Sunday, May 19, 2013

Rimsky Korsakov Scheherazade, Stokowski, Philadelphia Orchestra, February 6, 1962 broadcast

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov


Philadelphia Orchestra, 
Leopold Stokowski, Conducit 

February 6, 1962 broadcast recording

Reel-to-reel tape* source

Radio announcer starts the party, applause and ending whoops included. The crucial second movement solo violin parts are given to us, I assume, by Anshel Brusilow. They are everything I wish for in this work. Also,  you may know that when you need a satisfying spectacle, a pint of Stoki is your only man. I have had a Scheherazade orgy this past 3 weeks, and so finally just decided to post a particularly fetching version. As always, this is not available commercially by any official sources.    

The contributor remarks, "*Many thanks to Jack (JackG) for his help in restoring the portion of the second movement missing from my tape."


Jeffrey Catherine Jones (1944-2011) for making the art in 1970. Obviously I stole it.

Ray, JackG and the other symphonyshare folks who worked on this, then put it up. Obviously I stole it.