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MUSSORGSKY: Pictures at an Exhibition / Boris Godunov (Stokowski Transcriptions)

Composer(s):Mussorgsky, Modest PetrovichStokowski, LeopoldTchaikovsky, Pyotr Il'yich
Artist(s) Serebrier, Jose, Conductor • Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Period(s) 20th CenturyRomantic
Genre Classical Music
Category Orchestral
Catalogue 8.557645
Label Naxos
Quality   320kbps
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Leopold Stokowski was not only one of the twentieth century’s greatest conductors, he was also an inveterate transcriber of music for the symphony orchestra, making some two hundred orchestral arrangements of works which had started life in other forms. During Stokowski’s lifetime, his orchestral transcriptions were, for the most part, only heard when he himself conducted them. In the years following his death, however, other conductors have increasingly taken an interest in performing his colourful arrangements. When the Leopold Stokowski Society was formed in 1979, one of its chief aims was to encourage performances of the Maestro’s transcriptions. In 2003 its Committee decided to approach José Serebrier with the suggestion that he too should take them

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