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Leopold Stokowski - Brahms, Wagner 1960

Leopold Stokowski - Brahms, Wagner 1960

Item No. GHCD 2402

Price GBP 4.60 / USD

Medium: CD 
Release Date: 15.07.2013

Since his death at the age of 95 almost forty years ago, the international appreciation of the art of Leopold Stokowski has undergone a transformation, to the point where he is now widely regarded as having been one of the greatest conductors of the twentieth century, with a discography spanning almost 60 years, for over 25 of those years as music director of the Philadelphia Orchestra. He returned to that orchestra in 1960 for a series of concerts, from which come these magnificent performances of Brahms's First Symphony and Stokowski's own purely orchestral symphonic synthesis of Wagner's 'Tristan und Isolde'. The recording quality is outstanding, and the performances are suffused with a lifetime's understanding of this great music played by a great orchestra.


Tracklist and soundclips:
Title Composer Artist Time Play
01 Symphony No.1 in C minor, Op.68 - I. Un poco sostenuto - Allegro Johannes Brahms (1833-1897) Philadelphia Orchestra, Leopold Stokowski (conductor) 13:20
02 Symphony No.1 in C minor, Op.68 - II. Andante sostenuto Johannes Brahms (1833-1897) Philadelphia Orchestra, Leopold Stokowski (conductor) 9:15
03 Symphony No.1 in C minor, Op.68 - III. Un poco allegretto e grazioso Johannes Brahms (1833-1897) Philadelphia Orchestra, Leopold Stokowski (conductor) 4:18
04 Symphony No.1 in C minor, Op.68 - IV. Adagio - Allegro non troppo, ma con brio Johannes Brahms (1833-1897) Philadelphia Orchestra, Leopold Stokowski (conductor) 15:57
05 Symphonic Synthesis from ‘Tristan und Isolde’ - Love Music from Acts II and III (arr. Leopold Stokowski) Richard Wagner (1813-1883) Philadelphia Orchestra, Leopold Stokowski (conductor) 25:31
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