Leopold Stokowski Chronological Discography 1941-1959

 

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Leopold Stokowski Chronological Discography 1941-1959

Listing the Leopold Stokowski Made During the 1940s and 1950s

Stokowski NYP 1948

    Leopold Stokowski conducting the New York Philharmonic in 1948

    in Carnegie Hall

 

Leopold Stokowski Chronological Discography 1941-1959

 

This is a chronological listing of the commercially issued recordings of Leopold Stokowski 1941-1959.  (You may also see a Leopold Stokowski Chronological Discography 1960-1977 by clicking here ). 

 

Earlier Stokowski Discographies are:

Leopold Stokowski Chronological Discography 1917-1924

Leopold Stokowski Chronological Discography 1925-1940

 

This listing includes recording dates, orchestras, soloists and other relevant recording information, including matrix numbers, where known, are are included in the discography.  I have also tried to include certain key reissue numbers of these recordings made 1941-1959

 

Stokowski's was a remarkably prolific career, and he performed many concerts each year during the period 1941-1959 as you may see by visiting the page: A Listing of the Concerts of Leopold Stokowski 1941-1974 .  Many of these performances were recorded, particularly in the later years when technology allowed even members of the audience to record the concert.  Where such a performance was issued in a commercial recording, I have tried to include it in this chronological discography.  In the case of private recording or those referred to as "pirate recordings", I have tried to use discretion, primarily as to whether or not such a recording has been available to the public.  Also, certain discs have been excluded from this discography; you can read why by clicking hear to read of excluded recordings.

 

Notes on Names of Orchestras

 

In this listing, for simplicity I have used consistent names for orchestras.  For example, the "Philharmonic-Symphony of New York" or "Philharmonic-Symphony Society of New York", which adopted the name "New York Philharmonic" in 1958 is referred to by the latter name throughout.  Similarly, the "Leopold Stokowski Symphony Orchestra", or "His Symphony Orchestra" is referred to as "His Symphony Orchestra" as being briefer.  Pseudonym orchestra names such as "Stadium Symphony of New York" are given their correct names, e.g. "New York Philharmonic" as well as the pseudonym.

 

I want to thank all those who have provided additions and corrects to this listing, and in particular two Stokowski experts and musicologists: Theo van der Burg and Edward Johnson for their aid in this and other Stokowski projects.  Also the scholar James H. North for his insight in the article "Leopold Stokowski and His Symphony Orchestra" published in the ARCS Journal in 2013 2. The Discography and Concert Register published by John Hunt in 1996 has also been helpful 1.

 

Given the prolific quantity (and also quality) of Stokowski's recordings made 1941-1977, this listing continues to be a work in process.  Any additions, corrections or other comments will be welcome by contacting me.

 

Leopold Stokowski - Philadelphia Orchestra Chronological Discography 1941-1959

 

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Date

Location

Orchestra

Composer

Work

Disc


[1941]

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April 1941: date sometimes cited as 1 April, which is unlikely, and initial rehearsals of the AAYO in Atlantic City, New Jersey were 26 April to 11 May 1941

perhaps Atlantic City, New Jersey

All-American Youth Orchestra

 

labeled by Columbia "All-American Orchestra" perhaps for marketing reasons

Johann Sebastian Bach as transcribed by Stokowski

Chorale, "Mein Jesu! was fur Seelenweh" BWV 487 - Stokowski transcription

(78) Columbia 12 inch disc 19004-D

 

(CD) Cala Records CACD 0527

July 1941

CBS Studios, Hollywood, California

at the end of the 1941 All-American Youth Orchestra US tour

All-American Youth Orchestra

Basil Rathbone narrator

 

labeled by Columbia "All-American Orchestra"

Sergei Prokofiev

photo

"Peter and the Wolf" - Basil Rathbone narrator

(78) three Columbia 12 inch discs 11647-D through 11649-D, matrices XCO 31172 through XCO 31177 in Columbia M-477

(33) Columbia Masterworks ML-4038

(33) Japan Leopold Stokowski Society JLSS-17

(33) Columbia Special Products P 14204

(CD) Avid Records AMSC 601 coupled with the 27 November 1939 Philadelphia Orchestra recording of Carnival des animaux and the 1947 Sir Malcolm Sargent recording of Brittens "Young Persons Guide to the Orchestra"

1 July 1941

CBS Studios, Hollywood, California

All-American Youth Orchestra

 

labeled by Columbia "All-American Symphony Orchestra"

Modest Mussorgsky as transcribed by Stokowski

photo

Pictures at an Exhibition - Stokowski transcription:

 

Promenade, Gnomus, Promenade, The Old Castle, Bydlo the Polish Cart, Promenade, Ballet of the Unhatched Chickens, Samuel Goldenburg and Schmuyle, Catacombae, Cum mortuis in lingua mortua, The Hut on Fowl's Legs, The Great Gate of Kiev

(78) Columbia album M-511 discs 11805-D through 11808-D matrices XCO 31288 through XCO 31295

 

(CD) Japan Leopold Stokowski Society JLSS 23/24 coupled with a number of unissued recordings

 

(CD) Music & Arts CD-1287 3 CDs expertly restored by Mark Obert-Thorn

3, 4 July 1941

CBS Studios, Hollywood, California

All-American Youth Orchestra

("All-American Orchestra")

Richard Strauss

photo

Andante 2985 four CD album

Richard Strauss: "Tod und Verklärung" (Death and Tranfiguration), opus 24

(78) Columbia album M-492 three 12 inch (30 cm) discs 11728-D, 11729-D, 11730-D (automatic sequence MM 11731-D, 11732, 11733-D) matrices XCO 31244 through XCO 31249

(CD) Music & Arts CD-845

(CD) Andante 2985 four CD album of restorations of Stokowski/Philadelphia Orchestra 78 RPM recordings and this Richard Strauss recording

well restored in spite of the poor technical quality of nearly all of these 1941 All-American Youth Orchestra recordings.

4 July 1941

CBS Studios, Hollywood, California

All-American Youth Orchestra

 

labeled by Columbia "All-American Orchestra"

Johann Sebastian Bach as transcribed by Stokowski

photo

 Columbia album X-216

Passacaglia and Fugue in c minor BWV 582 - Stokowski transcription

(78) Columbia 12 inch discs 11714-D, 11715-D in Set X-216

 

(CD) Cala Records CACD 0527

4 July 1941

CBS Studios, Hollywood, California

All-American Youth Orchestra

("All-American Orchestra")

Johann Sebastian Bach as transcribed by Stokowski

Toccata and Fugue, D minor, BWV 565 - Stokowski transcription

 

Chorale "Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott" - Stokowski transcription

(78) Columbia 12 inch discs 11757-D, 11578-D in Set X-219

 

(CD) Cala Records CACD 0527

4 July 1941

CBS Studios, Hollywood, California

All-American Youth Orchestra

("All-American Orchestra")

Johann Sebastian Bach as transcribed by Stokowski

Chorale, "Komm, süßer Tod, komm selge Ruh" BWV 478 - Stokowski transcription

 

Aria "Air on the G-String" (from Orchestral Suite no 3, BWV 1068 - Stokowski transcription

(78) Columbia 12 inch discs 11773-D, 11774-D in Set X-220 "Bach-Stokowski Volume 1"

 

(CD) Cala Records CACD 0527

4, 5 July 1941

CBS Studios, Hollywood, California

All-American Youth Orchestra

("All-American Orchestra")

Modest Mussorgsky as transcribed by Leopold Stokowski

photo

 Stokowski in 1941

Boris Godunov: "Symphonic Synthesis" as transcribed by Stokowski:

  • Prologue in Novodevichiy Monastery and Chorus of Pilgrims entering Monastery

  • Coronation of Boris in the Kremlin

  • Act I Scene 1: Monks in a Cell in the Chudov Monastery

  • Act I Scene 2: Varlaam sings of of Ivan the Terrible's siege of Kazan

  • Act II: Aria of Boris and the Clock Scene

  • Act III Scene 2: Garden at Sandomir

  • Act IV Scene 1: The Simpleton in the Forest

  • Act IV: Boris Warns his Son

  • Act IV: Death of Boris

(78) Columbia three 12 inch discs 11848-D through 11850-D and in automatic sequence 11851-D through 11853-D, matrices XCO 31203 through XCO 31208 in Columbia album M-516 and MM-516

5 July 1941

CBS Studios, Hollywood, California

All-American Youth Orchestra

 

labeled by Columbia "All-American Orchestra"

Henry Cowell

photo

  Columbia album X-235

Tales of Our Countryside (1941) - Henry Cowell piano

  • Deep Tides

  • Exultation

  • The Harp of Life

  • Country Reel

(78) Columbia 12 inch discs 11964-D, 11965-D, matrices XCO 31212, XCO 31213, XCO 31214, XCO 31215 in Set X-235

 

(CD) Leopold Stokowski Society of America LSSA-6

 

(CD) Music & Arts CD-1287 3 CDs expertly restored by Mark Obert-Thorn

5 July 1941 - Gould

 

8 July 1941 - Creston

CBS Studios, Hollywood, California

All-American Youth Orchestra

("All-American Orchestra")

Morton Gould

 

Paul Creston

Gould: Latin-American Symphonette - Symphonette no 4 (1940): Guaracho

 

Creston: Symphony no 1 opus 20 (1940): Scherzo movement

(78) Columbia 12 inch disc 11713-D matrices XCO 31269 (Creston), XCO 31222 (Gould)

 

(CD) Leopold Stokowski Society of America LSSA-6

 

(CD) Music & Arts CD-1287 3 CDs expertly restored by Mark Obert-Thorn

8 July 1941

CBS Studios, Hollywood, California

at the end of the 1941 All-American Youth Orchestra US tour

All-American Youth Orchestra

 

labeled by Columbia "All-American Orchestra"

Franz Liszt

Hungarian Rhapsody no 2 in C sharp minor (S. 244/2) orchestrated by Liszt and Franz Doppler, adapted by Leopold Stokowski

(78) Columbia 12 inch disc 11646-D matrices XCO 31178 and XCO 31179

 

(CD) Music & Arts CD-1287 3 CDs expertly restored by Mark Obert-Thorn

8 July 1941

CBS Studios, Hollywood, California

All-American Youth Orchestra

 

labeled by Columbia "All-American Orchestra"

Johannes Brahms

photo

Symphony no 1 in C minor opus 68

(78) not issued during the 78 RPM era

 

(CD) Leopold Stokowski Society of America LSSA-4

 

(CD) Music & Arts CD 857 coupled with the 1940 AAYO recording of Beethoven Symphony no 5

5 July 1941 - Tchaikovsky

 

10 July 1941 - Rimsky-Korsakov

CBS Studios, Hollywood, California

All-American Youth Orchestra

("All-American Orchestra")

P. I. Tchaikovsky

Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov

photo

Tchaikovsky: Humoresque in G major, opus 10 no 2 - Stokowski transcription

 

Rimsky-Korsakov: opera The Tale of Tsar Sultan Act III: 'Flight of the Bumblebee' - Stokowski transcription

(78) Columbia ten inch (25 cm) disc 19005-D matrices CO 31266 (Tchaikovsky) and CO 31268 (Rimsky-Korsakov)

 

(33) Japan Leopold Stokowski Society box JLSS 0004/5 coupled with 8 July 1965 Tokyo concert performance of the Tchaikovsky: Symphony no 4 with the Japan Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra

 

(CD) Music & Arts CD-1287 3 CDs expertly restored by Mark Obert-Thorn

10 July 1941

CBS Studios, Hollywood, California

All-American Youth Orchestra

("All-American Orchestra")

Franz Schubert

photo

Schubert: Symphony in B minor, D759, 'Unfinished'

 

note: a somewhat mannered performance of this classic

(78) Columbia Set M-485 three 12 inch (30 cm) discs 11675-D, 11676-D, 11677-D (in automatic sequence MM 11678-D, 11679-D, 11680-D matrices XCO 31180 through XCO 31185

 

(CD) Cala Records CACD 0520 coupled with 1947 Dvorak Symphony no 9

10 July 1941 - Falla

 

11 July 1941 - Novacek

CBS Studios, Hollywood, California

All-American Youth Orchestra

("All-American Orchestra")

Manuel de Falla

 

Ottokar Novacek

Falla: "El Amor Brujo": "Ritual Fire Dance"

 

Novacek: Perpetuum Mobile opus 5 no 4 - Stokowski transcription

(78) Columbia 12 inch disc 11879-D Falla side A matrix XCO 31195, Novacek side B matrix XCO 31270

8, 11 July 1941

CBS Studios, Hollywood, California

All-American Youth Orchestra

("All-American Orchestra")

Johann Sebastian Bach as transcribed by Stokowski

Chorale "Komm, süßer Tod, komm selge Ruh" BWV 478 - Stokowski transcription

 

Aria "Air on the G-String" (from Orchestral Suite no 3 BWV 1068 - Stokowski transcription

(78) Columbia album X 220 discs 11773-D and11774-D

 

(CD) Cala Records CACD 0527

5 July 1941 - Tchaikovsky

 

11 July 1941 - Schumann

CBS Studios, Hollywood, California

All-American Youth Orchestra

("All-American Orchestra")

P. I. Tchaikovsky

Robert Schumann

MA CD-1287 Music & Arts CD-1287 with 1940 and 1941 AAYO rarities with Hollywood Bowl Symphony 1945 and 1946 recordings filling out this most interesting 3 CD set restored by Mark Obert-Thorn

Tchaikovsky song: Again, as Before, Alone, opus 73, no 6 "Solitude" - Stokowski transcription

 

Schumann: "Kinderszeneng" opus 15: no 7 Träumerei - Stokowski transcription

(78) Columbia Masterworks 11982-D matrices XCO 31226 and XCO 31286

 

(33) Leopold Stokowski Society of America LSSA-6

 

(CD) Music & Arts CD-1287 3 CDs expertly restored by Mark Obert-Thorn

11 July 1941

CBS Studios, Hollywood, California

All-American Youth Orchestra

 

labeled by Columbia "All-American Orchestra"

Johann Sebastian Bach as transcribed by Stokowski

photo

Arioso from Cantata no 156: "Ich Steh mit einem Fuss im Grabe" - Stokowski transcription

 

Prelude in E-flat minor, BWV 853 (Prelude no 8 from book I of the Well Tempered Clavier) - Stokowski transcription

 

Violin Sonata no 2 in A minor, BWV 1003: movement 3: Andante sostenuto - Stokowski

(78) Columbia three 12 inch discs 11976-D, 11977-D, 11978-D matrices XCO 31190 through XCO 31196 in Masterworks album M-541 "Bach-Stokowski"

 

(CD) Cala Records CACD 0527

11, 20 July 1941

CBS Studios, Hollywood, California

All-American Youth Orchestra

("All-American Orchestra")

Felix Mendelssohn

 

Johann Sebastian Bach as transcribed by Stokowski

Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream opus 61 (1826): Scherzo

 

Bach: Prelude from Partita no 3 in E major BWV 1006 - Stokowski transcription

(78) Columbia 12 inch disc 11983-D

(CD) Cala Records CACD 0527 Bach only

(CD) Music & Arts CD 845 Mendelssohn only

(CD) NAXOS Historical 8.112019 restored by Mark Obert-Thorn Bach Prelude only "Bach-Stokowski Transcriptions - 2"

18 November 1941

Cosmopolitan Opera House, New York City

NBC Symphony Orchestra

Serge Prokofiev

Robert Kelly (1916-2007)

Johannes Brahms

photo

Prokofiev: music from the opera Love for Three Oranges (1930): Stokowski selection:

  • Infernal Dance

  • The Prince and the Princess

  • March

Robert Kelly: Adirondack Suite: Sunset Reflections

 

Brahms: Symphony no 4 in E Minor, Opus 98

(CD) Guild Historical GHCD 2335 Prokofiev and Brahms only coupled with 1943 Deems Taylor Ramuntcho and 1942 MacDowell Piano Concerto no 2

 

(CD) Guild Historical GHCD 2361 Kelly only coupled with a collection called "NBC Pops"

27 November 1941

Cosmopolitan Opera House, New York City

NBC Symphony Orchestra

Johann Sebastian Bach as transcribed by Stokowski

photo

Arioso "Ich steh mit einem Fuß im Grabe" from Cantata BWV 156 - Stokowski transcription

(78) RCA Victor 18498 12 inch disc matrices CS-071252, CS-071253

 

(78) EMI HMV DB 6150

 

(78) EMI Gramophono-Odeon (Spain) La Voz De Su Amo DB 6150

 

(CD) Biddulph BID 83069/70 "Bach Great Orchestral transcriptions" with many other conductors performing Bach transcriptions

27 November 1941

Cosmopolitan Opera House, New York City

NBC Symphony Orchestra

Serge Prokofiev

photo

Prokofiev: music from the opera Love for Three Oranges (1930): Stokowski selection:

  • Infernal Dance

  • The Prince and the Princess

  • March

(78) RCA Victor 18497 12 inch disc

 

(78) EMI HMV DB 6151

 

(33) Leopold Stokowski Society of America LS-4

 

