STOKOWSKI - BACH Symphonic Transcriptions

Sunday 18 April sees the 139th birthday of Leopold Stokowski, and it's the ideal moment for us to reach the final volume of our extensive series of releases covering the great maestro's time with the NBC Symphony Orchestra.

This release is built around Stokowski's famous orchestral transcriptions of the music of Bach, introduced wherever possible by Stokowski himself. As you'll hear, he liked to place these pieces at the beginning of his broadcast concerts, and each one has been preserved in the same astonishingly good sound quality you'll have heard in the previous releases in this series.

The album is the 16th CD of Stokowski's NBC recordings to be issued by Pristine over recent years - now available as a virtual box set, featuring music by Amfitheatrof, Antheil, Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Butterworth, Cooley, Copland, Creston, Debussy, Gould, Hanson, Harris, Hindemith, Holst, Hovhaness, Kelly, Lavalle, Milhaud, Mohaupt, Ravel, Rimsky-Korsakov, Schoenberg, Schuman, Shostakovich, Stravinsky, Stringfield, Tchaikovsky, Thomson, Vaughan Williams, and Wagner.