This release is the first in a series devoted to longtime Chicago Symphony Orchestra music director Frederick Stock, and celebrates the 150th anniversary of his birth. All of Stock’s symphonic recordings will be featured in upcoming volumes (his four concerto recordings have already been well-covered on CD reissues), presented in the order in which they were recorded.
Many items have not been available since the 78 rpm era. In this volume, all of the acoustics except for the Mendelssohn are being reissued for the first time, as are the electrics of the Dvořák and Thomas overtures and two Strauss waltzes. All have benefited from the superb transfers and restoration expertise of Mark Obert-Thorn.
MELCHIOR PROMOTION: From 3pm Paris time, Friday 18 March, and for exactly one week, we mark the 132nd birthday of legendary tenor LAURITZ MELCHIOR with a 10% discount on all his recordings, in download or CD format - the discount is automatic and applied at the checkout.