While sonically Stokowski: Sibelius Symphonies 1 & 2 isn't going to be comparable to an average digital, or even analog stereo recording, it speaks volumes about past traditions in Sibelian performance style and as a document showing Leopold Stokowski in his prime, it is priceless. Whether or not one opts for Stokowski in these symphonies, if a listener is truly serious about Sibelius, they should consider picking up his contemporaries among conductors in such works, for example Ormandy, Rosbaud or even Robert Kajanus
Leopold Anthony Stokowski (18 April 1882 – 13 September 1977) was an English conductor of Polish descent. One of the leading conductors of the early and mid-20th century, he is best known for his long association with the Philadelphia Orchestra and his appearance in the Disney film Fantasia. He was especially noted for his free-hand conducting style that spurned the traditional baton and for obtaining a characteristically sumptuous sound from the orchestras he directed.
This article aims to include information on the conductors and orchestras that have recorded the seven symphonies of the Finnish composer Jean Sibelius (1865–1957). A complete cycle includes the following compositions: Op. 39: Symphony No. 1 in E minor (1899, r. 1900). Op. 43: Symphony No. 2 in D major (1902). 52: Symphony No. 3 in C major (1907). 63: Symphony No. 4 in A minor (1911). 82: Symphony No. 5 in E-flat major (1915, r. 1916 and 1919). 104: Symphony No. 6 in D minor (1923).
Stokowski Sibelius: listen and download Leopold Stokowski, Symphonica Orchestra, Ян Сибелиус - The Swan Of Tuonela, The Philadelphia Orchestra, Ян Сибелиус - The Swan of Tuonela (From Lemminkainen Suite) Op. 22 No. 3, The Philadelphia Orchestra, Ян Сибелиус - Finlandia, Op. 26, Leopold Stokowski, NBC Symphony Orchestra, Stokowski Symphony Orchestra, Ян Сибелиус - Symphony No. 2 In D Major, Op. 43, Second Movement: Tempo Andante, Ma Rubato & more.
Sibelius: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 2/Stokowski. The Second Symphony, dating from four years later, starts out with a mellow opening movement that would be dull were it not for that characteristic sheen to the strings and the amazing transparency of texture (basses and bassoons!) in the central development section. The remastering leaves some side-joins plainly audible, but it’s certainly.
Sibelius – Symphonies Nos. 1 & 7 – Stokowski. 23 Thursday Nov 2017. Posted by Thang Nguyen in Guild, Guild Historical Recordings. Label : Guild Format : Flac track Cover : Yes. Tracklist : Jean Sibelius Finlandia, Op. 26 Symphony No. 1 in E minor, Op. 39 Symphony No. 7 in C major, Op. 105 Pelléas and Mélisande Suite, Op. 46 (excerpts). Helsinki City Symphony Orchestra, Leopold Stokowski. 1 & 2; Violin Concerto; Finlandia; Valse Triste; Karelia Suite. Sibelius was one of those composers who was particular about interpretations of his music, with only a slight flexibility. What Stokowski achieves, on the other hand, is a beautiful musical and emotional thread, as he always did.
Conductor – Leopold Stokowski. Engineer – Bob Auger, Mike Ross-Trevor. Lacquer Cut By – Allen. Liner Notes – Knut Franke. Liner Notes – Marc Vignal. Orchestra – The National Philharmonic Orchestra. Stokowski Conducts Sibelius - Symphony N., Swan Of Tuonela (LP, Quad). Columbia Masterworks, Columbia Masterworks. 76666, 76 666. Germany. Sibelius, Stokowski, National Philharmonic Orchestra. Sibelius, Stokowski, National Philharmonic Orchestra - Symphony No. 1 Op.