May 16

Leopold Stokowski – Symphony of the Air / Rhapsodies
SACD ISO (2.0/MCH): 3,07 GB | 24B/88,2kHz Stereo FLAC: 1,36 GB | NO Artwork
Label/Cat#: RCA Red Seal “Living Stereo” # 82876-67903-2 | Country/Year: US 2005
Genre: Classical | Style: Romantic, Early 20th Century

“This sacd is truly wonderful. Under the leadmanship of Stokowsky all music becomes something extraordinary. Start with the majestic notes of Liszt’s Hungarian rhapsody & end with Wagner. And don’t forget smetana’s moldau! Then I switched to the 3-channel mix on the SACD. The orchestra became much wider & deeper on the soundstage, with the flute solo in the Moldau front & center with greatest clarity & presence…” ~audaud.com

“Leopold Stokowski’s collection of Rhapsodies are painted broadly but with his characteristic fine control, & in sound that is larger than life.” ~Kalman Rubinson

Tracklist:

01. Franz Listz – Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 in C-Sharp Minor 08:46
02. Georges Enesco – Roumanian Rhapsody No. 1 in A, Op. 11 11:38
03. Bedrich Smetana – The Moldau (Vltava) 12:27
04. Bedrich Smetana – The Bartered Bride – Overture 07:12
05. Richard Wagner – Tristan und Isolde – Prelude to Act III 10:19
06. Richard Wagner – Tannhaeuser – Overture and Venusberg Music 25:09