Leopold Stokowski, Franck – Symphony In D Minor. Hilversum Radio Philharmonic Orchestra ‎

129.99

Insanely rare Japanese pressing of this Audiophile classic

Phase 4 was Decca’s souped-up hi-fi line, and it didn’t blush about offering garishly recorded releases, but here the engineering, though vivid, sounds normal. I don’t feel the need to own more than one Franck D minor, but in any case this performance is more about Stokowski than the composer: he does more pulling and stretching than anyone I’ve ever heard since Mengelberg, who in fact offers the best comparison. Here is a very old-fashioned orchestral favorite, once ubiquitous, now pushed to the fringes of the repertoire, done in Golden Age fashion. It’s as if by a sonic miracle a subscription concert from Philadelphia in the Thirties crossed through time. there is much lingering and caressing, so unless you enjoy being dipped in a candy vat, you should probably stay away. both the Franck and Messiaen are available in Decca’s bargain tribute to the conductor.

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Description

London Records ‎– GT 9151 Phase 4 Stereo Vinyl LP 1977 Japanese Pressing

Side 1.

1. Fanfare From L’eventail De Jeanne –Maurice Ravel 2:09
2. Symphony In D Minor First Movement –César Franck 18:00

Side 2.

1. Symphony In D Minor Second & Third Movement –César Franck 25:18

Additional information

Weight 05 kg
Cover Condition

Mint (M) Like New

LP Condition

Mint (M) Like New

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