Stravinsky / Stokowski - The Rite Of Spring / Bach Transcriptions
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|Stravinsky / Stokowski - The Rite Of Spring / Bach Transcriptions
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This is the debut album on Deutsche Grammophon by the leading French-Canadian conductor Yannick Nezet-Seguin. He leads the Philadelphia Orchestra in performances of Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring and several transcriptions of Bach organ works by Leopold Stokowski, who conducted the Philadelphia Orchestra for many years, as well as conducted the American premiere of The Rite of Spring with the orchestra.
This album's primary focus is on Stravinsky's groundbreaking and revolutionary ballet, which reaches its centenary milestone in 2013. The Bach transcriptions, orchestrated by Stokowski himself (Stokowsky was also an organist, and this comes through in his brilliant orchestrations of Bach's organ music), include the famous Toccata and Fugue in D minor, heard in this orchestration in Disney's Fantasia.