Stokowski & Wagner The Sound of Stokowski & Wagner Hybrid Stereo SACD
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Remastered by Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound From Original
Analog 3-Track Tapes!
RCA Living Stereo — the gold standard for top quality orchestral performance
Analogue Productions' RCA Living Stereo Reissue Series No. 2, with 25 newly
remastered mainstay classical albums, will delight and astound your ears with
their clarity and warm, rich tone. Mastered by Ryan K. Smith at Sterling Sound
from the original 3-track master tapes.
This Hybrid SACD plays in all CD and SACD players, as well as all SACD-compatible
Leopold Stokowski conducts the Symphony of The Air and Chorus for this program
of compositions by Richard Wagner.
Stokowski was the first conductor to become a true superstar. He was regarded as
something of a matinee idol, an image aided by his appearances in such films as
the Deanna Durbin spectacle "One Hundred Men and a Girl" (1937) and, most
famously, as the flesh-and-blood leader of the Philadelphia Orchestra in Walt
Disney's animated classic "Fantasia" (1940). As conductor of the Philadelphia
Orchestra he popularized an entirely new orchestral sound known as the
"Philadelphia Sound" or the "Stokowski Sound." Its foundation was a luxuriant,
sonorous tone and an exacting attention to color. He pioneered the use of "free"
bowing, which produced a rich, homogenized string tone.
• Super Audio CD
• SACD Stereo SACD Layer
• This Hybrid SACD contains a 'Red Book' Stereo CD Layer which is playable on
most conventional CD Players!
• Remastered by Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound From Original Analog 3-Track Tapes
Symphony of The Air and Chorus
Leopold Stokowski, conductor
Richard Wagner (1813-1883)
1. Die Walküre: Act III: Ride Of The Valkyries
2. Tristan And Isolde: Prelude To Act III
3. Das Rheingold: Entrance Of The Gods Into Valhalla
4. Tannhauser: Overture And Venusberg Music