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Rhapsodies [Hybrid SACD]
Franz Liszt, George Enescu, Bedrich Smetana
Rhapsodies [Hybrid SACD]
Genre: Classical
 
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Stokowski In His Element
Thomas M. Slover | Seattle, WA USA | 06/10/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)

"While I am not partial to Wagner or Liszt, the glory of these performances is found in the compositions of Enescu and Smetana. Often dismissed because of his theatricality, here Stokowski shines with brilliance in music so suited to his flamboyant, some would say gushy, nature. The Moldau flows beautifully along its varied course under this capable baton, filled with the vitality of a first-time hearing of this familiar but wonderful standard. Not so well known to all is the Enescu Roumanian Rhapsody. Stokowski imbues such diverse coloration and rhythmic insistance as to mesmerise on each listening. More than an historical document, these recordings could well become your favorite performances of these works. Though recorded before the age of DDD digital techniques, the sound is brilliant, realistic and energizing. Available in both hybrid SACD and standard CD formats. Most highly recommended."