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Gliere, Stravinsky & Bloch: Orchestral Works / Stokowski


Release Date: 02/17/2017 
Label:  Urania Records   Catalog #: 168  
Composer:  Reinhold GliereIgor StravinskyErnest BlochDmitri Shostakovich,   ... 
Performer:  George Neikrug
Conductor:  Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Houston Symphony OrchestraBerlin Philharmonic OrchestraSymphony of the Air,   ... 
Number of Discs: 2 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This release contains rarities of the repertoire of the twentieth century in the rare stereo interpretatiosn by Leopold Stokowski of the late 1950's for Capitol Americana and Philips. These recordings haven't been available for decades and have a preserved, extraordinary sound quality. The release testifies to the eclecticism of the conductor, who was certainly not only the Maestro fo Fantasia by Disney, but was one of the more experimental performers of a music that, in the middle of the twentieth century, appeared difficult and hard to sell. This release contains rarities of the repertoire of the twentieth century in the rare stereo interpretatiosn by Leopold Stokowski of the late 1950's for Capitol Americana and Philips. These recordings haven't been available for decades and have a preserved, extraordinary sound quality. The release testifies to the eclecticism of the conductor, who was certainly not only the Maestro fo Fantasia by Disney, but was one of the more experimental performers of a music that, in the middle of the twentieth century, appeared difficult and hard to sell. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Symphony no 3 in B minor, Op. 42 "Il'ya Muromets" by Reinhold Gliere
Conductor:  Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Houston Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1909-1911; Russia 
2.
Pétrouchka by Igor Stravinsky
Conductor:  Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Switzerland 
3.
Schelomo by Ernest Bloch
Performer:  George Neikrug (Cello)
Conductor:  Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Symphony of the Air
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1915-1916; USA 
4.
Symphony no 5 in D minor, Op. 47 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Conductor:  Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Stadium Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1937; USSR 
5.
Symphony no 4, Op. 54 "Poem of ecstasy" by Alexander Scriabin
Conductor:  Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Houston Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1905-1908; Russia 
6.
Escales by Jacques Ibert
Conductor:  Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra/Ensemble:  French Radio and Television Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1922; France 

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