Fritz Reiner Rachmaninoff Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini 180g LP

Fritz Reiner

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RCA Living Stereo 180 Gram Vinyl! Remastered and Cut at 33 1/3rpm by Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound!

Pressed at Quality Record Pressings & Plated by Gary Salstrom!

RCA Living Stereo classical LPs - the gold standard for top quality orchestral performance and sound!

One of the most popular and successful pieces of music written for piano. This album also has the benefit of being one of the best sounding LPs ever made. Side 2 contains a very fine Nights In The Gardens Of Spain.

This LP includes the following music:
Sergei Rachmaninoff:
Rhapsody On A Theme Of Paganini, Op. 43; conducted by Fritz Reiner and performed by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.

Manuel de Falla:
Nights In The Garden of Spain; conducted by Enrique Jorda and performed by the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra.

Rachmaninoff's Rhapsody was composed during a sojourn in Switzerland during the summer of 1934. The music itself is of such clarity, of such structural simplicity, that analysis would be a distasteful condecension. The macabre humor, the wit, the poetry, the nostalgia, the warm sentiment and the wry cynicism which the composer puts into the work and which the soloist extracts from it are inescapably clear.

Characteristically, Falla labored over Nights in the Gardens of Spain for six years. He began it in 1909 as a set of pieces for piano solo, but it grew to become a series of "symphonic impressions" for orchestra with piano obbligato. This recorded version is doubly authoritative, since both the soloist and the conductor were close to the composer and studied his scores with him.

"These records are definitive." -Michael Fremer, editor,

• 180g Vinyl
• 33 1/3rpm
• Pressed at Quality Record Pressings
• Lacquers plated by Gary Salstrom
• Mastered by Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound
• Meticulous test pressing evaluation and quality control
• Highest-quality jackets and rice paper inner sleeves

Chicago Symphony Orchestra (Rachmaninov)
Fritz Reiner, conductor (Rachmaninov)
San Francisco Symphony Orchestra (Falla)
Enrique Jorda, conductor (Falla)
Artur Rubinstein, pianist (Falla)

Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943)

Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 43

Manuel de Falla (1876-1946)
Nights in the Gardens of Spain

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