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Leopold Stokowski - Complete Phase 4 Recordings

(23CD Box Set)

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Leopold Stokowski's complete Decca/Phase 4 recordings presented together for the first time as 23 disc box set marking the 40th anniversary of the legendary conductor's passing. Especially effective at projecting the Phase 4 experience were the recordings made by Stokowski. It was the perfect musical marriage; at the same time, Phase 4 wonderfully captured to the full his unique imagination. "More tone! More tone!" was a favorite admonition of the Maestro to his orchestras – though what he did to obtain that ‘Stokowski Sound' was only in part quantifiable: his brilliance as an orchestrator; strong and broad vibrato and free bowing from the strings; free breathing for the brass and woodwind; knife-edged precision of attack; and absolute perfection of ensemble. The rest was down to a telepathic communication of something less tangible that was surely down to the power of mesmerism. All of the recordings feature their original artwork and programming while a new essay by Stokowski life-long admirer/expert Jon Tolansky and a bonus Blu-ray audio documentary round out the essential package!

 

 

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