STOKOWSKI conducts C20 American Composers

The NBC broadcasts of Leopold Stokowski continue to prove a rich mine of fabulous and unusual musical riches. Stokowski wasn't shy in his promotion of contemporary American music whilst conducting the NBC Symphony Orchestra, and a good number of the near-two-dozen US composers whose works Stokowski conducted at this time have already seen releases here on Pristine.

This week we add eight more, some of whom may be more familiar than others, all of whom are worth hearing: Morton Gould, Paul Creston, William Schuman, Robert Kelly, Virgil Thomson, Carlton Cooley and Roy Harris. The recordings span Stokowski's time at the NBC - from the Prelude from Kelly's Adirondack Suite, performed for Stokowski's third broadcast in November 1941, to Thomson's suite The Plow That Broke The Plains in January 1944, when Stokowski had little more than a month left with the orchestra. A rich and varied collection in excellent XR-remastered sound.