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Leopold Stokowski: The Stereo Collection 1954-1975 - Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Handel, Mahler, Shostakovich, Wagner et al. [14 CD]

Notes & Reviews:


Works:

Partita for Violin solo no 2 in D minor, BWV 1004: 5th movement, Chaconne by Johann Sebastian Bach

Conductor: Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Baroque
Written: circa 1720; Cöthen, Germany

Partita for Violin solo no 3 in E major, BWV 1006: 1st movement, Prelude by Johann Sebastian Bach

Conductor: Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Baroque
Written: 1720; Cöthen, Germany

Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott, BWV 80: Excerpt(s) by Johann Sebastian Bach

Conductor: Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Baroque
Written: by 1744; Leipzig, Germany

Suite for Orchestra no 3 in D major, BWV 1068: Air by Johann Sebastian Bach

Conductor: Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Baroque
Written: circa 1729-1731; Leipzig, Germany

Ich steh' mit einem Fuss im Grabe, BWV 156: Sinfonia/Arioso by Johann Sebastian Bach

Conductor: Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Baroque
Written: 1729; Leipzig, Germany

Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 140: no 1, Wachet auf ruft uns die Stimmeby Johann Sebastian Bach

Conductor: Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Baroque
Written: 1731; Leipzig, Germany

Komm, süsser Tod, komm, sel'ge Ruh'!, BWV 478 by Johann Sebastian Bach

Conductor: Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Baroque
Written: by 1736; Leipzig, Germany

Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, BWV 147: Jesu bleibet meine Freude "Jesu, joy of man's desiring" by Johann Sebastian Bach

Conductor: Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra/Ensemble: New Symphony Orchestra, Norman Luboff Choir
Period: Baroque
Written: 1723; Leipzig, Germany

Was mir behagt, ist nur die muntre Jagd!, BWV 208 "Hunt Cantata": Schafe können sicher weiden by Johann Sebastian Bach

Conductor: Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra/Ensemble: New Symphony Orchestra, Norman Luboff Choir
Period: Baroque
Written: 1713; Cöthen, Germany

Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565 by Johann Sebastian Bach

Conductor: Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Baroque
Written: by 1708; Germany

Chorale Preludes (6) BWV 645-650 "Schübler": no 1, Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 645 by Johann Sebastian Bach

Conductor: Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Baroque
Written: circa 1748-1749; Leipzig, Germany

Fugue in G minor, BWV 578 "Little G minor" by Johann Sebastian Bach

Conductor: Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Baroque
Written: by 1706; Arnstadt, Germany

Symphony no 3 in E flat major, Op. 55 "Eroica" by Ludwig van Beethoven

Conductor: Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1803; Vienna, Austria

Coriolan Overture in C minor, Op. 62 by Ludwig van Beethoven

Conductor: Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1807; Vienna, Austria

Symphony no 2 in C minor "Resurrection" by Gustav Mahler

Performer: Margaret Price (Soprano), Brigitte Fassbaender (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor: Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra, London Symphony Chorus
Period: Romantic
Written: 1888/1896; Germany
Date of Recording: 1974
Venue: Walthamstow Town Hall, London, England
Length: 80 Minutes 43 Secs.
Language: German

Symphony no 4 in E minor, Op. 98 by Johannes Brahms

Conductor: Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra/Ensemble: New Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1884-1885; Austria
Date of Recording: 06/1974
Venue: Walthamstow Town Hall, London, England
Length: 37 Minutes 4 Secs.

