Leopold Stokowski, Symphony Of The Air – Virgil Thomson: The River; The Plow That Broke The Plains (1961) [Reissue 2000]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 38:00 minutes | Scans NOT included | 1,53 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Scans NOT included | 660 MB
Pare Lorentz’s films “The Plow that Broke the Plains” (1936) and “The River” (1937) are landmark American documentary films. Aesthetically, they break new ground in seamlessly marrying pictorial imagery, symphonic music, and free poetic verse, all realized with supreme artistry. Ideologically, they indelibly encapsulate the strivings of Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s “New Deal.” Virgil Thomson’s scores for both films are among the most famous ever composed for the movies.
01. The River: The Old South
02. The River: Industrial Expansion in the Mississippi Valley
03. The River: Soil Erosion and Floods
04. The River: Finale
05. The Plow That Broke The Plains: Prelude
06. The Plow That Broke The Plains: Pastorale (Grass)
07. The Plow That Broke The Plains: Cattle
08. The Plow That Broke The Plains: Blues (Speculation)
09. The Plow That Broke The Plains: Drought
10. The Plow That Broke The Plains: Devastation
Recorded in Manhattan Center, New York, 1960.