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Wagner: Parsifal - Good Friday Spell & Symphonic Synthesis Act III (Transferred from the Original Everest Records Master Tapes)

Houston Symphony Orchestra, Leopold Stokowski

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Parsifal, WWV 111, Act III  
The Good Friday Spell
Richard Wagner; Houston Symphony Orchestra; Leopold Stokowski; Léopold Stokowski
Synthesis (Arr. by Leopold Stokowski)
Léopold Stokowski; Richard Wagner; Houston Symphony Orchestra; Leopold Stokowski; Léopold Stokowski
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    28:14
Excerpts from Wagner's "Parsifal" are performed under the baton of English conductor Leopold Stokowski. One of the leading conductors of the early and mid-20th century, he is best known for his long association with the Philadelphia Orchestra and his appearance in the Disney film Fantasia. He was especially noted for his free-hand conducting style that spurned the traditional baton and for obtaining a characteristically sumptuous sound from the orchestras he directed Mastered from the original Everest Master Tapes, this series of releases from Countdown Media have been given new light and clarity through high-resolution digital transfer. "The Everest catalog is one of the truly historic and ground-breaking music catalogs of the past half century. Everest created a number of historical sonic and music benchmarks during its early history in the 1950’s and 60’s. Everest was one of only two labels (arguably the first, with the historic Mercury Living Presence to follow) to record in 3-channel stereo, mostly with the London Symphony, London Philharmonic, and New York Philharmonic (in the guise of the 'Stadium Symphony Orchestra' due to contractual obligations). Some of the famed conductors active during the middle of the century, including Leopold Stokowski, Sir Malcom Sargent and Sir Adrian Boult, were responsible for these ground-breaking recordings on 35mm video tape (also a landmark accomplishment which would hearken the arrival a decade later of the usage of 2” master tape for studio recording)." - Lutz Rippe (Countdown Media)
192 kHz / 24-bit, 96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Everest Studio Masters

Tracks 1, 2 – contains high-resolution digital transfers of material originating from an analogue master source; 96 kHz / 24-bit PCM, mastered in 192 kHz / 24-bit

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