Albeniz, Andre Tchaikovsky, Arthur Rubinstein, Bach JS, Bartok, Beethoven, Berlioz, Borodin, Brahms, Byron Janis, Debussy, Dvorak, Emil Gilels, Falla, Fritz Reiner, Granados, Haydn, Heifetz, Hovhaness, Inge Borkh, Kabalevsky, Leontyne Price, Liebermann, Lisa della Casa, Liszt, Mahler, Maureen Forrester, Mendelssohn, Mozart, Mussorgsky, Prokofiev, Rachmaninov, Ravel, Respighi, Richard Lewis, Richard Strauss, Rossini, Schubert, Schumann, Smetana, Stravinsky, Tchaikovsky, Van Cliburn, Wagner
Label : RCA
Format : Flac track
Cover : Yes
Most of these recordings have been issued and reissued countless times. This “original jacket” box, however, contains everything that Reiner recorded for RCA. There are some quibbles that we need to get out of the way up front. First, ignore those “original disc” labels on the CDs. They only contain Side 1 of the original LP, and not the actual CD contents, for which you need to check the very attractive but somewhat clunky accompanying booklet. Some of the catalog numbers reflect the original mono issues, even though the actual recordings naturally favor the stereo masters. Also, the two-disc sets are packaged, as is Sony/BMG’s wont these days, with the open end of the paper CD pocket facing the folding spine, which makes the actual discs almost impossible to remove without destroying either the package or risking damage to the CD. It’s a really annoying decision in what is otherwise a very nicely assembled package.