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Stokowski Conducts Baroque Masterworks


Release Date: 09/28/2004 
Label:  Cala Records   Catalog #: 538   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Antonio VivaldiGeorge Frideric Handel
Performer:  Hugh BeanCharles SpinksRaymond ClarkeKenneth Moore,   ... 
Conductor:  Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Philharmonia OrchestraLondon Symphony OrchestraLondon Symphony Chorus
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"Perfectly straightforward, beautifully sung and played." (Handel: Messiah, Highlights)

- Records and Recording

"A dramatic performance of magnificently rich quality." (Vivaldi: The Four Seasons)

- Gramophone

Here is your opportunity to experience a selection of appealing works by Vivaldi and Handel performed on modern instruments by several famous orchestras conducted by the great Leopold Stokowski. This is how Baroque music sounded in concert halls in the mid 20th Century, before "original instruments" and authentic performance practices became the standard. Stokowski also brings his special dramatic touch to these scores. -
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Works on This Recording

1.
Concertos (4) for Violin, Op. 8 no 1-4 "Four seasons" by Antonio Vivaldi
Conductor:  Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1725; Venice, Italy 
2.
Concerto for Violin in E major, Op. 8 no 1/RV 269 "Primavera": 1st movement, Allegro by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Hugh Bean (Violin), Charles Spinks (Harpsichord), Raymond Clarke (Cello),
Kenneth Moore (Violin), Desmond Bradley (Violin)
Conductor:  Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1725; Venice, Italy 
Date of Recording: 06/11/1966 
Venue:  Decca Studios, West Hampstead, London 
3.
Concerto for Violin in E major, Op. 8 no 1/RV 269 "Primavera": 2nd movement, Largo by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Charles Spinks (Harpsichord), Raymond Clarke (Cello), Kenneth Moore (Violin),
Desmond Bradley (Violin), Hugh Bean (Violin)
Conductor:  Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1725; Venice, Italy 
Date of Recording: 06/11/1966 
Venue:  Decca Studios, West Hampstead, London 
Length: 3 Minutes 33 Secs. 
4.
Concerto for Violin in E major, Op. 8 no 1/RV 269 "Primavera": 3rd movement, Allegro by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Charles Spinks (Harpsichord), Raymond Clarke (Cello), Hugh Bean (Violin),
Kenneth Moore (Violin), Desmond Bradley (Violin)
Conductor:  Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1725; Venice, Italy 
Date of Recording: 06/11/1966 
Venue:  Decca Studios, West Hampstead, London 
Length: 4 Minutes 30 Secs. 
5.
Concerto for Violin in G minor, Op. 8 no 2/RV 315 "L'estate": 3rd movement, Presto by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Charles Spinks (Harpsichord), Raymond Clarke (Cello), Kenneth Moore (Violin),
Desmond Bradley (Violin), Hugh Bean (Violin)
Conductor:  Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1725; Venice, Italy 
Date of Recording: 06/11/1966 
Venue:  Decca Studios, West Hampstead, London 
6.
Concerto for Violin in F major, Op. 8 no 3/RV 293 "L'autunno": 1st movement, Allegro by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Charles Spinks (Harpsichord), Raymond Clarke (Cello), Kenneth Moore (Violin),
Hugh Bean (Violin), Desmond Bradley (Violin)
Conductor:  Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1725; Venice, Italy 
Date of Recording: 06/11/1966 
Venue:  Decca Studios, West Hampstead, London 
Length: 5 Minutes 14 Secs. 
7.
Concerto for Violin in F major, Op. 8 no 3/RV 293 "L'autunno": 2nd movement, Adagio molto by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Raymond Clarke (Cello), Charles Spinks (Harpsichord), Hugh Bean (Violin),
Kenneth Moore (Violin), Desmond Bradley (Violin)
Conductor:  Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1725; Venice, Italy 
Date of Recording: 06/11/1966 
Venue:  Decca Studios, West Hampstead, London 
Length: 3 Minutes 5 Secs. 
8.
Concerto for Violin in F minor, Op. 8 no 4/RV 297 "L'inverno": 1st movement, Allegro non molto by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Hugh Bean (Violin), Desmond Bradley (Violin), Kenneth Moore (Violin),
Raymond Clarke (Cello), Charles Spinks (Harpsichord)
Conductor:  Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1725; Venice, Italy 
Date of Recording: 06/11/1966 
Venue:  Decca Studios, West Hampstead, London 
Length: 4 Minutes 5 Secs. 
9.
Concerto for Violin in F minor, Op. 8 no 4/RV 297 "L'inverno": 2nd movement, Largo by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Hugh Bean (Violin), Desmond Bradley (Violin), Raymond Clarke (Cello),
Charles Spinks (Harpsichord), Kenneth Moore (Violin)
Conductor:  Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1725; Venice, Italy 
Date of Recording: 06/11/1966 
Venue:  Decca Studios, West Hampstead, London 
Length: 2 Minutes 27 Secs. 
10.
Messiah, HWV 56: Overture by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Charles Spinks (Harpsichord), Sir Philip Ledger (Organ)
Conductor:  Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1742; London, England 
Date of Recording: 09/20/1966 
Venue:  Kingsway Hall, London, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 27 Secs. 
11.
Messiah, HWV 56: Ev'ry valley shall be exalted by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Charles Spinks (Harpsichord), Kenneth Bowen (Tenor)
Conductor:  Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1742; London, England 
Date of Recording: 09/20/1966 
Venue:  Kingsway Hall, London, England 
Length: 4 Minutes 18 Secs. 
12.
