Strauss: Don Quixote; Don Juan

Strauss: Don Quixote; Don Juan

by Fritz Reiner
     
 

Even if you've already heard enough excellent recordings of "Don Quixote" or "Don Juan," this RCA Living Stereo coupling with Fritz Reiner leading the Chicago Symphony Orchestra is highly recommended. Setting aside the Chicago's superlative musicianship and RCA's staggering sound, the sheer authority of Reiner's technically…  See more details below

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Even if you've already heard enough excellent recordings of "Don Quixote" or "Don Juan," this RCA Living Stereo coupling with Fritz Reiner leading the Chicago Symphony Orchestra is highly recommended. Setting aside the Chicago's superlative musicianship and RCA's staggering sound, the sheer authority of Reiner's technically impeccable conducting all by itself would be enough to make the difference. Reiner truly believes in Strauss' music, and his almost shockingly confident direction is palpable. And while other cello soloists with more star power have taken on the role of Quixote, none have played it with more conviction. Interestingly, Reiner used different orchestral set-ups for each piece. In the 1954 "Don Juan," Reiner divided the violins with the firsts on the left and the seconds on the right. In the 1959 "Don Quixote," he adopted the modern manner of placing all the violins on the left. It is merely one sign of the excellence of RCA's Living Stereo sound that this change is immediately apparent.

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Product Details

Release Date:
03/26/1996
Label:
Rca
UPC:
0090266817023
catalogNumber:
68170

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  1. Don Quixote, fantastic variations for cello & orchestra, Op. 35 (TrV 184)  - Richard Strauss  -  Chicago Symphony Orchestra  - Salvador Dali  - Honore Daumier  - Antonio Janigro  - Milton Preves  - Fritz Reiner  - John Weicher
  2. Don Juan, tone poem for orchestra, Op. 20 (TrV 156)  - Richard Strauss  -  Chicago Symphony Orchestra  - Salvador Dali  - Honore Daumier  - Fritz Reiner

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