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Nothing but the best.
Fritz Reiner on RCA is good... and available in all formats. Even excellent original pressings are around $25
I think the Reiner/Chicago is the touchstone, whether on RCA Living Stereo (LP, CD, SACD) or JVC's XRCD2. Though I just added a new one to my library that isn't bad - Marin Alsop and the Baltimore on Naxos. I've been a fan of hers for some time (she used to guest conduct with our Indianapolis Symphony on a semi-regular basis), and I'm enjoying her interpretation. The sound is good, but not the equal of that old Reiner recording. Presto Music had Naxos releases on sale recently (they may still), so it wasn't a big risk.
Are you saying that the audio quality of the old Reiner recording is better? It was recorded in 1957!
In my opinion, it is the rare modern recording that betters the sound of the old RCA Living Stereo and Mercury Living Presence recordings. They're head and shoulders above all other work from that time period.
How about the (relatively) recent two recordings on BIS? Hi resolution FLAC downloads or SACD.
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