(CD) Cala Records CACD 0505 Prokofiev March only

27 November 1941

Cosmopolitan Opera House, New York City

NBC Symphony Orchestra

P. I. Tchaikovsky

photo

Tchaikovsky: Symphony no 4 in F minor, opus 36

(78) RCA Victor album M-880 five 12 inch (30 cm) discs 11-8100 through 11-8104

(33) Japan Leopold Stokowski Society JLSS 0004-5

(33) Leopold Stokowski Society of America LS-1

(CD) Cala Records CACD 0505

(CD) Allegro CD 01012


[1942]

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7 April 1942

Studio 8 H, Rockefeller Center, New York City

NBC Symphony Orchestra, Frances Nash piano

Edward MacDowell

photo Guild Historical GHCD-2335

Piano Concerto no 2 in d minor opus 23: first and second movements only from live broadcast

(CD) Guild Historical GHCD 2335

23 April 1942

Studio 8 H, Rockefeller Center, New York City

NBC Symphony Orchestra, Nicola Moscona bass

Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov

Russian Easter Overture opus 36

(78) RCA Victor M-937 12 inch disc 11-8426, 11-8427

(78) EMI HMV DB 6173, DB 6174

(CD) Cala Records CACD 0505

23 April 1942

Studio 8 H, Rockefeller Center, New York City

NBC Symphony Orchestra

P. I. Tchaikovsky

Marche Slave in B-flat minor, opus 31

(CD) Cala Records CACD 0502

(CD) Classica d'Oro 1012 with Tchaikovsky Symphonies 4 and 5

(CD) Aura Italy AUR 258-2

27 April 1942

Studio 8 H, Rockefeller Center, New York City

NBC Symphony Orchestra

Igor Stravinsky

P. I. Tchaikovsky

photo

Stravinsky: Suite from The Firebird (1919) as adapted by Stokowski

 

Tchaikovsky: Humoresque in G major, opus 10 no 2 - Stokowski transcription

(78) RCA Victor Red Seal album DM-933 discs 11-8312 to 11-8324, M-933 discs 11-8423 to 11-8425

(33) RCA Victor Red Seal LM-44 10 inch (25 cm) LP Firebird only

photo

(CD) Cala Records CACD 0502

11 May 1942

Studio 8 H, Rockefeller Center, New York City

NBC Symphony Orchestra

P. I. Tchaikovsky

Tchaikovsky: song "Again, as Before, Alone" opus 73, no 6 - Stokowski transcription

(CD) Cala Records CACD 0502

13 December 1942

Studio 8 H, Rockefeller Center, New York City

NBC Symphony Orchestra

Dmitri Shostakovich

photo programme of the 13 December 1942 concert

Symphony no 7 "Leningrad" opus 60 from live broadcast

(CD) Pearl GEMM CDS 9044 restored by Ward Marston

(CD) Music & Arts CD-1232 with Philadelphia Orchestra Shostakovich Symphonies 5, 6

(CD) Guild Historical GHCD 2335

 

Frequently written about has been the 1942 disagreement about whether Toscanini (not particularly a Shostakovich advocate) or Stokowski (who premiered many Shostakovich works and championed the composer throughout his career) would give the premiere performance outside the Soviet Union of the Shostakovich Symphony no 7. With World War 2 at its height and the German Army at the gates of Leningrad, this was a much awaited work. Toscanini gave the premiere with the NBC Symphony on 19 July 1942, and Stokowski performed it in Carnegie Hall five months later.


[1943]

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14 February 1943

New York City

NBC Symphony Orchestra

Gustav Holst

photo

"The Planets" opus 32 (1916)

(33) Japan Leopold Stokowski Society JLSS0014

 

(CD) Cala Records CACD 0526

 

(CD) Grosser & Stein Artone 222332-354 four CD collection from Germany

14 March 1943

New York City

NBC Symphony Orchestra

Claude Debussy

 

Ralph Vaughan Williams

 

Morton Gould

Debussy: Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune (1894)

 

Vaughan Williams: Symphony No 4 in F minor

 

Morton Gould: New China March opus 78, Red Cavalry March arranged by Morton Gould

(CD) Cala Records CACD 0526 Debussy and Gould only

 

(CD) Cala Records CACD 0528 Vaughan Williams only

26 December 1943

New York City

NBC Symphony Orchestra

Ludwig van Beethoven

 

Deems Taylor

Beethoven: Symphony no 5 in C minor, Op 67

 

Deems Taylor: Ramuntcho: Ballet music from Act III (1935)

(33) Japan Leopold Stokowski Society JLSS0013

(CD) Guild GHCD 2335 Deems Taylor only coupled with Brahms Symphony no 4, Prokofiev Infernal Dance, The Prince and the Princess, March from the opera Love for Three Oranges


[1944]

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13 February 1944

New York City

NBC Symphony Orchestra

George Butterworth

 

Claude Debussy

 

George Antheil

George Butterworth: A Shropshire Lad

 

Claude Debussy: Préludes I, no 10 "La cathédrale engloutie" - Stokowski transcription

 

George Antheil: Symphony no 4 "1942"

(CD) Cala Records CACD 0526 - Debussy only

 

(CD) Cala Records CACD 0528 - Butterworth and Antheil only

10 December 1944

City Center, New York City

New York City Symphony Orchestra

Richard Strauss

Franz Schubert

photo

Richard Strauss: Death and Transfiguration opus 24

 

Schubert: 16 German Dances opus 33: Tyrolean Dances - Stokowski arrangement

 

James North is his study Leopold Stokowski and His Symphony Orchestra 2 states: "The idea of 'Leopold Stokowski and His Symphony Orchestra' originated about 1944. RCA recording sheets use that title for a number of 1944 and 1945 sessions, but the issued records were labeled New York City Symphony Orchestra.'

(78) RCA Victor album M 1006 Strauss only

(78) HMV DB 6320, DB 6321, DB 6322 Strauss only

(33) Camden CAL 189 under pseudonym "Sutton Symphony Orchestra" Strauss only

(33) Leopold Stokowski Society LSS 5 Strauss only

(CD) Cala Records CACD 0506 Strauss only

(CD) Cala Records CACD 0502 Schubert only coupled with other "First Releases"

(CD) Grosser & Stein Artone 222332-354 four CD collection from Germany

11 December 1944

City Center, New York City

New York City Symphony Orchestra

Alexander Scriabin

P. I. Tchaikovsky

Scriabin: Etude opus 2 no 1 in c-sharp minor - Stokowski transcription

 

Tchaikovsky: "Romeo and Juliet" Overture Fantasy - Stokowski arrangement

 

Not originally issued in 1945. See the James North note, above, concerning 'His Symphony Orchestra' versus the 'New York City Symphony Orchestra' labeling.

(CD) Cala Records CACD 0502 Scriabin and Tchaikovsky coupled with other "First Releases"

(CD) Aura Italy AUR 258-2 Romeo and Juliet only coupled with other Tchaikovsky


[1945]

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4, 5 January 1945

City Center, New York City

New York City Symphony Orchestra

 

Robert Arthur Gross violin

Paul Hindemith

photo

Town Hall LP S32

Violin Concerto (1939)

(33) Town Hall S32

20 February 1945

City Center, New York City

New York City Symphony Orchestra

Ludwig van Beethoven

photo

Symphony no 6 in F major, opus 68 "Pastoral"

 

James North is his study Leopold Stokowski and His Symphony Orchestra 2 states: "The idea of 'Leopold Stokowski and His Symphony Orchestra' originated about 1944. RCA recording sheets use that title for a number of 1944 and 1945 sessions, but the issued records were labeled New York City Symphony Orchestra.'

(78) RCA Victor album M 1032 matrices D5-RC-839 through D5-RC-849

(33) Camden CAL 187 under pseudonym "Sutton Symphony Orchestra"

(CD) Cala Records CACD 0523

23 February 1945

2 March 1945

City Center, New York City

New York City Symphony Orchestra

Georges Bizet

photo

RCA Victor WDM 1002 45 RPM five disc album

Suite from "Camen":

 

Prelude , Aragonaise, Intermezzo, Dragoons of Alcala, Nocturne, Bullfight, Habanera, Changing the Guard, March of the Smugglers, Minuet, Farandole, Gypsy Dance

 

See the James North note, above, concerning 'His Symphony Orchestra' versus the 'New York City Symphony Orchestra' labeling.

(78) RCA Victor album M-1002 matrices D5-RC-859 through D5-RC-865 and D5-RC-870

(78) EMI HMV DB 9505 through DB 9508

(33) RCA Victor LM-1069

(45) RCA Victor WDM 1002

(CD) Pearl GEMM CD 9276 restorations by Mark Obert-Thorn

2 March 1945

City Center, New York City

New York City Symphony Orchestra

Richard Wagner

Tristan und Isolde Prelude and Liebestod - transcription by Stokowski

 

See the James North note, above, concerning 'His Symphony Orchestra' versus the 'New York City Symphony Orchestra' labeling.

not originally issued in 1945

27 February 1945

City Center, New York City

New York City Symphony Orchestra

 

Clara Rockmore, Theremin

Anis Fuleihan (1900-1970)

photo

Anis Fuleihan (1900-1970): Concerto for Theremin - Clara Rockmore

(CD) Symposium CD 1253 with other unusual concert excerpts conducted by Toscanini, Sir Edward Elgar, Jan Sibelius, Sir Henry Wood, Wilhelm Furtwängler and others

15 July 1945

Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, California

Hollywood Bowl Symphony

 

Percy Grainger piano

Edvard Grieg

photo

International Piano Archive IPA-508

Grieg: Piano Concerto in A minor opus 16

 

Percy Grainger: "Molly on the Shore"

(33) International Piano Archive IPA 508 "Percy Grainger plays Grieg" Concerto only

(CD) Biddulph LHW 041 "Grainger plays Grieg & Granger" Concerto only coupled with Rubinstein/Rachmaninov Concerto no 2 of 1945

(CD) Music & Arts CD 1002 with 1946 "In A Nutshell" and 1945 "Molly on the Shore" with the 1945 Grieg Piano Concerto plus 1928 Schumann Etudes symphonique

25 July 1945

Republic Studios, Hollywood, California

Hollywood Bowl Symphony

P. I. Tchaikovsky

photo

Symphony no 6 in B minor, opus 74, "Pathétique"

 

"Again, as Before, Alone" opus 73, no 6 labeled as "Solitude" - Stokowski transcription

 

"Humoresque" in G major, opus 10 no 2 - Stokowski transcription

(78) RCA Victor album M-1105 and DM-1105 "Pathétique" only

(78) RCA Victor 11-9187 "Solitude" and "Humoresque"

(78) Victor of Japan SRA7763, SRA7764 "Pathétique" only

(33) RCA Camden CAL 152 under the pseudonym "Star Symphony Orchestra" without conductor listed "Pathétique" and Camden CAL 153 "Solitude" and "Humoresque"

(CD) Pearl GEMM CD 9261 restorations by Mark Obert-Thorn coupled with 1946 Hollywood Bowl Rachmaninoff: Isle of the Dead.

(CD) CALA Records CACD 0506 "Pathétique" only

(CD) Music & Arts CD-1287 restored by Mark Obert-Thorn with recordings of All-American Youth Orchestra and the Hollywood Bowl Symphony "Solitude" and "Humoresque"

1 August 1945

Republic Studios, Hollywood, California

Hollywood Bowl Symphony

P. I. Tchaikovsky

photo

Marche Slave in B-flat minor, opus 31

(78) Victor 11-9388

(33) RCA Camden CAL 153 "Symphonic Favorites" under the pseudonym "Star Symphony Orchestra" without conductor listed

(CD) Pearl GEMM CD 9261 restorations by Mark Obert-Thorn

19 August 1945

Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, California

Hollywood Bowl Symphony

Franz Schubert

Moment Musical in f minor opus 94 no 3 (D780-3) "Air russe" - Stokowski transcription

(78) Victor 11-9174

(78) HMV DB 10130

(CD) Music & Arts CD-1287 restored by Mark Obert-Thorn with recordings of All-American Youth Orchestra and the Hollywood Bowl Symphony

25 August 1945

Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, California

Hollywood Bowl Symphony

Jacques Offenbach

Les contes d'Hoffmann: Barcarolle

(78) Victor 11-9174

(78) HMV DB 10130

(33) RCA Camden CAL 153 "Symphonic Favorites" under the pseudonym "Star Symphony Orchestra" without conductor listed

29 August 1945

James North 2 as to recording date

Republic Studios, Hollywood, California

Hollywood Bowl Symphony

P. I. Tchaikovsky

"Sleeping Beauty": suite selected by Stokowski

 

Not originally issued in 1945

 

2 September 1945

Republic Studios, Hollywood, California

Hollywood Bowl Symphony

 

Isaac Stern violin

Édouard Lalo

Franz Schubert

P. I. Tchaikovsky

photo

Ken LP M-1030

Édouard Lalo: Symphonie espagnole opus 21 - Isaac Stern violin

 

Schubert: one of the Marches militaires D. 733 - Stokowski transcription

 

Tchaikovsky: Serenade for Strings in C major opus 48: Movement 2 Waltz

(33) Ken M-1030 containing excepts of the 2 September 1945 Hollywood Bowl concert

4 September 1945

James North 2 as to recording date

Republic Studios, Hollywood, California

Hollywood Bowl Symphony

Artur Rubinstein piano

Serge Rachmaninoff

Piano Concerto no 2 opus 18

 

Not originally issued in 1945

(CD) Biddulph LHW 041 Rubinstein/Rachmaninov coupled with "Grainger plays Grieg & Granger"


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11 July 1946

Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, California

Hollywood Bowl Symphony

Winifred Heidt mezzo-soprano (Carmen)

James Pease baritone (Escamillo)

Ramon Vinay tenor (Don José)

Marina Koshetz soprano (Micaëla)

Hollywood Bowl Symphony and Chorus

Georges Bizet

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Winifred Heidt as Carmen in the Hollywood Bowl 1946

Carmen (1875)

(33) Japan Leopold Stokowski Society LSS 0011, 0012

(CD) Eklipse EKRCD 31

14 July 1946

Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, California

Hollywood Bowl Symphony

 

Camilla Wicks violin

Henryk Wieniawski

Maurice Ravel

Fritz Kreisler

photo

  Musenkranz GMV 13Y

Henryk Wieniawski (1835-1880): Violin Concerto no 2 in D minor, opus 22

 

Maurice Ravel (1875-1937): Tzigane (1924)

 

Fritz Kreisler (1875-1962): Caprice viennois opus 2

 

- Camilla Wicks violin

Camilla Wicks was age 17 at this concert and had won a competition to play with Stokowski and the Hollywood Bowl. After her concert career, she taught violin in Norway for a decade, and then at the San Francisco Conservatory.

(33) Musenkranz GMV 13Y mislabeled as "Los Angeles Philharmonic" whereas the Hollywood Bowl Symphony organized by Stokowski included few of the Los Angeles musicians

photo

Camilla Wicks in 1946

21 July 1946

Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, California

Hollywood Bowl Symphony

 

Percy Grainger piano

Percy Grainger

photo

Archive Documents ADCD-2003

"In A Nutshell" Suite

 

Grainger: Danish Folk Song Suite - Percy Grainger piano

(The Power of Love, Lord Peter's Stable Boy, The Nightingale and The Two Sisters, Jutish Medley)

(CD) Biddulph LHW 041 "Grainger plays Grieg & Granger" coupled with Rubinstein/Rachmaninov Concerto no 2 of 1945

(CD) Archive Documents ADCD-2003 privately issued recording

(CD) Music & Arts CD 1002 with "In A Nutshell" and 1945 "Molly on the Shore" and the 1945 Grieg Piano Concerto plus 1928 Schumann Etudes symphonique and Romances for Piano

23 July 1946

Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, California

Hollywood Bowl Symphony

Sergei Rachmaninoff

photo

Rachmaninoff: The Isle of the Dead opus 29

(CD) Pearl GEMM 9261 restored by Mark Obert-Thorn coupled with 1945 Hollywood Bowl recordings of Tchaikovsky Symphony no 6 "Pathétique", "Solitude" and March Slave

4 August 1946

Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, California

Hollywood Bowl Symphony

 

Shura Cherkassky piano

P. I. Tchaikovsky

Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto no 2, opus 44: Movements 2 and 3 - Shura Cherkassky piano

(CD) Pearl GEMM 0138 "Piano Masters Volume 17" with Cherkassky performances of Shostakovich, Khachaturian, Liadov, Glinka, Scriabin, Medtner, Poulenc, Prokofiev, Liszt, Rachmaninoff

13 August 1946

Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, California

Hollywood Bowl Symphony

Sergei Rachmaninoff

photo

Rachmaninoff: Symphony no 2

(33) Leopold Stokowski Society of America LSSA 28

(CD) Music & Arts CD-769 coupled with 1949 Prokofiev Piano Concerto no 2 Kapell

14 August 1946

Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, California

Hollywood Bowl Symphony

 

Nan Merriman mezzo-soprano

Manuel de Falla

photo

"El Amor Brujo"

(78) RCA Victor Red Seal M-1089, 11-9393 through 11-9395

(78) EMI HMV DB 21039 through DB 21041

(33) RCA Victor Red Seal LM-1054

(33) RCA Victrola VIC-1043

(33) RCA Camden CDM-1071 coupled with Borodin Polovtsian Dances

(45) RCA Victor Red Seal WDM 1089

(CD) Pearl GEMM CD 9276 restorations by by Mark Obert-Thorn

(CD) Dutton CD CDBP 9705

15 August 1946

Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, California

Hollywood Bowl Symphony

Richard Wagner

Wagner: Siegfried: Act II Scene 2: "Forest Murmurs"

(78) RCA Victor 11-9418

(78) EMI HMV DB 21238

(33) RCA Camden CAL 153 "Symphonic Favorites" under the pseudonym "Star Symphony Orchestra" without conductor listed

(CD) Cala Records CACD 0520

23 August 1946

Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, California

Hollywood Bowl Symphony

Johannes Brahms

Johann Strauss Jr.

photo

RCA Victor 45 RPM 49-0279

Brahms: Hungarian Dance no 1 in G Minor

 

Johann Strauss Jr.: Die Fledermaus (1874): Waltzes as arranged by Stokowski

(78) RCA Victor Red Seal 10-1302 Brahms coupled with Dolan Lady in the Dark

(78) RCA Victor Red Seal 10-1310 Johann Strauss Jr.

