The “Philadelphia Sound”
Under Leopold Stokowski, the Philadelphia orchestra developed a famously opulent sound. After Eugene Ormandy took over in 1938, that famous "Philadelphia" sound continued for another series of decades. On this week's Classics of the Phonograph, Saturday at 11 am on WILL-FM, I will play some examples of that special sonic sheer that triumphed in so many recordings.
Tchaikovsky | Capriccio Italien
Tchaikovsky | Francesca da Rimini, Love Music
Sibelius | Symphony No. 2, finale
Wagner | Magic Fire Music, in part