Leopold Stokowski - Decca Recordings, 1965-1972 (5 CD box set, FLAC)
Leopold Stokowski - Decca Recordings, 1965-1972 (5 CD box set, FLAC)

Performer: David Gray, Alan Civil
Orchestra: Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, New Philharmonia Orchestra
Conductor: Leopold Stokowski
Audio CD
SPARS Code: A-D
Number of Discs: 5
Format: FLAC (image+cue)
Label: Decca
Size: 1.86 GB
Recovery: +3%
Scan: yes

# Toccata and Fugue, for organ in D minor, BWV 565 (BC J37)
Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performed by Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Conducted by Leopold Stokowski

# Prelude and Fugue, for keyboard No. 8 in E flat minor (WTC I/8), BWV 853 (BC L87)
Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performed by Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Conducted by Leopold Stokowski

# Mein Jesu! was für Seelenweh, for voice & continuo (Schemelli Gesangbuch No. 283), BWV 487 (BC F237)
Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performed by Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Conducted by Leopold Stokowski

# Wir glauben all an einen Gott (I), chorale prelude for organ, BWV 680 (BC K12)
Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performed by Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Conducted by Leopold Stokowski

# Cantata No. 4, “Christ lag in Todes Banden,” BWV 4 (BCA 54) Chorale. Jesus Christus, Gottes Sohn
Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performed by Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Conducted by Leopold Stokowski

# Passacaglia and Fugue, for organ in C minor, BWV 582 (BC J79)
Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performed by Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Conducted by Leopold Stokowski

# Pavane & 2 Galliards (“The Earle of Salisbury”), for keyboard in A minor, No. 2 , MB 15
Composed by William Byrd
Performed by London Symphony Orchestra
Conducted by Leopold Stokowski

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# Trumpet Voluntary
Composed by Jeremiah Clarke
Performed by London Symphony Orchestra
with Howard Snell
Conducted by Leopold Stokowski

# Moments musicaux (6) for piano, D. 780 (Op. 94) No. 3 in F minor
Composed by Franz Schubert
Performed by London Symphony Orchestra
Conducted by Leopold Stokowski

# Mazurka for piano No. 13 in A minor, Op. 17/4, CT. 63
Composed by Fryderyk Chopin
Performed by London Symphony Orchestra
Conducted by Leopold Stokowski

# Chant sans paroles (Song without words) for piano in A minor, Op. 40/6
Composed by Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky
Performed by London Symphony Orchestra
Conducted by Leopold Stokowski

# Extase (“Sur un lys pâle”), song for voice & piano (or orchestra)
Composed by Henri Duparc
Performed by London Symphony Orchestra
with David Gray
Conducted by Leopold Stokowski

# Prelude for piano No.1 in C sharp minor (“The Bells of Moscow”), Op. 3/2
Composed by Sergey Rachmaninov
Performed by Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Conducted by Leopold Stokowski

# La cathédrale engloutie, prelude for piano, L. 117/10
Composed by Claude Debussy
Performed by New Philharmonia Orchestra
Conducted by Leopold Stokowski

# Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Op. 64
Composed by Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky
Performed by New Philharmonia Orchestra
with Alan Civil
Conducted by Leopold Stokowski

# Le Poème de l’extase (Poem of Ecstasy), symphony [No. 4] in C major, Op. 54
Composed by Alexander Scriabin
Performed by Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Conducted by Leopold Stokowski

# Symphony, in D minor, Op. 48
Composed by Cesar Franck
Performed by Hilversum Radio Symphony Orchestra
Conducted by Leopold Stokowski

# Enigma Variations, for orchestra, Op. 36
Composed by Edward Elgar
Performed by Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Conducted by Leopold Stokowski

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# Symphonie fantastique for orchestra (“Episode de la vie d’un Artiste…en cinq parties”), H.48 (Op. 14)
Composed by Hector Berlioz
Performed by New Philharmonia Orchestra
Conducted by Leopold Stokowski

# La Damnation de Faust, for mezzo-soprano, tenor, baritone, bass, chorus and orchestra, (“légende dramatique”) H. 111 (Op. 24) Ballet Des Sylphes
Composed by Hector Berlioz
Performed by London Symphony Orchestra
Conducted by Leopold Stokowski

# Fanfare, for orchestra (for collaborative ballet L’eventail de Jeanne)
Composed by Maurice Ravel
Performed by Hilversum Radio Symphony Orchestra
Conducted by Leopold Stokowski

# Daphnis et Chloé, suite No. 2 for orchestra
Composed by Maurice Ravel
Performed by London Symphony Orchestra
Conducted by Leopold Stokowski

# L’oiseau de feu (The Firebird), concert suite for orchestra No. 2 I. Introduction
Composed by Igor Stravinsky
Performed by London Symphony Orchestra
Conducted by Leopold Stokowski

# L’oiseau de feu (The Firebird), concert suite for orchestra No. 2 II. Dance of the Firebird
Composed by Igor Stravinsky
Performed by London Symphony Orchestra
Conducted by Leopold Stokowski

# L’oiseau de feu (The Firebird), concert suite for orchestra No. 2 III. Round dance of the Princesses
Composed by Igor Stravinsky
Performed by London Symphony Orchestra
Conducted by Leopold Stokowski

# L’oiseau de feu (The Firebird), concert suite for orchestra No. 2 IV. Infernal dance of King Kashchei
Composed by Igor Stravinsky
Performed by London Symphony Orchestra
Conducted by Leopold Stokowski

# L’oiseau de feu (The Firebird), concert suite for orchestra No. 2 V. Lullaby
Composed by Igor Stravinsky
Performed by London Symphony Orchestra
Conducted by Leopold Stokowski

# L’oiseau de feu (The Firebird), concert suite for orchestra No. 2 VI. Finale
Composed by Igor Stravinsky
Performed by London Symphony Orchestra
Conducted by Leopold Stokowski

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# Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune (Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun), for orchestra, L. 86
Composed by Claude Debussy
Performed by London Symphony Orchestra
Conducted by Leopold Stokowski

# La Mer, symphonic sketches (3) for orchestra, L. 109
Composed by Claude Debussy
Performed by London Symphony Orchestra
Conducted by Leopold Stokowski

# L’ Ascension, 4 meditations for orchestra, I/12a
Composed by Olivier Messiaen
Performed by London Symphony Orchestra
Conducted by Leopold Stokowski

Stupendous Stokowski

This five disc box set featuring the Decca Recordings (1965-72) of conductor Leopold Stokowski is among the latest batch of releases in the limited edition “Original Masters” series. While parts of this particular collection have been available on CD in the past (in the old “Phase 4” and “Weekend Classics” series), some of this material is being made available for the first time internationally. Those performances include Franck’s Symphony (Hilversium RPO, 1970), Elgar’s Enigma Variations (Czech PO, 1972), Ravel’s “Fanfare” (Hilversium, 1970) and Messiaen’s “L’Ascension” (London SO, 1970). Other highlights include an entire disc (CD1) of Stokowski’s Transcriptions, and a delightful reading of Berlioz’s “Symphonie Fantastique” with the New Philharmonia Orchestra from 1968. In all, another great set in the “Original Masters” series.

2 Comments

  1. Thanks a lot. Such a slew of great recordings. Cant thank you enough
    Anshuman

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