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Prokofieff, Stravinsky‎ – Lieutenant Kije, Song Of The Nightingale (1958) {Classic Records; 4LP, S-Sided, 180g, 45rpm, Remaster, Ltd; 24-96} + 16-44

Classic Records  presents two distinctly different Russian scores. Kijé is from the mainstream Prokofiev stable: folk tunes scored with great invention and combined with sections of sarcasm and wit. The Stravinsky tone poem, Song of the Nightingale, is music taken from his opera, The Nightingale. It is a score of great brilliance and demands the utmost virtuosity from every player. Here, under the watchful eye of Fritz Reiner, the Chicago Symphony delivers the goods. The score receives playing of both great delicacy and power. Kijé and Song of the Nightingale receive wonderful interpretations from Fritz Reiner, a conductor with more tricks up his sleeve than most. Special mention must be made of two particular orchestral contributions: Adolf Herseth’s trumpet playing in Kijé and Donald Peck’s fluting as the Nightingale are simply spectacular. It doesn’t get any better.

Remastered by Bernie Grundman

Composer : Sergei Prokofieff /Igor Stravinski
Orchestra :  Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Conductor : Fritz Reiner
Label : Classic Records, 45 Series
Vinyl Relase Date :  Unknown
Number of LP’s : 4
Vinyl Format : 12 Inch, Single Sided, 180g Pressing, 45RPM, Limited Edition, Remastered
File Format : Flac
Resolution : 24/96 + 16/44 downsample
Size : 848MB / 242MB
Scans : yes
Server : FF

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