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Jascha Heifetz, Fritz Reiner - Brahms; Tchaikovsky: Violin Concertos (2005)

Jascha Heifetz, Fritz Reiner - Brahms; Tchaikovsky: Violin Concertos (2005)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 64:16 | 337 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: RCA Red Seal | Catalog: 67896

While not technically awful, Jascha Heifetz's 1955 recording of Brahms' Violin Concerto with Fritz Reiner conducting the Chicago Symphony is still close to unbearable. By 1955, Heifetz's once sinewy tone had tightened, his once supple technique had hardened, and his once warm interpretation had grown cold. With the never sinewy, supple, or warm Fritz Reiner, Heifetz creates a performance of Brahms' lyrical masterpiece that grates on the sensibilities.
Byron Janis, Chicago & Boston Symphony Orchestra, Fritz Reiner, Charles Munch - Rachmaninov: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 3 (1997)

Byron Janis, Chicago & Boston Symphony Orchestra, Fritz Reiner, Charles Munch - Rachmaninov: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 3 (1997)
EAC | APE (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 63:02 | 325 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: RCA | Catalog: 68762

Janis backed by one of the greatest symphonies ever assembled (the 50's/60's Chicago Symphony under the baton of the micromanaging Fritz Reiner) put together in short a legendary and frenzied performance of the Rachmaninov Concerto No. 1. I wish I could stop there, but unfortunately this recording was coupled with a stale performance of the No. 3.
Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Fritz Reiner - Respighi: Les pins de Rome & Fêtes romaines (2018)

Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Fritz Reiner, Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, Antonio Pedrotti - Respighi: Les pins de Rome & Fêtes romaines (2018)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & front cover | 245 MB
Label: Les Indispensables de Diapason | Tracks: 09 | Time: 48:24 min

Difficile d’imaginer entrée en matière plus éblouissante que celle des Pins de Rome, poème symphonique composé par Respighi en 1924, deuxième volet d’une trilogie célébrant la capitale italienne, entamée huit ans plus tôt par un hommage à quatre de ses fontaines. Un pied de nez de la trompette (un si bémol aussi sonore que dissonant) clôt la lumineuse évocation des jeux d’enfants sous les résineux de la Villa Borghese. Le Lento qui s’enchaîne nous emmène à l’entrée d’une catacombe.
Fritz Reiner, Pittsburgh SO - Shostakovich: Symphony No 6; Kodaly: Dances of Galánta; Weiner; Bartok; Kabalevsky; Glinka (1996)

Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphony No. 6; Zoltán Kodály: Dances of Galánta;
Leó Weiner: Divertimento No. 1; Béla Bartók: Hungarian Sketches;
Dmitry Kabalevsky: Colas Breugnon Overture; Mikhail Glinka: Kamarinskaya
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra; Fritz Reiner, conductor; Sigurd Bockman, clarinet

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 310 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 196 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Sony Classical | # MHK 62343 | Time: 01:12:26

These pre-Chicago recordings of Fritz Reiner with the Pittsburghers is a reminder of his greatness as a conductor. It also restores to the catalog his recordings of some composers he wasn't closely identified with. Shostakovitch, for example, wasn't a regular on Reiner's studio schedule, but should have been, for this Sixth bristles with sardonic wit and energy. The Kodaly Dances, of course, were right up Reiner's alley, and get a smashing performance. The shorter works too, are first class, especially the Bart243;k Hungarian Sketches and another Reiner calling card, Kabalevsky's Colas Breugnon Overture. Weiner's string Divertimento is charming, but the real prize may be Glinka's Kamarinskaya, given a peformance that shimmers and glistens with delicacy and life. Sony's restoration of the 1945-1947 recordings is faultless.
VA - Verdi at the Met: Legendary Performances from the Metropolitan Opera (2013) (20 CD Box Set)

VA - Verdi at the Met: Legendary Performances from the Metropolitan Opera (2013) (20 CD Box Set)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks, log) | Covers included | 3,53 Gb
MP3 320 kbps | 20 CDs, 21:27:47 min | 2,87 Gb
Genre: Classical, Opera & Classical Vocal / Label: Sony Classical

