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Stokowski, the Eternal Magician - Debussy, Stravinsky, Wagner, Enescu

Album Summary

>Enescu, George [Composer] : Roumanian Rhapsodies (2), for orchestra, Op. 11
>Debussy, Claude : Nocturnes (3) for Orchestra
>Stravinsky, Igor : Firebird Suite
>Wagner, Richard : Die Walküre
Conductor Ensemble Composers

Notes & Reviews:

This series on Cala of reissues of some of Stokowski's finest recordings show him at his best. Heard on CD for the first time is the 1950 LP recording of the Debussy. The Firebird on this recording is the sixth (out of a total of eight) made by Stokowski of this work, dating from 1950. The Rumanian Rhapsodies are taken from 1953 recordings.



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Works Details

>Enescu, George [Composer] : Roumanian Rhapsodies (2), for orchestra, Op. 11
  • Conductor: Leopold Stokowski
  • Ensemble: Leopold Stokowski Orchestra
  • Notes: 04/17/1953/10/01/1953
  • Running Time: 22 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Debussy, Claude : Nocturnes (3) for Orchestra
  • Conductor: Leopold Stokowski
  • Ensemble: Leopold Stokowski Orchestra
  • Notes: 10/11/1950/11/10/1950
  • Running Time: 26 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1897-1899

>Stravinsky, Igor : Firebird Suite :: 1. Introduction
  • Conductor: Leopold Stokowski
  • Ensemble: Leopold Stokowski Orchestra
  • Notes: 05/24/1950/06/07/1950
  • Running Time: 3 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1945

>Stravinsky, Igor : Firebird Suite :: 2. Dance of the Firebird
  • Conductor: Leopold Stokowski
  • Ensemble: Leopold Stokowski Orchestra
  • Notes: 05/24/1950/06/07/1950
  • Running Time: 1 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1945

>Stravinsky, Igor : Firebird Suite :: 3. Round Dance on the Princesses
  • Conductor: Leopold Stokowski
  • Ensemble: Leopold Stokowski Orchestra
  • Notes: 05/24/1950/06/07/1950
  • Running Time: 5 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1945

>Stravinsky, Igor : Firebird Suite :: 4. Infernal Dance of Kind Kastchei
  • Conductor: Leopold Stokowski
  • Ensemble: Leopold Stokowski Orchestra
  • Notes: 05/24/1950/06/07/1950
  • Running Time: 4 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1945

>Stravinsky, Igor : Firebird Suite :: 5. Berceuse
  • Conductor: Leopold Stokowski
  • Ensemble: Leopold Stokowski Orchestra
  • Notes: 05/24/1950/06/07/1950
  • Running Time: 4 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1945

>Stravinsky, Igor : Firebird Suite :: 6. Finale
  • Conductor: Leopold Stokowski
  • Ensemble: Leopold Stokowski Orchestra
  • Notes: 05/24/1950/06/07/1950
  • Running Time: 3 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1945

>Wagner, Richard : Die Walküre :: Ride of the Valkyries
  • Conductor: Leopold Stokowski
  • Ensemble: Leopold Stokowski Orchestra
  • Running Time: 4 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1854-1856