) movement 4 only, Rachmaninoff Concerto no 2 (Cliburn) movement 1 only, with Grieg, Mozart, Corelli Bach and Prokofiev by various RCA conductors issued in 1964,

(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,

(CD) JVC Living Stereo JMCXR-0007 "extended resolution"

(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 Europe Gold Seal GK 35220 digitally remastered 1981,

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

Bartók. Béla Divertimento for String Orchestra, BB 118

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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) 33 1/3 RPM 16 inch radio transcription disc, Recorded Sound Division, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.,

(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)

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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 Living Stereo JMCXR-0012 "extended resolution" with Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta,

(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) 33 1/3 RPM 16 inch radio transcription disc, concert consisting of Strauss Till Eulenspiegel", Bartok "Miraculous Mandarin" and Mozart Symphony no 41 "Jupiter", 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

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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 Gold Seal RCL 1045 with Bartok Hungarian Sketches,

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

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

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

(CD) JVC Living Stereo JMCXR-0012 "extended resolution" with Hungarian Sketches,

(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, Geza 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 in 1915 by Reiner's teacher Leo Weiner) Pittsburgh Symphony

April 10, 1948 broadcast in the Syria Mosque, Pittsburgh

(33) 33 1/3 16 inch radio transcription recording, Voice of America "Symphony Orchestras of the US, Program 28, Catalog ncp 1314/1315, Recorded Sound Division, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
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

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Chicago Symphony

May 5, 1959 in Orchestra Hall, Chicago

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

(33) RCA UK 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) 33 1/3 16 inch radio transcription disc Recorded Sound Division, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Beethoven, Ludwig van Egmont, opus 84: Overture Chicago Symphony

March 24, 1954 telecast& quot;Hour of Music" from the studio of WGN Chicago

(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 with Beethoven Symphony no 7 matrix J2RY-1459,

(33) RCA Gold Seal AGL1-5231 with Beethoven Symphony no 7 issued in 1983,

(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,

(cassette) RCA Gold Seal AGK1-5231 with Beethoven Symphony no 7 issued in 1983

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) Al Schlachtmeyer, Classical Music Historical Recordings, from Bruce Wellek recordings, Fritz Reiner Legacy volume 25
Beethoven, Ludwig van Missa solemnis, opus 123 Curtis Symphony Orchestra, Prederick Vogelgesax, violin while still a Curtis Student

May 11, 1938 radio concert

(33) 33 1/3 16 inch radio transcription disc Recorded Sound Division, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Beethoven, Ludwig van Piano Concerto No. 1 in C major, op. 15 New York Philharmonic, Anna Dorfmann, piano

probably 1945, Carnegie Hall, New York

(33) 33 1/3 16 inch radio transcription recording, Office of War Information transcription, Radio Symphonies of America program 1, with Beethoven Symphony no 4, Recorded Sound Division, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
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

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Chicago Symphony, Van Cliburn, piano

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

 

Reiner's last Chicago Symphony recording

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

(33) RCA LE-6001 mono "A Treasury of Music: The Concerto" Bartok Concerto for Orchestra movements 2 and 4 only, Beethoven Concerto 4 (Cliburn movements 2 and 3 only, Brahms Concerto no 2 (Cliburn) movement 4 only, Rachmaninoff Concerto no 2 (Cliburn) movement 1 only, with Grieg, Mozart, Corelli Bach and Prokofiev by various RCA conductors issued in 1964,

(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 Red Seal 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

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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 ARM1-3690,

(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 Red Seal BC-4 mono,

(cassette) RCA Victrola ALK1-4633

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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 Red Seal 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

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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 XLP 521, 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,

(cassette) Columbia Special Products C32396 electronic stereo

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"

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Chicago Symphony

December 4, 1954 in Orchestra Hall, Chicago

(33) RCA Red Seal LM-1899,

(33) RCA France Des Collections à Prix Poche 1981 reissue,

(33) RCA Red Seal "RCA Red Seal Selector" SRL-12-14 excerpt from movement 1 only,

(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

(33) 33 1/3 16 inch radio transcription recording, Office of War Information transcription, Radio Symphonies of America program 1, with 1945 Beethoven Piano Concerto no 1 Anna Dorfmann, Recorded Sound Division, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Beethoven, Ludwig van Symphony no 4 in Eb, opus 60

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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

 

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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 UK 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,

(CD) JVC Living Stereo JMCXR-0006 "extended resolution"

(33) RCA Red Seal 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 Europe RK-1275,

(cassette) RCA Gold Seal AGK1-5206 with Schubert Unfinished 1981 digital remaster,

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

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Chicago Symphony

April 8, 10, 1961

(33) RCA Red Seal 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 Red Seal deluxe LMD/LSCD-2614,

(33) RCA Victrola VICS-1449

(33) RCA Maestro GL89288 "Beethoven's Greatest Hits" Beethoven 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) 33 1/3 RPM 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

March 24, 1954 telecast& quot;Hour of Music" from the studio of WGN Chicago

(VHS) Video Artists International VAI 69601,

(DVD) Video Artists International VAI 4237

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

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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,

(33) RCA Gold Seal AGL1-5231 with Fidelio Overture issued in 1983,

(CD) RCA Red Seal 68976-2-RC with Mozart Symphony 41,

(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,

(cassette) RCA Gold Seal AGK1-5231 with Beethoven Symphony no 7 issued in 1983

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

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Chicago Symphony,

Phyllis Curtin, soprano,

Florence Kopleff, alto,

John McCollum, tenor,

Donald Gramm, bass

 

May 1, 2, 1961 Orchestra Hall, Chicago

(33) RCA Red Seal 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 Red Seal 6532-2-RG,

(CD) RCA Living Stereo 09026-61795-2 released 1994,

(4TOR) RCA Red Seal FTC-3005,

(8TC) RCA Red Seal R8S-1296,

cassette RK-1296,

(cassette) RCA Gold Seal AGK1-5223 issued in 1981

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) 33 1/3 RPM 16 inch radio 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 "Ford Symphony Orchestra" (the Detroit Symphony)

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

(33) 33 1/3 RPM 16 inch transcription discs of radio broadcasts 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

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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 Le Corsaire Overture Chicago Symphony

April 15, 1962 from WGN, Chicago

(4TOR) private collection
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 Red Seal LM/LSC-2695 matrix PRRS 3336 with Falla El amor brujo,

(33) RCA Gold Seal AGL1-3792 with Falla El Amor Brujo,

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

(cassette) RCA Gold Seal AGK1-3792 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) 33 1/3 RPM 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) 33 1/3 RPM 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

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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

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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
Berlioz, Hector Les Troyens - Trojan March NBC Symphony

August 12, 1951 broadcast

(2TOR) broadcast transcription tape in the Library of Congress
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Bizet, Georges Carmen (1875)

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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 a complete opera by Reiner, the others being derived from broadcasts, or else represent excerpts .

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,

(33) RCA Italia VLS 00670,

(33) RCA Germany 26.35017

(45) RCA WDM-1556 an amazing set of 16 red vinyl 45 RPM discs in a box, discs 49-3452 through 49-3467 sold primarily 1951-1953,

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

(CD) Naxos 9.80475-77

Excerpts / Highlights:

(33) RCA Red Seal LM-1749 1 disc highlights,

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

(33) RCA Red Seal LM-9010 containing the same arias by Rise Stevens as RCA Red Seal WDM-9010 listed below,

(33) RCA Red Seal 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),

(33) RCA Italy Red Seal VLS 00670 digital restoration half speed mastered discs issued in 1982 with electronic stereo processing,

(45) RCA Red Seal WDM-9010 four 45 RPM red vinyl discs:

49-3846-A Strauss Der Rosenkavalier Act 2: Presentation of the Silver Rose - "Mir ist die Ehre widerfahren",

49-3846-B Gluck Orfeo ed Euridice Act 2 - "Che faro senza Euridice",

49-3847-A Strauss Der Rosenkavalier Act 2: Presentation of the Silver Rose - "Ist zeit und ewigkeit",

49-3847-B Gluck Orfeo ed Euridice Act 3 - "Che puro ciel",

49-3848-A Strauss Der Rosenkavalier Closing Scene from Act 3 - "Ist eine traum" part 1,

49-3848-B Mozart Marriage of Figaro Act 2: "Voi che sapete",

49-3849-A Strauss Der Rosenkavalier Closing Scene from Act 3 - "Ist eine traum" part 2,

49-3849-B Mozart Marriage of Figaro Act 1: "Non so più cosa son, cosa faccio",

also added is the final scene from Bizet: Carmen Act 1: Habanera taken from this complete Reiner Bizet Carmen set of 1951,

(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 Habanera, Seguidilla, Toreador aria, Entr'acte,

(45) RCA ERA-211,

(45) RCA ERA-78 Licia Albanese arias

(cassette) RCA Italy Red Seal VK 00670 digital restoration improved processing cassettes issued in 1982 with electronic stereo processing

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

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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 Red Seal WEPR-45,

(45) RCA 49-3729,

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

 

These 45 RPM disc sets were among the last classical music sets in that format, when RCA was seeking to answer Columbia's 33 1/3 RPM Microgroove LP recordings with sets of 45 RPM RCA disc. This strategy was mostly abandoned by 1953, after which the 45 RPM donut-shaped disc became the standard for pop singles, with classical albums on 33 1/3 LPs.

Bizet, Georges Carmen (1875)

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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

(33) 33 1/3 16 inch radio transcription recording, Voice of Americal recording, Recorded Sound Division, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

(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

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Chicago Symphony

March. 14, 1959 in Orchestra Hall, Chicago

(33) RCA Red Seal LM/LSC-2423 Festival matrix K2RY-1892 with Mussorgsky Night on Bald Mountain, Glinka Ruslan and Lyudmila, Tchaikovsky Marche slav, Tchaikovsky Marche Miniature, and Kabalevsky Colas Breugnon,

(33) RCA Victrola VIC/VICS-1068 with same coupling as RCA LSC-2423,

(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",

(4TOR) RCA Red Seal FTC-2037 with same coupling as RCA LSC-2423,

(8TC) RCA Red Seal V8S-1025,

(cassette) RCA Victrola ALK1-4973 with same coupling as RCA LSC-2423,

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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

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

October 20, 1950

(33) RCA Red Seal 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

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

June 29, 1951 in the Academy of Music, Philadelphia

(33) RCA Red Seal LM-1191,

(33) RCA Red Seal AVMl-2020,

(CD) RCA Red Seal 61485,

(CD) Naxos 8.111051,

(45) RCA WDM-1609

Brahms, Johannes Hungarian Dances (1869) orchestrated by Albert Parlow: nos 12, 21 "Ford Symphony Orchestra" (the Detroit Symphony)

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

(33) (33) 33 1/3 RPM 16 inch broadcast transmission discs

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

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 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,

(cassette) Columbia Special Products C36618 electronic stereo

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

 

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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 with Dvorak Slavonic Dances,

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

(33) Decca/London Stereo Treasury STS-15009 with Dvorak Slavonic Dances,

(33) RCA Red Seal CM-9267,

(33) Decca Ace of Diamonds SDD 123 with Dvorak Slavonic Dances,

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

(33) Decca Viva! VIV18 stereo with Dvorak Slavonic Dances,

(33) London Japan GT-9038 with Dvorak Slavonic Dances,

(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 with Dvorak Slavonic Dances,

(cassette) Decca Weekend Classics 417 696-4 with Dvorak Slavonic Dances

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

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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 matrices XCO 35764, XCO 35765, XCO 35766, XCO 35767, XCO 35768, XCO 35769, XCO 35770, XCO 35771, XCO 35772, XCO 35773, XCO 35774, XCO 35775. Also 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

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Chicago Symphony, Artur Rubinstein, piano

April 17, 1954 in Orchestra Hall, Chicago

(33) RCA Red Seal LM-1831,

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

(33) RCA Red Seal ARL1-2044 - this was the first stereophonic release of this early RCA stereo recording session,

(33) RCA Gold Seal AGL1-5253 digital remaster issued 1981,

(CD) RCA Red Seal 5668-2-RC,

(CD) RCA R32C-1056 Rubinstein Collection (issued in 1999) Volume 34 with Brahms solo pieces,

(SACD) RCA 66378 SA,

(45) RCA Red Seal ERD-1831,

(2TOR mono) CC-15,

(8TC) RCA ARS1-2044,

(cassette) RCA Red Seal ARK1-2044

(cassette) RCA Gold Seal AGK1-5253 digital remaster issued 1981

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

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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 RCD1-5406 one of the earliest RCA Reiner CD releases with 1957 Tragic Overture,

(CD) RCA 60536-2-RV with Ormandy/Philadelphia Brahms Haydn Variations issued 1991,

(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

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1981 RCA album "The Concerto" LE-6001 with excerpts from several Cliburn/Reiner/CSO collaborations

Chicago Symphony, Van Cliburn piano with Frank Miller cello.

