Leopold Stokowski – Decca Recordings vol.2, 1964-1975 (6 CD box set, FLAC)

Performer: Donald McIntyre, Grenadier Guards Band, Heather Harper, Alexander Young, Erich Gruenberg
Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra, New Philharmonia Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, L’Orchestre de la Suisse Romande
Conductor: Leopold Stokowski
Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven, Franz Schubert, Johannes Brahms, Richard Wagner, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, et al.
Audio CD
SPARS Code: A-D
Number of Discs: 6 CD box set
Format: APE (image+cue)
Label: Decca
Size: 1.93 GB
Recovery: +3%
Scan: yes

# Symphony No. 5 in C minor (“Fate”), Op. 67 1. Allegro con brio
Composed by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performed by London Philharmonic Orchestra
Conducted by Leopold Stokowski

# Symphony No. 5 in C minor (“Fate”), Op. 67 2. Andante con moto
Composed by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performed by London Philharmonic Orchestra
Conducted by Leopold Stokowski

# Symphony No. 5 in C minor (“Fate”), Op. 67 3. Allegro –
Composed by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performed by London Philharmonic Orchestra
Conducted by Leopold Stokowski

# Symphony No. 5 in C minor (“Fate”), Op. 67 4. Allegro
Composed by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performed by London Philharmonic Orchestra
Conducted by Leopold Stokowski

# Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92 1. Poco sostenuto – Vivace
Composed by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performed by New Philharmonia Orchestra
Conducted by Leopold Stokowski

# Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92 2. Allegretto
Composed by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performed by New Philharmonia Orchestra
Conducted by Leopold Stokowski

# Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92 3. Presto – Assai meno presto
Composed by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performed by New Philharmonia Orchestra
Conducted by Leopold Stokowski

# Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92 4. Allegro con brio
Composed by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performed by New Philharmonia Orchestra
Conducted by Leopold Stokowski

# Egmont, incidental music, Op. 84
Composed by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performed by New Philharmonia Orchestra
Conducted by Leopold Stokowski

# Symphony No. 9 in D minor (“Choral”), Op. 125 1. Allegro ma non troppo, un poco maestoso
Composed by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performed by New Philharmonia Orchestra
Conducted by Leopold Stokowski

# Symphony No. 9 in D minor (“Choral”), Op. 125 2. Molto vivace – Presto
Composed by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performed by New Philharmonia Orchestra
Conducted by Leopold Stokowski

# Symphony No. 9 in D minor (“Choral”), Op. 125 3. Adagio molto e cantabile – Andante moderato
Composed by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performed by New Philharmonia Orchestra
Conducted by Leopold Stokowski

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# Symphony No. 9 in D minor (“Choral”), Op. 125 4. Presto – Allegro assai – Alla marcia. Allegro vivace assai – Andante maestoso – Allegro energico, sempre ben marcato – Allegro ma
Composed by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performed by New Philharmonia Orchestra
with Helen Watts, Heather Harper, Alexander Young, Donald McIntyre
Conducted by Leopold Stokowski

# Symphony No. 8 in B minor (“Unfinished”), D. 759 1. Allegro moderato
Composed by Franz Schubert
Performed by London Philharmonic Orchestra
Conducted by Leopold Stokowski

# Symphony No. 8 in B minor (“Unfinished”), D. 759 2. Andante con moto
Composed by Franz Schubert
Performed by London Philharmonic Orchestra
Conducted by Leopold Stokowski

# Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op. 68 1. Un poco sostenuto – Allegro – Meno allegro
Composed by Johannes Brahms
Performed by London Symphony Orchestra
Conducted by Leopold Stokowski

# Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op. 68 2. Andante sostenuto
Composed by Johannes Brahms
Performed by London Symphony Orchestra
Conducted by Leopold Stokowski

# Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op. 68 3. Un poco allegretto e grazioso
Composed by Johannes Brahms
Performed by London Symphony Orchestra
Conducted by Leopold Stokowski

# Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op. 68 4. Adagio – Più andante – Allegro non troppo, ma con brio
Composed by Johannes Brahms
Performed by London Symphony Orchestra
Conducted by Leopold Stokowski

# Die Walküre (The Valkyrie), opera, WWV 86b The Ride of the Valkyries
Composed by Richard Wagner
Performed by London Symphony Orchestra
Conducted by Leopold Stokowski

# Die Götterdämmerung (Twilight of the Gods), opera, WWV 86d Dawn and Siegfried’s Rhine Journey
Composed by Richard Wagner
Performed by London Symphony Orchestra
Conducted by Leopold Stokowski

# Die Götterdämmerung (Twilight of the Gods), opera, WWV 86d Siegfried’s Death and Funeral Music
Composed by Richard Wagner
Performed by London Symphony Orchestra
Conducted by Leopold Stokowski

# Das Rheingold (The Rhine Gold), opera, WWV 86a Entrance of the Gods into Valhalla
Composed by Richard Wagner
Performed by London Symphony Orchestra
Conducted by Leopold Stokowski

