Leopold Stokowski conducts Britten, Enescu, Borodin, Debussy, Bauer | Guild - Historical GHCD2419

Leopold Stokowski conducts Britten, Enescu, Borodin, Debussy, Bauer

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Label: Guild - Historical

Cat No: GHCD2419

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Orchestral

Release Date: 2nd March 2015

Contents

Works

Bauer, Marion

Sun Splendor, op.19c

Borodin, Alexander

Prince Igor
» Dance of the Polovtsian Maidens (arr. Leopold Stokowski)

Britten, Benjamin

Piano Concerto in D major, op.13

Debussy, Claude

Preludes (12), Book 1
» no.10 La Cathedrale engloutie (orch. Leopold Stokowski)

Enescu, George

Romanian Rhapsodies (2), op.11
» no.1 in A major

Artists

Jacques Abram (piano)
Philharmonic-Symphony Orchestra of New York

Conductor

Leopold Stokowski

Works

Bauer, Marion

Sun Splendor, op.19c

Borodin, Alexander

Prince Igor
» Dance of the Polovtsian Maidens (arr. Leopold Stokowski)

Britten, Benjamin

Piano Concerto in D major, op.13

Debussy, Claude

Preludes (12), Book 1
» no.10 La Cathedrale engloutie (orch. Leopold Stokowski)

Enescu, George

Romanian Rhapsodies (2), op.11
» no.1 in A major

Artists

Jacques Abram (piano)
Philharmonic-Symphony Orchestra of New York

Conductor

Leopold Stokowski

About

The extensive collection of recordings on the Guild label conducted by Leopold Stokowski has garnered world-wide acclaim from the most knowledgeable critics, and this new release is sure to join the list of widely-welcomed recordings of the master.

Three very well-known orchestral pieces open the programme, which features the New York Philharmonic throughout, and which in turn reveal the Maestro's legendary command of orchestral colour and internal balance.

But the disc is enhanced by the world premiere performance of the legendary score, Sun Splendor, by the unique American composer and musicologist, Marion Bauer, and a wholly exceptional account of Britten's Piano Concerto - the first American broadcast of the work, no less - played by the dazzling American virtuoso Jacques Abram, who, under Stokowski's inspired direction, delivers a performance of considerable virtuosity and distinction.

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