May 9, 10, 12, 1961

(33) RCA Red Seal LM/LSC-2581,

(33) RCA LE-6001 mono "A Treasury of Music: The Concerto" Bartok Concerto for Orchestra movements 2 and 4 only, Beethoven Concerto 4 (Cliburn movements 2 and 3 only, Brahms Concerto no 2 (Cliburn) movement 4 only, Rachmaninoff Concerto no 2 (Cliburn) movement 1 only, with Grieg, Mozart, Corelli Bach and Prokofiev by various RCA conductors issued in 1964,

(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) 33 1/3 RPM 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

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Chicago Symphony

December 14, 1957 in Orchestra Hall, Chicago

(33) RCA Red Seal 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, Tchaikovsky Symphony 6, Beethoven Symphony 5, Schubert Symphony 8,

(33) RCA Red Seal 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 Red Seal LM/LSC-2496 (third movement),

(csssette) RCA Gold Seal AGK1-1280 1981 digital remaster,

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

January 5, 1947 NBC broadcast

(33) 33 1/3 RPM 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

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Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

October 12, 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 digital remaster released 1981,

(33) RCA UK GL 11961 released 1976 issue was the first RCA release of this Royal Philharmonic recording,

(33) Quintessence PMC-7182,

(CD) Chesky audiophile release CD 006 coupled with Leibowitz/Royal Philharmonic Egmont Overture,

(CD) RCA Japan BVCC-1030

(cassette) RCA Gold Seal AGK1-1961 this 1981 issue was the first RCA release of this Royal Philharmonic recording,

Brahms, Johannes Tragic Overture, opus 81

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Chicago Symphony

December 14, 1957 in Orchestra Hall, Chicago

(33) RCA Red Seal LM-2209,

(33) RCA LSC-2241,

(CD) RCA Red Seal RCD1-5406 one of the earliest RCA Reiner CD releases coupled with Gilels Brahms Concerto no 2,

(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

 

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Chicago Symphony, Jascha Heifetz violin

 

February 21, 22, 1955 in Orchestra Hall, Chicago

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

(33) RCA Red Seal "RCA Red Seal Selector" SRL-12-14 excerpt from movement 1 only,

(33) RCA Red Seal VCS-7058 2 disc Heifetz set with Reiner/CSO/Tchaikovsky concerto and Munch/BSO/Mendelssohn concerto,

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

(33) RCA Red Seal VCS-7088 two discs with Rubinstein Brahms Concerto no 2 (Krips),

(33) RCA Red Seal ATL1-4200,

(33) HMV ALP 1334 mono,

(33) RCA ARP1-4445,

(33) RCA Gold Seal AGL1-4909 digital remaster issued 1981,

(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) RCA Red Seal RD85402 (with Beethoven Violin Concerto)

(CD) RCA Red Seal 61495,

(CD) JVC Living Stereo JMCXR-0009 "extended resolution",

(CD) RCA Red Seal (Japan) RCCD-1012 "digitally remasterd",

(CD) Naxos 9.80081,

(SACD) RCA 67896 SA,

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

(4TOR) RCA FTC-2151,

(4TC) RCA KCS-4014,

(8T) RCA R8S-5042,

(8T) RCA R8S-5075,

(cassette) RCA Red Seal C 113935 issued 1963,

(cassette) RCA Europe Red Seal 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 "Ford Symphony Orchestra" (the Detroit Symphony)

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

(33) 33 1/3 RPM 16 inch transcription discs of radio broadcasts 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) "Ford Symphony Orchestra" (the Detroit Symphony)

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

(33) 33 1/3 RPM 16 inch transcription discs of radio broadcasts Recorded Sound Division, Library of Congress
Copland, Aaron Appalachian Spring Pittsburgh Symphony

October 7, 1945 in the Syria Mosque, Pittsburgh

Fritz Reiner private collection
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

(2TOR) 7.5 IPS open reel tape, New York Public Library, Koussevitzky Foundation Catalogue number LT 9 K7,

(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

Croft, William (1678-1727)

 

(original theme attributed to him)

Hymn: "O worship the King" "Ford Symphony Orchestra" (the Detroit Symphony), Josephine Antoine, soprano

October 4, 1936 Ford Sunday Evening Hour

(78) contained in six 12 inch (30 cm) 78 RPM audio discs, Recorded Sound Division, Library of Congress

 

This music does not seem a usual part of Fritz Reiner's repertoire; In these Ford radio concerts, Henry Ford would request insertion of some of his favorite music, such as A Child's Prayer from Humperdinck's Hansel and Gretel or Turkey in the Straw 33, so perhaps this traditional hymn attributed to William Croft was one such request.

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Debussy, Claude Danse (Tarantelle Styrienne) orchestrated by Maurice Ravel "Ford Symphony Orchestra" (the Detroit Symphony)

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

Armed Forces Radio Service Basic Music Library catalogue CX-15
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) 33 1/3 RPM 16 inch radio transcription disc New York Public Library Archives
Debussy, Claude Images pour orchestre: Ibéria

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Pittsburgh Symphony

November 15, 1941 in the Syria Mosque, Pittsburgh in the third Columbia Records recording session in Pittsburgh

(78) Columbia Masterworks M-491 three 12 inc (30cm) discs five sides 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 no. 2: Ibéria Pittsburgh Symphony

1944 ? broadcast from the Syria Mosque, Pittsburgh

(33) 33 1/3 16 inch Transcription Discs, Office of War Information "Radio Symphonies of the America Program no 5. Recorded Sound Division, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Debussy, Claude Images pour orchestre no. 2: 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

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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 matrix PRRS-3455 with Tchaikovsky 1812 Overture and Liszt Mephisto Waltz,

(33) RCA LE-6003 A Treasury of Music: Program Music, Albeniz Fête-dieu à Seville, Debussy Iberia - Le matin d'une jour de fête only. issued in 1964,

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

(CD) JVC Living Stereo JVCXR-0216 "extended resolution"

(8TC) RCA Red Seal V8S-1012,

(cassette) RCA Victrola ALK1-4981 Debussy's Greatest Hits Debussy Iberia - Le matin d'une jour de fête only, with other pieces by Charles Munch and Morton Gould

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)

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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 AGL1-1523 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,

(cassette) RCA Victrola ALK1-4981 (first movement) "Debussy's Biggest Hits",

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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

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NBC Symphony

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

(33) RCA Red Seal 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)

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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 "Ford Symphony Orchestra" (the 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, Frederick Irmelin: Prelude (1892) NBC Symphony

August 12, 1951 perhaps an NBC broadcast of the U.S. Steel Hour

(2TOR) radio transcription tape, Recorded Sound Division, Library of Congress
Delius, Frederick Irmelin: Prelude (1892)

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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.

(4TOR) radio transcription recording, Voice of America, Recorded Sound Division, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.,

(CD) Al Schlachtmeyer, Classical Music Historical Recordings, from Bruce Wellek recordings, Fritz Reiner Legacy volume 46 taken from a Voice of America taping of the Friday afternoon subscription concert 25 March 1960

Dukas, Paul "L'apprenti sorcier" ("The Sorcerer's Apprentice") (1892) 1946 ? New York Philharmonic-Symphony Orchestra broadcast

(33) 33 1/3 RPM 16 inch radio transcription disc, Voice of America "Conductors in America" program no 12, Recorded Sound Division, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Dvorak, Antonín Carnival Overture, opus 92

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Chicago Symphony

January 7, 1956 in Orchestra Hall, Chicago

(33) RCA Red Seal LM-1999,

(33) RCA Victrola VICS-1424: Smetana The Bartered Bride, Weinberger Schwanda Polka and Fugue, Dvorak Carnival Overture, Mendelssohn Fingal's Cave Overture, Strauss Salome Dance of the Seven Veils,

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

(CD) RCA 60537-2-RV with Ormandy/Philadelphia Dvorak New World issued 1991,

(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 Red Seal R8S-1061,

(cassette) RCA Victrola ALK1-4977 "Overtures and Dances" with same content as VICS-1424

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

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a Japanese "Super-Analogue" audiophile LP pressing

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 with Brahms Hungarian Dances,

(33) London Stereo Treasury Series STS-15009 with Brahms Hungarian Dances,

(33) Decca LXT-5609, SXL-2249 with Brahms Hungarian Dances,

(33) London (King Record Japan) 360R-56005 "Super-Analogue" audiophile LP pressing with Brahms Hungarian Dances,

(33) London Japan GT-9038 with Brahms Hungarian Dances,

(CD) Decca Weekend Classics 417 696-2 with Brahms Hungarian Dances,

(CD) Decca Legends 467 122-2 with Brahms Hungarian Dances,

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

(4TOR) London L-80036,

(cassette) London 10069

(cassette) Decca Weekend Classics 417 696-4 with Brahms Hungarian Dances,

 

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"

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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) Victor Japan Gold Seal RCL 1021,

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

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

(CD) JVC Living Stereo JMCXR-0013 "extended resolution",

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

(4TOR) RCA Red Seal FTC-2040,

(8TC) RCA Red Seal R8S-1061,

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

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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)

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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)

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Chicago Symphony,

Leontyne Price, soprano

March 4, 1963

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

(33) RCA Gold Seal AGL1-3792 with Berlioz Les nuits d'été (Leontyne Price),

(CD) RCA Gold 68574,

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

(CD) RCA Red Seal 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,

(cassette) RCA Gold Seal AGK1-3792 with Berlioz Les nuits d'été (Leontyne Price)

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 3507, J2RY 3508, Falla Three Cornered Hat dances and La vida breve interlude and dance, Albeniz Iberia: "Fête-dieu à Seville" and "Triana" and Navarra, Granados Goyescas: Intermezzo,

(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" with contents of LSC-2260 plus Falla El Amor Brujo (Leontyne Price),

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

(SACD) RCA 88697 04607 2 "Spain"

(2TOR) BCS-221

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

April 26, 1958

(33) RCA Red Seal LM/LSC-2230 "Spain" matrix J2RY 3507, J2RY 3508, Falla Three Cornered Hat dances and La vida breve interlude and dance, Albeniz Iberia: "Fête-dieu à Seville" and "Triana" and Navarra, Granados Goyescas: Intermezzo,

(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" with contents of LSC-2260 plus Falla El Amor Brujo (Leontyne Price),

(CD) RCA Red Seal 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

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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)

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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

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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 with same coupling as RCA LSC-2423,

(33) RCA Japan RGC-101 with Tchaikovsky Marche Slave and 1812 Overture, Liszt Mephisto Waltz, Mussorgsky Night on Bald Mountain,

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

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

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

(4TOR) RCA Red Seal FTC-2037 with same coupling as RCA LSC-2423,

(8TC) RCA Red Seal V8S-1025,

(cassette) RCA Victrola ALK1-4973 with same coupling as RCA LSC-2423

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 Red Seal 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",

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RCA Victor Symphony, Rise Stevens, mezzo-soprano with Edna Berger and Jan Pierce.

 

28, 29, 31 May 1951 in the Manhattan Center, New York City [note: some sources say 21 March 1951]

(33) RCA Red Seal LM-9010 containing the contencts shown in RCA Red Seal WDM-9010, below,

(33) Metropolitan Opera album MET-114 containing Gluck Orfeo ed Euridice Act 3 - "Che puro ciel", Mozart Marriage of Figaro Act 1: "Non so più cosa son, cosa faccio", Mozart Marriage of Figaro Act 2: "Voi che sapete", Strauss Der Rosenkavalier Act 2: Presentation of the Silver Rose - "Mir ist die Ehre widerfahren",

(45) RCA Red Seal WDM-9010 four 45 RPM red vinyl discs:

49-3846-A Strauss Der Rosenkavalier Act 2: Presentation of the Silver Rose - "Mir ist die Ehre widerfahren",

49-3846-B Gluck Orfeo ed Euridice Act 2 - "Che faro senza Euridice",

49-3847-A Strauss Der Rosenkavalier Act 2: Presentation of the Silver Rose - "Ist zeit und ewigkeit",

49-3847-B Gluck Orfeo ed Euridice Act 3 - "Che puro ciel",

49-3848-A Strauss Der Rosenkavalier Closing Scene from Act 3 - "Ist eine traum" part 1,

49-3848-B Mozart Marriage of Figaro Act 2: "Voi che sapete",

49-3849-A Strauss Der Rosenkavalier Closing Scene from Act 3 - "Ist eine traum" part 2,

49-3849-B Mozart Marriage of Figaro Act 1: "Non so più cosa son, cosa faccio",

also added is the final scene from Bizet: Carmen Act 1: Habanera taken from the complete Reiner Bizet Carmen set of 1951,

(45) RCA Red Seal ERA-138 Gluck Orfeo ed Euridice Act 2 - "Che faro senza Euridice", Mozart Marriage of Figaro Act 2: "Voi che sapete", Strauss Der Rosenkavalier Closing Scene from Act 3 - "Ist eine traum" only

Gounod, Charles Faust (1858): Act 3 Salut, demeure chaste et pure "Ford Symphony Orchestra" (the Detroit Symphony), Jussi Björling

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

(33) 33 1/3 RPM 16 inch transcription discs of radio broadcasts, Recorded Sound Division, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

(CD) Jussi Bjorling Live 1937-1960 West Hill Radio Archives WHRA 6036 four CDs released in 2010

Granados, Enrique Goyescas (1911): Intermezzo Chicago Symphony

April 26, 1958 in Orchestra Hall, Chicago

(33) RCA Red Seal LM/LSC-2230 "Spain" matrix J2RY 3507, J2RY 3508, Falla Three Cornered Hat dances and La vida breve interlude and dance, Albeniz Iberia: "Fête-dieu à Seville" and "Triana" and Navarra, Granados Goyescas: Intermezzo,

(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" with contents of LSC-2260 plus Falla El Amor Brujo (Leontyne Price),

(CD) RCA Red Seal 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

March 24, 1954 telecast& quot;Hour of Music" from the studio of WGN Chicago

(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 taken from a Voice of America taping of the Friday afternoon subscription concert 25 March 1960
Haydn, Franz Josef Symphony no 88 in G, Hoboken 1/88

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"Treasury of Music" album The Symphony LE-6005

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 with Mozart Symphony no 41 "Jupiter" - the first stereophonic issue of the Mozart Symphony no 41,

(33) RCA LE-6005 mono "A Treasury of Music: The Symphony" with Toscanini Eroica and Munch/BSO movements issued in 1964,

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

(CD) Testament SBT 1411,

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

Haydn, Franz Josef Symphony no 94 in G major, Hoboken 1/94 "Surprise" Chicago Symphony

November 3, 1954 telecast by WGN Chicago "Hour of Music" telecast from the WGN studios, Chicago.

