Bartok: Concerto for Orchestra - Reiner
Analogue Productions CAPC 1934 SA
Classical - Orchestral
Bartok: Concerto for Orchestra
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Fritz Reiner (conductor)
Remastered by Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound
Since its original release on LP in the mid-1950s, Fritz Reiner's rendition of the "Concerto for Orchestra" has stood as the standard against which all other recordings of the work are measured. Reiner's superb control of his orchestra and of Bartók's rhythms and textures is still unsurpassed, even by dozens of subsequent conductors in the digital age. Likewise, the "Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta" shows just what an incredible ensemble the Chicago Symphony was under Reiner's direction. The original 2-track session tapes were used in mastering for LPs and SACDs.