(45) RCA Victor Red Seal 49-1293 Brahms coupled with Dolan Lady in the Dark

(45) RCA Victor Red Seal 49-0279 Johann Strauss Jr.

(45) RCA Victor Red Seal ERA-67 Johann Strauss Jr.

(CD) Music & Arts CD-1287 restored by Mark Obert-Thorn with recordings of All-American Youth Orchestra and the Hollywood Bowl Symphony

23 August 1946

Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, California

Hollywood Bowl Symphony

Robert Emmett Dolan

Lady in the Dark film score (1944): Waltz

(78) RCA Victor 10-1302 coupled with Brahms Hungarian Dances no 1

(45) RCA Victor 49-1293 coupled with Brahms Hungarian Dances no 1

(CD) Music & Arts CD-1287 restored by Mark Obert-Thorn with recordings of All-American Youth Orchestra and the Hollywood Bowl Symphony

25 August 1946

Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, California

Hollywood Bowl Symphony

Felix Mendelssohn

 

Jacques Offenbach

Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream opus 61 (1826): Scherzo

 

Offenbach: Orpheus in the Underworld Overture (1858)

(33) Japan Leopold Stokowski Society JLSS0006/8 coupled with Liszt: Mephisto Waltz no 1 from the 1961 Edinburgh Festival, Usher Hall Edinburgh, Scotland 22 August 1961 and Mahler: Symphony no 2 "Resurrection" from 30 July 1963 London Symphony Orchestra Proms concert.

26 August 1946

Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, California

Hollywood Bowl Symphony

P. I. Tchaikovsky

Gioacchino Rossini

Johann Strauss Jr.

excerpts from 26 August 1946 "Music for the Wounded" concert:

 

Tchaikovsky: Marche Slave in B-flat minor, opus 31 (from the concert)

 

Rossini: William Tell (1829): March

 

Johann Strauss Jr.: Die Fledermaus (1874): Prelude (played in this live concert - different than 23 August 1946 recording)

(33) Japan Leopold Stokowski Society JLSS0018

 

1946 Hollywood Bowl music coupled with Philadelphia Orchestra concert of 6 December 1963: Wagner: "Die Götterdämmerung" - Siegfried's Rhine Journey, Siegfried's Death Music, Immolation Scene and Act III Finale with Berit Lindholm soprano

30 August 1946

Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, California

Hollywood Bowl Symphony

Virgil Thomson

photo

Virgil Thomson (1896-1989): The Plow that Broke the Plains Suite from the film music

(78) RCA Victor Red Seal M-1116 discs 11-9520 and 11-9521, 11-9522 and 11-9523

(CD) RCA Gold Seal 09026 68163 2

30 August 1946

Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, California

Hollywood Bowl Symphony

Jeremiah Clarke

 

Romanus Hoffstetter (attributed to Franz Josef Haydn)

photo

Suite in D Major: Prince of Denmark's March (sometimes labelled: "A Trumpet Voluntary") - Stokowski transcription

 

Romanus Hoffstetter (attributed to Franz Josef Haydn): String Quartet in F major opus 3 no 5, Hob III-17 mvmt 2: Andante cantabile (sometimes called "Haydn's Serenade") - Stokowski transcription

(78) RCA Victor 11-9419

(78) EMI HMV DB 6737

(33) RCA Camden CAL 153 "Symphonic Favorites" under the pseudonym "Star Symphony Orchestra" without conductor listed

(CD) Music & Arts CD-1287 restored by Mark Obert-Thorn with recordings of All-American Youth Orchestra and the Hollywood Bowl Symphony

Stokowski 1947

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5 January 1947

Carnegie Hall, New York City

New York Philharmonic

Jacques Thibaud violin

Édouard Lalo

Édouard Lalo: Symphonie espagnole for Violin and Orchestra, opus 21 (third movement missing)

(33) Discocorp IGI 373 "Bruno Walter Society"

(33) (Japan) Columbia Rococo OS-7100-RC

(33) (Japan) Columbia DXM 146

(CD) Disco Archivia 211

(CD) (Japan) Wing WCD-39

19 March 1947

CBS Studios, New York City

CBS Symphony Orchestra

Richard Strauss

Richard Strauss: Metamorphosen (1945)

 

first radio broadcast following the January 3, 1947 Koussevitzky/BSO premiere of this work

(33) Japan Leopold Stokowski Society JLSS-15

22 March 1947

The Lotos Club, 5 East 66 Street, New York City

 

location according to James North 2

His Symphony Orchestra

Johann Sebastian Bach transcribed by Stokowski

photo

RCA Victor LM-2042

Bach-Stokowski: Toccata and Fugue, D minor, BWV 565 - Stokowski transcription

(78) RCA Victor Red Seal 11-9653

(33) RCA Victor LM-2042

(33) Victor LRM 7033

(33) EMI HMV BLP 1074

(33) RCA LS 2135

(33) RCA Victor Gold Seal AGM1-5280 digitally remastered

(45) RCA Victor Red Seal 49-0263

(45) RCA Victor Red Seal ES 8584

(45) EMI HMV 7RF 136

(CD) RCA Europe Gold Seal GD 60922

(CD) Grosser & Stein Artone 222332-354 four CD collection from Germany

(CD) RCA Red Seal Vintage Collection Japan BVCC 5205

27 March 1947

The Lotos Club, 5 East 66 Street, New York City

 

location according to James North 2

His Symphony Orchestra

George Frederick Handel

Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov

George Frederick Handel: Messiah HWV 56 (1741): Pastorale - as arranged by Stokowski

Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov (1859-1935): "In the Manger"

(78) RCA Victor Red Seal 11-9837

(45) RCA Victor ERA 119

(CD) Pristine Classical PASC188 "Tchaikovsky Symphony no 5, Eight Stokowski Encores"

28 March 1947

The Lotos Club, 5 East 66 Street, New York City

 

location according to James North 2

His Symphony Orchestra

P. I. Tchaikovsky

photo

RCA Victor 45 RPM 49-0296

Tchaikovsky: Symphony no 5 in E minor, opus 64: second movement (andante cantabile)

(78) RCA Victor Red Seal 11-9574

(45) RCA Victor Red Seal 49-0296

 

music as featured in the film "Carnegie Hall"

 

photo

29 March 1947

The Lotos Club, 5 East 66 Street, New York City

 

location according to James North 2

His Symphony Orchestra

Ludwig van Beethoven transcribed by Stokowski

Beethoven: Piano Sonata no 14 in c sharp minor opus 27 no 2 "Moonlight": Movement 1 - Stokowski transcription

(78) RCA Victor Red Seal M-236 matrices: D7-RB-210-1A and D7-RB-211-1A

(78) Gramophone Company HMV DB 2327/3

(CD) Leopold Stokowski Society of America CD-3

(CD) Music & Arts 847 "The Stokowski Edition XIII" coupled with the 30 April 1934 Stokowski - Philadelphia Orchestra recording of Beethoven Symphony no 9

6 April 1947

Carnegie Hall, New York City

New York Philharmonic

Johann Sebastian Bach transcribed by Stokowski

Bach-Stokowski: Cantata no 4: "Jesus Christus, Gottes Sohn" BWV 4: Chorale - Stokowski transcription

(33) New York Philharmonic fund-raising album NYP 821/2

12 April 1947

Carnegie Hall, New York City

New York Philharmonic

Ludwig van Beethoven

Beethoven: Symphony no 9 in D minor, opus 125: fourth movement

Charlotte Boerner Soprano, Nan Merriman Contralto, Donald Dame Tenor, Todd Duncan Baritone, Westminster Choir, Dr. John Finley Williamson Director

 

from a New York Philharmonic Pension Fund Concert

(33) Japan Leopold Stokowski Society JLSS0019

24 May 1947

The Lotos Club, 5 East 66 Street, New York City

 

location according to James North 2

His Symphony Orchestra

Claude Debussy transcribed by Stokowski

photo

RCA Victor 49-1009

Claude Debussy (1862-1918): Suite bergamasque: Movement 3: Clair de Lune - Stokowski transcription

(78) RCA Victor Red Seal 10-1534

(33) RCA Victor Red Seal LM 1154 with Debussy Nocturnes

(33) Leopold Stokowski Society LSS-06

(45) RCA Victor Red Seal 49-1009

(45) RCA Victor Red Seal ERA 47

(45) Gramophone Company HMV 7ER 5011

(CD) Cala Records CACD 0542

19 October 1947

Carnegie Hall, New York City

New York Philharmonic

Dmitri Shostakovich

Shostakovich: 24 Preludes opus 34 (1933): 14: Prelude in E-flat minor - Stokowski transcription

(CD) Japan Leopold Stokowski Society JLSS0009

26 October 1947

Carnegie Hall, New York City

New York Philharmonic

Felix Mendelssohn

photo

New York Philharmonic 9705

Mendelssohn: Symphony no 3 in A minor, opus 56 "Scottish"

(CD) New York Philharmonic NYP 9705 - Volume 2 in "New York Philharmonic Historic Broadcasts 1923 to 1987"

(CD) New York Philharmonic NYP 2712: "New York Philharmonic: the Historic Broadcasts 1923 to 1987: Selections" includes second movement (vivace non troppo) only

 

This was Stokowski's only released recording of the "Scottish" symphony. In fact the New York Philharmonic concerts of 23, 24, 25, 26 October 1947 seem to have been Stokowski's only performances of this symphony during the 50 year period 1927-1977.

3 November 1947

Columbia 30th Street Studios, New York City

New York Philharmonic

Aaron Copland

photo

Cala Records CACD 0534

Billy the Kid: 3: "Prairie Night", 5: "Celebration Dance"

(78) Columbia album M 729 matrices XCO-39271, XCO-39272

(33) Columbia ML 2167

(CD) Cala Records CACD 0534

3, 17 November 1947

 

(Khatchaturian 3 and 17; Tchaikovsky: 3 November 1947; Sibelius: 17 November 1947)

Carnegie Hall, New York City

New York Philharmonic

Aram Khatchaturian

P. I. Tchaikovsky

photo

Khatchaturian: Masquerade Suite (1941) Valse, Nocturne, Mazurka, Romance, Galop

 

Tchaikovsky: "Francesca da Rimini" opus 32

 

Sibelius: "Swanwhite" incidental music opus 54: no 3: "The Maiden with the Roses"

 

one of Stokowski's finest recordings of Tchaikovsky: "Francesca da Rimini"

(78) Columbia album M 729 three 12 inch (30 cm) discs 12756-D, 12757-D, 12758-D matrices XCO-39261 through XCO-39265 Masquerade Suite with Ippolitov-Ivanov Caucasian Sketches In the Village as a filler matrix XCO-39260(all first takes)

(78) Columbia album MM 806 matrices XCO-39266 through XCO-39270 (automatic sequence only) "Francesca da Rimini" with Sibelius "Maiden with the Roses" as a filler on side 1 (not Khatchaturian)

(33) Columbia Long Playing Record ML-4071 matrices XLP 431, XLP 432 "Francesca da Rimini" and Khatchaturian: Masquerade Suite

one of the first Columbia Long Playing discs, issued in 1948 before the 1949 78RPM album

(33) Columbia ML-4381 "Francesca da Rimini" with 1950 Tchaikovsky Romeo and Juliet

(33) UK Columbia Long Playing 33 CX 1030 "Francesca da Rimini" with 1950 Tchaikovsky Romeo and Juliet

(33) Columbia Special Products P 14137 programme of ML-4381 "Francesca da Rimini" with 1950 Tchaikovsky Romeo and Juliet

(CD) Cala Records CACD 0534 Masquerade Suite and CACD 0533 "Francesca da Rimini"

(CD) Grosser & Stein Artone 222332-354 four CD collection from Germany

17 November 1947

Carnegie Hall, New York City

New York Philharmonic

Richard Wagner

photo

  Columbia MX-301

Die Walküre: "Wotan's Farewell and Magic Fire Music"

(78) Columbia Masterworks MX-301 two 12 inch discs 12897-D and 12898D matrices XCO 39361 through XCO 39364 (all first takes)

(33) Columbia ML 2153 coupled with 1949 Rienzi Overture; one of Stokowski's 7 inch 33 1/3 RPM microgroove discs

(33) EMI 33C 1026 coupled with 1949 Rienzi Overture

(CD) Grosser & Stein Artone 222332-354 four CD collection from Germany

(CD) Cala Records CACD 0533

17 November 1947

Carnegie Hall, New York City

New York Philharmonic

Charles Tomlinson Griffes

Charles Tomlinson Griffes: Roman Sketches: "The White Peacock" (1915)

(78) Columbia Masterworks 3-19012 matrix XLP 3407

(33) Columbia ML 2167 10 inch 33 1/3 RPM microgroove disc coupled with Copland and music by Morton Gould and Dimitri Mitropoulos

(CD) Smithsonian Collection of Recordings: RD 103-7 "New York Philharmonic 1940-1954" 1 CD collection of short pieces by many conductors

(CD) Cala Records CACD 0533

17 November 1947

 

21 February, 21 March 1949

Carnegie Hall, New York City in 1947 (session probably not used)

 

Columbia 30th Street Studios, New York in 1949

New York Philharmonic

Olivier Messiaen

photo

"L'ascension" 1933

(78) Columbia Masterworks MM-893 three 12 inch discs 13061-D through 13063-D matrices XCO 39365 through XCO 39367

 

(33) Columbia ML 4214 coupled with Vaughan Williams Symphony no 6

 

(CD) Grosser & Stein Artone 222332-354 four CD collection from Germany

 

(CD) Cala Records CACD 0533

9 December 1947

Manhattan Center, New York City

His Symphony Orchestra

Franz Liszt

photo

La voix de son maître FALP 105

Les Préludes (1856)

(78) RCA Victor set M-1277 discs 12-0677, 12-0678

(45) RCA Victor "An RCA Masterpiece" WDM-1277 - two 7 inch 45 RPM singles with Les Préludes only

(33) RCA Victor LM-1073 coupled with 1949 Haydn Symphony no 53 in D

(33) EMI La voix de son maître FALP 105 coupled with Borodin "Polovtsian Dances"

(33) Leopold Stokowski Society of America LS 8

(CD) Cala Records CACD 0522

(CD) Grosser & Stein Artone 222332-354 four CD collection from Germany

10, 12 December 1947

Manhattan Center, New York City

His Symphony Orchestra

 

Mitch Miller English horn

Antonin Dvorak

photo

Symphony no 9 in e minor opus 95 "From the New World"

(78) RCA Victor Red Seal album M 1248 matrices 12-0479 to 12-0483, 12-0484 to 12-0488

(78) RCA 18-0189 through RCA 18-0193

(45) RCA Victor Red Seal album WDM 1248 box of five 45 RPM 7 inch discs

(45) Listener's Digest box set SDP-1 including also 1951 Scheherazade

(33) RCA Victor Red Seal LM-1013

(33) RCA Victor Red Seal L-16118 matrices D9LRC-9106, D9LRC-9107

(CD) Cala Records CACD 0550

(CD) RCA Red Seal Vintage Collection Japan BVCC-37322

11 December 1947

Manhattan Center, New York City

His Symphony Orchestra

 

Mitch Miller English horn

Jean Sibelius

Lemminkäinen Suite opus 22: "The Swan of Tuonela" opus 22 no 2

 

"Kuolema" incidental music (1903 revised 1904): "Valse triste"

 

Stokowski does not seem to have performed "Valse triste" during any of his concerts 1931-1975.