(4TOR) private collection
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

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"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 Red Seal 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" Chicago Symphony

March 10, 1963 telecast from the WGN studios, Chicago.

(4TOR) private collection
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 Red Seal 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)

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Chicago Symphony, Janos Starker

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

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

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Chicago Symphony

March. 14, 1959 in Orchestra Hall, Chicago

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

(33) RCA Victrola VIC/VICS-1068 with same coupling as RCA LSC-2423,

(CD) RCA Red Seal 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,

(CD) RCA Red Seal "RCA Red Seal Century" 2 CDs issued 23 October 2001 Kabalevsky Colas Breugnon Overture only with many other Red Seal recordings,

(SACD) RCA 61394 SA "Russian Showpieces",

(4TOR) RCA Red Seal FTC-2037 with same coupling as RCA LSC-2423,

(8TC) RCA Red Seal V8S-1025,

(cassette) RCA Victrola ALK1-4973 with same coupling as RCA LSC-2423

Key, Francis Scott "Star Spangled Banner" Cleveland Orchestra

January 7, 1945 broadcast from Severance Hall, Cleveland

(4TOR) private collection
Key, Francis Scott "Star Spangled Banner" Chicago Symphony Symphony

November 9, 1957 Orchestra Hall, Chicago

(78) American Heritage Foundation March, 1958

This unusual disc, a 78 RPM recording issued in 1958, was produced by the American Heritage Foundation and pressed by RCA Victor. On the flip side of the recording was Charles Munch and the Boston Symphony also performing the "Star Spangled Banner" The record was distributed free of charges to schools across the United States "...with the hope that the recordings will instill in our youth a deeper appreciation of our National Anthem an a greater understanding of the rights an responsibilities of our American heritage..." 2

 

(33) RCA Special Products promotional LP "Vivace" of April 1981 by WFMT Chicago coupled with Liebermann Concerto for Jazz Band and Orchestra

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)

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Chicago Symphony, Sauter-Finegan Orchestra in Orchestra Hall Chicago

December 6, 1954

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

(33) RCA Special Products promotional LP "Vivace" of April 1981 by WFMT Chicago coupled with Francis Scott Key Star Spangled Banner,

(33) RCA Gold Seal AGL1-2908 coupled with 1954 Strauss Don Juan digital remaster first LP release in stereo 1981,

(33) RCA Gold Seal AGL1-3882 Reiner on side 1 coupled with 8 other tracks of music by the Sauter-Finegan Orchestra on side 2,

(CD) Naxos 9.80176 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,

(cassette) RCA Gold Seal AGK1-3882 Reiner on side 1 coupled with 8 other tracks of music by the Sauter-Finegan Orchestra on side 2

Liszt, Franz Mephisto Waltz S. 514

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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 matrix PRRS-3455 with Tchaikovsky 1812 Overture and Debussy Ibéria,

(33) RCA Red Seal ARLl-0111,

(33) RCA Japan RGC-101 with Tchaikovsky Marche Slave and 1812 Overture, Mussorgsky Night on Bald Mountain, Glinka Russlan and Ludmilla Overture, (45) RCA Red Seal SEP-13,

(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

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RCA Victor Symphony, Alexander Brailowsky, piano

March 6, 1951 in Manhattan Center, New York Cityy

(33) RCA Red Seal LM-1195,

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

(45) RCA Red Seal WDM-16155

Liszt, Franz Totentanz S. 126

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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

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Mahler, Gustav (1909) Das Lied von der Erde (1909)

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Chicago Symphony, Maureen Forrester alto, Richard Lewis tenor

November 7, 9, 1959 in Orchestra Hall, Chicago

(33) RCA Red Seal LM/LSC-6087,

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

(33) RCA Camden Classics VCCS-1390,

(33) RCA Gold Seal AGL1-5248 reissue 1984

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

(CD) RCA Red Seal 5248-2-RC,

(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 Germany GK-43272

(cassette) RCA Gold Seal AGK1-5248 reissue 1984

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

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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)

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Chicago Symphony, Lisa Della Casa, soprano

December 6, 8, 1958

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

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

(33) RCA Gold Seal AGL1-5256 reissue 1984,

(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 Living Stereo JMCXR-0017 "extended resolution"

(SACD) RCA 67901 SA,

(4TOR) RCA FTC-2027,

(4TOR) RCA ERPA-2364-C

(cassette) RCA Gold Seal AGK1-5256 reissue 1984

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

April 9, 1948 in the Syria Mosque, Pittsburghh

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

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Chicago Symphony

January 7, 1956

(33) RCA Red Seal LM-2071 "The President's Favorite Music" of President Eisenhower's favorite music also with Reiner 1950 Overture to Die Fledermaus,

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

(33) RCA Victrola VICS-1424: Smetana The Bartered Bride, Weinberger Schwanda Polka and Fugue, Dvorak Carnival Overture, Mendelssohn Fingal's Cave Overture, Strauss Salome Dance of the Seven Veils,

(CD) RCA Red Seal 09026 61793 2,

(cassette) RCA Victrola ALK1-4977 "Overtures and Dances" with same content as VICS-1424

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

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   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 ERA-185 45 Extended Play with Wagner Lohengrin Prelude to Act 3 and Tannhäuser Festival March,

(45) RCA Red Seal SEP-13 with Smetana Bartered Bride and Tchaikovsky 1812 Overture, Weinberger Schwanda Polka and Fugue

(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"

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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.

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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

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NBC Symphony

September 21, 22, 1954

(33) RCA Red Seal LM-1952,

(33) RCA France GM 43558 Des Collections à Prix Poche

(CD) Testament SBT 1379

(cassette) RCA France GK 43558

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

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Chicago Symphony

April 26, 1955

(33) RCA Red Seal LM-1966 with Mozart "Eine kleine Nachtmusik",

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

(CD) Testament SBT 1379,

(2TOR) RCA DC-24 monoo

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 Housee

(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

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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 songss

(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

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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) RCA Victor Concert Under The Stars PRS-284 five discs with popular classical selections by RCA conductors,

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

(33) Time Life Records - STL 542 "Great Men of Music - Mozart": 4 LPs with many RCA artists in solo, chamber, opera and orchestral works of Mozart issued in 1977,

(CD) RCA Papillon 6521-2-RG with Mozart Piano Concert 20 and 21 Geza Anda/Vienna Symphony,

(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 Red Seal 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"

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RCA Victor Symphony, Rise Stevens, soprano

 

28, 29, 31 May 1951 in the Manhattan Center, New York City [note: some sources say 21 March 1951]

(33) RCA Red Seal LM-9010 with content as listed under RCA Red Seal WDM-9010, below,

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

(33) Metropolitan Opera album MET-114 containing Gluck Orfeo ed Euridice Act 3 - "Che puro ciel", Mozart Marriage of Figaro Act 1: "Non so più cosa son, cosa faccio", Mozart Marriage of Figaro Act 2: "Voi che sapete", Strauss Der Rosenkavalier Act 2: Presentation of the Silver Rose - "Mir ist die Ehre widerfahren",

(33) Metropolitan Opera album MET-115 containing Mozart Marriage of Figaro Act 2: "Voi che sapete",

(45) RCA Red Seal WDM-9010 four 45 RPM red vinyl discs:

49-3846-A Strauss Der Rosenkavalier Act 2: Presentation of the Silver Rose - "Mir ist die Ehre widerfahren",

49-3846-B Gluck Orfeo ed Euridice Act 2 - "Che faro senza Euridice",

49-3847-A Strauss Der Rosenkavalier Act 2: Presentation of the Silver Rose - "Ist zeit und ewigkeit",

49-3847-B Gluck Orfeo ed Euridice Act 3 - "Che puro ciel",

49-3848-A Strauss Der Rosenkavalier Closing Scene from Act 3 - "Ist eine traum" part 1,

49-3848-B Mozart Marriage of Figaro Act 2: "Voi che sapete",

49-3849-A Strauss Der Rosenkavalier Closing Scene from Act 3 - "Ist eine traum" part 2,

49-3849-B Mozart Marriage of Figaro Act 1: "Non so più cosa son, cosa faccio",

also added is the final scene from Bizet: Carmen Act 1: Habanera taken from the complete Reiner Bizet Carmen set of 1951,

(45) RCA Red Seal ERA-138 Gluck Orfeo ed Euridice Act 2 - "Che faro senza Euridice", Mozart Marriage of Figaro Act 2: "Voi che sapete", Strauss Der Rosenkavalier Closing Scene from Act 3 - "Ist eine traum" 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 Le Nozze de Figaro (1786): Overture Chicago Symphony

March 10, 1963 WGN broadcast from Orchestra Hall, Chicago

(4TOR) private collectionn
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus Piano Concerto no 25 in C, K.503

 

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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 ... " 11 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

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Chicago Symphony

December 4, 1954 in Orchestra Hall, Chicago

(33) RCA Red Seal LM-1966 with Mozart Divertimento no 17 in D, K. 334,

(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"

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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.

 

This was Reiner's first television broadcast

(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"

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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 issued in January 1956 as part of the observance of the bicentennial of Mozart's birth and deleted in October 1960 after poor sales - people preferring stereophonic recordings it would seem,

(33) RCA Red Seal Germany PVM 2-9071 (26.48073 DT) two LP discs with Mozart Symphonies no 36, 39, 40 and 41 incorrectly labeled as "stereo", issued in 1978,

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

(CD) Idlewild Reissues IDLR 116,

(CD) Instituto Discografico Italiano IDIS 6537

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeuss 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 telecastt

(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 Amadeuss Symphony no 39 in E flat, K. 543

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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 issued in January 1956 as part of the observance of the bicentennial of Mozart's birth and deleted in October 1960 after poor sales - people preferring stereophonic recordings it would seem,

(33) RCA Red Seal Germany PVM 2-9071 (26.48073 DT) two LP discs with Mozart Symphonies no 36, 39, 40 and 41 incorrectly labeled as "stereo", issued in 1978,

(CD) RCA Red Seal 09026 62585 2 monophonic (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

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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

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Chicago Symphony

April 25, 1955 in Orchestra Hall, Chicago

(33) RCA Red Seal LM-2114 monophonic only 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 issued in January 1956 as part of the observance of the bicentennial of Mozart's birth and deleted in October 1960 after poor sales - people preferring stereophonic recordings it would seem,

(33) RCA Red Seal Germany PVM 2-9071 (26.48073 DT) two LP discs with Mozart Symphonies no 36, 39, 40 and 41 incorrectly labeled as "stereo", issued in 1978,

(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

June 19, 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 from Studio 8-H

(33) 33 1/3 RPM 16 inch radio transcription disc, concert consisting of Strauss Till Eulenspiegel", Bartok "Miraculous Mandarin" and Mozart Symphony no 41 "Jupiter", New York Public Library archives Catalog no 16-P-669,

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

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeuss Symphony no 41 in C "Jupiter", K 551

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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 issued in January 1956 as part of the observance of the bicentennial of Mozart's birth and deleted in October 1960 after poor sales - people preferring stereophonic recordings it would seem,

(33) RCA Red Seal Germany PVM 2-9071 (26.48073 DT) two LP discs with Mozart Symphonies no 36, 39, 40 and 41 incorrectly labeled as "stereo", issued in 1978,

(33) RCA Victrola VICS-1366 - seems to be the first stereophonic issue other that the rare 2 track reel to reel recording DCS-10 listed below - coupled with Haydn Symphony no 88,

(CD) RCA Red Seal 68976-2-RC with Beethoven Symphony no 7,

(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

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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, Modestt 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

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Chicago Symphony

March. 14, 1959 in Orchestra Hall, Chicago

(33) RCA Red Seal LM/LSC-2423 Festival matrix K2RY-1892 with Tchaikovsky Marche Slav, Glinka Ruslan and Lyudmila, Tchaikovsky Marche Miniature, Borodin Polovetsian March, and Kabalevsky Colas Breugnon,

(33) RCA Victrola VIC/VICS-1068 with same coupling as LSC-2423,

(33) Victor Japan Gold Seal RCL 1030 with Mussorgsky Pictures at an Exhibition,

(33) RCA Red Seal LM-2361 "S. Hurok Presents" Short pieces performed by musicians represented by Hurok including Fritz Reiner,

(33) RCA Japan RGC-101 with Tchaikovsky Marche Slave and 1812 Overture, Liszt Mephisto Waltz, Glinka Russlan and Ludmilla Overture,

(CD) RCA Red Seal 5602-2-RC,

(CD) RCA Living Stereo 09026-61958-2 with Mussorgsky Pictures at an Exhibition, Borodin Polovtsian March, Kabalevsky Colas Breugnon Overture, Tchaikovsky Marche Miniature, Tchaikovsky Marche Slave, Glinka Ruslan and Lyudmila,

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

(4TOR) RCA Red Seal FTC-2037 with same coupling as RCA LSC-2423,

(8TC) RCA Red Seal V8S-1025,

(cassette) RCA Victrola ALK1-4973 with same coupling as RCA LSC-2423

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

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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) Victor Japan Gold Seal RCL 1030 with Mussorgsky Night on Bald Mountain,

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

(33) RCA LSC-2307 "Destination Stereo" stereophonic demonstration disc (Gnomus only) with Prokofiev Lt. Kije troika.

