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TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No. 4 / SCRIABIN: Etude in C-Sharp Minor (arr. for orchestra)

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TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No. 4 / SCRIABIN: Etude in C-Sharp Minor (arr. for orchestra)

Composer(s):Scriabin, AlexanderTchaikovsky, Pyotr Il'yich
Artist(s) Stokowski, Leopold, Conductor • American Symphony Orchestra
Period(s) 20th CenturyRomantic
Genre Classical Music
Category Orchestral
Catalogue OVC-8012
Label Vanguard Classics
Quality   320kbps


Vigorous, energetic 4th
Review By BB159470,July 2014

I bought this album because I confess, I already had it in vinyl and wanted a digital version. I always loved the energy Stokowski brought to the first movement and the longing he creates in the second (my favorite, no matter who conducts). I know it's not the purists' choice--I also have versions conducted by Ormandy and Bernstein. Each brings something different to the listener.

The Scriabin étude is a haunting piece, and Stokowski's transcription of it makes it a full orchestral confection. I particularly like the way the volume swells to fortissimo within the piece, then the soft ending with a single bell tone.

The orchestra from what I can tell has a good, balanced sound. I have only compliments for their skills.

To conclude, let me say that more....


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