Georg Solti conducts Stars and Stripes
ALBUM TITLE: Stars and Stripes
WORKS: Sousa: Stars and Stripes ballet (arr. Kay); King Cotton; Semper Fidelis, etc
PERFORMER: National Philharmonic Orchestra/Henry Lewis; Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Chorus/Georg Solti
CATALOGUE NO: 480 6875 (1976/86)
Useful to have Hershy Kay’s Sousa ballet Stars and Stripes on CD, even in blowsy 1970s sound. But the jewels are Solti’s swaggering Star-Spangled Banner and other patriotic extras.