(CD) RCA Red Seal RCD1-5407 with Respighi Pines and Fountains of Rome 1984,

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

(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 Living Stereo JMCXR-0016 "extended resolution"

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

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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

(cassette) RCA Gold Seal AGK1-1966 1981 digital remaster

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

 

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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 matrix K2RY-1055 "Destination Stereo" stereophonic demonstration disc (Troika only) with Gnomus from Mussorgsky Pictures at an Exhibition,,

(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 Victor Living Stereo SP-33-13 "Sounds In Space" Kije's Wedding only - a stereophonic demonstration record issued in 1958 with 13 other RCA stereo selections,

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

(33) Chesky audiophile release catalogue HQ180 also catalogue RC10,

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

(33) RCA ARL1-0113 "Prokofieff's Greatest Hits"(troika only),

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

(2TOR) RCA BCS-96,

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

(cassette) RCA Gold Seal AGK1-3881 with Song of the Nightengale 1981 digital remaster

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

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JVC Victor Japan audiophile CD JVCXR-0215 of "The Reiner Sound"

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 RC11 "The Reiner Sound",

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

(CD) JVC (Japan) JVCXR-0215-2 "The Reiner Sound", with Ravel Rapsodie espagnole and Pavane pour une infante défunte and Weber Invitation to the Dance,

(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

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Chicago Symphony, Byron Janis, piano

March 2, 1957 in Orchestra Hall, Chicago

(33) RCA Red Seal LM-2127 with Richard Strauss Burlesque,

(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

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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

 

With the Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, the last recordings 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 for which he shared the expense with RCA answered: "We don't go into overtime for soloists."

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

(33) RCA Red Seal LM-6039 "The Concerto" with Grieg and Liszt conducted by Wallenstein after Rubinstein's break with Reiner,

(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 UK Maestro LP coupled with Rachmaninoff Rhapsody and two Rachmaninoff Preludes,

(33) RCA UK GL 85212 (with Liszt) released 1986,

(33) RCA Gold Seal AGL1-5212 digital remaster 1981 with Liszt Piano Concerto (Wallenstein),

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

(CD) RCA Red Seal RCD1-4934 with Rhapsody

  this was the first Reiner CD to be issued,

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

(CD) RCA Red Seal 09026 63035-2 "The Rubinstein Collection" (issued in 1999) Volume 35 with Rachmaninoff Rhapsody and Prelude opus 3 no 2,

(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 Gold Seal AGK1-5212 digital remaster 1981 with Liszt Piano Concerto (Wallenstein),

(cassette) RCA ARE1-4934 (with Rhapsody)

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

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Chicago Symphony, Van Cliburn, piano

 

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

(33) RCA Red Seal LM/LSC-2601,

(33) RCA Red Seal LSC-3318,

(33) RCA Red Seal LSC-5000 "Rachmaninoff's Greatest Hits" with Paganini Rhapsody (Ormandy) and Preludes,

(33) RCA LE-6001 mono "A Treasury of Music: The Concerto" Bartok Concerto for Orchestra movements 2 and 4 only, Beethoven Concerto 4 (Cliburn movements 2 and 3 only, Brahms Concerto no 2 (Cliburn) movement 4 only, Rachmaninoff Concerto no 2 (Cliburn) movement 1 only, with Grieg, Mozart, Corelli, Bach and Prokofiev by various RCA conductors issued in 1964,

(33) RCA ARL2-0318,

(CD) RCA 5912-2-RC with Cliburn/Kondrashin Tchaikovsky Concerto,

(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

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RCA Victor Symphony, Vladimir Horowitz, piano

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

(33) RCA Red Seal 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 Gold SealAGM1-5262,

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

(45) RCA WDM-1575

(cassette) RCA Gold Seal AGK1-5262

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

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

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

(33) RCA Red Seal LM-9026 with Beethoven Concerto no 2 (Golschmann),

(33) RCA Red Seal LM-126 (10 inch),

(45) RCA WDM-1576,

(CD) Naxos 8.110692,

(33) RCA Red Seal 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

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Chicago Symphony, Arthur Rubinstein, piano

January 16, 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 for which he shared the expense with RCA answered: "We don't go into overtime for soloists."

(33) RCA Red Seal LM-2087 mono only with Grieg Piano Concert (Wallenstein),

(33) RCA Red Seal LM/LSC-2430 matrix K2RY-6730 now in stereo with Falla - Nights In The Gardens Of Spain, Rubinstein, Jorda - SFS,

(33) RCA Red Seal LSC-3338 now in stereo with Grieg Piano Concert (Wallenstein),

(33) RCA Red Seal LM-6039 "The Concerto" with Grieg and Liszt Concerti conducted by Wallenstein after Rubinstein's break with Reiner,

(33) RCA UK Maestro LP coupled with Rachmaninoff Concerto no 2 and two Rachmaninoff Preludes,

(33) RCA Red Seal CRL7-0725,

(33) RCA Gold Seal AGL1-5205 digital remaster 1981 with Falla Nights in the Gardens of Spain Rubinstein, Ormandy, Philadelphia Orchestra,

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

(CD) RCA Red Seal RCD1-4934 with Rachmaninoff Concerto no 2

  this was the first Reiner CD to be issued,

(CD) RCA Red Seal 09026-61851-2,

(CD) RCA Red Seal 09026 63035-2 "The Rubinstein Collection" (issued in 1999) Volume 35 with Rachmaninoff Concerto no 2 and Prelude opus 3 no 2,

(CD) RCA Living Stereo 09026-68886-2,

(45) RCA Red Seal ERB-76,

(2TOR) Red Seal RCA CCS-20; no RCA 4TOR issue made,

(4TC) Red Seal KCS-2005,

(8TC) RCA Red Seal R8S-1315

(cassette) RCA Gold Seal AGK1-5205 digital remaster 1981 with Falla Nights in the Gardens of Spain (Ormandy)

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Ravel, Maurice Daphnis et Chloé - suite d'orchestre no 2 (1912)

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a World War 2 V-disc of this recording

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, Joseph Vito harp, Clark Brody clarinet

February 10, 1954 telecast by WGN Chicago "Hour of Music" from the WGN studios, Chicago. also listed in some sources as 14 November 1956 broadcast

(CD) Al Schlachtmeyer, Classical Music Historical Recordings, from Bruce Wellek recordings, Fritz Reiner Legacy volume 22
Ravel, Maurice Miroirs: Alborada del gracioso (1905)

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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,

(CD) JVC Living Stereo JVCXR-0216 "extended resolution"

Ravel, Maurice Pavane pour une infante défunte (1910)

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from the Time-Life series "Great Men of Music" Maurice Ravel 4 LP album STL-559

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) Time Life Records - STL 559 "Great Men of Music - Maurice Ravel": 4 LPs with many RCA artists in solo, chamber and orchestral works of Ravel issued in 1977,

(33) RCA Gold Seal AGL1-1964 "The Reiner Sound" 1981 digital remaster,

(33) Chesky audiophile release RC11 "The Reiner Sound",

(CD) RCA Red Seal 60179-2 RG,

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

(CD) JVC (Japan) JVCXR-0215-2 "The Reiner Sound", with Ravel Rapsodie espagnole and Weber Invitation to the Dance, Rachmaninoff Isle of the Dead

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 RC11 "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"

(CD) JVC (Japan) JVCXR-0215-2 "The Reiner Sound", with Rachmaninoff Isle of the Dead and Pavane pour une infante défunte and Weber Invitation to the Dance,

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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 Red Seal 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)

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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 taken from a Voice of America taping of the Friday afternoon subscription concert 25 March 1960

Ravel, Maurice Valses nobles et sentimentales (1912)

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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,

(CD) JVC Living Stereo JVCXR-0216 "extended resolution"

Reger, Max Maria Wiegenlied opus 76 no 52 (Maria's Lullaby to baby Jesus) "Ford Symphony Orchestra" (the Detroit Symphony), Josephine Antoine, soprano

October 4, 1936 broadcast of the of the Ford Sunday Evening Hour from the Masonic Temple, Detroit

(78) contained in six 12 inch (30 cm) 78 RPM audio discs, Recorded Sound Division, Library of Congress
Respighi, Ottorino Fountains of Rome (1916)

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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 Living Stereo JMCXR-0008 "extended resolution" - 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)

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the audiophile half-speed pressing of 1981

Chicago Symphony

October 24, 1959 Orchestra Hall, Chicago

(33) RCA Red Seal 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 Red Seal RCD1-5407 with Mussorgsky-Ravel Pictures at an Exhibition,

(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

(33) 33 1/3 RPM 16 inch transcription discs of radio broadcasts Recorded Sound Division, Library of Congress
Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolai Scheherazade opus 35 (1888)

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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 Point 5 ARP1-4427 remastering issued 1982,

(33) RCA LSC-3312 "World's Favorite Showpieces" with Arthur Fiedler Song of India and Le Coq d'Or,

(33) RCA Victor Concert Under The Stars PRS-284 Young Prince and Young Princess only - five discs with popular classical selections by RCA conductors,

(33) RCA Camden Classics CCV-5010 in Europe,

(33) RCA Gold Seal "Remastered" GL 87018

(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 Living Stereo JMCXR-0015 "extended resolution"

(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,

(33) RCA Point 5 ARK1-4427 remastering issued 1982

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) "Ford Symphony Orchestra" (the 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 WGN broadcast from Orchestra Hall, Chicago also listed in some sources as 2 February 1955 broadcast

(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

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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 UK Camden Classics CCV-5020 and Victrola VICS 1079,

(33) RCA Red Seal LSC-3268 "A Clockwork Orange" La Gazza Ladra only

(33) RCA Gold Seal AGL1-5210 digital remaster 1981,

(33) RCA Special Products DPM-0302 fund-raising LP by WFMT Chicago issued April 1978 with Il Signor Bruschino Overture only coupled with the unreleased Jean Martinon/Chicago Symphony 1967 recording of Ravel La Valse, and recordings by Frederick Stock - Festival March from Tannhauser, Désiré Defauw - Stravinsky Fireworks, Artur Rodzinsky Prelude to Act 3 Tristan und Isolde, George Solti - Overture to Tannhauser, Rafael Kubelik - Sarka from Ma Vlast,

(4TOR) RCA Red Seal FTC-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 68964,

(CD) IMP Classics 1204529 released 2011,

(CD) RCA Red Seal 74321 84219 2 "The Director" La Gazza Ladra only,

(cassette) RCA Camden Classics Victrola C4 5020,

(cassette) RCA Gold Seal AGK1-5210 digital remaster 1981

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 Red Seal 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, electronic 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

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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)

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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

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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

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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, Tchaikovsky Symphony 6, Beethoven Symphony 5, Brahms Symphony no 3,

(33) Red Seal RCA LSC-3295,

(33) RCA Camden Classics CCV-5001 in Europe,

(33) Time Life Records - STL 552 "Great Men of Music - Schubert": 4 LPs with many RCA artists in solo, chamber, songs and orchestral works of Schubert issued in 1977,

