A veritable treasure trove of delights from Eugene Ormandy & The Philadelphia Orchestra encompassing their complete mono-recordings 1944-58 for Columbia Records fully remastered and presented here on 120 CDs with their original LP cover artwork and collected in a luxurious boxset with authoritative & attractive 212-page booklet! Not only does this legacy box hold hours and hours of the voluptuous “Philadelphia Sound” which Ormandy was instrumental in cultivating during his 44-year tenure, but also presents the extraordinary LP covers from pioneer cover-designer Alex Steinweiss, all faithfully reproduced from the original artwork.
The tracklist itself is truly a thing of wonder – filled with a vast amount of familiar and unfamiliar works by virtually every major composer from Bach to Beethoven to Brahms to Haydn, Tchaikovsky, Berlioz, Grieg, Strauss, Debussy through to contemporary composers of the time, like Bernstein, Berg, Bartók and Rachmaninoff, the latter two with whom Ormandy was personally befriended and premiered several of their works with the Philadelphians. The boxset includes an array of legendary soloists including Rudolf Serkin, Robert Casadesus, Claudio Arrauand, György Sándor , Joseph Szigeti, Zino Francescatti, Isaac Stern, Gregor Piatigorsky, and so many more. Among the most prolific recording artists of all time, 152 of their recordings have never been released on CD before. Their extraordinary & unique recording legacy is preserved here for music lovers, students, and musicians alike.
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