|Ralph Vaughan Williams and Leopold Stokowski, 1957|
Vaughan Williams: Symphony No. 6 in E Minor and Fantasia on "Greensleeves"
New York Philharmonic conducted by Leopold Stokowski
Recorded February 21, 1949
Columbia Masterworks set MM-838, four 78-rpm records
Link (FLAC files, 82.47 MB)
Link (MP3 files, 43.08 MB)
Another important conductor anniversary on the horizon is that of Albert Coates, who was born five days after Stokowski. In 2009 I first offered his recording of a Bach organ toccata, orchestrated by Heinrich Esser. A few weeks ago I decided to use a different stylus to make a new transfer, the original one being afflicted by a swish towards the end. I think this one sounds a little better:
Bach: Toccata in F, BWV 540 (orch. Esser)
London Symphony Orchestra conducted by Albert Coates
Recorded February 18, 1932
Victor 11468, one 78-rpm record
Link (FLAC file, 24.70 MB)
Link (MP3 file, 9.35 MB)
The links at the original post have also been updated.