Songs (6), Op. 48: no 4, Die Ehre Gottes aus der Natur by Ludwig van Beethoven

Conductor: Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra/Ensemble: New Symphony Orchestra, Norman Luboff Choir
Period: Classical
Written: by 1802; Vienna, Austria

Academic Festival Overture in C minor, Op. 80 by Johannes Brahms

Conductor: Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra/Ensemble: New Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1880; Austria

Chants d'Auvergne: Volume 2 - no 2, L'Antouèno by Joseph Canteloube

Performer: Anna Moffo (Soprano)
Conductor: Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra/Ensemble: American Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1923-1930; France
Date of Recording: 1964
Length: 22 Minutes 50 Secs.
Language: French

Chants d'Auvergne: Volume 2 - no 1, Pastourelle by Joseph Canteloube

Performer: Anna Moffo (Soprano)
Conductor: Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra/Ensemble: American Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1923-1930; France
Date of Recording: 1964
Length: 7 Minutes 6 Secs.
Language: French

Chants d'Auvergne: Volume 1 - no 3a, L'Aïo dé rotso by Joseph Canteloube

Performer: Anna Moffo (Soprano)
Conductor: Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra/Ensemble: American Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1923-1930; France
Date of Recording: 1964
Length: 11 Minutes 36 Secs.
Language: French

Chants d'Auvergne: Volume 1 - no 2, Baïlèro by Joseph Canteloube

Performer: Anna Moffo (Soprano)
Conductor: Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra/Ensemble: American Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1923-1930; France
Date of Recording: 1964
Language: French

Chants d'Auvergne: Volume 3 - no 2, Passo pel prat (grande) by Joseph Canteloube

Performer: Anna Moffo (Soprano)
Conductor: Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra/Ensemble: American Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1923-1930; France
Date of Recording: 1964
Language: French

Chants d'Auvergne: Volume 3 - no 5, Malurous qu'o uno fenno by Joseph Canteloube

Performer: Anna Moffo (Soprano)
Conductor: Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra/Ensemble: American Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1923-1930; France
Date of Recording: 1964
Language: French

Chants d'Auvergne: Volume 3 - no 4, Brezairola by Joseph Canteloube

Performer: Anna Moffo (Soprano)
Conductor: Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra/Ensemble: American Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1923-1930; France
Date of Recording: 1964
Language: French

Bachianas brasileiras no 5 for Soprano and 8 Cellos: Aria "Cantilena" by Heitor Villa-Lobos

Performer: Anna Moffo (Soprano)
Conductor: Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra/Ensemble: American Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1938-1945; Brazil
Date of Recording: 1964

Bachianas brasileiras no 5 for Soprano and 8 Cellos: Martelo by Heitor Villa-Lobos

Performer: Anna Moffo (Soprano)
Conductor: Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra/Ensemble: American Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1938-1945; Brazil
Date of Recording: 1964

Songs (14), Op. 34: no 14, Vocalise by Sergei Rachmaninov

Performer: Anna Moffo (Soprano)
Conductor: Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra/Ensemble: American Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1912-1915; Russia
Date of Recording: 1964

Liturgy of St John Chrysostom, Op. 41: Our Father by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Conductor: Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra/Ensemble: New Symphony Orchestra, Norman Luboff Choir
Written: 1878

Songs (14), Op. 34: no 14, Vocalise by Sergei Rachmaninov

Conductor: Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra/Ensemble: New Symphony Orchestra, Norman Luboff Choir
Period: Romantic
Written: 1912-1915; Russia

Deep river by Traditional

Conductor: Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra/Ensemble: New Symphony Orchestra, Norman Luboff Choir
Written: USA

Doxology by Traditional

Conductor: Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra/Ensemble: New Symphony Orchestra, Norman Luboff Choir

Die Walküre: Ride of the Valkyries by Richard Wagner

Performer: Martina Arroyo (Soprano), Carlotta Ordassy (Soprano), Doris Yarick (Soprano),
Betty Allen (Mezzo Soprano), Doris Okerson (Mezzo Soprano), Regina Sarfaty (Mezzo Soprano),
Shirley Verrett (Mezzo Soprano), Louise Parker (Alto)
Conductor: Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra/Ensemble: Symphony of the Air
Period: Romantic
Written: 1856; Germany

Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Act 3 Prelude by Richard Wagner

Conductor: Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra/Ensemble: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1867; Germany

Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Entry of the Mastersingers by Richard Wagner

Conductor: Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra/Ensemble: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1867; Germany

