STOKOWSKI conducts Schoenberg, Dubensky & Hindemith

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The highlight and main body of this, the 999th release on Pristine Classical, concerns Schoenberg's monumental Gurrelieder, one of the pioneering composer's final fully tonal works, and a piece Stokowski and the Philadelphia Orchestra first performed for its US première in 1932 in a short series of concerts from which this performance was drawn.

The release is augmented by two recordings made later that year, again from live performances, recorded this time using optical film tracks. Dubensky's The Raven was issued only on 78rpm picture discs in the US (it was unissued elsewhere at the time), whilst Paul Hindemith's piano concerto "Kammermusik No. 2" was not issued on 78s at all and survives to this day thanks to a single set of acetates discs.

Together this is a remarkable set of recordings, brilliantly restored by Mark Obert-Thorn, that demands your ears!