Thomas Schippers Archive
TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No. 4; SCRIABIN: Reverie; PROKOFIEV: Symphony No. 1 “Classical” – Philharmonia Orch./ Thomas Schippers (Tchaikovsky)/ Sir Eugene Goossens (Scriabin)/ The Pro Arte Orch./ Goossens – First Hand Records
A triad of cracker-jack performances of Russian fare by British ensembles, of which the Scriabin Reverie stands out for its burgeoning eroticism.
VERDI: Il Trovatore–highlights – Franco Corelli, tenor/ Gabriella Tucci, soprano/ Chorus and Orch. of the Rome Opera/ Thomas Schippers – EMI
Highlights from the 1964 Rome performance of Il Trovatore with the electrifying Corelli, Tucci, Merrill, and Simianato warrant our purchasing the whole enterprise.