Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis Ralph Vaughan Williams
The great conductor Leopold Stokowski leds some of the world's greatest orchestras through some of the greatest works ever written
Composer: Beethoven, Brahms et al.
Repertoire: Stokowski Decca Recordings 1964-75, Vol.2
Artists: Various orchs/Stokowski
Label: Decca 475 6090
Leopold Stokowski (1882-1977) was among the most influential conductors of the last century. There is hardly a Stokowski recording that isn’t utterly compelling. These six superb-sounding discs include five symphonies by Beethoven, Schubert and Brahms, works by Rimsky-Korsakov, Tchaikovsky, Borodin and Wagner, plus Stokowski’s own ‘Symphonic Synthesis’ of themes from Mussorgsky’s opera Boris Godunov.