Fritz Reiner And The New York Philharmonic Play Music Of Mussorgsky – 1960 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Fritz Reiner - one of the last of that breed of towering infernos.
Fritz Reiner – one of the last of that breed of towering infernos.

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – Fritz Reiner and The N.Y. Phil – Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition – March 20, 1960 – CBS Radio – Gordon Skene Sound Collection

No rare, previously unheard or long forgotten works this week. Tonight, it’s just a great performance by the New York Philharmonic under guest conductor Fritz Reiner in a full-blown/turbo-charged performance of Mussorgsky’s Pictures At An Exhibition. I have always been a fan of the New York Philharmonic during the 1940s and 1950s. The level of musicianship and ensemble playing was absolutely top-notch. Plus the sound of Carnegie Hall and the excellent work of the CBS engineers (as well as Columbia Records engineers) made these broadcasts and the commercial recordings some of my favorites.

So this one goes on my list, and I hope you like it too.

To the end of a hectic weekend. You can certainly turn this one up.

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