Messiah, HWV 56: And the glory of the Lord shall be revealed by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Sir Philip Ledger (Organ)
Conductor:  Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra,  London Symphony Chorus
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1742; London, England 
Date of Recording: 09/20/1966 
Venue:  Kingsway Hall, London, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 57 Secs. 
13.
Messiah, HWV 56: Pastoral Symphony "Pifa" by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1742; London, England 
Date of Recording: 09/20/1966 
Venue:  Kingsway Hall, London, England 
Length: 4 Minutes 51 Secs. 
14.
Messiah, HWV 56: He shall feed His flock...Come unto Him by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Charles Spinks (Harpsichord), Sheila Armstrong (Soprano), Norma Procter (Alto)
Conductor:  Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1742; London, England 
Date of Recording: 09/20/1966 
Venue:  Kingsway Hall, London, England 
Length: 8 Minutes 50 Secs. 
Notes: This selection begins with "Then shall the eyes of the blind be opened..." 
15.
Messiah, HWV 56: Behold and see if there be any sorrow by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Charles Spinks (Harpsichord), Kenneth Bowen (Tenor)
Conductor:  Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1742; London, England 
Date of Recording: 09/20/1966 
Venue:  Kingsway Hall, London, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 46 Secs. 
Notes: This selection begins with "Thy rebuke hath broken His heart..." 
16.
Messiah, HWV 56: But thou didst not leave His soul in Hell by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Kenneth Bowen (Tenor), Charles Spinks (Harpsichord)
Conductor:  Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1742; London, England 
Date of Recording: 09/20/1966 
Venue:  Kingsway Hall, London, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 22 Secs. 
Notes: This selection begins with "He was cut off out of the land of the living..." 
17.
Messiah, HWV 56: Why do the nations so furiously rage by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Charles Spinks (Harpsichord), John [baritone (50s)] Cameron (Bass)
Conductor:  Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1742; London, England 
Date of Recording: 09/20/1966 
Venue:  Kingsway Hall, London, England 
Length: 5 Minutes 46 Secs. 
18.
Messiah, HWV 56: Hallelujah! by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Sir Philip Ledger (Organ)
Conductor:  Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra,  London Symphony Chorus
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1742; London, England 
Date of Recording: 09/20/1966 
Venue:  Kingsway Hall, London, England 
Length: 4 Minutes 51 Secs. 
19.
Messiah, HWV 56: I know that my redeemer liveth by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Sheila Armstrong (Soprano)
Conductor:  Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1742; London, England 
Date of Recording: 09/20/1966 
Venue:  Kingsway Hall, London, England 
Length: 7 Minutes 20 Secs. 
20.
Messiah, HWV 56: Since by man came death by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Sir Philip Ledger (Organ)
Conductor:  Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra,  London Symphony Chorus
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1742; London, England 
Date of Recording: 09/20/1966 
Venue:  Kingsway Hall, London, England 
Length: 2 Minutes 19 Secs. 
21.
Messiah, HWV 56: Amen by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Sir Philip Ledger (Organ)
Conductor:  Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra,  London Symphony Chorus
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1742; London, England 
Date of Recording: 09/20/1966 
Venue:  Kingsway Hall, London, England 
Length: 4 Minutes 44 Secs. 
22.
Concerto for Violin in G minor, Op. 8 no 2/RV 315 "L'estate": 1st movement, Allegro non molto by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Charles Spinks (Harpsichord), Raymond Clarke (Cello), Desmond Bradley (Violin),
Kenneth Moore (Violin), Hugh Bean (Violin)
Conductor:  Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1725; Venice, Italy 
Date of Recording: 06/11/1966 
Venue:  Decca Studios, West Hampstead, London 
Length: 5 Minutes 54 Secs. 
23.
Concerto for Violin in G minor, Op. 8 no 2/RV 315 "L'estate": Adagio-Presto by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Hugh Bean (Violin), Desmond Bradley (Violin), Kenneth Moore (Violin),
Raymond Clarke (Cello), Charles Spinks (Harpsichord)
Conductor:  Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1725; Venice, Italy 
Date of Recording: 06/11/1966 
Venue:  Decca Studios, West Hampstead, London 
Length: 2 Minutes 31 Secs. 
24.
Concerto for Violin in F major, Op. 8 no 3/RV 293 "L'autunno": 3rd movement, Allegro by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Raymond Clarke (Cello), Charles Spinks (Harpsichord), Hugh Bean (Violin),
Desmond Bradley (Violin), Kenneth Moore (Violin)
Conductor:  Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1725; Venice, Italy 
Date of Recording: 06/11/1966 
Venue:  Decca Studios, West Hampstead, London 
Length: 3 Minutes 47 Secs. 
25.
Concerto for Violin in F minor, Op. 8 no 4/RV 297 "L'inverno": 3rd movement, Allegro by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Raymond Clarke (Cello), Charles Spinks (Harpsichord), Hugh Bean (Violin),
Desmond Bradley (Violin), Kenneth Moore (Violin)
Conductor:  Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1725; Venice, Italy 
Date of Recording: 06/11/1966 
Venue:  Decca Studios, West Hampstead, London 
Length: 3 Minutes 26 Secs. 

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