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Grand Prix - Gershwin, Barber, Copland / Los Angeles


Release Date: 06/12/2007 
Label:  Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog #: 000851802   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  George GershwinSamuel BarberAaron Copland
Performer:  Leonard Bernstein
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 54 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"...Bernstein, who has, of course, recorded Appalachian Spring before on CBS, obtains a most sensitive performance now presented with unsurpassed clarity... The inventiveness of Copland's orchestral writing has never been sufficiently remarked, but this issue leaves no excuse for missing it." -- Gramophone [10/1984, reviewing DG 413324]

"...Leonard Bernstein is pianist as well as conductor in this Rhapsody in Blue. He plays the demanding solo with élan and plenty of style. Besides demonstrating the influence of jazz, his finely shaped performance reminds one of the virtuoso concerto tradition descending from Liszt and Grieg." -- Robert McColley, FANFARE [2002, reviewing DG 469277]
"...Bernstein, who has, of course, recorded Appalachian Spring before on CBS, obtains a most sensitive performance now presented with unsurpassed clarity... The inventiveness of Copland's orchestral writing has never been sufficiently remarked, but this issue leaves no excuse for missing it." -- Gramophone [10/1984, reviewing DG 413324]

"...Leonard Bernstein is pianist as well as conductor in this Rhapsody in Blue. He plays the demanding solo with élan and plenty of style. Besides demonstrating the influence of jazz, his finely shaped performance reminds one of the virtuoso concerto tradition descending from Liszt and Grieg." -- Robert McColley, FANFARE [2002, reviewing DG 469277]
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Works on This Recording

1.
Rhapsody in Blue by George Gershwin
Performer:  Leonard Bernstein (Piano)
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1924; USA 
Date of Recording: 7/1982 
Venue:  Live San Francisco, CA 
2.
Adagio for Strings, Op. 11 by Samuel Barber
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1936; Rome, Italy 
Date of Recording: 7/1982 
Venue:  Live San Francisco, CA 
3.
Appalachian Spring by Aaron Copland
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1943-1944; USA 
Date of Recording: 7/1982 
Venue:  Live San Francisco, CA 
Notes: Orchestrated: Copland (1945) 

Sound Samples

Rhapsody In Blue
Adagio for Strings, Op.11
Appalachian Spring: (Ballet for Martha)

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