Leopold Stokowski – All-American Youth Orchestra and the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, Their Rarest 78 rpm Recordings, 1940-1946 – Music & Arts (3 CDs)
An extensive compilation that well completes Leopold Stokowski’s work with two decidedly “patriotic” ensembles, 1940-1946.
Rarely Performed Piano Works, Vol. 2 = STILL: “Seven Traceries” Suite; BIZET: Menuetto; Farandole; R. STRAUSS: Piano Sonata in B Minor; SPENDIARIAN: 2 Caucasian Sketches – Seta Karakashian, p. – Romeo
Seta Karakashian finds a number of rare and exotic selections in which to beguile us, although some ring with more originality than others.
“Songs for the Soul” – UNDINE SMITH MOORE: Afro-American Suite; THOMAS JEFFERSON ANDERSON: Spirit Songs; WILLIAM BANFIELD: Soul Gone Home; ANTHONY KELLEY: Grist for the Mill – Mallarme Ch. Players/Nnenna Freelon/Wm. Banfield – Albany
Music unified by high quality as well as a common culture!