Leopold Stokowski conducts Sibelius | Guild - Historical GHCD2428

Leopold Stokowski conducts Sibelius

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Label: Guild - Historical

Cat No: GHCD2428

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Release Date: 20th November 2015

Contents

Artists

Jascha Heifetz (violin)
All-American Youth Orchestra
Philadelphia Orchestra

Conductor

Leopold Stokowski

Works

Sibelius, Jean

Finlandia, op.26
Lemminkainen Suite, op.22
» no.2 The Swan of Tuonela
Symphony no.7 in C major, op.105
The Tempest, op.109
» Berceuse
Valse triste, op.44 no.1
Violin Concerto in D minor, op.47

Artists

Jascha Heifetz (violin)
All-American Youth Orchestra
Philadelphia Orchestra

Conductor

Leopold Stokowski

About

The Guild series of CD issues of recordings of Leopold Stokowski has done much to reveal the immense range and depth of the great conductor's work during his very long career.

This new coupling of music by Sibelius - who often praised Stokowski's performances - presents some outstanding accounts in a timely issue marking the 150th anniversary of Sibelius's birth.

Of wholly exceptional interest is the world premiere recording of the Violin Concerto with Jascha Heifetz. This remained unknown until after the deaths of soloist and conductor - our new transfer, from a private collection, is the very best this legendary account has received.

With shorter orchestral pieces we also have the Seventh Symphony, in its second-ever recording, with the All-American Youth Orchestra. All the other pieces are played by the Philadelphia Orchestra.

An issue of outstanding artistic merit.

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