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Stokowski Transcriptions - Bach, Wagner, Mussorgsky / Serebrier, Bournemouth SO

Bach / Stokowski / Bournemouth So / Serebrier
Release Date: 04/27/2010 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8505086   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Richard WagnerJohann Sebastian BachGiovanni PalestrinaWilliam Byrd,   ... 
Conductor:  José Serebrier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 5 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Disc 5 of this set is a bonus disc titled "Serebrier on Stokowski."


Serebrier worked with Stokowski himself, but then so did a lot of conductors. Many have made discs of Stokowski transcriptions, but none approach Serebrier in both fidelity to the color and sensuality of the arrangements as well as a personal ability to inject life into the music. One aspect of Stokowski’s “magic” was his ability to make even second-tier (or worse!) orchestras sound, if maybe not world class, then exactly as he wanted them to. The Bournemouth Symphony is not a second-class group. It plays beautifully, but even so the richness of texture that Serebrier gets the strings to produce is pretty
Read more amazing, and just what Stoki ordered. If you missed these discs the first time around, don’t by any means fail to take advantage now.

-- David Hurwitz, ClassicsToday.com [8/2011]
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Works on This Recording

1. Das Rheingold: Entrance of the Gods into Valhalla by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  José Serebrier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1854; Germany 
2. Tristan und Isolde: Symphonic Synthesis by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  José Serebrier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1857-1859; Germany 
3. Parsifal: Act 3 Symphonic synthesis by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  José Serebrier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877-1882; Germany 
4. Die Walküre: Magic Fire Music by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  José Serebrier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1856; Germany 
5. Die Walküre: Ride of the Valkyries by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  José Serebrier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1856; Germany 
6. Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  José Serebrier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1708; Germany 
7. Chorale Preludes (6) BWV 645-650 "Schübler": no 1, Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 645 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  José Serebrier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1748-1749; Leipzig, Germany 
8. Orgelbüchlein: Ich ruf'zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ, BWV 639 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  José Serebrier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1713-1717; Weimar, Germany 
9. Toccata, Adagio and Fugue in C major, BWV 564: Adagio by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  José Serebrier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Written: 1708-17 
10. Mein Jesu, was für Seelenweh, BWV 487 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  José Serebrier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1736; Leipzig, Germany 
11. Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott, BWV 720 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  José Serebrier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1709; Weimar, Germany 
12. Sonata for Violin and Harpsichord no 4 in C minor, BWV 1017: 1st movement, Largo by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  José Serebrier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1717-1723; Cöthen, Germany 
13. Adoramus te Christe by Giovanni Palestrina
Conductor:  José Serebrier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1581; Italy 
14. Pavan and Gigue by William Byrd
Conductor:  José Serebrier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Period: Renaissance 
Written: England 
15. Suite in D major: Prince of Denmark's March "Trumpet Voluntary" by Jeremiah Clarke
Conductor:  José Serebrier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: England 
16. Quintet for 2 Violins, Viola and 2 Cellos in E major, Op. 11 no 5/G 275: 3rd movement, Minuet in A by Luigi Boccherini
Conductor:  José Serebrier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1771; Spain 
17. Pièces de clavecin en deux volumes: Suite no 5 in C minor: Air by Johann Mattheson
Conductor:  José Serebrier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1714 
18. Quartets (6) for Strings, Op. 3: no 5 in F major - Andante cantabile "Serenade" by Romanus Hofstetter
Conductor:  José Serebrier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
19. Concerto for Harpsichord in F minor, BWV 1056: 2nd movement, Largo-Arioso by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  José Serebrier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1738-1739; Leipzig, Germany 
20. Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1: Prelude and Fugue no 24 in B minor, BWV 869 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  José Serebrier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1722; Cöthen, Germany 
21. Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1: Prelude and Fugue no 2 in C minor, BWV 847 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  José Serebrier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1722; Cöthen, Germany 
22. Pictures at an Exhibition (arrangements and orchestrations other than Ravel's) by Modest Mussorgsky
Conductor:  José Serebrier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; Russia 
Notes: Arranger: Leopold Stokowski 
23. Night on the Bare Mountain by Modest Mussorgsky
Conductor:  José Serebrier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1866; Russia 
24. Khovanshchina: Act 4 Prelude "Entr'acte" by Modest Mussorgsky
Conductor:  José Serebrier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1872-1880; Russia 
25. Boris Godunov: Symphonic Synthesis by Modest Mussorgsky
Conductor:  José Serebrier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868-1873; Russia 
26. Songs (6), Op. 73: no 6, Again, as before, alone by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  José Serebrier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Russia 
27. Morceaux (2) for Piano, Op. 10: no 2, Humoresque by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  José Serebrier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1871; Russia 
28. In the Manger by Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov
Conductor:  José Serebrier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: Russia 
29. Was mir behagt, ist nur die muntre Jagd!, BWV 208 "Hunt Cantata": Schafe können sicher weiden by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  José Serebrier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1713; Cöthen, Germany 
30. Suite for Orchestra no 3 in D major, BWV 1068: Air by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  José Serebrier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1729-1731; Leipzig, Germany 
31. Fugue in G minor, BWV 578 "Little G minor" by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  José Serebrier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1706; Arnstadt, Germany 
32. Komm, süsser Tod, komm, sel'ge Ruh'!, BWV 478 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  José Serebrier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1736; Leipzig, Germany 
33. Christ lag in Todesbanden, BWV 4: no 4, Jesus Christus, Gottes Sohn by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  José Serebrier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1708; Weimar, Germany 
34. Saint John Passion, BWV 245: no 58, Es ist vollbracht by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  José Serebrier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1724; Leipzig, Germany 
35. Wir gläuben all'an einen Gott, BWV 680 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  José Serebrier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1739; Leipzig, Germany 
36. Orgelbüchlein: Nun komm'der Heiden Heiland, BWV 599 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  José Serebrier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1713-1717; Weimar, Germany 
37. Two Ancient Liturgical Melodies by Leopold Stokowski
Conductor:  José Serebrier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
38. Messiah, HWV 56: Pastoral Symphony "Pifa" by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  José Serebrier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1742; London, England 
39. Dido and Aeneas, Z 626: Thy hand, Belinda...When I am laid in earth by Henry Purcell
Conductor:  José Serebrier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1689; England 
40. Passacaglia in C minor, BWV 582 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  José Serebrier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1708-1712; Arnstadt, Germany 
41. Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, BWV 147: Jesu bleibet meine Freude "Jesu, joy of man's desiring" by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  José Serebrier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1723; Leipzig, Germany 

Sound Samples

Overture (Suite) No. 3 in D major, BWV 1068: II. Air, "Air on a G String" (arr. L. Stokowski)
Was mir behagt, BWV 208, "Hunt Cantata": Aria: Sheep may safely graze (arr. by L. Stokowski): Was mir behagt, BWV 208, "Hunt Cantata": Aria: Sheep may safely graze (arr. L. Stokowski)
Fugue in G minor, BWV 578, "Little Fugue" (arr. L. Stokowski for orchestra): Fugue in G minor, BWV 578, "Little Fugue" (arr. L. Stokowski)
Das Rheingold (arr. L. Stokowski): Das Rheingold, Scene IV: Entrance of the Gods into Valhalla (ed. H. Zumpe, L. Stokowski)
Tristan and Isolde: Symphonic Synthesis (arr. L. Stokowski): I. Act I: Vorspiel (Prelude)
Tristan and Isolde: Symphonic Synthesis (arr. L. Stokowski): II. Act II: Liebesnacht (Night of Love)
Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565 (arr. L. Stokowski for orchestra)
Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 645 (arr. L. Stokowski): Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 645 (arr. L. Stokowski for orchestra)
Toccata, Adagio and Fugue in C major, BWV 564: Adagio (arr. L. Stokowski for orchestra)

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