Notes & Reviews:
LEOPOLD STOKOWSKI was one of the 20th century's greatest conductors, transforming the Philadelphia Orchestra into one of the world's finest in a few seasons. Stokowski championed modern music with countless world premieres and in 1917 began a recording career that would last for sixty years. The Columbia Stereo Recordings includes two recordings with the Philadelphia Orchestra: Falla's El amor brujo and one of his celebrated "Symphonic Synthesis" of music from Wagner's operas. Also included are three of his famous Bach Transcriptions, Beethoven's "Emperor" Concerto with Glenn Gould on piano and Ives' Fourth Symphony that Stokowski pronounced "one of the most difficult works I have ever conducted." Rounding out this impressive set are the Maestro's final recording sessions devoted to two of the most youthful symphonies ever written, Mendelssohn's Fourth and Bizet's Symphony in C. The Bizet finale was taped in one complete take and was used, with no editing, as the finished recording. Since it was the very last time Stokowski conducted, it has considerable historic significance.
ReviewsThere are currently no reviews, be the first one!
Original Album Class / John Williams
The Complete Broadway Musicals of Rodgers & Hammerstein
Legendary Moments of the New Year's Concert / Karajan, Kleiber, Maazel, Mehta
Original Jacket Collection - Vladimir Horowitz plays Bach, Poulenc, Schumann, et al
Toscanini Conducts Wagner - Orchestral Preludes; Interludes and Arias [5 CDs]
Stravinsky conducts Stravinsky: The Ballets - Firebird, Petrushka, Rite of Spring et al. [7 CDs]
Massenet: overtures and ballet music / Truls Mork, cello; Neeme Jarvi
Pierre Boulez Conducts Schoenberg / Barenboim, Zukerman, Harrell, Shirley-Quirk, Nimsgern, Mesple, Partridge et al. [11 CDs]
Charles Munch Conducts Romantic Masterworks - works by Mendelssohn, Brahms, Schubert, Schumann / Heifetz, Rubinstein et al. [8 CDs]