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Beethoven: Symphony No 7; Gershwin: An American In Paris / Bernstein, Et Al


Release Date: 11/25/2008 
Label:  Idi   Catalog #: 6556   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Ludwig van BeethovenGeorge Gershwin
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Symphony OrchestraRCA Victor Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"Recorded in the studio in 1947, [the Gershwin's] sound, aside from slight dryness and lack of stereo spread, is remarkably fine for its vintage. I have not heard Bernstein’s Columbia recordings of the work, but this one made for RCA with an ad hoc orchestra, is wonderfully jazzy, animated, and idiomatic. For both Bernstein and Gershwin, this is a welcome resurrection."

FANFARE: Mortimer H. Frank
"Recorded in the studio in 1947, [the Gershwin's] sound, aside from slight dryness and lack of stereo spread, is remarkably fine for its vintage. I have not heard Bernstein’s Columbia recordings of the work, but this one made for RCA with an ad hoc orchestra, is wonderfully jazzy, animated, and idiomatic. For both Bernstein and Gershwin, this is a welcome resurrection."

FANFARE: Mortimer H. Frank
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Works on This Recording

1.
Symphony no 7 in A major, Op. 92 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1811-1812; Vienna, Austria 
2.
An American in Paris by George Gershwin
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1928; USA 

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