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Percy Grainger Favorites
Leopold Stokowski and His Symphony Orchestra
Percy Grainger Favorites
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All Artists: Leopold Stokowski and His Symphony Orchestra
Title: Percy Grainger Favorites
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Cala
Original Release Date: 11/20/2006
Release Date: 11/20/2006
Genre: Classical
Styles: Opera & Classical Vocal, Chamber Music, Forms & Genres, Theatrical, Incidental & Program Music, Historical Periods, Modern, 20th, & 21st Century, Symphonies
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 667549054224

CD Reviews

Good performances, only ok sound
Joseph Shelby | Sterling, VA | 11/30/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)

"This archival recording is more important for its rarity of material than its sound quality. The sound is mono throughout. It's very clear and precise, but the mono from the 1950s is unexpected given Stokowski's experimentation with stereo for the previous decade. The contemporary Grainger material (taken from English folk songs and morris dances) seems also a bit on the lightweight side given Stokowski's fame for heavy and emotionally pounding romantic material he's famed for.

The Clare de Lune, also a mono recording, is only slightly above par of the Fantasia dvd extra (which is showing signs of age). The recent EMI Classics release of Stokowski conducting Debussy is in stereo and a better performance as well."