MARBECKS COLLECTABLE: Leopold Stokowkski: Decca Recordings 1965-72 (Special Price)

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MARBECKS COLLECTABLE: Leopold Stokowkski: Decca Recordings 1965-72 (Special Price)
Leopold Stokowski conducts the London Symphony, Czech Philharmonic, New Philharmonia, etc

[ Decca Original Masters / 6 CD Box Set ]

Release Date: Wednesday 5 February 2003

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Leopold Stokowski was one of the most dynamic and charismatic conductors of the twenthieth century. Born in London 18 April 1882 he went on to study at the Royal College of Music and after European travels returned to England where he held various posts.

His first important orchestral post was a conductor of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra (1909-12) and from there he moved on to Philadelphia - the orchestra with which he remained for 24 years and with whom he is so closely and memorably identified. One of the most important Walt Disney films, and the one which introduced classical music to a wide audience, was Fantasia; his collaboration on this film brought his name to a wide public.

Stokowski's first appearances in Great Britain as a conductor since 1912 were during the 1951 Festival of Britain. He continued his work with other American orchestras and founded the American Symphony Orchestra. During the late 1960s and until shortly before his death in 1977 (he is buried in Nether Wallop in Hampshire in the UK). Stokowski worked with several European orchestras and made a number of recordings for Decca during the 1960s and 1970s - these originally appeared on the Phase 4 label.


CD 1
Toccata And Fugue For Organ In D Minor, BWV 565
Prelude In E Flat Minor (Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1, BWV 583)
Mein Jesu, Was Fur Seelenweh (Schemelli Jesangbuch, BWV 487)

and other Bach works, plus pieces by Byrd, Duparc, Rachmaninov, Schubert, etc

CD 2
Symphony No. 5 In E Minor, Op. 64
Le Poeme De L'extase, Op. 54

CD 3
Symphony In D Minor
Variations On An Original Theme Op. 36 "Enigma"

CD 4
Symphonie Fantastique, Op. 14
Ballet Des Sylphes (La Damnation De Faust, Op.24)
Fanfare (L'eventail De Jeanne)
Daphnis Et Chloé - Suite No. 2
(with the London Symphony Chorus)

CD 5
L'oiseau De Feu - Suite (1919 Version)
Prelude À L'apres Midi D'un Faune
La Mer
L'Ascension - Quatre Meditation Symponiques Pour Orchestre