(78) RCA Victor 12-0585

(78) HMV DB 21555 "The Swan of Tuonela" HMV DB 21565 "Valse triste"

(45) RCA Victor 49-0461

(33) RCA Victor LM-9029 with Firebird Suite, Faust Dance of the Sylphs, Ibert Escales, Granados Goyescas Intermezzo

(33) RCA Victor LM-151

(33) RCA Victor LRM 7024

(33) Leopold Stokowski Society LSS 16

(CD) Cala Records CACD 0522

(CD) Grosser & Stein Artone 222332-354 four CD collection from Germany

11 December 1947

Manhattan Center, New York City

His Symphony Orchestra

Enrique Granados

Silvestre Revueltas

photo

Revueltas Centennial Anthology CD

Enrique Granados (1867-1916): Goyescas (1911): Intermezzo

 

Silvestre Revueltas (1899-1940): Sensemayá (1937)

(78) RCA Victor 12-0470

(78) RCA Victor 18-0169

(78) EMI HMV DB 6915

(45) RCA Victor 49-0882

(33) RCA Victor LM-9029 with Escales, The Swan Of Tuonela, and Firebird Suite

(33) RCA Victor LM-151

(33) Leopold Stokowski Society LSS 17

(CD) Cala Records CACD 0542

(CD) RCA Red Seal 09026-63548-2 "Revueltas Centennial Anthology"

11-14 December 1947

Manhattan Center, New York City

His Symphony Orchestra

P. I. Tchaikovsky

photo

Victor WDM-1205 45 RPM

The Sleeping Beauty: suite selected by Stokowski:

  • Prelude

  • Pas d'action

  • Danse-vertige

  • La Fuite des Quatre Princes

  • La Fée des lilas variation

  • Sarabande

  • Apothéose

(78) RCA Victor set M-1205 discs 12-0190 through 12-0195

(78) RCA Victor set V-16 discs pressed in vinyl

(78) EMI HMV DB 9499 through DB 9504

(45) RCA Victor WDM-1205 box of six 7 inch 45 RPM discs

(33) RCA Victor LM-1010

(33) EMI HMV ALP 1002

(33) Pathé FALP 133

(33) Leopold Stokowski Society of America LS 7

(CD) Cala Records CACD 0522

30 December 1947

Manhattan Center, New York City

His Symphony Orchestra

 

Eileen Farrell soprano

Richard Wagner

photo

"Five Wesendonck-Lieder" - Eileen Farrell soprano

Stokowski Farrett

Eileen Farrell with Leopold Stokowski and RCA recording director Richard Gilbert during recording of the Five Wesendonck Lieder in 1947

(78) RCA Victor set M-1233 matrices D7-RC-8325 through D7-RC-8330

(78) EMI HMV DB 9499 through DB 9504

(45) RCA Victor WDM-1233

(33) RCA Victor LM-1066

(33) RCA Victor Red Seal AVM 1-1413 digital remaster

(CD) Testament SBT 1415


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14 March 1948

Carnegie Hall, New York City

New York Philharmonic, Robert Casadesus piano

Robert Casadesus

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Piano Concerto in E minor, opus 37 - Robert Casadesus (US premiere during this broadcast)

 

Interestingly, this premiere was conducted by Stokowski, but the concerto was dedicated by Casadesus to Dimitri Mitropoulos

(CD) Cascavelle Mémoires VEL 2012 coupled with other Casadesus compositions and concerto performances

28 March 1948

Carnegie Hall, New York City

New York Philharmonic

Ralph Vaughan Williams

Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis (1910)

(33) Japan Leopold Stokowski Society JLSS 0019


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21 February 1949

Manhattan Center, New York City

New York Philharmonic

Ralph Vaughan Williams

photo

Columbia LP reissue 61432

Symphony no 6 in E minor 1947 version (was further revised in 1950)

(78) Columbia album MM-838 matrices XCO-41011 through XCO-41017

(33) Columbia ML 4214

(33) CBS Classics 61432 coupled with Mitropoulos Vaughan Williams Symphony no 4

(CD) Sony SMK 58933

(CD) Sony Essential Classics SBK 62754 coupled with Mitropoulos Vaughan Williams Symphony no 4

(CD) Cala Records CACD 0537

2 March 1949

Manhattan Center, New York City

His Symphony Orchestra

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

German Dances K.605: no 1 "Sleigh Ride"

(78) RCA Victor 10-1487

(33) RCA Victor LM-1238 with 1950 Percy Grainger recordings

(33) Leopold Stokowski Society LS 18

(45) RCA Victor Red Seal 49-0553

(45) RCA Victor Red Seal ERA-119

(CD) Cala Records CACD 0532 with Schumann Symphony no 2 and Haydn Symphony 53

2, 30 March 1949

Manhattan Center, New York City

His Symphony Orchestra

Claude Debussy orchestrated by André Caplet

photo

RCA WDM 1327 45 RPM album

Children's Corner Suite L 113 (1911)

(78) RCA Victor 10-1488, 10-1489, 10-1490 in album DM-1327

(33) RCA Victor LM-9023

(33) RCA Victor LM-9

(33) RCA Red Seal ANL1-2604 electronic stereo digital remaster with 1950 Nutcracker

(45) RCA Victor WDM 1327

(45) RCA France A 95 235 Artistique The Little Shepherd only with L'Arlésienne Suite no 1: Adagietto and Bach-Stokowski 'Siciliano' from Sonata for Violin and Clavier BWV 1017 and 'Sarabande' from Partita no 1 in B minor BWV 1002

(CD) Cala Records CACD 0548

(CD) Bearac Reissues CD BRC 2950

4 April 1949

Manhattan Center, New York City

New York Philharmonic

Richard Wagner

photo

Columbia ML 2153 7 inch disc

Rienzi (1840): Overture

(33) Columbia ML 2153 coupled with 17 November 1947 Die Walküre "Wotan's Farewell and Magic Fire Music"; one of Stokowski's 7 inch 33 1/3 RPM microgroove discs

 

(33) EMI 33C 1026 coupled with 17 November 1947 Die Walküre "Wotan's Farewell and Magic Fire Music"

 

(CD) Cala Records CACD 0534

25 May 1949

Manhattan Center, New York City

His Symphony Orchestra

Franz Josef Haydn

photo

Symphony no 53 in D major Hoboken I/53 "Impériale"

(78) RCA Victor album DM-1352

(33) RCA Victor LM-1073

(33) Leopold Stokowski Society LS-18 "Music from Vienna"

(33) Japan Leopold Stokowski Society JLSS-15

(CD) Cala Records CACD 0532

4 October 1949

Manhattan Center, New York City

His Symphony Orchestra

Claude Debussy

photo

Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune (1894)

(78) RCA Victor 12-1119

(78) EMI HMV DB 21297

(33) RCA Victor LM-1154

(33) RCA Victor "Concert Cameos" LRM 7024 10 inch (25 cm) disc

(45) RCA Victor 49-0942

(CD) Cala Records CACD 0547

4 October 1949

Manhattan Center, New York City

His Symphony Orchestra

Jean Sibelius

photo

  HMV 7R 101 45 RPM

Sibelius: Kuolema: "Valse triste" opus 44 no 1

Sibelius: The Tempest opus 109: Berceuse

(78) RCA Victor 12-1191

(78) EMI HMV DB 21334

(33) RCA Victor LM-1238 with 1950 Percy Grainger recordings

(33) RCA Victor LRM 7024

(33) Leopold Stokowski Society LS 16

(45) RCA Victor 49-1168

(45) UK HMV 7R 101

(45) EMI Electrola (Germany) 7RW 137

(45) Voix de son Maître (France) 7 RF 160

(CD) Cala Records CACD 0542

(CD) NAXOS 9.80571 with works of RCA Victor LM-1238 - 1950 (Grainger, Mozart, Schubert)

28 November 1949

Manhattan Center, New York City

New York Philharmonic

Arnold Schoenberg

photo

Gurre-Lieder: Part 1: 6 "Song of the Wood Dove" tells Waldemar of Tove's tragic death at the orders of Waldemar’s jealous, vengeful wife Queen Helwig

(33) Columbia ML-2140 coupled with Ormandy Wozzeck excerpts; one of Stokowski's 7 inch 33 1/3 RPM microgroove discs

 

(CD) Cala Records CACD 0534

13 November 1949

Manhattan Center, New York City

New York Philharmonic

 

William Kapell piano

Manuel de Falla

photo

  Private issue Opus Records MLG 71

Nights in the Gardens of Spain (1915)

(33) Opus Records Opus MLG 71

(33) New York Philharmonic fund raising issue NYP 821/2

 

(CD) Music & Arts CD-771

 

(CD) Japan Leopold Stokowski Society LSCD-25 with Wanda Landowska Handel Harpsichord Concerto opus 4 no 6 and 3 dances from El sombrero de tres picos


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1 February 1950

Manhattan Center, New York City

His Symphony Orchestra

Richard Wagner

photo

Tannhäuser (Paris version): Overture & Bacchanale

(78) RCA Victor Red Seal album M-1383

(78) EMI HMV DA 2073

(33) RCA Victor Red Seal LM-1066

(33) Leopold Stokowski Society LS-19

(45) RCA Victor Red Seal WDM-1383

8 February 1950

Manhattan Center, New York City

His Symphony Orchestra

 

with Women's Chorus

Alexander Borodin

photo

Victor 45 RPM ERB-7056 coupled with Steppes of Central Asia

Prince Igor opera: "Polovtsian Dances": labeled "Dances of the Polovetzki Maidens"

(78) RCA Victor Red Seal 10-4212

(78) EMI HMV DA 2073

(33) RCA Victor Red Seal LM-1054 matrix EO-LRC-3833

(33) RCA Victor Red Seal LRM-7056 matrix E3RL-4951

(45) RCA Victor Red Seal 49-4212

(45) RCA Victor Red Seal WDM-1386

(45) RCA Victor Extended Play Concert Cameo ERB-7056 discs 549 0095, 549 0096

(CD) Cala Records CACD 0546

15 March 1950

Manhattan Center, New York City

His Symphony Orchestra

Johann Sebastian Bach transcribed by Stokowski

photo

Bach-Stokowski: Prelude in E flat BWV 869 from Book I of the "Well-Tempered Clavier" - Stokowski transcription

 

Bach-Stokowski: Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor, BWV 582 - Stokowski transcription

(78) RCA Victor Red Seal DM-1512 "Stokowski Conducts Bach Volume 1" Passacaglia only

(33) RCA Victor LM-2042 Prelude in E flat only

(33) RCA Victor LM-1133 Passacaglia only

(33) RCA Victor LRM-7033 Passacaglia only

(33) EMI HMV BLP 1074 Passacaglia only

(33) RCA LS 2135

(33) RCA Victor Gold Seal AGM1-5280 digitally remastered

(45) RCA Victor ES 8584

(CD) RCA Europe Gold Seal GD 60922 not Passacaglia

(CD) Grosser & Stein Artone 222332-354 four CD collection from Germany

(CD) RCA Red Seal Vintage Collection Japan BVCC 5205 not Passacaglia

24 March 1950

Manhattan Center, New York City

His Symphony Orchestra

Johann Sebastian Bach transcribed by Stokowski

photo

Bach-Stokowski: English Suite No 2 in A minor BWV 807: Bourée - Stokowski transcription

(78) RCA Victor album DM-1512 "Stokowski Conducts Bach Volume 1" matrices 12-1466 through 12-1470

(33) RCA Victor LM-1133 with 1950 Bach Passacaglia, BWV 1004 and BWV 1017

(33) EMI HMV ALP 1387

(33) EMI UK BLP 1074

(33) RCA Victor Gold Seal AGM1-5280 digitally remastered

(45) RCA Victor ERA 89

(CD) RCA Europe Gold Seal GD 60922

(CD) RCA Red Seal Vintage Collection Japan BVCC 5205

25 March 1950

Manhattan Center, New York City

His Symphony Orchestra

Johann Sebastian Bach transcribed by Stokowski

photo

RCA France 45 RPM disc

Bach-Stokowski: 'Siciliano' from Sonata for Violin and Clavier BWV 1017 - Stokowski transcription

 

Bach-Stokowski: Chaconne in D minor - from Partita no 2 in D minor BWV 1004 - Stokowski transcription

(78) RCA Victor album DM-1512 "Stokowski Conducts Bach Volume 1" matrices 12-1466 through 12-1470

(33) RCA Victor LM-1133 with 1950 Bach Passacaglia and BWV 807

(33) RCA Victor LM-1875 'Siciliano' only

(33) EMI HMV ALP 1387

(45) RCA Victor ERA 244

(45) RCA France A 95 235 Artistique with Debussy Children's Corner Suite The Little Shepherd only with L'Arlésienne Suite no 1: Adagietto and Bach-Stokowski: Orchestral Suite no 2 in B Minor, BWV 1067: 'Sarabande'

(CD) RCA Europe Gold Seal GD 60922 not BWV 1017

(CD) Grosser & Stein Artone 222332-354 four CD collection from Germany

(CD) RCA Red Seal Vintage Collection Japan BVCC 5205 not BWV 1017

9 April 1950

Carnegie Hall, New York City

New York Philharmonic

Gustav Mahler

photo

Music & Arts CD 1130

Gustav Mahler (1860-1911): Symphony no 8 in E-flat major "Symphony of a Thousand"

 

Frances Yeend soprano

Uta Graf soprano

Camilla Williams soprano

Martha Lipton mezzo-soprano

Louise Bernhardt alto

Eugene Conley tenor

Carlos Alexander baritone

George London bass-baritone

Chorus of the Schola Cantorum, Westminster Choir

Boys Choir of NY Public School number 12

(33) Japan Leopold Stokowski Society JLSS0006/8 coupled with Liszt: Mephisto Waltz no 1 from the 1961 Edinburgh Festival, Usher Hall Edinburgh, Scotland 22 August 1961, Mahler: Symphony no 2 "Resurrection" from 30 July 1963 London Symphony Orchestra Proms concert and Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream: Scherzo and Offenbach: Orpheus in the Underworld Overture from a 25 August 1946 Hollywood.

(33) Penzance PR 19N

(CD) (Italy) Arkadia CD 78586

(CD) (Italy) Arkadia CDGI 761

(CD) Archipel ARPCD 0105

(CD) Music & Arts CD 1130 with Debussy and Ravel

(CD) New York Philharmonic Special Editions NYP 9809 "The Mahler Broadcasts 1948-1982"

9 May 1950

29 June 1950

Manhattan Center, New York City

His Symphony Orchestra

 

with Women's Chorus

P. I. Tchaikovsky

photo

Victor 45 RPM ERB-7056 coupled with Steppes of Central Asia

The Nutcracker suite opus 71a

from the ballet as selected by Stokowski:

  • Ouverture miniature

  • Marche

  • Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy (Danse de la fée Dragée)

  • Trepak - Danse russe

  • Arabian Dance (Danse arabe)

  • Chinese Dance (Danse chinoise)

  • Dance of the Flutes (Danse des Mirlitons)

  • Waltz of the Flowers (Valse des fleurs)

(78) RCA Victor Red Seal DM 1468

(78) RCA EMI HMV DB 21547

(33) Victor Red Seal LM-9023 with Debussy Children's Corner Suite

(33) Victor Red Seal LM-46 ten inch (25 cm) disc matrices EO-LRB-2058, EO-LRB-2059 with Nutcracker only

(33) RCA Victor Red Seal RCA LS 2018

(33) RCA Victor ANL1-2604 electronic stereo digital remaster with Debussy Children's Corner Suite

(45) RCA Victor Red Seal WDM 1468 box of three 7 inch 45 RPM discs

(45) RCA Victor Red Seal 49-4212

(45) RCA Victor Europe ERA-46 Ouverture miniature, March, Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy, Waltz of the Flowers only

(45) France La Voix De Son Maître 7E-RF 108

(8 track) RCA Victor Red Seal ANS1-2604

(CD) Cala Records CACD 0547

(CD) OTAKEN CD TK5004

(CD) Bearac Reissues CD BRC 2950

9 May 1950

16 May 1950

29 June 1950

Manhattan Center, New York City

His Symphony Orchestra

 

John Corigliano violin, Laszlo Varga cello, Robert Bloom oboe, David Oppenheim clarinet, Lucile Lawrence harp

 Heart of the Ballet :

  various composers

 

photo

Léo Delibes: Sylvia: Valse Lent, Pizzicato Polka

Adolphe Adam: Giselle:

Variation of Giselle, Mad Scene, Memory of the Love Scene, Despair of Loys, Finale of Act I

Chopin selections as orchestrated by Leroy Anderson and Peter Bodge: Les Sylphides: combining music from the Prelude in A major opus 28 no 7, Valse in G-flat major opus 70 no 1, Mazurka in C major opus 67 no 3, and Grand Valse Brillante in E-flat major opus 18 no 1 Prelude, Valse, Mazurka, Grand Valse Brillante

Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake ballet opus 20: Danses des Cygnes, Danses des Petits Cygnes

Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker Suite, Op 71a:

Waltz of the Flowers (Valse des fleurs)

Debussy: Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune (1894)

Berlioz/von Weber: Le Spectre de la rose

Berlioz: Ballet des Sylphes from The Damnation of Faust

(33) RCA Victor LM-1083

(33) EMI HMV Long Play Record ALP 113

(33) RCA Victrola VIC 1020

(45) RCA Victor WDM 1394

(45) RCA Victor Red Seal ERB-7022 two 45 RPM 7 inch discs with music for the ballet Le Spectre de la rose Julius Baker flute.

