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Stokowski -fabled Concert Performance -mahler: Symphony No 8


Release Date: 01/01/2004 
Label:  Music & Arts Programs Of America Catalog #: 1130   Spars Code: AAD 
Composer:  Gustav Mahler
Performer:  Carlos AlexanderEugene ConleyFrancis YeendMartha Lipton,   ... 
Conductor:  Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Westminster ChoirSchola Cantorum New YorkNew York Philharmonic,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Mono 
Length: 1 Hours 18 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Stokowski gave the U.S. premiere of the work and was a renowned exponent of Mahler's music. On its initial release, Kevin Conklin wrote of this recording in Sterephile: 'this is the most consistently satisfactory performance of the Mahler Eighth I know, and a powerful argument for perferring a live recording of the work. It deserves to be known as widely as the famous Bruno Walter/Kathleen Ferrier Das Lied von der Erde of about the same vintage'. Stokowski gave the U.S. premiere of the work and was a renowned exponent of Mahler's music. On its initial release, Kevin Conklin wrote of this recording in Sterephile: 'this is the most consistently satisfactory performance of the Mahler Eighth I know, and a powerful argument for perferring a live recording of the work. It deserves to be known as widely as the famous Bruno Walter/Kathleen Ferrier Das Lied von der Erde of about the same vintage'. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Symphony no 8 in E flat major "Symphony of A Thousand" by Gustav Mahler
Performer:  Carlos Alexander (Baritone), Eugene Conley (Tenor), Francis Yeend (Soprano),
Martha Lipton (Alto), Camilla Williams (Soprano), Louise Bernhardt (Alto),
Uta Graf (Soprano)
Conductor:  Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Westminster Choir,  Schola Cantorum New York,  New York Philharmonic  ... 
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1906; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 04/06/1950 
Venue:  Live  Carnegie Hall, New York City 

Sound Samples

Symphony No. 8 in E flat major, "Symphony of a Thousand": Part I: Hymnus: Veni, creator spiritus
Symphony No. 8 in E flat major, "Symphony of a Thousand": Part II: Final Scene from Faust

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