New CD of the Week | Bach by Stokowski

 

One of the most influential conductors of the 20th century, Leopold Stokowski helped bring Johann Sebastian Bach to the 20th century masses.  Stokowski's daunting on-screen silhouette conducting Disney's Fantasia is burned into our minds, most notably in the opening piece, Bach's Toccata and Fugue in d minor.  Years as an organist early in his career allowed him to become intimately acquainted with Bach, one of history's most amazing organists himself.  The kinship across the centuries made Stokowski the perfect artist to breathe new life into these works through his now classic orchestral transcriptions found on Bach by Stokowski.  These and may other Bach gems can be found on this re-release of the master's music.