(CD) Cala Records CACD 0547

11 May 1950

16 May 1950

Manhattan Center, New York City

His Symphony Orchestra

 

narration by Nelson Olmsted

Yvonne King's "The Story of the Little Ballerina" narrated by Nelson Olmsted coupled with ballet music conducted by Stokowski

photo

Delibes: Sylvia: Pizzacato polka

 

Chopin Les Sylphides orchestrated by Leroy Anderson and Peter Bodge: excerpts: Prelude in A major opus 28 no 7, Valse in G-flat major opus 70 no 1, Mazurka in C major opus 67 no 3

 

Adolphe Adam: Giselle: Variation of Giselle, Mad Scene, Memory of the Love Scene, Despair of Loys, Finale of Act I

(33) RCA Victor Red Seal LRY-8000

31 May 1950

Manhattan Center, New York City

His Symphony Orchestra

Percy Grainger

 

photo

EMI HMV 7ER-5046 45 RPM

Percy Grainger:

  • Molly on the Shore

  • Handel in the Strand - Percy Grainger piano

  • Mock Morris Dances

  • Irish Tune from County Derry ("Londonderry Air")

  • Irish Tune from County Derry ("Danny Boy")

  • Shepherd's Hey - Percy Grainger piano

  • "Early one Morning"

  • Country Gardens - Percy Grainger piano

note: "My Robin is to the green wood gone" with Grainger at the piano was also recorded, but not released

(33) RCA Victor LM-1238

(33) Victor RL 10168

(33) RCA Red Seal ARL 1-3059 digital remaster coupled with 1919 piano roll selections and the Grieg Piano Concerto with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra

(45) RCA Red Seal WDM 1663 and EMI HMV 7ER-5046 without "Shepherd's Hey", Country Gardens, "Early one Morning"

(CD) EMI 5 75481 2 Great Conductors of the Twentieth Century Handel in the Strand, Shepherd's Hey, Country Gardens only

(CD) Cala Records CACD 0542

(CD) Japan RCA BVCC-7376 "Danny Boy" only

24 May 1950

7 June 1950

Manhattan Center, New York City

His Symphony Orchestra

Igor Stravinsky

photo

RCA Victor Red Seal WDM-1421 45 RPM

The Firebird ballet (1919 version) as arranged by Stokowski

 

beautiful bassoon solo in the "Berceuse" movement by William Polisi

(78) EMI HMV DM 1421

(33) RCA Victor Red Seal LM-9029

(33) RCA Victor Red Seal LM-6113

(33) Voix de son Maître (France) FBLP 1030

(45) RCA Victor Red Seal WDM-1421

(CD) Cala Records CACD 0549

(CD) NAXOS 9.80490 with 1950 Petrushka

5 July 1950

Manhattan Center, New York City

His Symphony Orchestra

Igor Stravinsky

photo

Petrushka ballet (1911 version) as arranged by Stokowski

(33) RCA Victor Red Seal LM-1175 matrices E1-LRC-197, E1-LRC-198

(33) Gramophone Company HMV ALP 1240

(CD) Testament SBT 1139

(CD) Grosser & Stein Artone 222332-354 four CD collection from Germany

18, 21 July 1950

Manhattan Center, New York City

His Symphony Orchestra

Robert Schumann

photo

Symphony no 2 in C major opus 61 as arranged by Stokowski

(33) Victor Red Seal LM-1194

(33) RCA France 630 256

(33) dell'Arte Leopold Stokowski Society LSS-8 coupled with 1947 Liszt Les Préludes

(45) Victor Red Seal WDM 1614

(CD) Cala Records CACD0532 with Haydn Symphony no 53, Mozart Sleigh Ride, Humperdinck Prelude to Hansel and Gretel, Johann Strauss "On the Beautiful Blue Danube"

11, 13 July 1950

Manhattan Center, New York City

His Symphony Orchestra

Jean Sibelius

photo

Symphony no 1 E Minor opus 39 (1899)

(78) RCA Victor four Red Seal discs in album DM-1497

(78) EMI HMV DB 21264 through DB 21267

(33) RCA Victor Red Seal LM-1125 matrices E0-LRC-5674, E0-LRC-5675

(33) Gramophone Company HMV ALP 1210

(33) Leopold Stokowski Society LSS 16

(45) RCA Victor Red Seal WDM 1497

(CD) Cala Records CACD 0541 coupled with the 1954 NBC Symphony Sibelius Symphony no 2

25 July 1950

Manhattan Center, New York City

His Symphony Orchestra

Johann Sebastian Bach transcribed by Stokowski

photo

Victor 45 RPM ERA-89

Bach-Stokowski: Chorale, "Komm, süßer Tod, komm selge Ruh", BWV 478 - Stokowski transcription

 

Bach-Stokowski: "Little" Fugue in G minor, BWV 578 - Stokowski transcription

(78) EMI HMV DB 21570 "Little" Fugue with 1950 Cantata BWV 147: Chorale "Jesu bleibet meine Freude"

(33) RCA Victor LM-1176 "Stokowski Conducts Bach Volume 2"

(33) RCA Victor Gold Seal AGM1-5280 digitally remastered

(45) RCA Victor ERA 89

(45) RCA Victor WDM 1569

(45) EMI HMV 7ER 5004

(CD) RCA Europe Gold Seal GD 60922

(CD) Grosser & Stein Artone 222332-354 four CD collection from Germany

(CD) RCA Red Seal Vintage Collection Japan BVCC 5205

8 August 1950

Manhattan Center, New York City

His Symphony Orchestra

Johann Sebastian Bach transcribed by Stokowski

 

photo

Bach-Stokowski: Cantata no 4: Chorale "Jesus Christus, Gottes SohnChorale " BWV 4 - Stokowski transcription

 

Bach-Stokowski: Cantata BWV 147: Chorale "Jesu bleibet meine Freude" (1716) labeled "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring" - Stokowski transcription

 

Bach-Stokowski: Cantata BWV 208 Schafe können sicher weiden (Sheep May Safely Graze) - Stokowski transcription

(78) RCA Victor Red Seal 12 inch disc 12-3159

(78) EMI HMV DB 21570 1950 Cantata BWV 147: Chorale "Jesu bleibet meine Freude" with 1950 "Little" Fugue

(33) RCA Victor LM-1176 "Stokowski Conducts Bach Volume 2"

(33) RCA LSC-3236 collection "Jesus Loves You" with 1950 Cantata BWV 147: Chorale and other Bach tidbits

(33) RCA Victor Gold Seal AGM1-5280 digitally remastered

(45) RCA Victor ERA 89

(45) EMI HMV 7ER 5004

(45) EMI HMV 7R 170

(45) RCA Victor 49-3159

(CD) RCA Europe Gold Seal GD 60922

(CD) Grosser & Stein Artone 222332-354 four CD collection from Germany

(CD) RCA Red Seal Vintage Collection Japan BVCC 5205

(CD) NAXOS Historical 8.112019 restored by Mark Obert-Thorn without BWV 4

 

note: RCA Europe GD 60922 and RCA Japan BVCC 5205 contained 8 August 1950 BWV4, 8 August 1950 BWV 147, 8 Aug 1950 BWV 208, 25 July 1950 BWV 478, 22 March 1947 BWV 565, 25 July BWV 578, 24 March 1950 BWV 807, 15 March 1950 BWV 869, and 25 March BWV 1004

12-14 September 1950

Manhattan Center, New York City

His Symphony Orchestra

 

Julius Baker flute

Johann Sebastian Bach transcribed by Stokowski

Bach-Stokowski: Orchestral Suite no 2 in B Minor, BWV 1067: 'Sarabande'

 

Julius Baker flute

(33) RCA Victor LM-1176 "Stokowski Conducts Bach Volume 2"

(33) EMI HMV ALP 1387

(33) RCA Victor LM 1875

(45) RCA France A 95 235 Artistique with Debussy Children's Corner Suite The Little Shepherd only with L'Arlésienne Suite no 1: Adagietto and Bach-Stokowski 'Siciliano' BWV 1017

(CD) NAXOS Historical 8.112019 restored by Mark Obert-Thorn

17 October 1950

9 November 1950

Manhattan Center, New York City

His Symphony Orchestra

Richard Wagner

photo

Wagner: Tristan und Isolde Stokowski Symphonic Synthesis (longer): Act 1 Prelude, Act II Liebesnacht and Act III Liebestod conclusion

(33) RCA Victor Red Seal LM-1174

(33) Leopold Stokowski Society LSS 19

(45) RCA Victor Red Seal WDM 1567

(CD) Pristine Classical PASC 167 "Music from the Theater"

8 November 1950

Manhattan Center, New York City

His Symphony Orchestra

Frédéric Chopin

Prelude in E minor, opus 28 no 4 - Stokowski transcription

 

Prelude in D minor, opus 28 no 24 - Stokowski transcription

(33) RCA Victor Red Seal LM-1238 with 1950 Percy Grainger recordings

(CD) Pristine Classical PASC 188 "Stokowski Encores"


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6, 8 February 1951

Manhattan Center, New York City

His Symphony Orchestra

Heitor Villa-Lobos

P. I. Tchaikovsky

photo

  Victor LM-142

Villa-Lobos: Bachiana Brasileira no 5

Licia Albanese soprano

 

Tchaikovsky: "Eugene Onegin" opus 24: Act I: "Letter Scene"

Licia Albanese soprano

(33) RCA Red Seal Victor LM-142

(33) EMI HMV BLP 1075

(33) RCA Red Seal Victor LM-2042 "Eugene Onegin" only

(33) EMI HMV BLP 1075 "Eugene Onegin" only

(CD) Naxos 8.111030-31 with Albanese arias

(CD) RCA Gold Seal 60384-2 RG Licia Albanese Collection "Eugene Onegin" only

(CD) RCA Red Seal Vintage Collection Japan BVCC-5128 "Eugene Onegin" only

(CD) Testament SBT 1414 "Eugene Onegin" and Bachiana Brasileira no 5 with Albanese arias

15 February 1951

Manhattan Center, New York City

His Symphony Orchestra

Jacques Ibert

photo

  Victor LM-151 album

Escales suite (1922)

(33) RCA LM-9029

(33) RCA LM-6129

(33) RCA LM-151

(45) RCA WDM 1628

(CD) Cala Records CACD 0542

15 February 1951

Manhattan Center, New York City

His Symphony Orchestra

Hector Berlioz

La damnation de Faust: Dance of the Sylphs

(33) RCA LM-9029

(33) RCA LM-151

(CD) Cala Records CACD 0547

23 May 1951

14, 15 June 1951

Kingsway Hall, London

Philharmonia Orchestra

Manoug Parikian violin

Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov

photo

Scheherazade opus 35 (1888)

(33) RCA Victor Red Seal LM-1732

(33) HMV ALP 1339

(33) Leopold Stokowski Society LS-12

(45) Listener's Digest box set SDP-1 including also 1947 Dvorak Symphony no 9

(CD) Testament SBT 1139

27 June 1951

Kurhaus, Scheveningen (The Hague), Netherlands

 

1951 Holland Festival concert

Residentie Orkest

P. I. Tchaikovsky

photo

Tchaikovsky: "Romeo and Juliet" Overture Fantasy - Stokowski arrangement

(CD) Music & Arts CD-831 "Leopold Stokowski Conducts Music From Russia volume II" with May 1955 Prokofiev "Romeo and Juliet" and August 1970 Alexander Nevsky

(CD) Archipel ARPCD 0087 with July 1952 Tchaikovsky: Symphony no 5

5 July 1951

Holland Festival, Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Concertgebouw Orchestra

Berlioz, Debussy, Falla, Barber, Brahms

Hector Berlioz (1803-1869): Roman Carnival Overture opus 9

Claude Debussy (1862-1918): Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune (1894)

Falla: El amor brujo (1916) Suite without mezzo-soprano

Samuel Barber (1910-1981): Adagio for Strings opus 11 (1936-1938)

Brahms: Symphony no 2 in D major, opus 73

(CD) concert available in a private CD from Theo van der Burg

(CD) Radio Netherlands Music MCCL 97018 music from the Holland Festival: Berlioz Roman Carnival, Debussy, Falla, Brahms Symphony no 2

(CD) Audiophile Classics APL 101.558 Berlioz and Debussy only coupled with 1963 Pierre Monteux Harold in Italy

(CD) Fifty Years Holland Festival GLO 6900 disc 6 Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune only

16 July 1951

Deutsches Museum, Munich, Germany

Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra

Johannes Brahms

photo

Brahms: Symphony no 2 in D major, opus 73

(CD) Tahra TAH 485-486 "Leopold Stokowski in Germany" coupled with 1952 North German Radio Symphony Orchestra concert (Berlioz, Falla, Günter Raphael, Tchaikovsky)


[1952]

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29 February, 5 March 1952

Manhattan Center, New York City

His Symphony Orchestra

Georges Bizet

photo

L'Arlésienne Suite no 1 and Suite no 2 including minuet from La Jolie Fille de Perth as arranged by Stokowski

(78) Victor of Japan SD188, SD189, SD190 L'Arlésienne (seems to be the only 78 RPM issue of this recording)

(33) RCA Victor LM-1706 with 1952 Bizet Symphony in C

(33) EMI HMV ALP 1181 with 1952 Bizet Symphony in C

(33) RCA Victrola VIC 1008 with 1952 Bizet Symphony in C

(33) RCA Victor LM-1875 (L'Arlésienne Adagietto only)

(33) EMI HMV ALP 1387 (L'Arlésienne Adagietto only)

(33) RCA France 630 331 with 1952 Bizet Symphony in C

(33) RCA Italia R-A12R0089

(33) Victor of Japan LS 112

(CD) Cala Records CACD 0548 with 1952 Bizet Symphony in C

(CD) Bearac Reissues CD BRC 2951

28, 29 February 1952 (Cesti, Vivaldi)

 

4 April 1952 (Lully, Frescobaldi)

 

6 March (Gabrieli)

26 March 1952 (Palestrina)

Manhattan Center, New York City

His Symphony Orchestra and A Capella Chorus

various - all as transcribed by Stokowski

 

photo

Girolamo Frescobaldi: Libro delle Gagliarde no 2: Gagliarda - Stokowski transcription

 

Antonio Vivaldi: L'estro armonico - Concerto grosso opus 3 no 11 in d minor RV 565

 

Antonio Cesti: "Tu mancavi a tormentarmi"

 

Jean Baptiste Lully: Le Triomphe de l’Amour: Nocturne and Thésèe: March

 

Giovanni da Palestrina: Motets "Adoramus te, Christe" and "O Bone Jesu"

 

Giovanni Gabrieli: Sacrae symphoniae: Canzon quarti toni a 15, C185 and "In Ecclesiis Benedicite Domino"

(33) RCA Victor LM-1721

(33) EMI HMV ALP 1387

(33) RCA Victor LM-1875

(45) RCA Victor WDM 1721

(CD) Cala Records CACD 0548

(CD) Pristine Classical PASC391

6, 21 March 1952

Manhattan Center, New York City

His Symphony Orchestra

Georges Bizet

photo

Symphony in C (1855) - a student composition

 

beautiful oboe solo by Robort Bloom in second movement

(33) RCA Victor LM-1706 with Bizet L'Arlésienne

(33) EMI HMV ALP 1181 with Bizet L'Arlésienne

(33) HMV France La Voix de son Maître FBLP 1037 10 inch (25 cm) disc Symphony only

(33) RCA Victrola VIC 1008

(33) RCA France 630 331

(33) RCA Italia R-A12R0089

(33) Archipel ARPCD 0242 coupled with Olivier Messiaen L'Ascension

(CD) Cala Records CACD 0548

(CD) Bearac Reissues CD BRC 2951

27 March 1952

 

3 April 1952

Manhattan Center, New York City

Raymond Viola and Gerson Yessin pianos, Elayne Jones and Alfred Howard percussion

Bela Bartok

photo

RCA Victor LM-1727

Bartok: Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion BB 115 (1937)

 

Raymond Viola and Gerson Yessin pianos, Elayne Jones and Alfred Howard percussion

(33) RCA Victor Red Seal LM-1727 with Roger Gelb Symphony no 3

29 April 1952

Manhattan Center, New York City

augmented CBS Orchestra

 

called His Symphony Orchestra

Roger Goeb

photo

programme for the Goeb Symphony no 3 world premiere conducted by Stokowski 27 April 1952

Symphony no 3

 

Premiered at the Columbia University Festival of Contemporary Music, supported by the American Composer's Alliance broadcast by CBS Radio

(33) RCA Victor LM-1727

(33) Composers Recordings Inc. CRI 120

(45) RCA Victor Red Seal WDM-1727

(CD) Citadel CTD 88123

7 July 1952

Hamburg, Germany

North German Radio Symphony Orchestra

Brahms, Falla, Raphael, Tchaikovsky

photo

Hector Berlioz (1803-1869): Roman Carnival Overture opus 9

Falla: El amor brujo (1916) Suite

Günter Raphael: Jabonah ballet suite opus 66 (1948)

