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Shostakovich: Symphony No. 1; Vaughan Williams: Fantasia On A Theme By Thomas Tallis

Shostakovich / Stokowski,Leopold
Release Date: 01/06/2015 
Label:  Guild   Catalog #: 2415   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Fikret AmirovDmitri ShostakovichRalph Vaughan WilliamsRobert Kurka
Conductor:  Leopold Stokowski
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 13 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1.
Azerbaijan-Symphonic Suite, for orchestra by Fikret Amirov
Conductor:  Leopold Stokowski
Length: 14 Minutes 0 Secs. 
2.
Symphony no 1 in F minor, Op. 10 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Conductor:  Leopold Stokowski
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1924-1925; USSR 
Date of Recording: 03/05/1960 
Venue:  Carnegie Hall, New York 
Length: 33 Minutes 36 Secs. 
3.
Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Conductor:  Leopold Stokowski
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1910/1919; England 
Length: 17 Minutes 18 Secs. 
4.
Julius Caesar, symphonic epilogue after Shakespeare, for orchestra, Op. 28 by Robert Kurka
Conductor:  Leopold Stokowski
Period: Modern 
Written: 1955 
Date of Recording: 03/03/1962 
Venue:  Carnegie Hall, Ne York 
Length: 8 Minutes 7 Secs. 

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
 Superb Stokowski  February 24, 2016 By ben cutler (somerville, NJ) See All My Reviews "Why do we need a third Shostakovich First from Stokowski? Easy! This is the most intense performance of the three, and none of them are bad! And the Variations on a Theme of Tallis also repeats a recorded performance done somewhat later. At over 17 minutes this may be the slowest Tallis on record. I find it to be deeper and richer than ever. Others may disagree, but this is my treasure island performance. Robert Kurka's Symphonic Epilogue on Julius Caesar is a far better and more involving piece of music than the ungainly title suggests.Superb music by a composer who surely would have been one of America's greatest composers had Leukemia not struck him down at 37. Only the Amirov is a lemon. The NYPO is definitely NOT a lemon. They play gloriously in all 4 works. This disc demonstrates once more just how good the NYPO of the 1940s could be." Report Abuse
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