LABELS: Music & Arts
WORKS: Manfred Symphony; Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture
PERFORMER: NBC SO/Arturo Toscanini
CATALOGUE NO: CD 4260
The reading of Tchaikovsky’s Manfred coupled with Romeo and Juliet (a stunning performance) comes from the same Carnegie Hall season as the Debussy, and sounds just as good, but the one on the mixed double album has even greater punch – a pity that it’s recorded in Studio 8H, and is thin by comparison.