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Sleeping Beauty / Swan Lake
Tchaikovsky, Stokowski, New Philharmonia Orch.
Sleeping Beauty / Swan Lake
Genre: Classical
 
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All Artists: Tchaikovsky, Stokowski, New Philharmonia Orch.
Title: Sleeping Beauty / Swan Lake
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Polygram Records
Release Date: 11/19/1996
Genre: Classical
Styles: Ballets & Dances, Ballets, Historical Periods, Modern, 20th, & 21st Century
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 028944895025
 

CD Reviews

Stokowski conducts Tchaikovsky
Brian H. Williams | Manteca, CA United States | 06/04/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Recorded in glorious Phase 4 Stereo, the two ballets are performed with a spirit and lightness that is sadly missing in performances of todays conductors. The only thing listeners may object to, is the re-written ending of Romeo and Juliet. Stokowski did not believe that the romantic tone poem should end in loud, crashing chords, rather, he believed the death of the two characters should be handled peacefully. So Stokowski re-wrote the ending using strings and a mild cresescendo to express death quietly. This re-written ending violates the letter of the score. If you don't mind the re-scored ending, the disc as an entirety is excellent!"