This odd batch of works doesn't date from one concert, although all are live performances with the London Symphony (from 1961)and Philharmonia (from 1965). Despite the late date, the entire CD is in mono, recorded fairly far back. This deprives even the splashiness of Liszt's Mephisto Waltz #1 from having much impact. I admire Stokowski for taking up the Nielsen Sym. 6, an enigmatic work that few conductors can bring together convincingly--he doesn't do better than most, either. There is no deep involvement, although the finale summons some extra energy; the Scherzo is taken too quickly to bring out the details that make it a Humoreske - it simply flies by.
The rest of the program consists of bits and pieces. Stokowski's arrangement of a Gabrieli sonata is genteel and soothing. Tippett's early Concerto for Double String Orchestra gave pleasure to a British audience when Stokowski did this one-of-a-kind reading, but neither the work nor the performance catches one's attention. Stokowski puts energy into the orchestrated Mephisto Waltz, but this is a work that really demands the best recorded sound possible; here it gets much less than that.
In all, a lackluster collection despite some memorable moments in the Nielsen, which alone rises to the level of four stars.