Shostakovich: The Golden Age (complete)

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Shostakovich: The Golden Age (complete)

Shostakovich: The Golden Age (complete)


Naxos - 8570217-18

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Shostakovich: The Golden Age (complete)

Shostakovich: The Golden Age (complete)


“The ballet The Golden Age (1930) depicts an industrial exhibition organised in a capitalist country, at which a group of Soviet sportsmen have been invited to compete. The general idea of the music is to differentiate between goodies and baddies by assigning them respectively healthy-folk and decadent-bourgeois idioms.
The trouble was that Shostakovich couldn't stop himself enjoying being decadent.
Not all the 37 movements stand up independently of the stage-action. But the finales and the whole of Act 3 are top-notch stuff, at times surprisingly threatening in tone and symphonic in continuity; and there are several movements which could undoubtedly be promoted alongside the four in the familiar concert suite (the Tap Dance of Act 2 is especially appealing, for instance). Those who know their Shostakovich will be constantly intrigued by foretastes of LadyMacbeth, Symphony No 4 and the Hamlet music, and by the appearance of Shostakovich's 'Tea for Two' arrangement as an Interlude in Act 2.
This first complete recording is a major coup for Chandos. Admittedly not even their flattering engineering can disguise a certain lack of confidence and idiomatic flair on the part of the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra.
But don't let that deter anyone with the least interest in Shostakovich, or ballet music, or Soviet music, or indeed Soviet culture as a whole, from investigating this weird and intermittently wonderful score. A really fascinating disc.”
Gramophone Classical Music Guide, 2010

Chandos - CHAN9251

(CD - 2 discs)

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Leopold Stokowski: The Stereo Collection 1954-1975

Leopold Stokowski: The Stereo Collection 1954-1975


Bach, J S:

Cantata BWV147 'Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben': Jesu, bleibet meine Freude

New Symphony Orchestra of London, Norman Luboff Choir

Sheep May Safely Graze, from Cantata BWV208

orch. Stokowski

New Symphony Orchestra of London, Norman Luboff Choir

Partita for solo violin No. 2 in D minor, BWV1004: Chaconne

arr. Stokowski

London Symphony Orchestra

Partita for solo violin No. 3 in E major, BWV1006: Preludio

arr. Stokowski

London Symphony Orchestra

Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott

arr. Stokowski

London Symphony Orchestra

Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D major, BWV1068: Air ('Air on a G String')

arr. Stokowski

London Symphony Orchestra

Fugue in G minor, BWV578 'Little'

arr. Stokowski

London Symphony Orchestra

Adagio in F major, Sinfonia from Cantata No.156, Ich steh mit einem Fuss im Grabe (BWV156)

arr. Stokowski

London Symphony Orchestra

Chorale Prelude BWV645 'Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme'

arr. Stokowski

London Symphony Orchestra

Komm süsser Tod, BWV478

arr. Stokowski

London Symphony Orchestra

Toccata & Fugue in D minor, BWV565

London Symphony Orchestra

Toccata & Fugue in D minor, BWV565

arr. Stokowski (rehearsal)

London Symphony Orchestra

Beethoven:

Symphony No. 3 in E flat major, Op. 55 'Eroica'

London Symphony Orchestra

Coriolan Overture, Op. 62

London Symphony Orchestra

Die Ehre Gottes aus der Natur ('Die Himmel rühmen des Ewigen Ehre'), Op. 48 No. 4

New Symphony Orchestra of London, Norman Luboff Choir

Brahms:

Academic Festival Overture, Op. 80

New Philharmonia Orchestra

Symphony No. 4 in E minor, Op. 98

New Philharmonia Orchestra

Canteloube:

Songs of the Auvergne (selection)

Anna Moffo (soprano)

American Symphony Orchestra

Dvorak:

Symphony No. 9 in E minor, Op. 95 'From the New World'

New Philharmonia Orchestra

Enescu:

Romanian Rhapsody in A major, Op. 11 No. 1

RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra

Gluck:

