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Leopold Stokowski - Rhapsodies (2005) {SACD}

1-11-2014, 19:51
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Leopold Stokowski - Rhapsodies (2005) {SACD}

Artist: Leopold Stokowski
Title Of Album: Rhapsodies
Year Of Release: 2005
Label: Living Stereo
Genre: Cassical
Format: Super Audio CD
Quality: DSD 2.0, 3.0; Image (ISO)
Bitrate: 2.8224 MHz
Time: 01:15:31 min
Size: 3,07 Gb
WWW: allmusic

All taste abandon, you who listen here. The combination of some of the most banal music ever composed performed by one of the most vulgar men who ever conducted captured in some of the most vulgar sound ever recorded is enough to drive listeners with refined sensibilities to despair. But for less discriminating listeners, the disc called Rhapsodies by Leopold Stokowski on RCA Living Stereo will be just the thing to clear the air after too much Mozart and Schubert. Stokowski, whose grasp of the distinctions between good and bad music has always been dubious, tears into Liszt's Second Hungarian Rhapsody with unrestrained gusto, rips into Enescu's First Romanian Rhapsody with unreserved panache, jumps into Smetana's Moldau with both feet, and grabs hold of the Venusberg music following Wagner's Tannhäuser Overture with undisguised passion. The Symphony of the Air, RCA's studio orchestra of the late '50s and early '60s, plays with more power than polish and more color than control, but, since that was probably what Stokowski was looking for, it only enhances the performance. RCA's Living Stereo sound was stunning in its day and staggering in our day. While certainly not for late-night listening, this disc will surely get you up in the morning.

Leopold Stokowski - Rhapsodies (2005) {SACD}
1. Franz Listz - Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 in C-Sharp Minor - 8:42
2. Georges Enesco - Roumanian Rhapsody No. 1 in A, Op. 11 - 11:34
3. Bedrich Smetana - The Moldau (Vltava) - 12:21
4. Bedrich Smetana - The Bartered Bride - Overture - 7:04
5. Richard Wagner - Tristan und Isolde - Prelude to Act III - 10:13
6. Richard Wagner - Tannhaeuser - Overture and Venusberg Music - 25:09

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eminent   User offline   2 November 2014 09:31


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Panhistoricus   User offline   23 June 2016 09:44

Can you, please, repost this release, now files are all gone,
Thanks a lot, indeed!

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