(CD) RCA RCD1-5403,

(CD) RCA Red Seal Artistes & Repertoires 74321 84607-2 two discs coupled with Günter Wand Schubert symphony performances,

(33) RCA Red Seal 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 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
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

 

Reiner performed this work also with his Pittsburgh Symphony in 1944. William Schuman wrote: "...it is an 8 minute affair which I have called SIDE SHOW [later: Circus overture] for orchestra... for me the piece (with its soupy waltz and snare drum rolls and oriental sounding device) is very funny and highly saterical. But Fritz Reiner, who plays the first symphonic performance this year, finds it fresh but not funny or saterical. I told him I probably had an over developed sense of humor to which he replied that it was probably under developed" 35

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

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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 Special Products DPL1-0365 fund-raising LP titled "Spring" issued by WFMT Chicago in April 1979 the first release of this concerto recording in a limited pressing,

(33) RCA Gold Seal ARP1-4668 Point 5 Series; this 1981 audiophile vinyl half-speed mastered pressing was this recording's first commercial release

Schumann, Robert Piano Concerto, in A, opus 54

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Chicago Symphony, Van Cliburn, piano

April 16, 1960

(33) RCA Red Seal 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

Shostakovich, Dmitri Symphony no 6 in B minor, opus 54 New York Philharmonic

August 14, 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

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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, matrices XCO 34501-1N, XCO 34502-1N, XCO 34503-1N, XCO 34504-10, XCO 34505-1, XCO 34506-1, XCO 34507-1, XCO 34508-1, XCO 34509-1, XCO 34510-1 (Colas),

(78) Columbia Europe LX 998-1002 9 sides with Colas Breugnon Overture,

(33) Columbia Masterworks ML-4249 matrices XLP 1462, XLP 1463 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

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Chicago Symphony

December 12, 1955

(33) RCA Red Seal LM-1999 with Tchaikovsky 1812 Overture, Liszt Mephisto Waltz, Dvorak Carnival Overture, Weinberger Schwanda the Bagpiper,

(33) RCA Victrola VICS-1424: Smetana The Bartered Bride, Weinberger Schwanda Polka and Fugue, Dvorak Carnival Overture, Mendelssohn Fingal's Cave Overture, Strauss Salome Dance of the Seven Veils,

(45) RCA Red Seal SEP-13 with Tchaikovsky 1812 Overture, Weinberger Schwanda Polka and Fugue and Mendelssohn Midsummer Night's Dream,

(CD) RCA 5606,

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

(CD) JVC JM-XR24016,

(CD) German newspaper promotional disc "Kultur Spiegel" with Dvorak Symphony no 9, Roman Carnival Overture and Schwanda the Bagpiper: Polka And Fugue

(SACD) RCA Red Seal 66376 SA,

(cassette) RCA Victrola ALK1-4977 "Overtures and Dances" with same content as VICS-1424

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

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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 Red Seal LM-1114,

(33) RCA Concert Cameos LRM-7026 10 inch disc excerpts,

(33) RCA Red Seal LM-2071 "The President's Favorite Music" of President Eisenhower's favorite music also with Reiner 1950 Overture to Die Fledermaus and the 1956 Mendelssohn Hebrides Overture,

(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 Red Seal 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 and Czardas aria "Ford Symphony Orchestra" (the Detroit Symphony), Josephine Antoine, soprano in the Czardas aria

October 4, 1936 broadcast of the of the Ford Sunday Evening Hour from the Masonic Temple, Detroit

(78) contained in six 12 inch (30 cm) 78 RPM audio discs, Recorded Sound Division, Library of Congress
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. Waltz: "Frühlingsstimmen" ("Voices of Spring"), opus 410 "Ford Symphony Orchestra" (the Detroit Symphony), Josephine Antoine, soprano

October 4, 1936 broadcast of the of the Ford Sunday Evening Hour from the Masonic Temple, Detroit

(78) contained in six 12 inch (30 cm) 78 RPM audio discs, Recorded Sound Division, Library of Congress
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

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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 Masterworks 7 inch disc 3-120 containing Roses from the South only on two sides of a Microgoove disc.

 

This disc was available in 1948 only when 7 inch 33 RPM Microgroove discs were intended by Columbia's to answer to RCA's 45 RPM donut-style disc. This was Reiner's only 7 inch 33 1/3 RPM disc.

 

(33) Columbia Special Products P 14121, (CD) Pittsburgh Symphony: 100 Years of Glory (Vienna),

(33) Book of the Month Club album 70-3731 "A Strauss Waltz Gala" (Treasure Waltz - Reiner/Pittsburgh, Morning Papers - Reiner/Chicago),

(CD) Dante LYS 044/045 "Fritz Reiner In Pittsburgh, Volume 1" (Treasure, Vienna)

(CD) Vinyl Revolution dub from 33 RPM LP to CD

(cassette) Columbia Special Products C36618 electronic stereo Wiener Blut, Treasure Waltz, Roses from the South only

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

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  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 UK Victrola VICS-2013 "Vienna" coupled with Josef Strauss Village Swallows, Richard Strauss Rosenkavalier Waltzes, Weber Invitation to the Dance 1981 digital remaster,

(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,

(33) RCA Red Seal LSC-3224 "Death In Venice" with music of that and other films including On the Beautiful Blue Danube, Richard Strauss Also sprach Zarathustra 1962 version sunrise only, and other recordings by Ormandy, Leinsdorf and Arthur Fiedler,

(33) Book of the Month Club album 70-3731 "A Strauss Waltz Gala" (Treasure Waltz - Reiner/Pittsburgh, Morning Papers - Reiner/Chicago),

(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 Gold Seal AGK1-1269 "Vienna" coupled with Josef Strauss Village Swallows, Richard Strauss Rosenkavalier Waltzes, Weber Invitation to the Dance 1981 digital remaster,

(cassette) RCA UK Victrola VK-2013 "Vienna" coupled with Josef Strauss Village Swallows, Richard Strauss Rosenkavalier Waltzes, Weber Invitation to the Dance 1981 digital remaster,

(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

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Chicago Symphony

April 26, 1960

(33) RCA Red Seal 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 UK Victrola VL 89033 with Josef Strauss Mein Lebenslauf ist Lieb und Lust,

(33) RCA Red Seal LCS-5005 with Strauss Blue Danube Waltz, Emperor Waltz, Thunder and Lightening Polka, Wiener Blut, Weber Invitation to the Dance and Strauss Waltzes by Fiedler/Boston Pops,

(33) RCA Gold Seal AGL1-5225 digital remaster issued 1981 with same content as LSC 2500,

(CD) RCA Red Seal RCD1-5405,

(CD) RCA 09026 68160 2 (not Artist's Life),

(CD) RCA Papillon Collection 07863 55405 29 issued 1985,

(4TOR) RCA FTC-2093,

(8TC) RCA R8S-1020,

(8TC) RCA R8S-5033,

(cassette) RCA Red Seal RK-1020,

(cassette) RCA Gold Seal AGK1-5225 digital remaster issued 1981 with same content as LSC 2500,

(cassette) RCA UK Victrola VK 89033 with Josef Strauss Mein Lebenslauf ist Lieb und Lust,

Strauss, Josef Mein Lebenslauf ist Lieb und Lust (My Life is Love and Laughter), opus 263

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Chicago Symphony

April 25, 26, 1960

(33) RCA Red Seal 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 UK Victrola VICS-2013 "Vienna" coupled with Josef Strauss Village Swallows, Richard Strauss Rosenkavalier Waltzes, Weber Invitation to the Dance 1981 digital remaster,

(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 Gold Seal AGK1-1269 "Vienna" coupled with Josef Strauss Village Swallows, Richard Strauss Rosenkavalier Waltzes, Weber Invitation to the Dance 1981 digital remaster,

(cassette) RCA RK-1190 "Vienna",

(cassette) RCA UK Victrola VK-2013 "Vienna" coupled with Josef Strauss Village Swallows, Richard Strauss Rosenkavalier Waltzes, Weber Invitation to the Dance 1981 digital remaster,

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Strauss, Richard Allerseelen opus 10 no 8 "Ford Symphony Orchestra" (the 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

 

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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 Red Seal LM/LSC-1806 matrix K2RY-6712 and K2RY-6713 (with Salome: Dance of the Seven Veils),

(33) RCA Victrola VICS-1265 with Don Juan,

(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

(33) Victor Japan Gold Seal RCL 5515 reissued in 1984,

(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 Red Seal 5721-2-RC,

(CD) RCA Red Seal 74321-84608-2,

(CD) RCA Red Seal 6722,

(CD) RCA Red Seal 379055 "Fritz Reiner Conducts Richard Strauss - The Complete RCA And Columbia Recordings" on 11 CDs,

(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

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Chicago Symphony

April 30, May 1, 1962

(33) RCA Red Seal LM/LSC-2609 matrices N2RY-2660, N2RY-2661,

(33) EMI His Masters Voice ALP-1214,

(33) RCA Gold Seal AGL1-5257 with 1954 Don Juan,

(33) RCA Germany Victrola VL 42267 2 LPs "Meister Spielen Meister" with Ein Heldenlieben and Don Juan,

(33) Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab MFSL 1-522 is an audiophile version of RCA Red Seal LM/LSC-2609,

(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 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 Living Stereo JMCXR-0011 "extended resolution",

(CD) RCA Living Stereo 09026-68638-2 (with 1957 Burlesque and Rosenkavalier Waltzes),

(CD) RCA Victor Papillon Collection 07863 56722 20 issued 1985 with Die Frau ohne Schatten Act 2 excerpts by Leinsdorf and Strauss Four Last Songs Leontyne Price,

(CD) RCA Red Seal 379055 "Fritz Reiner Conducts Richard Strauss - The Complete RCA And Columbia Recordings" on 11 CDs,

(4TOR) RCA FTC-2115,

(8TC) RCA R8S-1168,

(cassette) RCA Red Seal RK-1168,

(cassette) RCA Victor Papillon GK-86722 with (Leotyne Price/Leinsdorf) Strauss Four Last Songs and Die Frau ohne Schatten excerpt,

(cassette) RCA Gold Seal AGK1-5257 with 1954 Don Juan

Strauss, Richard Le bourgeois gentilhomme (Der Bürger als Edelmann) orchestral suite, Op. 60

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Pittsburgh Symphony

February 4, 1946 in the Syria Mosque, Pittsburgh

 

Reiner gave the US premiere of this suite with the Cincinnati Symphony

(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) without movements 5 Minuet of Lully and 6 Courante (with Don Juan)

(33) Columbia Masterworks ML-4800 10 inch (25 cm) without movements 5 Minuet of Lully and 6 Courante (with Don Juan) electronic stereo,

(33) Columbia Masterworks ML-2062 (with Don Juan),

(CD) Biddulph 83067/83068,

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

(CD) RCA Red Seal 379055 "Fritz Reiner Conducts Richard Strauss - The Complete RCA And Columbia Recordings" on 11 CDs

Strauss, Richard Le bourgeois gentilhomme (Der Bürger als Edelmann) orchestral suite, Op. 60

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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

 

Reiner gave the US premiere of this suite with the Cincinnati Symphony

(33) RCA Red Seal LM-6047,

(33) RCA Victrola VIC/VICS-1199,

(33) RCA 234584 for International Preview Society 1987 release Fritz Reiner Conducts Richard Strauss four discs of remastered recordings: 1954 Ein Heldenleben, 1959 Don Quixote, 1954 Strauss Dance of the Seven Veils, 1954 Also Sprach Zarathustra, 1957 Burleske, 1954 Don Juan, 1957 Rosenkavalier 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,

(CD) RCA Red Seal 379055 "Fritz Reiner Conducts Richard Strauss - The Complete RCA And Columbia Recordings" on 11 CDs,

(SACD) RCA Red Seal 08272,

(2TC) RCA Red Seal DCS-43 stereo,

(cassette) RCA C234584 for International Preview Society 1987 release Fritz Reiner Conducts Richard Strauss 3 cassettes of remastered recordings: 1954 Ein Heldenleben, 1959 Don Quixote, 1954 Strauss Dance of the Seven Veils, 1954 Also Sprach Zarathustra, 1957 Burleske, 1954 Don Juan, 1957 Rosenkavalier Waltzes, 1956 Bourgeois Gentilhomme,

Strauss, Richard Burlesque in d minor for Piano and Orchestra, opus 11

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International Preview Society 4 LP box

Chicago Symphony, Byron Janis

March 4, 1957

(33) RCA Red Seal 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 Rosenkavalier 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),

(CD) RCA Red Seal 379055 "Fritz Reiner Conducts Richard Strauss - The Complete RCA And Columbia Recordings" on 11 CDs,

(cassette) RCA Victrola ALK1-4495,

(cassette) RCA C234584 for International Preview Society 1987 release Fritz Reiner Conducts Richard Strauss 3 cassettes of remastered recordings: 1954 Ein Heldenleben, 1959 Don Quixote, 1954 Strauss Dance of the Seven Veils, 1954 Also Sprach Zarathustra, 1957 Burleske, 1956 Le bourgeois gentilhomme, 1954 Don Juan, 1957 Rosenkavalier Waltzes

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Strauss, Richard Don Juan, opus 20

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Pittsburgh Symphony

January 9, 1941 in the Syria Mosque, Pittsburgh

 

Other than the single side of Ride of the Valkyries from the March 14, 1940 Pittsburgh recording session, this January 9, 1941 album is the earliest commercial recording of Fritz Reiner, since his 1938 recordings for the New York Post did not credit him as the conductor.