Tchaikovsky: Symphony no 5 in E minor, opus 64

(CD) Tahra TAH 485-486 "Leopold Stokowski in Germany"

(CD) Archipel ARPCD 0087 with June 1951 Tchaikovsky "Romeo and Juliet"

photo

Günter Raphael (1903-1960)

3 September 1952

Manhattan Center, New York City

His Symphony Orchestra

Arnold Schoenberg

Ralph Vaughan Williams

photo

Schoenberg: Verklärte Nacht opus 4 (1899)

 

Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis (1910)

(33) RCA Victor LM-1739

(33) EMI HMV ALP 1205

(33) RCA Victor LM-2117 Schoenberg only with Prokofiev Romeo and Juliet

(33) Leopold Stokowski Society LS-0017 Vaughan Williams only

(45) RCA Victor Red Seal WDM 1739

(CD) Cala Records CACD 0542 Vaughan Williams only

10 September 1952 Rosamunde

 

17, 24 September 1952 Parsifal

Manhattan Center, New York City

His Symphony Orchestra

Franz Schubert

Richard Wagner

photo

Rosamunde: Overture and Incidental Music D797 (1823)

 

Parsifal: Act III "Good Friday Spell"

(33) RCA Victor LM-1730

(33) EMI HMV ALP 1193 Rosamunde with 1950 Nutcracker Suite

(33) Leopold Stokowski Society LS-18 "Music from Vienna" Rosamunde

(33) Leopold Stokowski Society LS-5 "Good Friday Spell"

(CD) OTAKEN CD TK 5004

(CD) Cala Records CACD 0550 Rosamunde and CACD 0535 "Good Friday Spell"

(CD) Bearac Reissues CD BRC 2950

29 October 1952

Manhattan Center, New York City

a small ensemble, released as:

His Symphony Orchestra

 

Anahid Ajemian violin

Maro Ajemian piano

Lou Harrison

photo

Suite for Violin, Piano and Small Orchestra (1951)

I. Overture

II. Elegy

III. First Gamelan

IV. Aria

V. Second Gamelan

VI. Chorale

(33) RCA Victor Red Seal LM-1785

(33) Composer's Recordings CRI 114 coupled with 1957 Henry Cowell Persian Set

(33) New World NW 366-2

(CD) Composer's Recordings CRI 836

(CD) NAXOS Classical Archive 9.80675 coupled with 1952 Ben Webber Symphony on Poems of William Blake

29 October 1952

Manhattan Center, New York City

His Symphony Orchestra

 

Warren Galjour baritone

Ben Webber

photo

Symphony on Poems of William Blake opus 33 - Warren Galjour baritone

- To Autumn

- Never Seek To Tell Thy Love

- Mad Song

- To Spring

(33) RCA Victor Red Seal LM-1785 coupled with 1952 Lou Harrison Suite for Violin, Piano and Small Orchestra

(33) Composers Recordings CRI 120 coupled with April 1952 Roger Goeb Symphony no 3

(CD) NAXOS Classical Archive 9.80675 coupled with 1952 Lou Harrison Suite for Violin, Piano and Small Orchestra

20 November 1952

Detroit Music Hall, Detroit, Michigan

Detroit Symphony

Jacob Avshalomov

P. I. Tchaikovsky

photo

Jacob Avshalomov (1919-2013): The Taking of T’ung Kuan - world premiere

 

Tchaikovsky: Symphony no 5 in E minor, opus 64

 

This concert was recorded in stereophonic sound, one of the earliest such commercial stereophonic recordings, by the legendary engineer Bert Whyte allowing the issue of the Avshalomov and Tchaikovsky on Music & Arts CD 1190.

(CD) Music & Arts CD 1190

8, 10 December 1952

War Memorial Opera House, San Francisco, California

San Francisco Symphony Orchestra

Nichola Rossi-Lemeni bass

Lawrence Mason tenor

San Francisco Opera Chorus, Kurt Herbert Adler director

San Francisco State College Choir, Roy Freeburg director

San Francisco Boys Choir, Madi Bacon director

Modest Mussorgsky

 

photo

Boris Godunov: excerpts as selected by Stokowski

  • Prologue in Monastery of Novodievitch

  • Chorus of Pilgrims enter Monastery

  • Coronation Scene in the Kremlin

  • Act I Scene 1: Monks

  • Act I Scene 2: Song of Varlaam

  • Act II: Aria of Boris

  • Act II: Clock Scene

  • Act III Scene 2: Garden at Sandomir

  • Act IV Scene 1: Simpleton in the Forest

  • Act IV: Boris Warns his Son

  • Act IV: Death of Boris

(33) RCA Victor LM-1764

(33) dell'Arte DA 9002 issued 1981

(45) Victor WDM 1764

(CD) Cala Records CACD 0535


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10, 12 February 1953

New York City

His Symphony Orchestra

P. I. Tchaikovsky

photo

Symphony no 5 in E minor, opus 64

(33) Victor Red Seal LM-1780

(33) Japan Victor LS 2023

(CD) RCA Red Seal Vintage Collection Japan BVCC-37341

(CD) Pristine Classical PASC 188

14 February 1953

New York City

His Symphony Orchestra

Reinhold Glière

photo

Glière: The Red Poppy: Russian Sailors' Dance

(33) Victor Red Seal LM-1816

(33) Quintessence PMC 7026

(45) EMI HMV 7 ER 5060

(CD) EMI 5 75481 2 Great Conductors of the Twentieth Century

(CD) Cala Records CACD 0546

25 February 1953

New York City

His Symphony Orchestra

Sergei Rachmaninoff

photo

Vocalise opus 34 no 14 (1915) - Stokowski arrangement

(33) Victor Red Seal LM-2042 "In the Lighter Vein"

(33) Japan Victor LS 2135

(33) Leopold Stokowski Society LS 0017

(33) Japan Leopold Stokowski Society JLSS 0014

(CD) Cala Records CACD 0542

25 February 1953 - Solitude and Humoresque

 

8, 9, 14 April 1953 - Aurora

Manhattan Center, New York City

His Symphony Orchestra

P. I. Tchaikovsky

photo

"Aurora's Wedding": Diaghilev's selections from The Sleeping Beauty ballet opus 66

 

Tchaikovsky song "Again, as Before, Alone" opus 73, no 6 titled "Solitude" - Stokowski transcription

 

Humoresque in G major, opus 10 no 2 - Stokowski transcription

(33) RCA Victor LM-1774

 

(CD) ReDiscovery RD009 "Aurora's Wedding" only

26 February 1953

14 April 1953

New York City

His Symphony Orchestra

Modest Mussorgsky as transcribed by Stokowski

Khovanchina: Act I: Prelude "Dawn on the Moscow River"

Khovanchina: Act IV: "Dance of the Persian Maidens"

Khovanchina: Act IV: Entr'acte "Galitsin's Journey"

(33) Victor Red Seal LM-1816

(33) RCA France 630 215

(33) Quintessence PMC 7026

(CD) Cala Records CACD 0546

(CD) NAXOS Classical Archives 9.80198

14 April 1953

Manhattan Center, New York City

His Symphony Orchestra

 

Nicola Moscona bass

Modest Mussorgsky

Alexander Borodin

Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov

photo

  RCA France 630 215

Mussorgsky: "Night on Bare Mountain" - transcribed by Stokowski

 

Gliere: The Red Poppy: Russian Sailors' Dance

 

Borodin: "From the Steppes of Central Asia"

 

Rimsky-Korsakov: Russian Easter Overture opus 36 as transcribed by Stokowski with Nicola Moscona, bass, taking the hymn part usually scored for the trombone

(33) RCA Victor LM-1816

(33) RCA France 630 215

(33) RCA Victor LRM 7056

(33) Quintessence Camden Classics PMC 7020 same programme as LM-1816 in electronic stereo

(45) RCA Victor Extended Play Concert Cameo ERB-7056 discs 549 0095, 549 0096 coupled with 1950 Polovtsian Dances

(45) RCA Victor Red Seal 49-0772 matrix 17900

(2TOR) RCA Victor AC 20 two track mono tape 7 1/2 IPS without Russian Easter Overture

(CD) Cala Records CACD 0546

(CD) ReDiscovery RD009 Russian Easter Overture only

23 July 1953

1 October 1953

Manhattan Center, New York City

His Symphony Orchestra

Georges Enescu

photo

  Quintessence PMC 7023

Georges Enescu:

  • Roumanian Rhapsodies no 1 in A major opus 11 no 1

  • Roumanian Rhapsodies no no 2 in D major opus 11 no 2

(33) RCA Victor LM-1878 matrices F2RP-1712 and F2RP-1713 with 1955 Liszt Hungarian Rhapsodies

(33) RCA LS 2046

(33) RCA Victor 10 inch (25 cm) Red Seal disc LRM-4073

(33) Quintessence PMC 7023 electronic stereo

(45) RCA Victor ES 8039 Hungarian Rhapsody no 1 only

(45) RCA Victor Red Seal 49-0127 Hungarian Rhapsody no 1 only

(2TOR) RCA Victor AC 19 two track mono tape 7 1/2 IPS

(CD) EMI 5 75480 2 "Great Conductors of the Twentieth Century" Hungarian Rhapsody no 1 only

(CD) Cala Records CACD 0549

(CD) RCA Red Seal Vintage Collection Japan CD BVCC-37322 Enesco with 1947 Dvorak Symphony no 9

22 November 1953

War Memorial Opera House, San Francisco, California

San Francisco Symphony

Morton Gould

photo

Gould: Dance Variations for two pianos and orchestra (1953)

 

Arthur Whittemore and Jack Lowe, pianists

(33) RCA Victor LM-1858

 

(CD) NAXOS CD 9.80163

 

(CD) RCA Red Seal Vintage Collection Japan BVCC-38013

 

(CD) Pristine Classical PASC274 "Stokowski Conducts 20th Century Music"


[1954]

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18, 19 March 1954

Manhattan Center, New York City

His Symphony Orchestra

Ludwig van Beethoven

photo

Symphony no 6 in F major, opus 68: "Pastoral"

 

included a talk by Stokowski on the "Sounds of Nature in Beethoven's Pastoral Symphony"

(33) RCA Victor LM-1830

(33) EMI HMV ALP 1268

(33) Leopold Stokowski Society LS 10

(33) Victor LM-1875 "Restful Good Music: Stokowski" second movement

(33) EMI HMV ALP 1387 "Restful Music"

(CD) Cala Records CACD 0545

(CD) NAXOS Classical Archives 9.80731

28, 30 September 1954

Manhattan Center, New York City

NBC Symphony Orchestra

Gian Carlo Menotti

photo

RCA Latin American issue of LM-1858

Menotti: "Sebastian" Suite: 7 sections from Menotti's ballet:

  • Adagio

  • Barcarolle

  • Street Fight

  • Cortege

  • Sebastian's Dance

  • Dance of the Wounded Courtesan

  • Pavan

(33) RCA Victor LM-1858

(2TOR) RCA Victor CCS-29 2 track stereo

(CD) RCA Victor Gold Seal 09026-62517-2 in the Stokowski Stereo Collection

(CD) RCA Red Seal Vintage Collection Japan BVCC-38013

(CD) NAXOS CD 9.80163

5, 7 October 1954

Manhattan Center, New York City

NBC Symphony Orchestra

Serge Prokofiev

photo

Romeo and Juliet ballet opus 64 - Stokowski's selection from Prokofiev's Suites no 1 and 2:

  • Romeo at the Fountain

  • Juliet

  • Romeo and Juliet

  • Romeo at Juliet's Tomb

  • Juliet's Death

(33) RCA Victor LM-2117

(33) RCA Victor LM-6028 two disc delux set coupled with Berlioz Romeo & Juliet Munch BSO, Tchaikovsky Romeo & Juliet Cantelli Philharmonia, and passages from the Shakespeare play

(33) RCA Victor ARL 1-2715 digital remastered LP

(2TOR) RCA Victor DCS-18 2 track stereo

(CD) RCA Victor Gold Seal 09026-62517-2 in the Stokowski Stereo Collection

20, 21 October 1954

10 November 1954

Manhattan Center, New York City

NBC Symphony Orchestra

P. I. Tchaikovsky

photo

Swan Lake ballet opus 20: Act II and Act III

(33) RCA Victor LM-1894

(33) EMI HMV Long Play ALP 1443 matrices F2-RP-2555-1N and F2-RP-2556-1N

(33) RCA LS 2039

(33) Quintessence PMC 7007 electronic stereo

(45) RCA Victor ES 8587 excerpts

(CD) Cala Records CACD 0543


[1955]

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13 January 1955

 

9 February 1955

New York City

NBC Symphony Orchestra

Johann Strauss Jr.

photo

  "In the Lighter Vein"

Johann Strauss Jr.: On the Beautiful Blue Danube opus 314 as arranged by Stokowski

 

Johann Strauss Jr: Tales from the Vienna Woods opus 325 as arranged by Stokowski

 

Mozart: Piano Sonata no 11 in A major, K 331: Movement 3 Alla Turca "Turkish March" - Stokowski transcription

 

Beethoven: Incidental music for The Ruins of Athens, opus 113: "Turkish March"

(33) Victor Red Seal LM-2042 "In the Lighter Vein"

(33) Japan Victor LS 2135

(33) Japan Victor HP 200

(33) Japan Leopold Stokowski Society JLSS 0017

(45) Victor Red Seal 447-0780 Vienna Woods and Blue Danube only

(45) Victor Red Seal ERA 259 Vienna Woods and Blue Danube only

(45) UK His Master's Voice 7 R 169 Vienna Woods and Blue Danube only

(45) Japan Victor ERA 257 Vienna Woods and Blue Danube only

(45) Victor Company of Japan DRE-1001 "Blue Danube only" with Heifetz Sarasate and others

(CD) Cala Records CACD 0543

(CD) Pristine Classical PASC 188 "Stokowski Encores"

8, 10 February 1955

Manhattan Center, New York City

His Symphony Orchestra

Franz Liszt

photo

Franz Liszt:

  • Hungarian Rhapsody for Orchestra no 1 in f minor

  • Hungarian Rhapsody for Orchestra no 2 in F sharp minor

  • Hungarian Rhapsody for Orchestra no no 3 in D major

(33) RCA Victor LM-1878 matrices F2RP-1712 and F2RP-1713 coupled with Enescu: Roumanian Rhapsodies no 1 and 2

(33) RCA LS 2046

(33) RCA France 630 349

(33) Quintessence PMC 7023 electronic stereo

(45) RCA Victor ES 8039 Hungarian Rhapsody no 1 only

(2TOR) RCA Victor AC 19 two track mono tape 7 1/2 IPS

(CD) EMI 5 75480 2 "Great Conductors of the Twentieth Century" Hungarian Rhapsody no 1 only

(CD) Cala Records CACD 0545

15 May 1955

 

from a broadcast concert

Baden-Baden, Germany

South West Radio Symphony Orchestra (Südwestfunk) and chorus

Werner Egk

Darius Milhaud

Serge Prokofiev

photo Hänssler CD 94 204

Werner Egk: French Suite after Rameau (1949)

 

Darius Milhaud: Percussion Concerto opus 109 (1930)

 

Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet ballet opus 64 - Stokowski's selection from Prokofiev's Suites no 1 and 2:

  • no 6 from Suite no 1 opus 64a: Romeo and Juliet

  • no 6 from Suite no 2 opus 64b: Dance of the Girls with Lilies

  • no 7 from Suite no 2 opus 64b: Romeo at Juliet's Grave

(CD) Music & Arts CD-778 Milhaud

(CD) Music & Arts CD-831 Prokofiev coupled with June 1951 Tchaikovsky "Romeo and Juliet" and August 1970 Prokofiev "Alexander Nevsky"

(CD) Hänssler CD 94 204

20 May 1955

 

from a broadcast concert

Stuttgart, Germany

Süddeutscher Rundfunk Orchestra

P. I. Tchaikovsky

Modest Mussorgsky

Richard Wagner

photo

Tchaikovsky: Symphony no 5 in E minor, opus 64

 

Mussorgsky: Khovanshchina arranged by Stokowski: Act IV, scene 2 Entr'acte

 

Wagner: Tristan und Isolde Prelude and Liebestod - transcription by Stokowski

(33) Süddeutscher Rundfunk MAS 201 disc in box MAS 200-202 Wagner only

(CD) Disques Refrain DR 930051 without Wagner

(CD) Guild Historical GHCD 2329 coupled with Frankfurt Debussy: Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune

(CD) Hänssler CD 94 204

31 May 1955

 

from a broadcast concert

Frankfurt, Germany

Radio Symphony Orchestra of the Hessischer Rundfunk

Claude Debussy

 

Olivier Messiaen

Debussy: "Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune" (1894)

 

Olivier Messiaen: Hymne au Saint Sacrement (1932)

(CD) Music & Arts CD-778 coupled with 1958 Paris concert Ibert "Escales", Ravel "Alborada del gracioso", Debussy "Ibéria"(note: this CD seem mislabeled, attributing the "Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune" to the 1958 Paris concert and "Ibéria" to this Stuttgart concert, rather than as indicated above)

