The Complete RCA Album Collection

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The Complete RCA Album Collection
Anshel Brusilow Conducts the Chamber Symphony Of Philadelphia, with Lili Chookasian (contralto)

[ Sony Originals / 6 CD Box Set ]

Release Date: Friday 1 December 2023

"An orchestra of rare quality" - that's how High Fidelity described the Chamber Symphony of Philadelphia, founded in 1966 by Anshel Brusilow, then concertmaster of The Philadelphia Orchestra. Brusilow, who studied conducting and played under Pierre Monteux, George Szell, and Eugene Ormandy, auditioned more than 1,000 musicians for the 36 full-time positions and conducted the ensemble from 1966 until 1968, when it was disbanded for want of adequate philanthropic support for a second orchestra in the city. But over the course of two and a half seasons it had already performed more than 240 concerts and made six albums for RCA Victor.

Now, for the first time in 50 years, these recordings are once again available.


Brahms: Serenade No. 1 in D major, Op. 11
Yardumian: Come, Creator Spirit
Tchaikovsky: Suite No. 4 in G major, Op.61 'Mozartiana'
Arensky: Variations on a Theme of Tchaikovsky, Op. 35a
Tchaikovsky: Andante Cantabile (from String Quartet No. 1 in D Op. 11)
Cherubini: Symphony in D major
Haydn: Symphony No. 60 in C major 'Il distratto'
Ravel: Le Tombeau de Couperin
Françaix: Serenade
Ibert: Capriccio
Strauss, R: Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme, Op. 60
Wolf, H: Italian Serenade in G major

Brahms: Serenade No. 1 in D Major, Op. 11: II. Scherzo. Allegro non troppo - Trio. Poco più moto