(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) Don Juan ending cut by error of Columbia engineers (with Szell Till Eulenspiegel),

(33) Columbia Masterworks ML-4800 10 inch (25 cm) electronic stereo (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,

(CD) RCA Red Seal 379055 "Fritz Reiner Conducts Richard Strauss - The Complete RCA And Columbia Recordings" on 11 CDs,

Strauss, Richard Don Juan, opus 20

 

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Chicago Symphony

December 6, 1954

(33) RCA Red Seal LM-1888 with Liebermann Concerto For Jazz Band And Symphony Orchestra (an interesting coupling),

(33) RCA Red Seal LM-6129 "The Tone Poem" three LPs with Liszt Mephisto Waltz and other works conducted by Munch, Monteux, Fiedler and Stokowski,

(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 Rosenkavalier 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,

(CD) RCA Red Seal 379055 "Fritz Reiner Conducts Richard Strauss - The Complete RCA And Columbia Recordings" on 11 CDs,

(2TOR) RCA Red Seal ECS-3

(cassette) RCA C234584 for International Preview Society 1987 release Fritz Reiner Conducts Richard Strauss 3 cassettes of remastered recordings: 1954 Ein Heldenleben, 1959 Don Quixote, 1954 Strauss Dance of the Seven Veils, 1954 Also Sprach Zarathustra, 1957 Burleske, 1956 Le bourgeois gentilhomme, 1954 Don Juan, 1957 Rosenkavalier Waltzes

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,

(33) RCA Victrola VICS 1265 with Also Sprach Zarathustra,

(33) RCA Victrola VL42267 2 LPs "Meister Spielen Meister" with Ein Heldenlieben and Also Sprach Zarathustra,

(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,

(CD) RCA Red Seal 379055 "Fritz Reiner Conducts Richard Strauss - The Complete RCA And Columbia Recordings" on 11 CDs,

(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

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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 matrices 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) RCA Red Seal 379055 "Fritz Reiner Conducts Richard Strauss - The Complete RCA And Columbia Recordings" on 11 CDs,

(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

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  Soria Series deluxe 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 with Strauss Rosenkavalier Waltzes,

(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 Rosenkavalier Waltzes, 1956 Bourgeois Gentilhomme,

(33) RCA Gold Seal AGL1-3367 with Strauss Rosenkavalier Waltzes arranged by Reiner 1981 digital remaster,

(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",

(CD) RCA Red Seal 379055 "Fritz Reiner Conducts Richard Strauss - The Complete RCA And Columbia Recordings" on 11 CDs,

(SACD) RCA Red Seal 04604

(cassette) RCA Victrola ALK1-4976,

(cassette) RCA Gold Seal AGK1-3367 with Strauss Rosenkavalier Waltzes arranged by Reiner 1981 digital remaster

(cassette) RCA C234584 for International Preview Society 1987 release Fritz Reiner Conducts Richard Strauss 3 cassettes of remastered recordings: 1954 Ein Heldenleben, 1959 Don Quixote, 1954 Strauss Dance of the Seven Veils, 1954 Also Sprach Zarathustra, 1957 Burleske, 1956 Le bourgeois gentilhomme, 1954 Don Juan, 1957 Rosenkavalier Waltzes

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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

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Chicago Symphony,

Inge Borkh - Elektra,

Frances Yeend - Chrysothemis,

Paul Schoeffler - Orest,

Chicago Lyric Theater Chorus

April 14, 16, 1956

(33) RCA Red Seal LM-6047,

(33) RCA Victrola VIC-2009,

(33) RCA Gold Seal AGL1-3879 1981 digital remaster first time in stereo,

(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),

(CD) RCA Red Seal 379055 "Fritz Reiner Conducts Richard Strauss - The Complete RCA And Columbia Recordings" on 11 CDs,

(SACD) RCA 67900 SA (with 1955 Salome Final Scene),

(cassette) RCA Gold Seal AGK1-3879 a 1981 digital remaster first time in stereo,

(cassette) RCA Europe Victrola VK-2009 released 1981

Strauss, Richard Ein Heldenleben, opus 40

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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,

(CD) RCA Red Seal 379055 "Fritz Reiner Conducts Richard Strauss - The Complete RCA And Columbia Recordings" on 11 CDs

(cassette) Columbia Special Products C32450 electronic stereo

Strauss, Richard Ein Heldenleben, opus 40

 

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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 Red Seal LM-1807 - no other work, later in 1958 the stereophonic disc release RCA LSC-1807,

(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 Rosenkavalier Waltzes, 1956 Bourgeois Gentilhomme,

(33) RCA Victrola VL42267 2 LPs "Meister Spielen Meister" with Also Sprach Zarathustra and Don Juan,

(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 an early RCA CD coupled with the 1960 Don Juan,

(CD) RCA Red Seal 61709,

(CD) RCA Red Seal 379055 "Fritz Reiner Conducts Richard Strauss - The Complete RCA And Columbia Recordings" on 11 CDs,

(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 Red Seal FCS-2,

(cassette) RCA C234584 for International Preview Society 1987 release Fritz Reiner Conducts Richard Strauss 3 cassettes of remastered recordings: 1954 Ein Heldenleben, 1959 Don Quixote, 1954 Strauss Dance of the Seven Veils, 1954 Also Sprach Zarathustra, 1957 Burleske, 1956 Le bourgeois gentilhomme, 1954 Don Juan, 1957 Rosenkavalier Waltzes

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

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RCA Victor Symphony, Risë Stevens - Octavian, Erna Berger - Sophie

 

28, 29, 31 May 1951 in the Manhattan Center, New York City [note: some sources say April 5, 1951]

(33) RCA Red Seal LM-9010 with contents as described under RCA Red Seal WDM-9010, below,

(33) Metropolitan Opera album MET-114 containing Gluck Orfeo ed Euridice Act 3 - "Che puro ciel", Mozart Marriage of Figaro Act 1: "Non so più cosa son, cosa faccio", Mozart Marriage of Figaro Act 2: "Voi che sapete", Strauss Der Rosenkavalier Act 2: Presentation of the Silver Rose - "Mir ist die Ehre widerfahren",

(45) RCA Red Seal WDM-9010 four 45 RPM red vinyl discs:

49-3846-A Strauss Der Rosenkavalier Act 2: Presentation of the Silver Rose - "Mir ist die Ehre widerfahren",

49-3846-B Gluck Orfeo ed Euridice Act 2 - "Che faro senza Euridice",

49-3847-A Strauss Der Rosenkavalier Act 2: Presentation of the Silver Rose - "Ist zeit und ewigkeit",

49-3847-B Gluck Orfeo ed Euridice Act 3 - "Che puro ciel",

49-3848-A Strauss Der Rosenkavalier Closing Scene from Act 3 - "Ist eine traum" part 1,

49-3848-B Mozart Marriage of Figaro Act 2: "Voi che sapete",

49-3849-A Strauss Der Rosenkavalier Closing Scene from Act 3 - "Ist eine traum" part 2,

49-3849-B Mozart Marriage of Figaro Act 1: "Non so più cosa son, cosa faccio",

also added is the final scene from Bizet: Carmen Act 1: Habanera taken from the complete Reiner Bizet Carmen set of 1951.,

(33) RCA Red Seal LM-1847 (closing scene only),

(33) RCA Red Seal LM-6171 "Opening Nights at the MET" 1965 commemorative 3 record set to celebrate the MET opening in Lincoln Center - complete with a swatch of the old MET gold curtain (Act 3 closing scene only),

(33) RCA Gold Seal AGM3-4805 1982 reissue of Red Seal LM-6171 "Opening Nights at the MET" 1965 commemorative 3 record set (Act 3 closing scene only),

(CD) RCA 09026-61580-2 "RCA Met 100 Singers 100 Years" (closing scene only),

(CD) RCA Red Seal 379055 "Fritz Reiner Conducts Richard Strauss - The Complete RCA And Columbia Recordings" on 11 CDs,

(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,

(cassette) RCA Gold Seal AGK3-4805 1982 containing same material as Red Seal LM-6171 "Opening Nights at the MET", above, commemorative 3 cassette set (Act 3 closing scene 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

 

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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 Red Seal 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 UK Victrola VICS-2013 "Vienna" coupled with Josef Strauss Village Swallows, Richard Strauss Rosenkavalier Waltzes, Weber Invitation to the Dance 1981 digital remaster,

(33) RCA Gold Seal AGL1-3367 with Strauss Don Quixote 1981 digital remaster,

(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,

(CD) RCA Red Seal 379055 "Fritz Reiner Conducts Richard Strauss - The Complete RCA And Columbia Recordings" on 11 CDs,

(8TC) RCA R8S-1190,

(cassette) RCA Gold Seal AGK1-1269 "Vienna" coupled with Josef Strauss Village Swallows, Richard Strauss Rosenkavalier Waltzes, Weber Invitation to the Dance 1981 digital remaster,

(cassette) RCA Gold Seal AGK1-3367 with Strauss Don Quixote 1981 digital remaster

(cassette) RCA UK Victrola VK-2013 "Vienna" coupled with Josef Strauss Village Swallows, Richard Strauss Rosenkavalier Waltzes, Weber Invitation to the Dance 1981 digital remaster,

(cassette) RCA Europe Red Seal RK-1190,

(cassette) RCA C234584 for International Preview Society 1987 release Fritz Reiner Conducts Richard Strauss 3 cassettes of remastered recordings: 1954 Ein Heldenleben, 1959 Don Quixote, 1954 Strauss Dance of the Seven Veils, 1954 Also Sprach Zarathustra, 1957 Burleske, 1956 Le bourgeois gentilhomme, 1954 Don Juan, 1957 Rosenkavalier Waltzes

Strauss, Richard Salome, opus 54

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  a Philips 45 RPM disc

Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus, Ljuba Welitsch - Salome, Kerstin Thorborg - Herodias, Herbert Janssen - Jochanaan, Frederick Jagel - Herodes

 

listed in various issues as March 19, 1949 or as a December 3, 1949 Metropolitan Opera broadcast, but was 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",

(33) Philadelphia Record Society PRS 1000/1001 2 red vinyl discs labelled "March 19, 1949",

(33) BJR 156-2 two discs,

(CD) Guild GHCD 2230/2231,

(CD) Melodram MEL 27042 two CDs,

(CD) Golden Melodram GM 3.0018 two CDs,

(CD) Gebhardt JGCD0013-2 issued in 1999,

 

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"

 

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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,

(CD) RCA Red Seal 379055 "Fritz Reiner Conducts Richard Strauss - The Complete RCA And Columbia Recordings" on 11 CDs

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

complete Strauss

Chicago Symphony

March 6, 1954 in Orchestra Hall, Chicago

 

These are the first Reiner CSO recording sessions and first stereophonic recordings. One of the very first RCA stereophonic commercial recordings, following the 6 October 1953 Stokowski experimental recordings made in New York, and the February, 1954 recordings of the Boston Symphony

(33) RCA Red Seal LM-1806,

(33) RCA Victrola VICS-1424: Smetana The Bartered Bride, Weinberger Schwanda Polka and Fugue, Dvorak Carnival Overture, Mendelssohn Fingal's Cave Overture, Strauss Salome Dance of the Seven Veils,

(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,

(45) RCA Red Seal ERD-1806 Dance of the Seven Veils only,

(CD) RCA 09026-68636,

(CD) RCA Red Seal 379055 "Fritz Reiner Conducts Richard Strauss - The Complete RCA And Columbia Recordings" on 11 CDs,

(SACD) RCA Red Seal 67900 SA,

(cassette) RCA Victrola ALK1-4977 "Overtures and Dances" with same content as VICS-1424,

(cassette) RCA C234584 for International Preview Society 1987 release Fritz Reiner Conducts Richard Strauss 3 cassettes of remastered recordings: 1954 Ein Heldenleben, 1959 Don Quixote, 1954 Strauss Dance of the Seven Veils, 1954 Also Sprach Zarathustra, 1957 Burleske, 1956 Le bourgeois gentilhomme, 1954 Don Juan, 1957 Rosenkavalier Waltzes

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

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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),

(CD) RCA Red Seal 379055 "Fritz Reiner Conducts Richard Strauss - The Complete RCA And Columbia Recordings" on 11 CDs,

(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

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Chicago Symphony

November 5, 1956 in Orchestra Hall, Chicago

(33) RCA Red Seal 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"),

(CD) RCA Red Seal 379055 "Fritz Reiner Conducts Richard Strauss - The Complete RCA And Columbia Recordings" on 11 CDs,

(SACD) RCA 08272,

(2TOR) RCA Red Seal FCS-44,

(cassette) RCA Victor Gold Seal GK 60388 Europe release 1981 with 1950 Tod und Verklärung

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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, Sausle, liebe Myrte opus 68 no 3, Standchen 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 "Ford Symphony Orchestra" (the Detroit Symphony)

October 4, 1936 broadcast of the of the Ford Sunday Evening Hour from the Masonic Temple, Detroit

(78) contained in six 12 inch (30 cm) 78 RPM audio discs, Recorded Sound Division, Library of Congress
Strauss, Richard Till Eulenspiegel, opus 28 NBC Symphony

December 15, 1946 NBC broadcast from Studio 8-H

(33) 33 1/3 RPM 16 inch radio transcription disc, concert consisting of Strauss Till Eulenspiegel", Bartok "Miraculous Mandarin" and Mozart Symphony no 41 "Jupiter", New York Public Library archives Catalog no 16-P-669
Strauss, Richard Till Eulenspiegel, opus 28 RCA Victor Symphony

September 26, 1950

(33) RCA Red Seal LM-1180,

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

(CD) RCA Red Seal 379055 "Fritz Reiner Conducts Richard Strauss - The Complete RCA And Columbia Recordings" on 11 CDs,

(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

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Vienna Philharmonic

September 4, 7, 1956 in the Sofiensaal, Vienna

 

Recorded at the same time as the Vienna Tod und Verklärung, critics have written that the recorded sound is not up to the RCA/Chicago quality and that the Vienna Philharmonic playing was "scrappy" and not a success.

