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1 Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 in C-Sharp Minor 8:46 88/24 Album only
2 Roumanian Rhapsody No. 1 in A, Op. 11 11:38 88/24 Album only
3 The Moldau (Vltava): Ma Vlast 12:27 88/24 Album only
4 The Bartered Bride: Overture 7:12 88/24 Album only
5 Tristan und Isolde: Act III: Prelude 10:19 88/24 Album only
6 Tannhauser: Overture and Venusberg Music 25:09 88/24 Album only

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℗ Originally Recorded 1960. All rights reserved by BMG Music
℗ Originally Recorded 1961. All rights reserved by BMG Music


Stokowski - Rhapsodies

Franz Liszt (1811-1886): Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 (track 1)
Georges Enesco (1881-1955): Roumanian Rhapsody No. 1 (track 2)
Bedrich Smetana (1824-1884): Ma Vlast - The Moldau (Vltava); Overture from "The Bartered Bride" (tracks 3-4)
Richard Wagner (1813-1883): Tristan und Isolde - Prelude to Act III (track 5); Tannhauser - Overture and Venusberg Music (track 6)

Henry Schuman, English horn on track 5
On track 6: Marilyn Wright, violin; Arthur Garnick, viola; Harvey Shapiro, cello; Ralph Froelich, horn; chorus directed by Margaret Hillis
RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra (tracks 1-4)
Symphony of the Air (tracks 5-6)
Leopold Stokowski, conductor

Recorded February 7 & 18, 1960 (tracks 1-4); December 28, 1960 and April 20 & 21, 1961 (tracks 5-6)

Recorded in Manhattan Center, NYC

Producer: Peter Dellheim
Recording Engineer: Robert Simpson (tracks 1-4) and Lewis Layton (tracks 5-6)
Mastering Engineer: Mark Donahue
Remastered from first-generation session tapes at Soundmirror Inc., Boston MA

Recorded to 3-track half-inch tape at 15 inches per second on an Ampex 300 tape machine.

The flash and fire of Liszt, the emotional surges of Smetana, the guts and glory of Wagner – all the colors in Stokowski’s rhapsodic repertoire are here on display. Leopold Stokowski was a leading interpreter of the Romantic orchestral repertoire. He captures the emotional charge of all these works on this must-have RCA Living Stereo recording.

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