This important new CD is set to become one of the the most significant releases in the hisoric recordings field for several years. The disc collects together no fewer than four symphonic premieres conducted by the legendary Leopold Stokowski: the American premieres of the first Symphony 'Exile' of Alan Hovhaness, the New York premiere of Darius Milhaud's wartime First Symphony, the American premiere of Aaron Copland's Symphony No 2 and the world premiere of the First Symphony of Jose Serebrier, written when hewas 16 years old and who thereafter became one of Stokowski's most significant proteges. The result is a disc of more than exceptional interest - a winner through and through.
“Stokowski makes strong cases for each of these symphonies, heard here in New York, US, or world premiere performances. Sound in the Hovhaness (1942) is particularly bright and clear.”
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