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Stokowski conducts The New York Philharmonic Volume 2.

To mark the 25th Anniversary of Stokowski's death in 1977, for the first time on CD, Cala Records, in association with the Leopold Stokowski Society, is pleased to release two 77-minute CDs of his celebrated 1947 and 1949 American Columbia recordings. These were the first to be made by the New York Philharmonic (then called the Philharmonic-Symphony of New York) under a great virtuoso conductor following the departure of Toscanini in 1936. The transfers -taken direct from the original lacquers - have been made available by Sony Studios, New York. The resulting sound has a far wider dynamic range than was evident on the original LP's and 78s and reveal some of the most exciting music-making Stokowski ever put onto disc. s critic Virgil Thomson remarked at the time: "Mr Stokowski's conducting was pure miracle from beginning to end … everything was played with wondrous beauty of sound, with the noblest proportions, with the utmost grandeur of expression."

WAGNER Rienzi Overture; Siegfried's Rhine Journey and Funeral Music
SIBELIUS Maiden with the Roses
KHACHATURIAN Masquerade Suite
TCHAIKOVSKY Serenade for Strings - Waltz
SCHOENBERG Song of the Wood-Dove
COPLAND Billy the Kid-Excerpts
Total time: 76:40

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