(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

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   an early RCA 45 RPM set

RCA Victor Symphony

September 27, 1950

(33) RCA Red Seal LM-1180 with 1950 Till Eulenspiegel,

(CD) RCA Victor Gold Seal 60388-2-RG with Symphonia domesticam

(CD) RCA Red Seal 379055 "Fritz Reiner Conducts Richard Strauss - The Complete RCA And Columbia Recordings" on 11 CDs,

(45) RCA Victor Red Seal WDM-1579

(cassette) RCA Victor Gold Seal GK 60388 Europe release 1981 with 1956 Sinfonia Domestica

 

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

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Vienna Philharmonic

September 4-7, 1956

 

Recorded at the same time as the Vienna Till Eulenspiegel, critics have written that the recorded sound is not up to the RCA/Chicago quality and that the Vienna Philharmonic playing was "scrappy" and not a success.

(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) Time Life Records - STL 550 "Great Men of Music - Stravinsky": 4 LPs with many RCA artists in orchestral works of Stravinsky issued in 1977,

(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)

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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 catalogue HQ180 also catalogue RC10,

(33) RCA Gold Seal AGL1-3881 with Prokofiev Lt. Kije digital remaster in 1981,

(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,

(cassette) RCA Gold Seal AGK1-3881 with Prokofiev Lt. Kije digital remaster in 1981

Stravinsky, Igor The Firebird - Suite New York Philharmonic-Symphony Orchestra

April 22, 1945 in Carnegie Hall

(33) 33 1/3 RPM 16 inch radio transcription discs, Recorded Sound Division, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Stravinsky, Igor Petrouchka Pittsburgh Symphony

Syria Mosque, Pittsburgh

(33) 33 1/3 RPM 16 inch acetate transcription discs: Voice of America "Symphony Orchestras of the US Program no 12, catalogue number ncp 886/7 ncp 1202/3. Located in the New York Public Library, radio transcription discs

 

Reiner did not record Petroushka commercially

Stravinsky, Igor The Rake's Progress (1951)

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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

(CD) Bensar Records, Ltd. 2 CDs OL-21453

 

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

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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 matrix PRRS-3455 with Liszt Mephisto Waltz, and Debussy Ibéria,

(33) RCA Victrola VICS-1531 with Dvorak Carnival Overture, Smetana Bartered Bride, Mendelssohn Hebrides Overture

(33) RCA Japan RGC-101 with Tchaikovsky Marche Slave, Liszt Mephisto Waltz, Mussorgsky Night on Bald Mountain, Glinka Russlan and Ludmilla Overture,

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

(CD) JVC JM-XR24016,

(45) RCA Red Seal ERA-291 with 1812 only,

(45) RCA Red Seal SEP-13 with Smetana Bartered Bride and Mendelssohn Midsummer Night's Dream, Weinberger Schwanda Polka and Fugue,

(2TOR) RCA Red Seal ACS-26 with 1812 only,

(8TC) RCA Red Seal V8S-1012,

(cassette) RCA Red Seal 9026 60845 4 "Tchaikovsky's Greatest Hits" 1812 Overture and Nutcracker Act III: Pas de deux only with other items by Eugene Ormandy, Arthur Fiedler and Erich Leinsdorf

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.

this concert was Reiner's first Chicago Symphony telecast

(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

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Chicago Symphony

March. 14, 1959

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

(33) RCA Victrola VIC/VICS-1068 with same coupling as RCA LSC-2423,

(33) RCA Victrola VICS-1676 "Tchaikovsky's Biggest Hits" with other short Tchaikovsky works conducted by Kiril Kondrashin and Morton Gould,

(33) RCA Red Seal VCS-7200 2 LP set "The Great Tchaikovsky" with other Tchaikovsky works conducted by Ormandy, Munch, and Fiedler issued in 1972,

(33) RCA Japan RGC-101 with Tchaikovsky 1812 Overture, Liszt Mephisto Waltz, Mussorgsky Night on Bald Mountain, Glinka Russlan and Ludmilla Overture, (CD) RCA Living Stereo 09026-61958-2 with Mussorgsky Night on Bald Mountain and Pictures at an Exhibition, Borodin Polovtsian March, Kabalevsky Colas Breugnon Overture, Tchaikovsky Marche Miniature, Glinka Ruslan and Lyudmila,

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

(4TOR) RCA Red Seal FTC-2037 with same coupling as RCA LSC-2423,

(8TC) RCA Red Seal V8S-1025,

(8TC) RCA Red Seal V8S-1052,

(cassette) RCA Victrola ALK1-4973 with same coupling as RCA LSC-2423

Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich The Nutcracker ballet: Suite, opus 71a

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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,

(45) RCA Red Seal ERA-83 with Waltzes from Tchaikovsky Symphony no 5,

(4TOR) RCA Red Seal FTC-2019,

(4TC) RCA Red Seal KCS-4073,

(8TC) RCA Red Seal R8S-5010,

(cassette) RCA Red Seal 9026 60845 4 "Tchaikovsky's Greatest Hits" 1812 Overture and Nutcracker Act III: Pas de deux only with other items by Eugene Ormandy, Arthur Fiedler and Erich Leinsdorf

Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich The Nutcracker opus 71: Waltz of the Flowers

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  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

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Chicago Symphony

March 14, 1959 in Orchestra Hall, Chicago

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

(33) RCA VIC/VICS-1068 with same coupling as RCA LSC-2423,

(CD) SONY MXK 62817 Masterworks Heritage,

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

(CD) Guild GHCD 2333,

(SACD) RCA 61394 SA "Russian Showpieces",

(4TOR) RCA Red Seal FTC-2037 with same coupling as RCA LSC-2423,

(8TC) RCA Red Seal V8S-1025,

(cassette) RCA Victrola ALK1-4973 with same coupling as RCA LSC-2423

Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich Piano Concerto No. 1, in B flat minor, opus 23: first movement only Curtis Symphony, Byron Janis while still a Curtis Institute student

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

(33) 33 1/3 RPM 16 inch transcription discs of radio broadcasts Recorded Sound Division, Library of Congress, with Weber Euranthe Overture performed at the same concert
Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich Piano Concerto No. 1, in B flat minor, opus 23

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Chicago Symphony, Emil Gilels, piano

October 29, 1955

(33) RCA Red Seal LM-1969,

(33) RCA Victrola VIC/VICS-1039,

(33) RCA Gold Seal AGL1-2908 digital remaster 1981,

(33) RCA UK Victrola VL 89043 with Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto Szeryng/Munch,

(33) RCA UK Camden Classics CCV-5016,

(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 (cassette) RCA UK Victrola VK 89043 with Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto Szeryng/Munch

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 "Romeo and Juliet" Overture Fantasy Curtis Symphony Orchestra

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

(33) 33 1/3 RPM 16 inch radio transcription disc New York Public Library Archives, along with the Debussy L'enfant prodigue "Air de Lia", and the Beethoven Overture to The Creatures of Prometheus in the same concert
Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich The Sleeping Beauty, opus 66: Waltz

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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 CBS Symphony Orchestra

May 18, 1947 in the CBS studio New York City

(4TOR) private collection

Reiner did not record this symphony commercially.

Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich Symphony no 4 in f minor, opus 36

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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 New York Philharmonic-Symphony Orchestra

July 23, 1944 in Carnegie Hall

(4TOR) private collection
Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich Symphony no 5 in E minor, opus 64: movement 3 Waltz allegro moderato

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  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" New York Philharmonic-Symphony Orchestra

April 22, 1945 in Carnegie Hall

(4TOR) private collection
Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich Symphony no 6 in B minor, opus 74 "Pathétique"

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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,

(33) RCA Gold Seal AGL1-5258,

(33) RCA UK Camden Classics CCV 5024,

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

(CD) JVC Living Stereo JMCXR-0021 "extended resolution"

(33) RCA Red Seal LM/LSC-2493 third movement only,

(33) RCA LSC-5020 "Tchaikovsky's Greatest Hits Volume 2" third movement only

(cassette) RCA Gold Seal AGK1-5258,

Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich Violin Concerto, in D, opus 35

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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 2 disc Heifetz set with Reiner/CSO/Brahms concerto and Munch/BSO/Mendelssohn concerto,

(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) Victor (Japan) Red Seal SHP-2056 coupled with Mendelssohn Violin Concerto Heifetz, Munch, Boston Symphony,

(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,

(CD) RCA Red Seal (Japan) RCCD-1011 "digitally remasterd" with Mendelssohn Violin Concerto Munch BSO,

(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

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Heifetz and Reiner in the film 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 Red Seal LM-103 ten inch,

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

(45) WDM - 1539

Tcherepnin, Alexander (1899-1977) Divertimento opus 90 Chicago Symphony

November 15, 1957 Orchestra Hall, Chicago - a world premiere

(4TOR) private collection

 

Tcherepnin was Russian born and moved to Chicago in the 1950s, teaching at DePaul University

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)

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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

 

considered by many as a superior performance to the disappointing Vienna Philharmonic Messa da Requiem

(33) Melodram 238 two discs

(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)

 

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Jussi Björling's last recording

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 and the recording is technically not up to Victor usual engineering standards.

(33) Decca/London OSA 1294,

(33) RCA LD/LDS-6091 Soria Series deluxe 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

(33) London Treasury 33254 Ingemisco movement only titled "The Voice of Jussi Björling" with arias from Cavalleria Rusticana, Land of Smiles, La Gioconda, Fanciulla del West, Fedora, L'Arlesiana, Ballo in Maschera, Manon Lescaut,

(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) London Stereotape SRO 33254 Ingemisco movement only with Jussi Björling,

(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. some sources give the date of this concert as 4 February 1962. the January date is more likely following the concerts of 25, 26 and 27 January 1962

(CD) Al Schlachtmeyer, Classical Music Historical Recordings, from Bruce Wellek recordings, Fritz Reiner Legacy volume 27
von Suppé, Franz Die schöne Galathée (The Beautiful Galatea) (1865): Overture "Ford Symphony Orchestra" (the Detroit Symphony)

October 4, 1936 broadcast of the of the Ford Sunday Evening Hour from the Masonic Temple, Detroit

(78) contained in six 12 inch (30 cm) 78 RPM audio discs, Recorded Sound Division, Library of Congress
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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

(33) Bruno Walter Society RR-469 two discs,

(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

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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. This recording includes the Dawn Music from Act 1.

Wagner, Richard Die Götterdämmerung (1876): Dawn and Siegfried's Rhine Journey, Siegfried's Funeral Music

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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) Victor Japan Gold Seal RCL 5514 reissued in 1984 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 Orchestra

 

18 February 1932 recording of a live opera performance in the Academy of Music, Philadelphia, recorded experimentally by Bell Telephone Laboratories

(33) six 33 1/3 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.

 

As described in 1931-1932 Bell Laboratories experimental recordings, these were from Ward Marston's 1979-1980 restorations of Bell Laboratories experimental recordings in the Academy of Music, Philadelphia in 1931 and 1932. The Lohengrin Prelude to Act 3 was further restored by Mark Obert-Thorn and Ward Marston in 1988 from Marston's 1979-1980 work, piecing together viable sections to produce this restoration.