 

(CD) Guild Historical GHCD 2329 Debussy only coupled with Stuttgart concert


[1956]

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2, 3 September 1956

Los Angeles, California

Los Angeles Philharmonic

 

Roger Wagner Chorale

Gustav Holst

photo

"The Planets" opus 32 (1916)

(33) Capitol P 8389 mono and SP 8389 stereo

(33) Capitol PAO 8389

(33) Angel Seraphim S 60175

(33) EMI Music For Pleasure MFP 2014

(33) Japan Toshiba ECC 55114

(33) Japan Toshiba Seraphim ECC 30050

(33) Japan Toshiba Seraphim CA-5040

(33) Japan Seraphim CA 8451

(33) Angel Seraphim SIB 6094 "Leopold Stokowski Conducts" two discs

(4TOR) Capitol Full Dimensional Stereo Y2P-8621 3 3/4 IPS coupled with content of the February 1957 recording Capitol P 8399/SP 8399 stereo "Landmarks of a Distinguished Career"

(2TOR) Capital Stereo Tape ZF-75 2 track 7 1/2 ips stereo

(CD) Seraphim S21-17378

(CD) EMI Classics 5 65423 2

(CD) EMI Classics EMI 7-2435-67469-2

(CD) EMI Classics CDM5 65423 2 7

(CD) Japan Toshiba TOCE 7120

(CD) EMI Classics EMI 6-98555-2 "Stokowski The Maverick Conductor"


[1957]

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22, 29 January 1957

12 February 1957

New York City

His Symphony Orchestra

Paul Dukas

Samuel Barber

Richard Strauss

Harold Farberman

Ralph Vaughan Williams

Vincent Persichetti

P. I. Tchaikovsky

Modest Mussorgsky

photo

  • Dukas: "La Péri": Fanfare

  • Barber: Adagio for Strings

  • Richard Strauss: Suite in B flat for Winds opus 4: Gavotte

  • Farberman: "Evolution": Section One

  • Vaughan Williams: Symphony no 8 in D minor: Scherzo alla marcia

  • Persichetti: Divertimento for Band March

  • Tchaikovsky: Symphony no 4 in F minor: scherzo

  • Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition: "Hut on Fowl's Legs" and "Great Gate of Kiev" - Stokowski tanscription

Capitol SAL-8385 mono and SSAL-8385 stereo "Stokowski: The Orchestra"

(33) Capital P 8673 mono and SP 8673 stereo "The Best of Stokowski"

(33) Seraphim SIB 6094 mono

(33) Toshiba 2LC3001 "Stokowski: The Orchestra"

(2TOR) Capital Full Dimensional Sound ZH-8 Capital 2 track 7 1/2 IPS "Stokowski: The Orchestra"

(4TOR) Capital Full Dimensional Sound tape 8385

(CD) EMI CDM 5 65614 2 "Landmarks of a Distinguished Career" plus works: Bach Toccata & Fugue BWV 565, Debussy Claire de lune, Sibelius Finlandia and Swan of Tuonela

5, 8, 15 February 1957

New York City

His Symphony Orchestra

Claude Debussy

photo

Debussy: Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune (1894)

 

Debussy: Suite bergamasque no 3: "Clair de lune" (1905)

(33) Capitol P 8399 mono and SP 8399 stereo

(33) Capitol P 8673 mono and SP 8673 stereo

(33) Angel Seraphim SIB 6094

(33) Japan Toshiba SLC 24

(33) Japan Toshiba CSC 5038

(33) Japan Seraphim CA 7264

(33) Angel Seraphim SIB 6094 "Leopold Stokowski Conducts" two discs

(CD) EMI Angel Studio CDM-7 69116-2

(CD) EMI Classics 67313-2

(CD) EMI Classics EMI 6-98555-2 "Stokowski The Maverick Conductor"

5, 8, 15 February 1957

New York City

His Symphony Orchestra

Johann Sebastian Bachj

Claude Debussy

Jean Sibelius

Johann Strauss Jr.

photo

Bach: Toccata and Fugue, D minor, BWV 565 - Stokowski transcription

 

Debussy: Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune (1894)

 

Debussy: Suite bergamasque no 3: "Clair de lune" (1905)

 

Sibelius: Finlandia opus 26 (1899)

 

Sibelius: Lemminkäinen Suite opus 22: "The Swan of Tuonela" opus 22 no 2

 

Johann Strauss Jr.: "On the Beautiful Blue Danube" opus 314

(33) Capitol P 8399 mono and SP 8399 stereo "Landmarks of a Distinguished Career"

(33) Capitol SPAO-8-8694 stereo "The Best of Stokowski in Stereo"

(33) EMI Music for Pleasure MFP 2145 "Leopold Stokowski Pops Concert"

(33) EMI Angel Eminence AE-54431 digitally remastered without BWV 565 and with Turina La oración del torero

(33) Japan Snow Records Capital CSC 5038 "Landmarks of a Distinguished Career"

(33) Japan Seraphim ECC-30090 with Bach "Little Fugue", Passacaglia & Fugue, Christmas Oratorio BWV 248 - no 10 Sinfonia, Chorale "Komm, süßer Tod", Ein Feste Berg

(45) EMI His Master's Voice 7 ER 5011 "Clair de lune" only

(45) Australia Capital Classics FAP-8435 "Clair de lune" and "On the Beautiful Blue Danube" only

(45) UK Capital Classics FAP 4-8399 "Landmarks of a Distinguished Career" Sibelius only

(CD) Cala Records CACD0542 with Percy Grainger, Sibelius and other works

about 6 or 7 March 1957

Houston Music Hall, Houston, Texas

Houston Symphony Orchestra

Reinhold Glière

photo

 

Stokowski's first recording for Capitol with the Houston Symphony

 

Symphony no 3 in B minor, opus 42 "Ilya Mourometz" - as abridged by Stokowski

(33) Capitol P 8402 mono and SP 8402 stereo

(33) Capitol PAO 8402

(33) Angel Seraphim S 60089 Stokowski "The Maverick Conductor" with 1956 Holst "The Planets"

(2TOR) Capital Stereo Tape ZF-27 2 track 7 1/2 ips

(CD) EMI Classics 698 5552

(CD) EMI Classics 5 65074 2 coupled with 1957 Loeffler - A pagan poem in a 5 CD album

9 April 1957

Columbia Studios, 30th Street and Third Avenue, New York City

His Symphony Orchestra

Henry Cowell

Persian Set - Recording was sponsored by the US State Department

(33) Composers Recordings CRI 114

(CD) Citadel CTD 88123

18, 19, 20 May 1957

Philharmonie, Berlin

Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

Igor Stravinsky

photo

Classics For Pleasure CFP134

Suite from The Firebird (1919 version) as adapted by Stokowski (1894)

 

Petrushka (1911 version)

(33) Capitol P 8407 mono and SP 8407 stereo

(33) Capitol Full Dimensional Sound PAC 8407

(33) Angel Seraphim S-60229

(33) Classics For Pleasure CFP 134

(33) Japan Seraphim CA 5056

(33) Japan Seraphim CA 7263

(33) EMI 1C 037-80 859

(cassette) Angel Seraphim XDR 4XG-60229

(CD) EMI 5 65207 2

(CD) EMI 5 72338 2

(CD) Japan Toshiba TOCE 7271

(CD) EMI Classics EMI 6-98555-2 "Stokowski The Maverick Conductor"

24, 27 June 1957

1, 3 July 1957

Walthamstow Assembly Hall, London

London Symphony Orchestra

 

BBC Women's Chorus

Claude Debussy

 

Maurice Ravel

Debussy: Three Nocturnes (1899):

Nuages, Fêtes, Sirènes

 

Ravel: Rapsodie espagnole

Ravel: Miroirs: "Alborada del gracioso" (piano composition orchestrated by the composer in 1919)

(33) Capitol P 8520 mono and SP 8520 stereo

(33) EMI SP 8520

(33) Angel Seraphim S 60104

(33) Japan Toshiba ECC 30088

(33) EMI 1C 037-80 859

(cassette) Angel Seraphim XDR 4XG-60422

(CD) EMI Angel CDC-7 47423 2

(CD) EMI 5 65422 2

(CD) Japan Toshiba TOCE 8853

(CD) EMI Classics EMI 6-98555-2 "Stokowski The Maverick Conductor"

15, 16, 17 August 1957

New York City

His Symphony Orchestra

various: "Music For Strings"

photo

J. S. Bach: "Mein Jesu! was vor Seelenweh" BWV 487 - Stokowski transcription

 

J. S. Bach: Preludio in E - from Partita no 3 in E major BWV 1006 - Stokowski transcription

 

Christoph Willibald Gluck: music from Gluck's operas: Iphigénie en Aulide (1774): lento, Armide (1777): musette and sicilienne - Stokowski transcription

 

Alexander Borodin: String Quartet no 2 in D major: "Nocturne" - Sargent/Stokowski transcription

 

Nicolo Paganini: Moto perpetuo opus 11 - as transcribed by Stokowski

 

Sergei Rachmaninoff: Vocalise opus 34 no 14 (1915) - Stokowski arrangement

(33) Capitol P 8415 mono and SP 8415 stereo "Music For Strings"

(33) Capitol P 8650 mono and SP 8650 stereo "Stokowski + Strings"

(33) EMI Concert Classics SXLP 30174 "Favorite String Music"

(33) Paperback Classics LP 8216 "The Sound of Strings"

(2TOR) Capital Stereo Tape ZF-65 "Music For Strings" 2 channel 7 1/2 IPS

(CD) EMI Classics 65912 "Music For Strings - Stokowski"

(CD) Japan Toshiba TOCE 8855

23, 24 August 1957

New York City

His Symphony Orchestra

Arnold Schoenberg

photo

"Verklärte Nacht" opus 4

(33) Capitol P 8433 mono and SP 8433 stereo coupled with 1957 Loeffler A Pagan Poem

(33) Angel Seraphim 60080 coupled with 1957 Loeffler A Pagan Poem

(33) Japan Toshiba ECC 30089 with 1957 Bartok Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta

(33) Japan Seraphim Guide to the Classics CA-5073 coupled with 1957 Bartok Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta

(CD) EMI Classics 7 47521 2 with 1957 Barber "Adagio for Strings", 1957 Bartok Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta

(CD) EMI Classics 5 67469 2 with 1956 Holst The Planets

(CD) Japan Toshiba CC33 3800

(CD) Sinseido EMI Classics SAN 39

(CD) Japan Toshiba TOCE 8850

3, 5 December 1957

18, 20 December 1957

21 January 1958

New York City

His Symphony Orchestra

 

Gloria Agostini harp

Albert Fuller celesta

Mitchell Andrews piano

Frank Martin

Bela Bartok

photo

Petite symphonie concertante opus 54

 

Bartok: Music for Stings, Percussion and Celesta BB114

(33) Capitol P 8507 mono and SP 8507 stereo

(33) World Record Club SCM 69

(33) Japan Toshiba CSC 5025

(33) Japan Toshiba Seraphim ECC 30089

(CD) EMI Classics 5 65868 2

(CD) Sinseido EMI Classics SAN 39

(CD) Japan Toshiba TOCE 8851


[1958]

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1958

New York City

His Symphony Orchestra

various photo

  • Bach: Aria "Air on the G-String" (from Orchestral Suite no 3, BWV 1068 - Stokowski transcription

  • Boccherini: String Quintet No 1 in E opus 11 no 5 G 275 - 3rd movement Minuetto - Stokowski transcription

  • Gluck: Orfeo ed Euridice Wq 30: Dance of the Blessed Spirits - Stokowski arrangement

  • Handel: Alcina HWV 34 Act III Entrée - Stokowski arrangement

  • Purcell: "King Arthur" Z 628: Hornpipe - Stokowski transcription

  • Tchaikovsky: String Quartet no 1 in D movement 2: Andante cantabile - Stokowski transcription

  • Turina: "La oracion del torero" - Stokowski arrangement

(33) Capital P 8458 mono and SP 8458 stereo "Stokowski The String Orchestra"

(33) EMI UK SXLP 30174

(CD) EMI Classics 5 65912 2

(CD) Japan Toshiba TOCE 8855

5, 7, 11 February 1958

New York City

His Symphony Orchestra

Johann Sebastian Bach as transcribed by Stokowski

photo

  • Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor, BWV 582 - Stokowski transcription

  • Chorale, "Komm, süßer Tod, komm selge Ruh" BWV 478 - Stokowski transcription

  • English Suite No 2 in A minor BWV 807: Bourée - Stokowski transcription

  • "Sarabande" - from Partita no 1 in B minor BWV 1002 - Stokowski transcription

  • Chorale "Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott" (from Cantata BWV 80) - Stokowski transcription

  • Christmas Oratorio BWV 248: Part II no 10: Sinfonia "Shepherd's Song"

  • "Little" Fugue in G minor, BWV 578 - Stokowski transcription

(33) Capital P-8489 mono and SP-8489 stereo

(33) EMI Music For Pleasure MFP 2062

(33) Angel 60235

(33) Japan Toshiba CSC 5024

(cassette) Angel Seraphim XDR 4XG-60235

(CD) EMI Angel Studio 5 66385 2

(CD) EMI Classics 574 049 2

(CD) Japan Toshiba TOCE 8849

(CD) Musical Heritage Society "Bach Transcriptions"

(CD) EMI Classics EMI 6-98555-2 "Stokowski The Maverick Conductor"

9, 12 April 1958

Houston Music Hall, Houston, Texas

Houston Symphony Orchestra

Dmitri Shostakovich

photo

Symphony no 11 in g minor opus 103 "1905"

(33) Capitol PBR 8448 mono and SPBR 8448 stereo

(33) Angel S 60228

(33) World Record Club T 776/777 mono and ST 776/777 stereo

(33) Everest SDBR 3310-2

(33) Angel Seraphim S-60228

(cassette) Angel Seraphim XDR 4XG-60228

(CD) EMI Angel CDC-7 47419 2

(CD) EMI 698 555 2

(CD) EMI Angel Studio 5 65206 2

(CD) Japan Toshiba CC33-3379

(CD) EMI Classics EMI 6-98555-2 "Stokowski The Maverick Conductor"

9, 11, 13 April 1958

Houston Music Hall, Houston, Texas

Houston Symphony Orchestra

Carl Orff

photo

Carmina Burana (1936)

 

Virginia Babikian soprano

Jack Waggoner tenor

Guy Gardner baritone

Joseph Edwin Naron baritone

 

a mixed chorus of 150 singers, the Houston Symphony Chorale, Alfred Urbach director and the Houston Youth Symphony Boys Choir

(33) Capitol P 8470 mono and SP 8470 stereo

(33) Capitol SPAR 8470

(33) World Record Club T 793 and ST 793

(33) Angel 60236

(33) EMI Classics For Pleasure CFP 40311

(33) Japan Toshiba CSC 5015

(33) Japan Seraphim CA 5070

(cassette) Angel Seraphim XDR 4XG-60236

(CD) EMI France CDM 253844

(CD) EMI Angel Studio 5 65207 2

(CD) EMI EMI 5 67569 2

(CD) Japan Toshiba TOCE 8852

(CD) EMI Classics EMI 6-98555-2 "Stokowski The Maverick Conductor"

12 May 1958

Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, Paris

 

CD label states that these items were recorded during the 12 May 1958 concert

Orchestre National de la Radiodiffusion Française

Jacques Ibert

Maurice Ravel

Claude Debussy

photo

Jacques Ibert: "Escales" suite (1922)

 

Maurice Ravel: Miroirs: "Alborada del gracioso" (piano composition orchestrated by the composer in 1919)

 

Claude Debussy: Images pour orchestre no 2: "Ibéria" (1905)

(CD) Music & Arts CD 778 "The Stokowski Edition VII" coupled with 1955 Baden-Baden Milhaud Percussion Concerto and 1955 Stuttgart Debussy Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune

 

The CD seems mislabeled, attributing the Debussy Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune to the Paris concert, and the Images pour orchestre no 2: "Ibéria" to the 1955 Frankfurt concert, whereas the pieces are from the concerts as labeled above.

13 May 1958

Paris, France

Orchestre National de la Radiodiffusion Française

Claude Debussy

Jacques Ibert

Maurice Ravel

photo

Debussy: Images pour orchestre no 2: "Ibéria" (1905)

 

Ibert: Escales suite (1922)

 

Miroirs: "Alborada del gracioso" (piano composition orchestrated by the composer in 1919)

(33) Capital P 8463 mono and SP 8463 stereo

(33) Angel Seraphim S 60102

(33) EMI HMV Concert Classics SXLP 30263

(33) Japan Toshiba 2LC 49 mono and Toshiba sLC49 stereo

(CD) EMI Classics EMI 5 75481 2

(CD) Japan Toshiba TOCE 8854

7 June 1958

Great Hall of the Conservatory, Moscow, Soviet Union

 

live recording

USSR State Radio and TV Large Symphony Orchestra

 

recorded during Stokowski's 22 May-30 June 1958 tour of the Soviet Union (Kiev, Moscow, Leningrad)

Dmitri Shostakovich

photo

Symphony no 11 "Year of 1905" in G minor opus 103

 

Shostakovich was present during this concert. A stirring performance with satisfactory sound.

