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Schoenberg: Gurrelieder, Verklarte Nacht / Stokowski And His Symphony Orchestra


Release Date: 01/08/2013 
Label:  Guild   Catalog #: 2388  
Composer:  Arnold Schoenberg
Performer:  Alvar LidellForbes RobinsonNell RankinJames McCracken,   ... 
Conductor:  Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony OrchestraLeopold Stokowski Orchestra
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Mono 
Length: 1 Hours 15 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Recent releases of broadcast performances by the legendary conductor Leopold Stokowski on the Guild Historical have proved enormously successful and have received glowing praise from the critics worldwide. In this remarkable double-album we bring together two of Stokowski's momentous performances - one live, one studio - of the music of Arnold Schoenberg. It is a little-known fact that Stokowski was the only conductor to perform all of Schoenberg's orchestral music during the composer's lifetime, and he conducted the world premieres of two of the composer's greatest works - the Violin Concerto and the Piano Concerto. In 1961, he led a truly overwhelming account of Schoenberg's great 'Gurrelieder', of which Stokowski had given the US Read more premiere in 1916; nine years before, he made this fabled recording of 'Verklaerte Nacht' with a hand-picked orchestra. The result is an issue of the highest importance, and the booklet notes are by Stokowski himself. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Gurrelieder by Arnold Schoenberg
Performer:  Alvar Lidell (Spoken Vocals), Forbes Robinson (Bass), Nell Rankin (Mezzo Soprano),
James McCracken (Tenor), Gré Brouwenstijn (Soprano), John Lanigan (Tenor)
Conductor:  Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra,  Leopold Stokowski Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1900-1911; Vienna, Austria 
2.
Verklärte Nacht for String Orchestra, Op. 4 by Arnold Schoenberg
Conductor:  Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Leopold Stokowski Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1899/1943; Vienna, Austria 

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