Finally Pierre Monteux and the Boston Symphony Orchestra's magnificent 1955 golden age stereo performance of Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 6 receives its rightful reissue. For too long RCA/BMG has placed the spotlight on the Reiner, Ormandy and Munch accounts of this work, making them the "Pathetique" representatives of choice for earlier "Living Stereo," "Basic 100" and other budget-line series respectively. In all fairness, all three are quite good, and this Monteux 6th has been available on CD previously, with the composer's 4th and 5th Symphonies on a two-disc set in the now out-of-print "Monteux Edition" volumes. But here, the first recording Monteux made in Boston gets the star treatment it deserves for its 50th Anniversary. I've only picked up a few of these new "Living Stereo" SACD Hybrids, but even on my decent stereo system (HK amp, Denon CD, Bose & Klipsch Spks) I can really tell a difference in sound separation and clarity. And last but certainly not least, thank you BMG for making these Hybrids so affordable!