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Great playing. All sections of the orchestra shine. The strings are magnificent and play as one. Clean, realistic sound. You can't go wrong with this one.
My admiration for Reiner and the CSO, in its heyday, knows no bounds. But this is rather routine, detached Brahms 3; it lacks the fire, drive and sheer power of his later epic Brahms 4 with the RPO. Moreover, the transfer has acquired in a rather rough-edged string tone - not a Shaded Dog characteristic! For Reiner completists, perhaps - but for others, there are better Brahms 3s out there.
Title: Brahms Symphony No. 3
Artist(s): Chicago Symphony Orchestra conducted by Fritz Reiner
Recording Info: Transferred from a 15ips 2-track tape
Producer – Richard Mohr
Recording Engineer – Lewis Layton
Recorded 1958 by RCA
1. Allegro Con Brio 9:20
2. Andante 9:54
3. Poco Allegretto 6:22
4. Allegro 8:32
Total Time 34:08