Notes & Reviews:
Leonard Bernstein bestrode the musical scene in the second half of the 20th century like few others. For the last decade of his life he recorded exclusively for Deutsche Grammophon, having also made several recordings for the label in the 1970s, starting with his celebrated Carmen in 1973.
Bernstein's complete recordings for the label are now offered on two deluxe box sets, presented in their original sleeves, with a 40-page LP-size booklet, with new essays by Bernstein biographer Humphrey Burton and Nigel Simeone, editor of the recently published The Leonard Bernstein Letters, and a specially-written foreword by Bernstein's daughter Jamie Bernstein.
VOLUME ONE, which comprises Bernstein's complete recordings of composers from Beethoven to Liszt, and includes all of Bernstein's recordings of his own works, those of Brahms, Copland and Haydn, and individual CDs of Bruckner, Debussy, Dvorák, Elgar, Franck, Hindemith and many American composers.
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Wagner: Das Rheingold / Matthias Goerne, Michelle De Young, Kim Begley, Oleksandr Pushniak, Charles Reid, Anna Samuil, Deborah Humble. Hong Kong PO, Jaap van Zweden [Blu-ray Audio]
Florent Schmitt (1870-1958): Antoine et Cleopatre - six episodes for orchestra in two suites; Le Palais hanté, Op. 49 / Buffalo PO, JoAnn Falletta
Sibelius: Scaramouche, Op. 71 (1913) / Bendik Goldstein, viola; Roi Ruottinen, cello. Leif Segerstam, Turku PO
Elgar: Symphony No. 1 / Staatskapelle Berlin, Daniel Barenboim
The Leonard Bernstein Collection - Volume Two: Bernstein's complete recordings of composers from Mahler (19 CDs) to Wagner [64 CD Box Set]
Rimsky-Korsakov: Symphonies Nos. 1 and 3 / Berlin Radio SO, Gerard Schwarz
The Beach Boys: Pet Sounds [50th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition] [Four-CD/Blu-Ray]
Aram Khachaturian (1903-1978): Symphony No. 2 "The Bello; Lermontov Suite / Russian PO, Dmitry Yablonsky