"As a piece of recording or as an orchestral performance these records of Scheherazade will be considered by many people do be the most satisfying ensemble yet heard in this country." - The Gramophone, 1928
Stokowski and Rimsky-Korsakov were truly a match made in musical heaven. The composer’s exotic orchestral colors, lush Romanticism and lively rhythms played to the conductor’s strengths. It is no wonder, then, that the composer’s works – and Scheherazade in particular – feature prominently in Stokowski’s discography.
Here Mark Obert-Thorn's new transfers of Stokowski's recordings with The Philadelphia Orchestra bring new life to his stunning 1927 Scheherazade, including rare alternate takes - plus superb recordings of the Russian Easter Overture and the prelude to act three of The Maid of Pskov.