RCA Living Stereo the gold standard for top quality orchestral performance and sound!
" The second movement is just ravishing in the beauty of the Chicago's playing and Reiner's romantic approach; there is some staccato triple-tonguing done by trumpeter Adolph Herseth in the fourth movement that should leave you, if not him, breathless. But let is just be said that, after you hear this, no other Scheherazade will ever replace it in your affections." HP's The Golden Dozen LPs Harry Pearson, The Absolute Sound, June/July 2007
The jewel in the Living Stereo crown. This, like the Respighi, is considered one of the very best recordngs by Reiner, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and RCA's crew. Another Mohr and Layton classic.
"...I'd have to say that the usual stumbling blocks have been sidestepped. Great care has been taken to do the right things, starting with the way the decision to remaster these RCAs was made." - Jonathan Valin, theabsolutesound.com, June 11, 2013
Super Audio CD
SACD Multi-Channel SACD Layer
SACD Stereo SACD Layer
This Hybrid SACD contains a 'Red Book' Stereo CD Layer which is playable on most conventional CD Players!
Mastered by Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Fritz Reiner, conductor
Sidney Harth, violin solo
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (1844-1908)
Scheherazade, Op. 35
1. The Sea and Sinbad's Ship
2. The Story of the Kalender Prince
3. The Young Prince and the Young Princess
4. Festival in Bagdad; The Sea; The Ship Goes to Pieces on a Rock Surmounted by a Bronze Warrior (Shipwreck); Conclusion