CSO and Fritz Reiner

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  1. tpter1

    tpter1 Forte User

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    I just downloaded Don Juan and Don Quixote via iTunes. It's on the RCA Living Stereo label, and Fritz Reiner and Strauss himself are conducting.

    My question is this: who is/might be in the trumpet section?
     
  2. robertwhite

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    I'm fairly confident that there are no "Living Stereo" releases on which Strauss conducted. In fact, the only appearances Strauss made conducting the CSO were in 1904, I think.

    I have a feeling Itunes' sloppy manner of listing recording data has left you confused. They probably put Strauss' name under "Artist", right? :think:

    Anyway, those recordings date from Dec. 1954 (Don J) and April 1959 (Don Q). According to an ITG article that listed those historical sections it would be:

    Don Juan - Herseth, Rudolph Nashan, William Babcock
    Don Quixote - Herseth, Nashan, Frank Kadarabek

    Vincent Chicowicz was 4th/Utility during these dates, and moved up to 2nd in 1960. I guess it could be possible he's playing second on Don Q, but I don't know for sure.
     
  3. tpter1

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    Thanks, Robert!
     
  4. Johntpt

    Johntpt Pianissimo User

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    That Reiner Quixote is one of the great classic CSO recordings, along with the Stravinsky Song of the Nightengale and Hovhaness Mysterious Mountain. Those should be on everyone's shelf.

    JU
     
  5. cornetguy

    cornetguy Mezzo Forte User

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    Don't Forget Scherazade, that last movement fasten your seatbelts, Reiner takes off.
     
  6. JJ

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    For those who are interested, there are quite a few recordings of Strauss himself conducting Don Juan, including versions with the VPO, the Orchester der deutschen Staatsoper Berlin, the Staatskapelle Berlin, and the Orchester des Reichssenders Muenchen. There's also at least one version of his conducting Don Quixote (with the Berlin State Opera Orchestra)

    JJ
     
  7. bigaggietrumpet

    bigaggietrumpet Mezzo Forte User

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    How's the sound quality of the recording? Sounds like something I might have to get.
     

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