Saint-Saëns: Samson and Delilah (Highlights); Tchaikovsky: Eugene Onegin (Tatiana's Letter Scene)

Saint-Saëns: Samson and Delilah (Highlights); Tchaikovsky: Eugene Onegin (Tatiana's Letter Scene)

by Leopold Stokowski
     
 

Leopold Stokowski's interpretations of excerpts from Saint-Saëns' "Samson et Delilah" and Tatiana's "Letter Scene" from Tchaikovsky's "Eugene Onegin" with the Metropolitan Opera's leading stars of the '50s is absolutely irresistible. Risë Stevens is unbelievably hot asSee more details below

Overview

Leopold Stokowski's interpretations of excerpts from Saint-Saëns' "Samson et Delilah" and Tatiana's "Letter Scene" from Tchaikovsky's "Eugene Onegin" with the Metropolitan Opera's leading stars of the '50s is absolutely irresistible. Risë Stevens is unbelievably hot as Delilah. Jan Peerce is incredibly heroic as Samson. Licia Albanese is wildly passionate as Tatiana. And Leopold Stokowski is all those things and more. Stevens, Peerce, and Albanese are stars and they turn in rich, vibrant performances, but they are acting in a Leopold Stokowski Production. Stokowski vastly expands Saint-Saëns' opera a widescreen, Technicolor, 3-D Biblical epic full of flaring nostrils, jutting jaws, and heaving bosoms. Stokowski switches Tchaikovsky's tender heroine into a hysterical neurotic. And yet both Stokowski's interpretations are absolutely irresistible precisely because they are so extravagantly colorful, so emotionally heightened, so extraordinarily passionate that they will not permit themselves to be ignored or denied or refused. Gala's remastering of half-century-old sound is truly stunning. There are times when Stevens and Peerce seem to be standing two feet in front of the listener singing fortissimo e molto espressivo at the top of their range with the orchestra going full blast two feet behind them. This is not always a pleasant listening experience.

Read More

Product Details

Release Date:
05/31/2005
Label:
Cala Records
UPC:
0667549054026
catalogNumber:
540
Rank:
99486

Related Subjects

Tracks

  1. Samson et Dalila, opera in 3 acts, Op. 47: Act 1. Scene 1. Arrêtez, ô mes frères!  - Leopold Stokowski  - Camille Saint-Saëns  -  NBC Symphony Orchestra  - Jan Peerce  -  Robert Shaw Chorale  - Peter Paul Rubens  - Edward Johnson
  2. Samson et Dalila, opera in 3 acts, Op. 47: Act 1. Scene 6. Printemps qui commence  - Leopold Stokowski  - Camille Saint-Saëns  -  NBC Symphony Orchestra  - Peter Paul Rubens  - Risë Stevens  - Edward Johnson
  3. Samson et Dalila, opera in 3 acts, Op. 47: Act 2. Scene 1. Amour! viens aider ma faiblesse!  - Leopold Stokowski  - Camille Saint-Saëns  -  NBC Symphony Orchestra  - Peter Paul Rubens  - Risë Stevens  - Edward Johnson
  4. Samson et Dalila, opera in 3 acts, Op. 47: Act 2. Scene 2. La victoire facile  - Leopold Stokowski  - Camille Saint-Saëns  -  NBC Symphony Orchestra  - Peter Paul Rubens  - Risë Stevens  - Edward Johnson
  5. Samson et Dalila, opera in 3 acts, Op. 47: Act 2. Scene 2. Se pourrait-il?  - Leopold Stokowski  - Camille Saint-Saëns  -  NBC Symphony Orchestra  - Jan Peerce  - Peter Paul Rubens  - Risë Stevens  - Edward Johnson
  6. Samson et Dalila, opera in 3 acts, Op. 47: Act 2. Scene 3. Mon coeur s'ouvre à ta voix  - Leopold Stokowski  - Camille Saint-Saëns  -  NBC Symphony Orchestra  - Jan Peerce  - Peter Paul Rubens  - Risë Stevens  - Edward Johnson
  7. Samson et Dalila, opera in 3 acts, Op. 47: Act 3. Scene 1. Vois ma misère  - Leopold Stokowski  - Camille Saint-Saëns  -  NBC Symphony Orchestra  - Jan Peerce  -  Robert Shaw Chorale  - Peter Paul Rubens  - Edward Johnson
  8. Samson et Dalila, opera in 3 acts, Op. 47: Act 3. Scene 2. Bacchanale  - Leopold Stokowski  - Camille Saint-Saëns  -  NBC Symphony Orchestra  - Peter Paul Rubens  - Edward Johnson
  9. Samson et Dalila, opera in 3 acts, Op. 47: Act 3. Scene 3. Gloire à Dagon  - Leopold Stokowski  - Camille Saint-Saëns  -  NBC Symphony Orchestra  -  Robert Shaw Chorale  - Peter Paul Rubens  - Risë Stevens  - Edward Johnson
  10. Eugene Onegin, opera, Op. 24: Act 1. Scene 2. Puskáy pogíbnu ya (Tatiana's Lette  - Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky  - Leopold Stokowski  - Licia Albanese  -  Leopold Stokowski & His Symphony Orchestra  - Peter Paul Rubens  - Edward Johnson

Read More

Album Credits

Read More

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >