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Bernstein - The Best of all Possible Worlds

Album Summary

>Bernstein, Leonard : Candide, overture to the operetta
>Bernstein, Leonard : Arias and Barcarolles
>Bernstein, Leonard : Symphonic Dances from West Side Story
>Bernstein, Leonard : Prelude, Fugue and Riffs
>Bernstein, Leonard : Dance Episodes (3) from "On the Town", for orchestra
>Bernstein, Leonard : A Quiet Place, opera in 3 acts (Revised version)
>Bernstein, Leonard : Meditations (3) from "Mass", for cello & orchestra; also for cello & piano
>Bernstein, Leonard : Candide
>Copland, Aaron : Symphony no 3
>Haydn, Franz Joseph : Symphony no 94 in G major, H 1 no 94 "Surprise"
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Symphony no 7 in A major, Op. 92
>Brahms, Johannes : Symphony no 1 in C minor, Op. 68
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Romeo & Juliet Fantasy Overture
>Mahler, Gustav : Symphony no 3 in D minor
>Barber, Samuel : Adagio for Strings
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Ave verum corpus
Performers Conductors Ensembles Composers

Notes & Reviews:

To commemorate the 90th anniversary of Leonard Bernstein's birth, and the 50th anniversary of his appointment as music director of the New York Philharmonic, Carnegie Hall and the NY Phil will present a festival of 50 events throughout New York from September through December. In cooperation with Carnegie Hall and the NY Phil, DG has created this new, 2-CD compilation featuring Bernstein as both composer and conductor, drawn from his extensive DG discography.



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>Bernstein, Leonard : Candide, overture to the operetta
  • Conductor: Leonard Bernstein
  • Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 4 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1956

>Bernstein, Leonard : Arias and Barcarolles
  • Performers: Simon Carrington (Baritone); Thomas Hampson (Voice); Neil Percy (Percussion); Frederica Von Stade (Voice)
  • Conductor: Michael Thomas
  • Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 8 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1988

>Bernstein, Leonard : Symphonic Dances from West Side Story :: Somew
  • Conductor: Leonard Bernstein
  • Ensemble: Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Notes: Composition written: 1960.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1960

>Bernstein, Leonard : Prelude, Fugue and Riffs
  • Performer: Peter Schmidl (Clarinet)
  • Conductor: Leonard Bernstein
  • Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 7 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1949

>Bernstein, Leonard : Dance Episodes (3) from "On the Town", for orchestra
  • Conductor: Leonard Bernstein
  • Ensemble: Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 9 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1945

>Bernstein, Leonard : A Quiet Place, opera in 3 acts (Revised version) :: You're Late
  • Performer: Chester Ludgin (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Leonard Bernstein
  • Ensemble: Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 4 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1984

>Bernstein, Leonard : Meditations (3) from "Mass", for cello & orchestra; also for cello & piano
  • Performer: Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello)
  • Conductor: Leonard Bernstein
  • Ensemble: Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 16 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1977

>Bernstein, Leonard : Candide :: Make Our Garden Grow
  • Performers: June Anderson (Soprano); Nicolai Gedda (Voice); Adolph Green (Tenor); Jerry Hadley (Tenor); Della Jones (Mezzo Soprano); Christa Ludwig (Voice); Kurt Ollmann (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Leonard Bernstein
  • Ensemble: ORTF Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 5 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Copland, Aaron : Symphony no 3 :: Fanfare for the Common Man
  • Conductor: Leonard Bernstein
  • Ensemble: Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 2 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1944-1946

>Haydn, Franz Joseph : Symphony no 94 in G major, H 1 no 94 "Surprise" :: 2. Andante
  • Conductor: Leonard Bernstein
  • Ensemble: Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 6 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1791

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Symphony no 7 in A major, Op. 92 :: 4. Allegro con brio
  • Conductor: Leonard Bernstein
  • Ensemble: Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 7 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1812

>Brahms, Johannes : Symphony no 1 in C minor, Op. 68 :: 3. Un poco allegretto e grazioso
  • Conductor: Leonard Bernstein
  • Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 5 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1855-1876

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Romeo & Juliet Fantasy Overture
  • Conductor: Leonard Bernstein
  • Ensemble: New York Philharmonic
  • Running Time: 22 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1880

>Mahler, Gustav : Symphony no 3 in D minor :: Third Movement. Comodo. Scherzando. Ohne Hast
  • Conductor: Leonard Bernstein
  • Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 2 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1893-1896

>Mahler, Gustav : Symphony no 3 in D minor :: Third Movement. Wieder sehr gemächlich, wie zu Anfang
  • Conductor: Leonard Bernstein
  • Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 2 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1893-1896

>Mahler, Gustav : Symphony no 3 in D minor :: Third Movement. Etwas zurückhaltend
  • Conductor: Leonard Bernstein
  • Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 5 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1893-1896

>Mahler, Gustav : Symphony no 3 in D minor :: Third Movement. Schnell und schmetternd wie eine Fanfare - Tempo 1. Mit g
  • Conductor: Leonard Bernstein
  • Ensemble: New York Philharmonic
  • Running Time: 2 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1893-1896

>Mahler, Gustav : Symphony no 3 in D minor :: Third Movement. Wieder sehr gemächlich, beinahe langsam
  • Conductor: Leonard Bernstein
  • Ensemble: New York Philharmonic
  • Running Time: 4 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1893-1896

>Barber, Samuel : Adagio for Strings
  • Conductor: Leonard Bernstein
  • Ensemble: New York Philharmonic
  • Running Time: 10 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1936

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Ave verum corpus
  • Conductor: Leonard Bernstein
  • Ensemble: New York Philharmonic
  • Running Time: 3 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1791