Wagner, Richard Lohengrin (1847):

Prelude to Act 3

Pittsburgh Symphony

March 14, 1940

not initially released by Columbia, because of voltage variations during recordings; succeeded by the January 9, 1941 recording of this work
Wagner, Richard Lohengrin (1847):

Prelude to Act 3

"Ford Symphony Orchestra" (the Detroit Symphony)

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

Armed Forces Radio Service Basic Music Library catalogue CX-14
Wagner, Richard Lohengrin (1847):

Prelude to Act 3

1946 ? NBC Symphony Orchestra broadcast

(33) 33 1/3 RPM 16 inch radio transcription disc, Voice of America "Conductors in America" program no 12, Recorded Sound Division, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Wagner, Richard Lohengrin (1847): Prelude to Act 1 and Prelude to Act 3

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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" matrix XLP 376 with Die Walkure: Ride of the Valkyries,

(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 25, 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 taken from a Voice of America taping of the Friday afternoon subscription concert 25 March 1960

Wagner, Richard Lohengrin (1847):

Prelude to Act 3

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RCA Victor Symphony

19 October 1950 in the Manhattan Center, New York

(45) RCA ERA-185 45 Extended Play matrix E3RW-3456 with Tannhäuser Festival March. issued initially only in 45 RPM,

(CD) RCA Victor BMG 61792 2,

(CD) RCA Gold Seal 09026-61792

Wagner, Richard Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (1868)

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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

22 March 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

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members of the New York Philharmonic

22 November 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

14 March 1940 in the Syria Mosque, Pittsburgh

not released by Columbia, because of voltage variations during recording. Succeeded by the recording of January 9, 1941 of this work.
Wagner, Richard Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (1868): Prelude to Act 1 NBC Symphony

29 December 1946 in Studio 8-H, New York

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Wagner, Richard Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (1868): Prelude to Act 1 (9 January 1941),

Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (1868): Prelude to Act 3, Dance of the Apprentices, Procession of the Mastersingers (15 November 1941),

also with:

Lohengrin: Prelude to Act 1 (15 November 1941) and Prelude to Act 3 (9 January 1941)

Siegfried: Forest murmurs,

Die Walküre: Ride of the Valkyries,

Tannhäuser (Paris version 1861) - Venusberg Music (9 January 1941),

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Pittsburgh Symphony

9 January 1941 and 15 November 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, the other sides suffering from voltage variations.

(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 containing Siegfried: Forest murmurs, Lohengrin: Prelude to Act 1 and Prelude to Act 3, Meistersinger: Prelude to Act 1,

(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

7 January 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

 

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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 AGL1-1278 with Wagner Götterdämmerung Dawn and Siegfried's Rhine Journey, Siegfried's Funeral Music,

(33) RCA ARP1-4738 audiophile half-speed pressing of 1981,

(33) Victor Japan Gold Seal RCL 5514 reissued in 1984 with Wagner Götterdämmerung Dawn and Siegfried's Rhine Journey, Siegfried's Funeral Music,

(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,

(cassette) RCA Red Seal AGK1-1278 with Wagner Götterdämmerung Dawn and Siegfried's Rhine Journey, Siegfried's Funeral Music,

(cassette) RCA ARK1-4738 improved cassette processing of 1982

Wagner, Richard Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (1868): Fragments:

Act 2 Watchman's Solo (4 min 22 sec),

Prelude to Act 3 (5 min 8 sec)

Philadelphia Orchestra

27, 28 November 1931 Academy of Music, Philadelphia

issued on a tape as restored by Mark Obert-Thorn by the Fritz Reiner Society in 1988

 

As described in 1931-1932 Bell Laboratories experimental recordings, these were from Ward Marston's 1979-1980 restorations of Bell Laboratories experimental recordings in the Academy of Music, Philadelphia in 1931 and 1932. These fragments from Die Meistersinger were further restored by Mark Obert-Thorn and Ward Marston in 1988 from Marston's 1979-1980 work, piecing together viable sections to produce this restoration.

Wagner, Richard Parsifal (1882):

Excerpts from Act 1 - 27 April 1937 and from Act 3 - 3 May 1937

London Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus of Covent Garden,

Torsten Ralf - Parsifal,

Herbert Janssen - Amfortas,

Robert Easton - Titurel,

Ludwig Weber - Gurnemanz

27 April 1937 and 3 May 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): Fragments:

Act 1 including Transformation scene music from Act 3 (7 min 37 sec),

Act 2 Klingsor's Magic Garden (3 min 0 sec)

Act 3 Good Friday music (11 min 40 sec)

Philadelphia Orchestra

27, 28 November 1931 Academy of Music, Philadelphia

issued on a tape as restored by Mark Obert-Thorn by the Fritz Reiner Society in 1988

 

As described in 1931-1932 Bell Laboratories experimental recordings, these were from Ward Marston's 1979-1980 restorations of Bell Laboratories experimental recordings in the Academy of Music, Philadelphia in 1931 and 1932. These fragments from Parsifal were further restored by Mark Obert-Thorn and Ward Marston in 1988 from Marston's 1979-1980 work, piecing together viable sections to produce this restoration.

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)

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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 "Ford Symphony Orchestra" (the Detroit Symphony)

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

Armed Forces Radio Service Basic Music Library catalogue CX-13
Wagner, Richard Rienzi (1840): Overture Chicago Symphony

November 3, 1954 television broadcast from the studio of WGN Chicago

(4TOR) private collection
Wagner, Richard Rienzi (1840): Overture

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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 in Pittsburgh's Carnegie Music Hall

not released by Columbia, because of voltage variations making the recording unusable. Succeeded by the January 9, 1941 recording of the same work
Wagner, Richard Siegfried (1876): Act 2: Forest Murmurs (Waldweben)

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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. The other sides suffered from voltage variations making the recordings unusable.

(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. some sources give 4 February 1962 as the date of this telecast.

(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 because of voltage variations during recording; succeeded by the January 9, 1941 recording of this work
Wagner, Richard Tannhäuser (1845 and revised in this Paris version 1861): Act 1: Bacchanale and Venusberg Music

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Pittsburgh Symphony

January 9, 1941 in the Syria Mosque, Pittsburgh

 

Other than the single side of Ride of the Valkyries from the March 14, 1940 Pittsburgh recording session, this was second of the earliest commercial recordings of Fritz Reiner recording just after the Strauss Don Juan in this January 9, 1941 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 and M-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 45 Extended Play matrix E3RW-3456 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)

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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

June 11, 1936 live at Covent Garden by HMV but never released at the time

(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 incorrectly labeled "May/June 1936 

(CD) EMI CHS-7 64037 2 (excerpts only)

(CD) Naxos Historical 8.110068-70,

(CD) Arkadia 78067,

 

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 (1849): Fragments:

Act 3: Tristan's vision and death (8 min 50 sec)

Philadelphia Orchestra

27, 28 November 1931 Academy of Music, Philadelphia

issued on a tape as restored by Mark Obert-Thorn by the Fritz Reiner Society in 1988

 

As described in 1931-1932 Bell Laboratories experimental recordings, these were from Ward Marston's 1979-1980 restorations of Bell Laboratories experimental recordings in the Academy of Music, Philadelphia in 1931 and 1932. This Act III excerpt from Tristan und Isolde was further restored by Mark Obert-Thorn and Ward Marston in 1988 from Marston's 1979-1980 work, piecing together viable sections to produce this restoration.

Wagner, Richard Tristan und Isolde (1849): Prelude to Act 1 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 (abridged)

 

- the last 45 bars are missing because the broadcast was terminated due to time

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 the San Francisco War Memorial Opera House 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) Legato Classics - LCD-133-1 +,

(CD) Minerva MN A34,

(CD) Music & Arts CD 1048,

(CD) Edizione Lirica EL004 2 with Toscanini Walküre Act 1 Scene 3 of 1947

 

+ these CDs have added music to replace the missing 45 bars at the broadcast end

Wagner, Richard Die Walküre: Ride of the Valkyries(1870): Act 3: Ride of the Valkyries

 

also with:

Lohengrin. Prelude to Act 1 ; Prelude to Act 3

Die Meistersinger Prelude to Act 1,

Siegfried: Forest murmurs,

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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.  This is the oldest commercial recording by Fritz Reiner, since his 1938 recordings did not credit him as conductor.

 

This Ride of the Valkyries is the only side from the March 14, 1940 Pittsburgh recording session to be issued since voltage variations caused the other sides to be unusable.

(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" matrix XLP 376 with Lohengrin Preludes to Act 1 and Act 3,

Pearl GEMS 0024 two disks Wagner Conductors on Record,

(CD) Dante LYS 044/045 "Fritz Reiner In Pittsburgh, Volume 1"

Ward, Samuel Augustus (1847-1903) America the Beautiful "Ford Symphony Orchestra" (the Detroit Symphony)

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

(33) 33 1/3 RPM 16 inch radio transcription disc, Recorded Sound Division, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

 

This music does not seem a usual part of Fritz Reiner's repertoire; In these Ford radio concerts, Henry Ford would request insertion of some of his favorite music, such as A Child's Prayer from Humperdinck's Hansel and Gretel or Turkey in the Straw 33, so perhaps this patriotic music was one such request.

Weber, Carl Maria von Abu Hassan: Overture Chicago Symphony

November 28, 1956 concert telecast from the studio theater of WGN Chicago, following the November 27, 1956 concert which included this rarity.

(4TOR) private collection
Weber, Carl Maria von Euryanthe: Overture Curtis Symphony Orchestra

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

(33) 33 1/3 RPM 16 inch transcription discs of radio broadcasts, Recorded Sound Division, Library of Congress, with the Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 1: first movement performed by Byron Janis, then still a Curtis Institute student performed at the same concert
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

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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 with Strauss Blue Danube Waltz, Emperor Waltz, Thunder and Lightening Polka, Wiener Blut and Strauss Waltzes by Fiedler/Boston Pops,

(33) RCA Victor Concert Under The Stars PRS-284 five discs with popular classical selections by RCA conductors,

(33) RCA Victor CRL2-3384 "International Ballet Box"two discs with Milhaud La création du monde Munch/BSO and excerpts for Falla, Debussy, Stravinsky, Ginastera, Khachaturian, Britten, and Ravel,

(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 (Japan) JM-XR24025,

(CD) JVC (Japan) JVCXR-0215-2 "The Reiner Sound", with Ravel Rapsodie espagnole and Pavane pour une infante défunte and Rachmaninoff Isle of the Dead,

(SACD) RCA 71615 SA "Vienna",

(8TC) RCA R8S-1190,

(cassette) RCA Gold Seal AGK1-1269 "Vienna" coupled with Josef Strauss Village Swallows, Richard Strauss Rosenkavalier Waltzes, Weber Invitation to the Dance 1981 digital remaster,

(cassette) RCA UK Victrola VK-2013 "Vienna" coupled with Josef Strauss Village Swallows, Richard Strauss Rosenkavalier Waltzes, Weber Invitation to the Dance 1981 digital remaster,

(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 Red Seal LM-1999,

(33) RCA Victrola VICS-1424: Smetana The Bartered Bride, Weinberger Schwanda Polka and Fugue, Dvorak Carnival Overture, Mendelssohn Fingal's Cave Overture, Strauss Salome Dance of the Seven Veils,

(CD) JVC JM-XR24016,

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

(SACD) RCA Red Seal 66376,

(45) RCA Red Seal SEP-13 with Smetana Bartered Bride and Tchaikovsky 1812 Overture, Mendelssohn Midsummer Night's Dream,

(cassette) RCA Victrola ALK1-4977 "Overtures and Dances" with same content as VICS-1424

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,
Wolf, Hugo Mörike Lieder: "Gesang Weylas" "Ert ist's", "Verborgenheit". "Fußreise" Curtis Symphony, Selma Amansky, soprano (who studied at the Curtis Institute and married Saul Caston)

Either March 9, 1938 or March 30, 1938 concerts broadcast from Casimir Hall of the Curtis Institute, Philadelphia

(33) 33 1/3 RPM 16 inch radio transcription disc New York Public Library Archives
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See a listing of all the Fritz Reiner-Chicago Symphony concerts 1953-1963, click here

 

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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 Podium, a series of publications by the Fritz Reiner Society, including 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 1.

 

Special thanks to John Borders for making available these publications of the Fritz Reiner Society.

 

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, by clicking here.

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1  Fritz Reiner Society, Stephen C. Hillyer, President.  The Podium.  1981 to 1988.
2  page 8.  Schools Get New Recording of US Anthem. Dover Daily Reporter.  Dover, Ohio.  March 19, 1958.

 

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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.
16  page 30.  Hart, Philip.  Fritz Reiner: A Biography.  op.cit.
17  pages 169-170.  Hart, Philip.  Fritz Reiner: A Biography.  op.cit.
33  pages 452-456.  Lewis, David L.  The Public Image of Henry Ford: An American Folk Hero and His Company.  Wayne State University Press.  1976.  ISBN-13: 9780814318928.
34  pages 315-318.  Lewis, David L.  The Public Image of Henry Ford: An American Folk Hero and His Company.  op. cit.
 


35  page 171.  Swayne, Steve.  Orpheus in Manhattan: William Schuman and the Shaping of America's Musical Life.  Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-538852-7.
 


 

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