 

Bach: Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor, BWV 582 - Stokowski transcription

 

The Barber Adagio for Strings was performed by Stokowski as an encore (see Music & Arts CD-787 CD below)

(33) Melodya GOST 5289-80 mono two discs

(CD) Russia SMC CD 0030 with Bach, without Barber

(CD) Russian Disc 5028 without Bach or Barber

 

(CD) Music & Arts CD-787 Barber encore only

15 June 1958

Moscow, USSR

USSR State Radio and TV Large Symphony Orchestra

 

recorded during Stokowski's 22 May-30 June 1958 tour of the Soviet Union (Kiev, Moscow, Leningrad)

Serge Prokofiev

photo

Mosoblsovnarkhoz Torch LP

Symphony No. 5 in B-flat major opus 100 (1944)

(33) Melodya GOST 5289-68 mono

(33) Mosoblsovnarkhoz Torch Pink Label GOST 5289-61 mono

(33) Artia Melodia LP MK 1551 mono

25 September 1958

 

from the broadcast concert

Carnegie Hall, New York City

His Symphony Orchestra

Alan Hovhaness

Wallingford Riegger

Paul Creston

Vaughan Williams

photo

Hovhaness: Mysterious Mountain Symphony no 2 (1955)

 

Wallingford Riegger (1885-1961): New Dance opus 18b (1935) - a 5 minute syncopated romp

 

Paul Creston: Toccata opus 68 (1957) - a 14 minute work with frequent rhythmic shifts and contrasting themes, with each section of the orchestra alternatively being featured.

 

Vaughan Williams: Symphony no 9 in E minor

(CD) Cala Records CACD 0539

 

This was a gala concert celebrating the 50th anniversary of Stokowski's debut as a conductor (although Stokowski's debut was at a Paris concert with the Colonne Orchestra on 12 May 1909)

 

Stokowski selected the USA premiere of the Vaughan William Symphony no 9 to honor the composer who had died one month earlier on 26 August 1958. The score for large orchestra also includes three saxophones and a flugelhorn

October 1958

New York City

'Stadium Symphony Orchestra of New York'

 

New York Philharmonic

Dmitri Shostakovich

photo

Symphony no 5 in d minor, opus 47 (1937)

(33) Everest LPBR 6010 mono, SDBR 3010 stereo

(33) World Record Club T 281 mono, ST 281 stereo

(33) Europe Concert Hall SMS 2830

(33) Japan Columbia OW 7010 EV

(33) Everest DCC LPZ-2016 audiophile LP

(4TOR) Everest STBR 3010

(CD) Everest CD EVC 9020

(CD) Japan Westminster JXCC 1092

(CD) Price-Less CD D 22697

(CD) Philips 422 306-2 "Legendary Classics" with 1959 Scriabin "Poème de l'extase"

October 1958

New York City

'Stadium Symphony Orchestra of New York'

 

New York Philharmonic

P. I. Tchaikovsky

photo

Hamlet Overture Fantasy

 

Francesca da Rimini opus 32

(33) Everest LPBR 6011 mono, SDBR 3011 stereo

(33) World Record Club T 98 mono, ST 98 stereo

(33) Everest Top Rank 35 014

(33) Discophon Everest S 4030

(33) Japan Columbia OW 7697

(33) NPA 4213

(33) Dell'Arte DA 9006

(33) Everest DCC LPZ-1001 audiophile LP

(4TOR) Everest STBR 3011

(4TOR) TapeMates TMS 107

(CD) Everest CD EVC 9037

(CD) Dell'Arte CDDA 9006

(CD) Price-Less CD D 35327

October 1958

New York City

'Stadium Symphony Orchestra of New York'

 

New York Philharmonic

Heitor Villa-Lobos

Sergei Prokofiev

photo

Villa-Lobos: Bachiana Brasileira no 1: "Modinha" W246 (1930) "for an orchestra of cellos"

 

Villa-Lobos: Uirapurú W133 (1917)

 

Prokofiev: Cinderella ballet Suite opus 87 (1944) - Stokowski selection

(33) Everest LPBR 6016 mono, SDBR 3016 stereo

(33) World Record Club T 173 mono, ST 173 stereo

(33) France Club National du Disque CND 863 Uirapurú only coupled with works (Milhaud, Stravinsky) by other conductors

(33) Japan Columbia OW 769 EV

(33) Everest DCC LPZ-1003 audiophile LP

(4TOR) Everest T-3016

(CD) Everest CD EVC 9023

(CD) Price-Less CD D 24924 (Villa-Lobos) and D 22697 (Prokofiev)

(CD) Japan Teichiku Records Bescol CD 519 with 1959 Prokofiev Ugly Duckling

(CD) Japan Westminster JXCC 1099 Prokofiev with 1959 Debussy Children Corner Suite

(CD) Japan Columbia OW 7698 EV Villa-Lobos

7, 8, 9 October 1958

New York City

'Stadium Symphony Orchestra of New York'

 

New York Philharmonic

Richard Strauss

photo

Salome opus 54: Dance of the Seven veils

 

Don Juan opus 20

 

Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks opus 28

(33) Everest LPBR 6023 mono, SDBR 3023 stereo

(33) World Record Club T 108 mono, ST 108 stereo

(33) Everest DCC LPZ-1002 audiophile LP

(33) France Concert Hall SMS 2832

(4TOR) Everest T-43023

(4TOR) Tape-Mates "Orchestral Masterworks" TMS-127 3 3/4 IPS

(CD) Everest CD EVC 9004

(CD) Japan King Record KICC 7306

(CD) Bescol (Teichiku Records) Compact Classics CD 538

(CD) Outlet Book Company Price-Less D1323X

25 November 1958

General Assembley Hall, United Nations, New York City

Symphony of the Air

Ahmed Adnam Saygun (1907-1991)

Saygun

oratorio Yunus Emre opus 26 (1942)

 

performers: Janice Harsanyi soprano, Carol Wolf contralto, James Wainner tenor, Scott Gibson bass, the Chorus of the Crane School of Music of the New York Teachers College, Potsdam.

(33) Turkish Information Office of New York RW 3967-3968

17 December, 1958

Carnegie Hall, New York City

Symphony of the Air

Beethoven

photo

Symphony no 7 in A major, opus 92

(33) United Artists UAL 7003 mono and UAS 8003 stereo

(33) United Artists K18C-9331 audiophile pressing

(33) Quintessence PMC 7110

(33) Japan King Record K18C 9331

(CD) Cala Records CACD 0551 coupled with 1959 Ben Haim From Israel and other works

13 December, 1958

Carnegie Hall, New York City

Symphony of the Air

Aram Khatchaturian

photo

Symphony no 2 "Symphony With Bells" inspired by World War 2

(33) United Artists UAL 7002 mono and UAS 8002 stereo

(4TOR) United Artists MUA 8002

(CD) EMI Classics ZDMB 5 65427 2 3 two CDS with Shostakovich, Respighi, Bloch and baroque Italian composers

(CD) EMI Classics EMI 6-98555-2 "Stokowski The Maverick Conductor"

13 December, 1958

Carnegie Hall, New York City

Symphony of the Air

Ottorino Respighi and baroque Italian composers

photo

Ottorino Respighi: Pines of Rome

 

Giovanni Gabrieli: Sonata pian e forte, Ch. 175 - Stokowski transcription

 

Antonio Cesti (1623-1669): "Tu mancavi a tormentarmi" - Stokowski transcription

 

Girolamo Frescobald: Gagliarda, Book 2 no 2 - Stokowski transcription

 

Giovanni da Palestrina (1525-1594): Motet "Adoramus te, Christe" (1581) - Stokowski transcription

(33) United Artists UAL 8001 mono and UAS 8002 stereo

(33) Japan King Record K18C 9330

(4TOR) United Artists UST8001-C 7 1/2 IPS 4 track stereo tape

 

(CD) EMI Classics 2435-66864-2

(CD) EMI Classics ZDMB 5 65427 2 3 two CDS with Shostakovich Sym no 1, Khatchaturian, Bloch

(CD) EMI Classics EMI 6-98555-2 "Stokowski The Maverick Conductor"

13 December, 1958

Carnegie Hall, New York City

Symphony of the Air

Dmitri Shostakovich

photo

Symphony no 1 in F minor opus 10

 

24 Preludes opus 34 (1933): 14: Prelude in E-flat minor - Stokowski transcription

 

Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District opus 29 (1934): Interlude

(33) United Artists UAL 7004 mono and UAS 8004 stereo

(33) United Artists UAC 4500 mono

(33) King Record K18C 9333

(4TOR) United Artists UATC 2209 stereo

(CD) EMI Classics ZDMB 5 65427 2 3 two CDS with Shostakovich, Respighi, Bloch and baroque Italian composers

(CD) EMI Classics EMI 6-98555-2 "Stokowski The Maverick Conductor"


[1959]

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1959

New York City

'Stadium Symphony Orchestra'

 

New York Philharmonic

 

Captain Kangaroo (Bob Keeshan)

Sergei Prokofiev

photo

Everest Sine Qua Non Limited Edition Stereo LP

Peter and the Wolf opus 67 (1936)

 

Bob Keeshan, TV Captain Kangaroo, narrator

 

Masaaki Sakai Japanese narrator

 

Pierre Tchernia French narrator

(33) Everest LPBR 6043 mono, SDBR 3043 stereo

(33) World Record Club T 108 mono, ST 108 stereo

(33) Everest Sine Qua Non Limited Edition Stereo SQN-7713

(33) Columbia Japan YS 10128 EV with Masaaki Sakai Japanese narrator

(33) Columbia Japan OZ 7011 EV with Masaaki Sakai Japanese narrator

(33) Columbia Japan OS 2971 EV with Masaaki Sakai Japanese narrator

(33) France Éditions Chant Du Monde Vogue SLV LX 570 with Pierre Tchernia French narrator

(CD) Everest CD EVC 9048

(CD) Japan Westminster JXCC 1099

(CD) Bescol (Teichiku Records) Compact Classics CD 519

(CD) France Legacy 359 with Pierre Tchernia French narrator

1959

New York City

'Stadium Symphony Orchestra'

 

New York Philharmonic

 

Regina Resnik mezzo-soprano

Sergei Prokofiev

photo

"The Ugly Little Duckling" (1914/1932)

 

Regina Resnik mezzo-soprano

(33) Everest LPBR 6108 mono, SDBR 3108 stereo with Cinderella Suite

(33) World Record Club T 173 mono, ST 173 stereo

(33) France Éditions Chant Du Monde Vogue CMDEVR 9368 with 1958 Cinderella Suite

(CD) Everest CD EVC 9023

(CD) Bescol (Teichiku Records) Compact Classics CD 519 with Peter and the Wolf

(CD) France Legacy 359 with Peter and the Wolf

February 1959

Manhattan Towers Hotel, New York City

Symphony of the Air

 

George Neikrug cello

Paul Ben-Haim

Ernest Bloch

photo

Ben-Haim: Israel Suite for Orchestra (1957)

 

Bloch: Schelomo Hebrew Rhapsody for Cello and Orchestra (1916)

(33) United Artists UAL 7005 mono and UAS 8005 stereo

(33) Japan King Record K18C 9332

(CD) EMI Classics ZDMB 5 65427 2 3 Schelomo only, two CDs with 1958 Shostakovich Sym no 1, Respighi, Kachaturian

(CD) EMI Classics EMI 6-98555-2 "Stokowski The Maverick Conductor"

March 1959

Houston Music Hall, Houston, Texas

Houston Symphony Orchestra

Johannes Brahms

photo

Symphony no 3 in F major, opus 90

(33) Everest LPBR 6030 mono, SDBR 3030 stereo

(33) World Record Club T 102 mono and ST 102 stereo

(33) Everest Sine Qua Non Limited Edition Stereo SQN-135

(33) Hallmark independently distributed disc SHM 551

(33) Italy Quadrifoglio VDS 319

(CD) Japan King Record KICC 7302

(4TOR) Everest T-43030

(CD) Everest CD EVC 9016

(CD) Japan Westminster JXCC 1093

(CD) Bescol (Teichiku Records) Compact Classics CD 517

March 1959

Houston Music Hall, Houston, Texas

Houston Symphony Orchestra

Richard Wagner

 

photo

the 4 track reel-to-reel issue of this recording, Everest T-43031

Parsifal: Stokowski "Symphonic Synthesis", augmented.

 

Includes Prelude to Act I, "Symphonic Synthesis" of Act III, and "Good Friday Spell". Stokowski gives an orchestral overview of Parsifal by performing the Prelude to Act I, and his "Symphonic Synthesis" of Act III, including music from the end of Scene 1, the "transformation music" to Scene 2, and the conclusion of the final scene when Parsifal heals Amfortas's wound by touching it with his spear.

 

To this, Stokowski has added the "Good Friday Spell", music which he usually did not include in the Synthesis because Wagner had separately arranged a concert version of this music.

(33) Everest LPBR 6031 mono, SDBR 3031 stereo

(33) World Record Club TP 79

(33) Hallmark SHM 541

(33) Top Rank 40-007

(33) Japan Columbia OW 7696 EV

(4TOR) Everest T-43031

(CD) Everest CD EVC 9024

18 March 1959

Houston Music Hall, Houston, Texas

Houston Symphony Orchestra

Alexander Scriabin

Fikret Amirov

photo

Scriabin: "Poem of Ecstasy" (Le Poème de l'extase) opus 54

 

Amirov: Azerbaijan Mugams Kyurd ovshary (1948)

 

Fikret Amirov developed what he called "symphonic mugam" based on Azerbaijan folk melodies.

(33) Everest LPBR 6032 mono, SDBR 6032 stereo

(33) France Concert Hall SMSC 2533 Scriabin only with Khatchaturian conducted by Rignold

(33) France Club National du Disque CND 862 Scriabin only with 1958 Prokofiev Cinderella

(33) Japan Columbia OW 7696 EV

(4TOR) Everest T-3032

(CD) Philips 422 306-2 Scriabin only with 1958 Shostakovich Symphony no 5

(CD) Pantheon D 1032 Scriabin only - briefly available

(CD) Everest CD EVC 9037

22 May 1959

 

from a broadcast concert

Warsaw National Philharmonic Hall, Warsaw, Poland

Warsaw National Philharmonic Orchestra

Maurice Ravel

 

Witold Lutoslawski (1913-1994)

Ravel: Rapsodie espagnole (1907)

 

Lutoslawski: Symphony no 1 (1947)

(CD) Telewizja Polska TVP Records TCD 014 Ravel only

 

(CD) Swiss Preludio PRL 2156 Lutoslawski only coupled with the 20 May 1961 Czech Philharmonic concert Shostakovich: Symphony no 5 in D minor at the 1961 Prague Spring Festival --- Stokowski's first concert with the Czech Philharmonic

1 June 1959

 

from the broadcast concert

Leipzig Gewandhaus, Leipzig, Germany

Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra

 

Leipzig Radio Chorus

Maurice Ravel

Claude Debussy

photo

Ravel: Rapsodie espagnole (1907)

Debussy: Nocturnes (1899) with Leipzig Radio Chorus

  • Nuages

  • Fêtes

  • Sirènes

also in this concert was Shostakovich: Symphony no 5 not included on the Music & Arts CD

(CD) Music & Arts CD 280 coupled with the 1950 New York Philharmonic Mahler Symphony no 8

 

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A note on recordings excluded from this discography

 

In this discography, and elsewhere in this www.stokowski.org site, there are a number of record company labels which I have not included.  In the reissue of historic recordings, there are, unfortunately, a number of labels that seem to me to simply take certain restorations of historic recordings by famous restoration engineers and re-issue them under their own label.  These companies may add some added processing, perhaps with CEDAR or other processes, change equalization, sometimes drastically, with a result that usually degrades the quality of the original restoration.

 

In my opinion, these are 'knock-offs' of the work of others.  If my opinion is correct, then these labels should not be supported.  Here is a list of labels which I judge to be in this category:

 

Grammofono

Iron Needle

Classica D'Oro

Phonographe

Magic Talent

Magic Master

Arkadia

 

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1  Hunt, John. Leopold Stokowski. Discography. Concert register. Published by John Hunt. 1996. ISBN: 0-952827-5-9.
2  pages 15-33. North, James H. Leopold Stokowski and His Symphony Orchestra: Personnel Rosters for the RCA Victor Recordings ARCS Journal. 44:1 2013.

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1939-1940 enregistrements électriques Stokowski - Orchestre de Philadelphie

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Camden église studio - Victor Talking Machine studio d'enregistrement

Leopold Stokowski - Orchestre de Philadelphie Enregistrement à l'Académie de musique de Philadelphie

Interviews avec Leopold Stokowski

Leopold Stokowski Orchestrations

Leopold Stokowski, Harvey Fletcher et les laboratoires Bell expérimental enregistrements

Maîtres de restauration moderne de disques historique

CDs de Stokowski et l'Orchestre de Philadelphie

Leopold Stokowski Discographies chronologique

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