Macabre Masterworks

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The final New York Philharmonic broadcast in October, coinciding with Halloween, features recordings of macabre masterworks from the New York Philharmonic Archives, including H.J. Wood’s arrangement of Bach’s Toccata and Fugue in D minor (recorded in 1936 and conducted by Arturo Toscanini); Rimsky-Korsakov’s arrangement of Musorgsky’s Night on Bald Mountain (recorded in 2012 and led by Alan Gilbert); Gounod’s Ballet Music from Faust (recorded in 1967 and led by Leonard Bernstein); Berlioz’s "Pandemonium" from The Damnation of Faust, featuring tenor Paul Groves, bass Willard White, and the Westminster Symphonic Choir (recorded in 2005 and conducted by Charles Dutoit); and Liszt’s A Faust Symphony, featuring tenor Charles Bressler, and the Chorale Art Society (recorded in 1971 and led by Leonard Bernstein).

Program details:

Bach (arr. H.J. Wood): Toccata and Fugue in d-minor, BWV 565

Musorgsky (arr. Rimsky-Korsakov): Night on Bald Mountain

Gounod: Ballet Music from Faust and "Pandemonium" from The Damnation of Faust

Liszt: A Faust Symphony