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An Evening With Leopold Stokowski / Richard Egarr, Brussels Philharmonic

Bach / Stokowski / Handel / Egarr / Cesti
Release Date: 01/25/2011 
Label:  Glossa   Catalog #: 922209   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Johann Sebastian BachPietro Antonio CestiGeorge Frideric HandelHenry Purcell,   ... 
Conductor:  Richard Egarr
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Brussels Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Multi 
Length: 1 Hours 8 Mins. 

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This is a hybrid Super Audio CD playable on both regular and Super Audio CD players.

The charm and sheer full-blooded pleasure offered by Leopold Stokowski’s transcriptions continues to hold sway today – complete with opulent and resonant strings – some three decades after the dynamic conductor’s death. The “Stokowski Sound” was particularly, indeed deliberately, well-suited to the possibilities offered with the development of stereo recording of the maestro’s day, a challenge which Glossa’s engineer Manuel Mohino has happily embraced as much as the Brussels Philharmonic, whose members have taken to the style like ducks to water in this modern-day “Evening with Leopold Stokowski”.

Leading the way with a
Read more classy swagger in transcriptions of Bach, Purcell and Palestrina is a conductor in Richard Egarr, perhaps better known for his work with the unadorned originals (he is the Music Director of the Academy of Ancient Music, after all), but in reality equally at home in much later music – and he makes no bones about his appreciation of the Stokowski style. About the transcription of Dido’s Lament Egarr says, “It is still Purcell, even in Stokowski's fur coat.” and, for added emphasis, he conjures up his own orchestral confection of Handel’s Water Music. An evening’s entertainment of unalloyed pleasure culminating in a triumphant rendition of the Slavonic March by Tchaikovsky, à la Stokowski, naturally.
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Works on This Recording

1.
Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Richard Egarr
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Brussels Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1708; Germany 
2.
Tu mancavi a tormentarmi, crudelissima speranza by Pietro Antonio Cesti
Conductor:  Richard Egarr
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Brussels Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1660; Italy 
3.
Water Music, HWV 348-350: Suite by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Richard Egarr
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Brussels Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1715-1717; London, England 
4.
Suite for Orchestra no 3 in D major, BWV 1068: Air by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Richard Egarr
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Brussels Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1729-1731; Leipzig, Germany 
5.
Indian Queen, Z 630: Trumpet Tune by Henry Purcell
Conductor:  Richard Egarr
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Brussels Philharmonic Orchestra
6.
Fairy Queen, Z 629: Echo pastorale by Henry Purcell
Conductor:  Richard Egarr
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Brussels Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1692; England 
7.
Abdelazer, Z 570 "Moor's Revenge": Hornpipe by Henry Purcell
Conductor:  Richard Egarr
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Brussels Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1695; England 
8.
Dido and Aeneas, Z 626: Thy hand, Belinda...When I am laid in earth by Henry Purcell
Conductor:  Richard Egarr
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Brussels Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1689; England 
9.
Fairy Queen, Z 629: Largo and Allegro by Henry Purcell
Conductor:  Richard Egarr
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Brussels Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1692; England 
10.
Adoramus te Christe by Giovanni Palestrina
Conductor:  Richard Egarr
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Brussels Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1581; Italy 
11.
Intemerata Dei mater by Johannes Ockeghem
Conductor:  Richard Egarr
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Brussels Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 15th Century; Flanders, Belgium 
12.
Marche slave, Op. 31 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Richard Egarr
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Brussels Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1876; Russia 
Venue:  Studio 4, Flagey, Brussels 
Length: 9 Minutes 30 Secs. 
13.
Toccata and Fugue in D minor, transcription for orchestra (after Bach, BWV 565) by Leopold Stokowski
Conductor:  Richard Egarr
Period: Modern 
Venue:  Studio 4, Flagey, Brussels 
Length: 3 Minutes 37 Secs. 
14.
Tu mancavi a tormentarmi (aria arranged for strings & harp by L.Stokowski) by Antonio Cesti
Conductor:  Richard Egarr
Period: Baroque 
Venue:  Studio 4, Flagey, Brussels 
Length: 7 Minutes 1 Secs. 
15.
Water Music Suite no 2 in D major, HWV 349 by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Richard Egarr
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1715-1717; London, England 
Venue:  Studio 4, Flagey, Brussels 
Length: 10 Minutes 14 Secs. 
16.
Water Music Suite no 1 in F major, HWV 348: Allegro by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Richard Egarr
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1717 
Venue:  Studio 4, Flagey, Brussels 
Length: 4 Minutes 10 Secs. 
17.
Suite for Orchestra no 3 in D major, BWV 1068: Air by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Richard Egarr
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1729-1731; Leipzig, Germany 
Venue:  Studio 4, Flagey, Brussels 
Length: 5 Minutes 12 Secs. 
18.
Purcell Suite, for orchestra (a set of transcriptions after Purcell) by Leopold Stokowski
Conductor:  Richard Egarr
Period: Modern 
Venue:  Studio 4, Flagey, Brussels 
Length: 1 Minutes 27 Secs. 
19.
Adoramus te Christe by Giovanni Palestrina
Conductor:  Richard Egarr
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1581; Italy 
Venue:  Studio 4, Flagey, Brussels 
Length: 2 Minutes 54 Secs. 
20.
Intemerata Dei mater by Johannes Ockeghem
Conductor:  Richard Egarr
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 15th Century; Flanders, Belgium 
Venue:  Studio 4, Flagey, Brussels 
Length: 6 Minutes 55 Secs. 

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