LIVING STEREO COLLECTION Volume 2 RCA Red Seal 60cds

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Living Stereo Collection Volume 2 Set Rca Red Seal 60Cds

  • Living Stereo Collection Volume 2 Set Rca Red Seal 60Cds
  • Living Stereo Collection Volume 2 Set Rca Red Seal 60Cds
  • Living Stereo Collection Volume 2 Set Rca Red Seal 60Cds

Living Stereo Collection - Volume 2 by Various (2014) - Box set

DISC1-5: LSC-2120-24 Beethoven: Piano Concertos 1-5 Arthur Rubinstein, Symphony of the Air, Josef Krips
DISC6: LSC-2127 Strauss: Burleske / Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 1 Byron Janis, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Fritz Reiner
DISC7: LSC-2216 Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6 "Pathetique" Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Fritz Reiner
DISC8: LSC-2239 Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5 Boston Symphony Orchestra, Pierre Monteux
DISC9: LSC-2251 Hovhaness: Mysterious Mountain / Stravinsky: The Fairy's Kiss Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Fritz Reiner
DISC10: LSC-2274 Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 1 Gary Graffman, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Charles Munch
DISC11: LSC-2283 Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition / Liszt: Paraphrase de concert sur Rigoletto Byron Janis
DISC12: LSC-2318 Rossini Overtures Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Fritz Reiner

DISC13: LSC-2328 Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker (Excerpts) Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Fritz Reiner
DISC14: LSC-2366 Beethoven: Appassionata Sonata, Sonata In D, Op. 10, No. 3 Vladimir Horowitz
DISC15: LSC-2369 Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4 Boston Symphony Orchestra, Pierre Monteux

DISC16: LSC-2371 Mahler: Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen / Kindertotenlieder Maureen Forrester, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Charles Munch
DISC17: LSC-2377 Beethoven: “Kreutzer” and “Spring” Sonatas Arthur Rubinstein, Henryk Szeryng
DISC18: LSC-2378 Schubert: Death and the Maiden The Juilliard String Quartet
DISC19: LSC-2398 Khachaturian: Masquerade Suite / Kabalevsky: The Comedians RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra, Kirill Kondrashin
DISC20: LSC-2401 Copland: Appalachian Spring / The Tender Land Suite Boston Symphony Orchestra, Aaron Copland
DISC21: LSC-2437 Bizet: Carmen for Orchestra Morton Gould and His Orchestra
DISC22: LSC-2441 Reiner conducts Wagner Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Fritz Reiner
DISC23: LSC-2443 Liszt: The Virtuoso Liszt Gary Graffman
DISC24: LSC-2466 Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 2 Sviatoslav Richter, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Erich Leinsdorf
DISC25: LSC-2487 Guilini/Arnold: Guitar Concertos Julian Bream, Melos Ensemble
DISC26: LSC-2493 Schubert: Piano Sonata in D major Emil Gilels


New x60 CD release on the RCA Red Seal label & the follow up to last years successful Vol.1. Through the decade following 1953, RCA Victor made a wondrous and substantial body of recordings which have come to be identified with their early stereo release label, Living Stereo. At the beginning of the widespread adoption of stereo audio in the home, Living Stereo offered a widely available range of quality music and performances in high quality sound. An impressive amount of these records offer music, performances and audio quality which are still top choices and in many cases, still definitive! In its recording philosophies, Living Stereo influenced many of the recordings made since. They were significant in terms of music and sound quality and represent an important part of audiophile history.

Through the decade following 1953, RCA Victor made a wondrous and substantial body of recordings which have come to be identified with their early stereo release label, Living Stereo. At the beginning of the widespread adoption of stereo audio in the home, Living Stereo offered a widely available range of quality music and performances in high quality sound.

An impressive amount of these records offer music, performances and audio quality which are still top choices and in many cases, still definitive! In its recording philosophies, Living Stereo influenced many of the recordings made since. They were significant in terms of music and sound quality and represent an important part of audiophile history.

On October 6, 1953, RCA held experimental stereophonic sessions in New York's Manhattan Center with Leopold Stokowski conducting a group of New York musicians in performances of Enesco's Roumanian Rhapsody No. 1 and the waltz from Tchaikovsky's opera Eugene Onegin. There were additional stereo tests in December, again in the Manhattan Center, this time with Pierre Monteux conducting members of the Boston Symphony Orchestra.

In February 1954, RCA made its first commercial stereophonic recordings, taping the Boston Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Charles Munch, in a performance of The Damnation of Faust by Hector Berlioz. This began a practice of simultaneously recording orchestras with both stereophonic and monaural equipment. Other early stereo recordings were made by Toscanini and Guido Cantelli respectively, with the NBC Symphony Orchestra; the Boston Pops Orchestra under Arthur Fiedler; and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra under Fritz Reiner.

Initially, RCA used RT-21 quarter-inch tape recorders (which ran at 30 inches per second), wired to mono mixers, with Neumann U-47 cardioid and M-49/50 omnidirectional microphones. Then they switched to an Ampex 300-3 one-half inch machine, running at 15 inches per second (which was later increased to 30 inches per second). These recordings were initially issued in 1955 on special stereophonic reel-to-reel tapes and then, beginning in 1958, on vinyl LPs with the logo ‘Living Stereo’.

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