Fritz Reiner

Frederick Martin Reiner

Also known as Ф. Райнер, F. Reiner, Fritz Reiner, Fritz Reiner Conductor, Reiner, Reiner, Fritz
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Discography of Fritz Reiner:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Concerto No. 1 / Concerto No. 2 8 Audio RCA
2 Concerto No.1 2 Audio
3 Concerto No. 2 • Concerto No. 1 8 Audio 1962 RCA Victor Red Seal
4 Brahms Concerto No. 2 5 Audio 1962 RCA Victor Red Seal
5 Piano Concerto No. 1 In B Flat Minor 4 Audio
6 Scheherazade 4 Audio 1995
7 Concerto For Orchestra - Music For Strings, Percussion And Celesta - Hungarian Sketches 17 Audio 1993 RCA Victor
8 New World Symphony And Other Orchestral Masterworks 12 Audio 1995
9 Ein Heldenleben 3 Audio 1955
10 "Emperor" Concerto 4 Audio
11 Concerto Per Pianoforte E Orchestra N. 1 In Re Min. Op. 15 3 Audio 1978 RCA
12 Rossini E Le Sue Sinfonie 6 Audio 1977 RCA
13 Symphony No. 3, Tragic Overture 7 Audio 1958 RCA Victor Red Seal
14 Excerpts From The Nutcracker, Op. 71 14 Audio 1960 RCA Victor Red Seal
15 Concerto No. 1 In F-Sharp Minor, Op. 1 4 Audio 1957 RCA Victor Red Seal
16 Concerto No. 1 4 Audio 1955 RCA Victor Red Seal
17 Pictures At An Exhibition 17 Audio 1958 RCA Victor Red Seal
18 Pathétique Symphony 4 Audio 1958 RCA Victor Red Seal
19 New World Symphony 10 Audio 1958 RCA Victor Red Seal
20 Eroica 5 Audio 1955
21 Concerto No. 2 3 Audio 1962 RCA Victor Red Seal
22 Violin Concerto In D, Op. 77 3 Audio 1955
23 Concerto No. 1 In D Minor, Op. 15 3 Audio 1954
24 Beethoven "Emperor" Concerto 5 Audio 1961 RCA Victor Red Seal
25 Symphony No. 2 7 Audio 1994
26 Concerto For Violin In D Major 4 Audio 1957 RCA Victor Red Seal
27 Also Sprach Zarathustra, Don Juan 3 Audio 1961 RCA Victrola
28 Lieutenant Kijé, The Song Of The Nightingale 8 Audio 1968 RCA Victrola
29 Johann Strauss' Greatest Hits 7 Audio 1971 RCA Red Seal
30 Pianoforte Concerto No. 3 4 Audio His Master's Voice
31 Pictures At An Exhibition 2 Audio 1958 RCA Victor Red Seal
32 Concerto No. 2 3 Audio 1962
33 Concerto For Orchestra - Music For Strings, Percussion And Celesta - Hungarian Sketches 17 Audio 2004
34 Symphony No.3 5 Audio 1982 RCA Victrola
35 Brandenburg Concertos Nos. 4, 5 / Overture Suite No. 2 16 Audio Naxos Classical Archives
36 Liutenant Kije / Song Of The Nightingale 2 Audio 1956 RCA Victor Red Seal
37 Tchaikowsky Symphony No. 6 'Pathétique' 8 Audio 1977 London Records
38 Violin Concertos 8 Audio 2005 RCA Red Seal
39 Salomé: Dance Of The Seven Veils / Also Sprach Zarathustra 3 Audio 1954 RCA Victor Red Seal
40 Symphonia Domestica - Suite From Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme 14 Audio 2007
41 Symphony No. 4 In G 4 Audio 1970 RCA Victrola
42 Also Sprach Zarathustra 2 Audio Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab
43 Lieutenant Kije / Song Of The Nightingale 9 Audio
44 Music For Strings, Percussion And Celesta / Hungarian Sketches 11 Audio
45 Rachmaninoff Concerto No.1 / Strauss Burleske 5 Audio 1965 RCA Victrola
46 Symphonie No5 "Nouveau Monde" 9 Audio RCA Victor
47 Brandenburgische Konzerte - Violinkonzerte / Brandenburg Concertos - Violin Concertos 34 Audio Documents
48 Brahms Concerto No. 2 5 Audio RCA Victor Red Seal
49 Vienna 6 Audio
50 Concerto In Re, Op. 77 3 Audio 1959-01-00


Prominent conductor of opera and symphonic music in the twentieth century. (December 19, 1888 – November 15, 1963).

Reiner was born in Budapest, Hungary to a secular Jewish family that resided in the Pest area of the city. After preliminary studies in law at his father’s urging, Reiner pursued the study of piano, piano pedagogy, and composition at the Franz Liszt Academy. During his last two years there his piano teacher was the young [a=Béla Bartók].

He worked at opera houses in Budapest and Dresden, where he worked closely with [a=Richard Strauss]. He moved to the United States in 1922 to take the post of Principal Conductor of the [a=Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra]. He remained until 1931, having become a naturalized citizen in 1928, leaving to teach at the Curtis Institute in Philadelphia, where his pupils included [a=Leonard Bernstein] and [a=Lukas Foss].

He conducted [a=Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, The] from 1938 to 1948 and made a few recordings with them for Columbia Records. He then spent several years at [a=Metropolitan Opera, The], where he conducted a historic production of Strauss's [i] Salome [/i] in 1949, and the American premiere of [a=Igor Stravinsky]'s [i] The Rake's Progress [/i] in 1951.

Reiner's focus had been on American music since his arrival in Cincinnati, but after the WWII he began increasing his European activity. When he became music director of [a=Chicago Symphony Orchestra, The] in 1953 he had a completely international reputation. By common consent, the ten years that he spent in Chicago mark the pinnacle of his career, and are best-remembered today through the many recordings he made in Chicago's Orchestra Hall for [l=RCA Victor] from 1954 to 1963.


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