Reiner - Gilels ‎– Chicago Symphony Orch. - Brahms Concerto No. 2 - 1958 Classical - Original Canada Issue Living Stereo LP

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Brahms / Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Reiner, Gilels ‎– Brahms Concerto No. 2 In B-Flat, Op. 83

RCA Victor Red Seal ‎– LSC 2219, RCA Victor Red Seal ‎– LSC-2219
Living Stereo –
Vinyl, LP

Record is VG+ VG++ has some light wear (listen to our copy)

Cover is VG+ VG++ it's 2.5 inches open on the top right edge, has some spine wear, and corner wear on bottom left corner (see our pic)

Record comes in original RCA label inner sleeve VG+ VG++ has some light wear (see our pic)

© by Radio Corporation of America, 1959

Catalog # On Jacket: LSC-2219
On Labels: Made In Canada By RCA Victor Company, Ltd., Montreal



Brahms Concerto No. 2 In B-Flat, Op. 83

A1 First Movement: Allegro Non Troppo
A2 Second Movement: Allegro Appassionato


B1 Third Movement: Andante
B2 Fourth Movement: Allegretto Grazioso


Companies, etc.

Copyright (c) – Radio Corporation Of America
Made By – RCA Victor Company, Ltd.


Composed By – Brahms
Conductor – Fritz Reiner
Liner Notes – Louis Biancolli
Orchestra – Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Piano – Emil Gilels

Barcode and Other Identifiers

Matrix / Runout (Label, side A): J2RY-7190
Matrix / Runout (Label, side B): J2RY-7191
Matrix / Runout (Runout, side A): J2 RY7190-2S
Matrix / Runout (Runout, side B): J2 RY7191-2S


Gilels and Reiner make a fine team. More a continuous conversation between piano and orchestra than the traditional showcase for the soloist, this piece requires a conductor who is more than an accompanist and a soloist who is willing to collaborate on a shared vision. Gilels and Reiner work hand-in-glove, taking a muscular, dynamic approach to the piece which emphasizes its classical form. Tempi are appropriate if a bit on the brisk side. The taut sound Reiner created with the Chicago Symphony is the perfect complement to Gilels' clear and transparent pianism. Gilels keeps the lines crystal-clear, the structures evident, the emotions present but always held in balance, his sound big and still transparent. The third movement is a gem, a marvel of dynamic shading and light, lyrical touch. The clarity of sound and transparency of textures gives the performance a chamber-music feel, perfectly appropriate in a piece many commentators have likened more to chamber music than a traditional concerto.

The Chicago Symphony plays well, with commitment and passion as they always did for Reiner. RCA's sound in its 1950's early stereo recordings from Chicago was excellent for its time, and stands up very well even today.

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