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This week, Bill McGlaughlin examines the lives and recordings of Leopold Stokowski and Arturo Toscanini.

 
Program 1

Ludwig van Beethoven: Egmont Overture, Op. 84 (excerpt)

NBC Symphony Orchestra/Arturo Toscanini

RCA 791631, Vol. 2

:59

 

Joseph Haydn: Symphony No. 101 in D, The Clock, I & II

Philharmonic Orchestra/Arturo Toscanini

RCA Box set vol 64

7:31, 7:49             

                       

Felix Mendelssohn: Scherzo fr. A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Op. 21

New York Philharmonic Orchestra/Arturo Toscanini

RCA 791631, vol 64

4:13               

 

Ludwig van Beethoven: Egmont Overture, Op. 84

NBC Symphony Orchestra/Arturo Toscanini

RCA 791631, Vol. 2

7:45

           

Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 8 in E-Flat Major, Symphony of

    a Thousand, Part I (excerpt)

Philharmonic Orchestra/Stokowski; soloists

Music and Arts 1130

1:45        

                               

J.S. Bach: Passacaglia & Fugue In C Minor, BWV 582

Symphony Orchestra/Leopold Stokowski

EMI 57758

9:01, 5:48

 

 

Program 2

Richard Wagner: Good Friday Spell fr. Parsifal

NBC Symphony Orchestra/Arturo Toscanini

Sony 88697916312

10:40              

                                                                                           

Samuel Barber: Adagio For Strings, Op. 11               

NBC Symphony Orchestra/Arturo Toscanini

Sony 88697916312-38

7:17                      

                                                                                        

Ferdinand Rudolph Von Grofé: Grand Canyon Suite - 3. On The Trail  

NBC Symphony Orchestra/Arturo Toscanini    

Toscanini: The Complete RCA Collection         

Sony 88697916312-38

7:19, 00:54    

                                                                                                                   

Verdi: Requiem Mass Requiem, Kyrie, Dies Irae: Tuba Mirum, Dies Irae: Mors Stupebit       

NBC Symphony Orchestra Robert Shaw Chorale/Arturo

    Toscanini; Herva Nelli, s.; Feodra Barbieri, ms.;

    Giuseppe Di Stefano, t.; Cesare Siepi, b.

Sony 88697916312-63

13:03                                                                                                                 

Wagner: Prelude, Act 1 fr. Die Meistersinger Von Nürnberg    

NBC Symphony Orchestra/Arturo Toscanini

Sony 88697916312-48

9: 02

Program 3

Joseph Canteloube: Passo Per Prat (Grande) fr. Songs Of The

    Auvergne (excerpt)     

American Symphony Orchestra/Leopold Stokowski; Anna Moffo,

    s. 

RCA 62600

:47    

                       

J.S. Bach (arr. Stokowski): Toccata and Fugue in D minor

Stokowski Symphony Orchestra/Leopold Stokowski

EMI 65614                                               

9:35        

                                                                                                  

Modest Mussorgsky: Monks Chanting In The Chudov Monastery fr. Boris Godunov, Act I, Scene 2

Stokowski Symphony Orchestra/Leopold Stokowski

Cala 0535

3:37

                                                  

William Levi Dawson: Negro Folk Symphony, III. O Le' Me Shine!  

American Symphony Orchestra/Leopold Stokowski  

DG 4776502 

8:36 

Program 4

Emile Waldteufel: Les Patineurs - Valse (The Skaters’

    Waltz), Op. 183 (excerpt)              

NBC Symphony Orchestra/Arturo Toscanini

RCA 791631 CD# 85

2:14 excerpt   

                               

Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 7 in A Major, Op. 92

I. Poco sostenuto - vivace (complete + excerpt)

II. Allegretto (excerpt)

III. Presto, assai meno presto (excerpt)   

New York Philharmonic Orchestra/Arturo Toscanini
RCA 791631 CD #2

11:07, 1:04, :32, :19

 

Beethoven: Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92

    I. Poco sostenuto - vivace (complete + excerpt)

    II. Allegretto (excerpt)   

    III. Presto, assai meno presto  (excerpt)

BBC Symphony Orchestra/Leopold Stokowski

BBCL 4005-2

11:12, 1:04, :32, :19

   

 

 

 

 

Program 5

Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 2 In C Minor, Resurrection

    I. Allegro moderato (excerpt)

    V. Langsam, Misterioso, Etwas Bewegter

London Symphony Orchestra/Leopold Stokowski;

    Margaret Price, s.; Brigitte Fassbaender, ms.

RCA 62606

1:53,15:24

       

Ludwig van Beethoven: Kyrie fr. Missa Solemnis In D, Op. 123

NBC Symphony Orchestra & Robert Shaw Chorale (R. Shaw, dir.)/Arturo Toscanini

RCA 791631  

10:12              

 

Bizet: Carmen Suite No. 1 (excerpt)

NBC Symphony Orchestra, Arturo Toscanini

RCA 66924

:54

 

Rossini: Guillaume Tell Overture

NBC Symphony Orchestra/Toscanini           

RCA 791631, CD #47

12:00

 

Ottorino Respighi: Roman Festivals: IV. The Epiphany Festival

NBC Symphony Orchestra/Arturo Toscanini

RCA 791631, CD #32

4:54

       

Giuseppe Verdi: “Va, Pensiero, Sull'ali Dorate”

fr. Nabucco

NBC Symphony Orchestra/Arturo Toscanini

RCA 791631, CD #68   

5:02   

 

 

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