Orfeo ed Euridice: Les Champs-Elysées

arranged as 'O, Saviour hear me' by Norman Luboff & Walter Stott

New Symphony Orchestra of London, Norman Luboff Choir

Handel:

Ombra mai fu (from Serse)

New Symphony Orchestra of London, Norman Luboff Choir

Water Music Suite No. 1 in F major, HWV348: excerpts

RCA Victor Orchestra

Music for the Royal Fireworks, HWV351

RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra

Humperdinck:

Abendsegen 'Abends will ich schlafen gehn' (Hänsel und Gretel)

New Symphony Orchestra of London, Norman Luboff Choir

Khachaturian:

Symphony No. 3 'Simfoniya-poema'

Mary Sauer (organ)

Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Liszt:

Hungarian Rhapsody, S244 No. 2 in C sharp minor

arr. Muller-Berghaus

RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra

Mahler:

Symphony No. 2 in C minor 'Resurrection'

Margaret Price (soprano), Brigitte Fassbaender (mezzo)

London Symphony Orchestra & Chorus

Menotti:

Sebastian: Ballet Suite

Members of the NBC Symphony Orchestra

Prokofiev:

Romeo and Juliet, Op. 64 - excerpts

Members of the NBC Symphony Orchestra

Rachmaninov:

Vocalise, Op. 34 No. 14

New Symphony Orchestra of London, Norman Luboff Choir

Vocalise, Op. 34 No. 14

Anna Moffo (soprano)

American Symphony Orchestra

Rimsky Korsakov:

Scheherazade, Op. 35

Erich Gruenberg (violin)

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Russian Easter Festival Overture, Op. 36

Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Shostakovich:

The Golden Age (complete)

Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Symphony No. 6 in B minor, Op. 54

Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Smetana:

The Bartered Bride Overture

RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra

Má Vlast: Vltava

RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra

Tchaikovsky:

Liturgy of St John Chrysostom, Op. 41: Our Father

New Symphony Orchestra of London, Norman Luboff Choir

Symphony No. 6 in B minor, Op. 74 'Pathétique'

London Symphony Orchestra

trad.:

Deep River

New Symphony Orchestra of London, Norman Luboff Choir

Praise God from whom all blessings flow

New Symphony Orchestra of London, Norman Luboff Choir

Villa-Lobos:

Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5: Aria and Dança (Martelo)

Anna Moffo (soprano)

American Symphony Orchestra

Wagner:

Die Walküre: Ride of the Valkyries

Martina Arroyo, Carlotta Ordassy, Doris Yarick (sopranos), Betty Allen, Doris Okerson, Regina Sarfaty, Shirley Verrett (mezzos), Louise Parker (contralto)

Symphony of the Air

Tristan und Isolde: Prelude to Act 3

Herny Schuman (cor anglais)

Symphony of the Air

Das Rheingold: Entrance of the Gods into Valhalla

Martina Arroyo, Carlotta Ordassy (sopranos), Louise Parker (contralto)

Symphony of the Air

Tannhäuser: Overture and Venusberg Music

Symphony of the Air

Rienzi Overture

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Die Walkure: Magic Fire Music

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Prelude to Act 3

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Dance of the Apprentices

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Entry of the Masters

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Tristan und Isolde: Prelude & Liebestod

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Götterdämmerung: Siegfried's Rhine Journey and Funeral March

London Symphony Orchestra

Starke Scheite schichtet mir dort 'Brünnhilde's Immolation Scene' (from Götterdämmerung)

(orchestral version)

London Symphony Orchestra

Begluckt darf nun dich 'Pilgrims' Chorus' (from Tannhauser)

New Symphony Orchestra of London, Norman Luboff Choir

Rienzi Overture

(rehearsal & alternative ending)

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

and rehearsal footage of Beethoven's Pastoral and Mahler's Resurrection Symphony


RCA Classical Masters - 88691916852

(CD - 14 discs)

$46.25

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