Verdi at the Met captures the drama of Verdi's greatest operas as they were performed live at The Metropolitan Opera in New York. These ten recordings cover four decades starting with La Traviata in 1935 and feature some of the best-loved voices and conductors of the twentieth century. The famous pairing of tenor Richard Tucker and baritone Leonard Warren can be heard in Simon Boccanegra and La Forza del Destino.
Verdi: Messa da Requiem; Quattro pezzi sacri / Wiener Philharmoniker, Fritz Reiner (2000)

Verdi: Messa da Requiem; Quattro pezzi sacri / Wiener Philharmoniker, Fritz Reiner (2000)
EAC rip | FLAC, log, cue, no covers | RAR Rec. 3% | 628 MB | hotfile, filesonic
Classical | Label: DECCA | 2CD

For a few decades now, Fritz Reiner's recording of the Verdi Requiem (one of his rare stereo recordings not made for RCA, and not with the Chicago Symphony) has lurked in the shadowy corners of Decca's catalog, appearing only on budget LPs and CD two-fers. Now, in its latest incarnation as part of the Decca Legends series, it may at last get the recognition it deserves. Reiner's rendition has several things going for it, not least of which are the superstar soprano and tenor soloists.
Fritz Reiner - The Complete RCA Album Collection (2013) (63CD Box Set)

Fritz Reiner - The Complete RCA Album Collection (2013) (63CD Box Set)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks+.cue, log) | 63 CDs, 20:08:27 min | 12,5 Gb | Scans ->32 mb
Genre: Classical / Label: RCA Red Seal

Fritz Reiner was one of the foremost conductors of his time. Crowning his long career in Europe and America was the decade from 1954 to 1963 as music director of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra – an illustrious partnership that ranks along such other historical tenures as Karajan’s in Berlin, Szell’s in Cleveland and Bernstein’s in New York.
Emil Gilels, CSO, Fritz Reiner - Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No.1 & 1812 Overture (1955-1958/2014) [24/192]

Emil Gilels, CSO, Fritz Reiner - Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No.1 & 1812 Overture (1955-1958/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 46:32 minutes | 1.83 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Gilels recorded this work several times, and the dierence to the other stereo recording in print is evident instantly. Just play the rst 10 seconds from the Gilels/Maazel recording and then this one: RCA in 1955 captured a cleaner, better, richer sound than EMI engineers 20 years later. So you are instantly captivated by the sound alone; and then follows a performance with tremendous sweep and boldness. Reiner is denitely instrumental in helping this along: he was a far better conductor than Maazel could ever aspire to. In a word: don't worry too much about niggling imperfections.
Jascha Heifetz, Fritz Reiner, Chicago SO - Brahms: Violin Concerto (1955) [APO Remaster 2015] PS3 ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Jascha Heifetz, Fritz Reiner, Chicago SO - Brahms: Violin Concerto (1955) [APO Remaster 2015]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 34:32 minutes | Scans NOT included | 2,06 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Scans NOT included | 1,42 GB

RCA Living Stereo Series from Analogue Productions. Another of the rare performances of violinist Jascha Heifetz and conductor Fritz Reiner together with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. This stunning recording of Brahms' Violin Concerto is nothing short of breathtaking. The original 30 ips 2-track analog tape was used to master these LP and SACD reissues. Remastered by Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound, these new versions are clearer than the originals and warmer and richer than past reissues.
Brahms / Tchaikovsky - Jascha Heifetz / CSO / Fritz Reiner - Violin Concertos (2004) {Hybrid-SACD // ISO & FLAC}

Brahms - Violin Concerto in D Op. 77 / Tchaikovsky - Violin Concerto in D Op. 35
Jascha Heifetz / Chicago Symphiony Orchestra / Fritz Reiner
SACD ISO (2.0/MCH): 2,38 GB | 24B/88,2kHz Stereo FLAC: 1,25 GB | Full Artwork
Label/Cat#: RCA Red Seal "Living Stereo" # 82876-678969-2 | Country/Year: Canada 1993 | 5% Recovery Info
Genre: Classica | Style: Romantic