# Siegfried, opera, WWV 86c Forest Murmurs
Composed by Richard Wagner
Performed by London Symphony Orchestra
Conducted by Leopold Stokowski

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# Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, opera, WWV 96 Prelude
Composed by Richard Wagner
Performed by London Symphony Orchestra
Conducted by Leopold Stokowski

# Scheherazade, symphonic suite for orchestra, Op. 35 The Sea and Sinbad’s Ship
Composed by Nikolay Andreyevich Rimsky-Korsakov
Performed by London Symphony Orchestra
with Erich Gruenberg
Conducted by Leopold Stokowski

# Scheherazade, symphonic suite for orchestra, Op. 35 The Story of the Kalendar Prince
Composed by Nikolay Andreyevich Rimsky-Korsakov
Performed by London Symphony Orchestra
with Erich Gruenberg
Conducted by Leopold Stokowski

# Scheherazade, symphonic suite for orchestra, Op. 35 The Young Prince and Princess
Composed by Nikolay Andreyevich Rimsky-Korsakov
Performed by London Symphony Orchestra
with Erich Gruenberg
Conducted by Leopold Stokowski

# Scheherazade, symphonic suite for orchestra, Op. 35 Festival at Baghdad. The Sea. Shipwreck. Conclusion
Composed by Nikolay Andreyevich Rimsky-Korsakov
Performed by London Symphony Orchestra
with Erich Gruenberg
Conducted by Leopold Stokowski

# Capriccio espagñol (Kaprichchio na ispankskiye temï), for orchestra, Op. 34 Alborada
Composed by Nikolay Andreyevich Rimsky-Korsakov
Performed by New Philharmonia Orchestra
Conducted by Leopold Stokowski

# Capriccio espagñol (Kaprichchio na ispankskiye temï), for orchestra, Op. 34 Variazioni
Composed by Nikolay Andreyevich Rimsky-Korsakov
Performed by New Philharmonia Orchestra
Conducted by Leopold Stokowski

# Capriccio espagñol (Kaprichchio na ispankskiye temï), for orchestra, Op. 34 Alborada
Composed by Nikolay Andreyevich Rimsky-Korsakov
Performed by New Philharmonia Orchestra
Conducted by Leopold Stokowski

# Capriccio espagñol (Kaprichchio na ispankskiye temï), for orchestra, Op. 34 Scena e canto gitano
Composed by Nikolay Andreyevich Rimsky-Korsakov
Performed by New Philharmonia Orchestra
Conducted by Leopold Stokowski

# Capriccio espagñol (Kaprichchio na ispankskiye temï), for orchestra, Op. 34 Fandango asturiano
Composed by Nikolay Andreyevich Rimsky-Korsakov
Performed by New Philharmonia Orchestra
Conducted by Leopold Stokowski

# 1812 — Festival Overture, for orchestra in E flat major, Op. 49
Composed by Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky
Performed by Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
with Grenadier Guards Band
Conducted by Leopold Stokowski

# St. John’s Night on the Bare Mountain (Ivanova noch’ na Lisoy gore), symphonic poem for orchestra
Composed by Modest Mussorgsky
Performed by London Symphony Orchestra
Conducted by Leopold Stokowski

# Prince Igor, opera (completed by Rimsky-Korsakov & Glazunov) Polovtsian Dances
Composed by Alexander Borodin
Performed by Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Conducted by Leopold Stokowski

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# Symphonic Synthesis on “Boris Godunov”, for orchestra (after Mussorgsky)
Composed by Leopold Stokowski
Performed by L’Orchestre de la Suisse Romande
Conducted by Leopold Stokowski

# Slavonic March, for orchestra, Op. 31
Composed by Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky
Performed by London Symphony Orchestra
Conducted by Leopold Stokowski

More Sensational Stokowski

It took me a while to purchase this six-disc set in UNI’s “Original Masters” series, but I finally did this past weekend. Classical music fans seem to either love or hate Leopold Stokowski (I, of course, love him), and unfortunately much of “Decca Recordings 1964-75, Volume 2” will be old news to serious devotees of the conductor. While I’m not familiar with the complete Decca back-catalog, at least three full discs worth of material have been previously available in the old “Weekend Classics” series — Beethoven’s 5th & 7th, Beethoven’s 9th, and the Wagner selections. (I’m pretty sure the Rimsky-Korsakov material on disc five, and the Tchaikovsky and Mussorgsky pieces on disc six have been issued prior too.) This is good news for those who came to collecting classical CDs late (like me) because while the Wagner is still available individually, the Beethovens have been fetching absurd prices in the Amazon Marketplace. The only material receiving its first international release is contained on disc 3 — a Schubert “Unfinished” with the London Philharmonic from 1969 and a rousing live performance of the Brahms 1st with the London Symphony on the occasion of the conductor’s 60th anniversary leading that body. The original instruments crowd will surely turn up their noses at these legendary performances, but me, I’ll just sit back and listen to some more sensational sounding Stokowski.

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