Das Rheingold: Entrance of the Gods into Valhalla by Richard Wagner

Performer: Louise Parker (Alto), Carlotta Ordassy (Soprano), Martina Arroyo (Soprano)
Conductor: Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra/Ensemble: Symphony of the Air
Period: Romantic
Written: 1854; Germany

Die Walküre: Magic Fire Music by Richard Wagner

Conductor: Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra/Ensemble: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1856; Germany

Götterdämmerung: Dawn and Siegfried's Rhine Journey by Richard Wagner

Conductor: Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1874; Germany

Götterdämmerung: Siegfried's Funeral Music by Richard Wagner

Conductor: Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1874; Germany

Rienzi: Overture by Richard Wagner

Conductor: Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra/Ensemble: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1840-1843; Germany

Tristan und Isolde: Prelude and Liebestod by Richard Wagner

Conductor: Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra/Ensemble: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1859; Germany

Götterdämmerung: Immolation [instrumental] by Richard Wagner

Conductor: Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1874; Bayreuth, Germany

Hungarian Rhapsodies (6) for Orchestra, S 359: no 2 in D minor by Franz Liszt

Conductor: Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra/Ensemble: RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic

Romanian Rhapsody no 1 in A major, Op. 11 no 1 by George Enescu

Conductor: Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra/Ensemble: RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1901; Romania

Má vlast: no 2, Moldau, T 111 by Bedrich Smetana

Conductor: Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra/Ensemble: RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1874; Czech Republic

Bartered Bride, B 143/T 93: Overture by Bedrich Smetana

Conductor: Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra/Ensemble: RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra
Written: 1866

Tristan und Isolde: Act 3 Prelude by Richard Wagner

Performer: Henry Schuman (English Horn)
Conductor: Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra/Ensemble: Symphony of the Air
Period: Romantic
Written: 1859; Germany

Tannhäuser: Overture and Venusberg Music by Richard Wagner

Performer: Ralph Froelich (French Horn), Marilyn Wright (Violin), Arthur Garnick (Viola),
Harvey Shapiro (Cello)
Conductor: Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra/Ensemble: Symphony of the Air
Period: Romantic
Written: 1845/1861; Germany

Age of Gold, Op. 22 by Dmitri Shostakovich

Conductor: Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1927-1930; USSR

Symphony no 6 in B minor, Op. 54 by Dmitri Shostakovich

Conductor: Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1939; USSR

Water Music, HWV 348-350: Excerpt(s) by George Frideric Handel

Conductor: Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra/Ensemble: RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra
Period: Baroque
Written: circa 1715-1717; London, England

Serse, HWV 40: Ombra mai fu "Largo" by George Frideric Handel

Conductor: Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra/Ensemble: New Symphony Orchestra, Norman Luboff Choir
Period: Baroque
Written: 1738; London, England

Music for the Royal Fireworks, HWV 351 by George Frideric Handel

Conductor: Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra/Ensemble: RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra
Period: Baroque
Written: 1749; London, England

Hänsel und Gretel: Abendsegen by Engelbert Humperdinck

Conductor: Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra/Ensemble: New Symphony Orchestra, Norman Luboff Choir
Period: Romantic
Written: 1893; Germany

Orfeo ed Euridice: Les Champs-Elysées by Christoph W. Gluck

Conductor: Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra/Ensemble: New Symphony Orchestra, Norman Luboff Choir
Period: Classical
Written: 1762/1774; Vienna, Austria

Symphony no 9 in E minor, Op. 95/B 178 "From the New World" by Antonín Dvorák

Conductor: Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra/Ensemble: New Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1893; USA

Symphony no 3 "Simfoniya-Poema" by Aram Khachaturian

Period: 20th Century
Written: 1947; USSR


These imports feature German pressings from the immense Sony Classical Masters Catalog in smart and collectible multi-disc editions. The Sony catalog is replete with legendary artists and hold many of the greatest recordings of the classical repertoire. Each box features large, prominently displayed photo of the featured artist. and comes packaged in a slender, shelf-friendly box with the CDs themselves housed in space-saving slipsleeves.

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