Liszt, Enesco, Smetana / Rhapsodies – Stokowski – Reviewed in 2010

More Franz Liszt’s music

Rhapsodies – Stokowski

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A distinguished member of the Better Records Orchestral Music Hall of Fame.

This RCA Living Stereo White Dog LP has SUPERB SOUND!

I’m a big fan of this title. The string tone is rich and dark and just wonderful. If you want an exciting record with outstanding Living Stereo sound — dynamic, with strings to die for, and an energetic performance, this is the one! Don’t let the White Dog fool you. I doubt if the average Shaded Dog is any better. This record sounds just right to me. Listen to how clear and correct the triangle is. 

I wonder if the Shaded Dog copies would be cut that clean. Without one here to compare there’s no way to know.

The Classic version sounds okay until you play it next to the real thing. Then you hear how brightening up the strings ruins everything.

This record includes Liszt’s Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2, Liszt’s Roumanian Rhapdosy No. 1 and Smetana’s The Moldau/ ‘The Bartered Bride’ Overtures.