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The Pianist / Bernstein


Release Date: 06/08/2018 
Label:  Sony   Catalog #: 548379  
Composer:  Ludwig van BeethovenWolfgang Amadeus MozartGeorge GershwinMaurice Ravel,   ... 
Performer:  Leonard BernsteinWalter BerryChrista LudwigDietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York PhilharmonicIsrael Philharmonic OrchestraColumbia Symphony Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 11 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Note: A complete tracklist for this release is in development. - ArkivMusic

Sony Classical celebrates the 2018 centenary of Leonard Bernstein – one of the 20th century’s most celebrated, multi-faceted and influential musicians – with a box set devoted to his complete RCA Victor and Columbia Masterworks recordings as pianist.

All recordings in this 11 CDs original jacket collection have been newly remastered from the original analogue tapes using 24 bit / 192 kHz technology. It is a fitting tribute to the man whom Arthur Rubinstein called “the greatest pianist among conductors, the greatest conductor among composers, and the greatest composer among pianists.”

Bernstein’s youthful piano
Read more recordings for RCA Victor include his own Seven Anniversaries, Ravel’s Concerto in G major, a classic reading of the Piano Sonata by his friend and mentor Aaron Copland, and his whimsical song cycle I Hate Music with mezzo-soprano Blanche Thebom. Most of the works for piano and orchestra that Bernstein recorded for Columbia as pianist/conductor were his lifelong showpieces: the Ravel, Mozart’s K 450, K 453 and K 503 Concertos, Beethoven’s Concerto No. 1, Shostakovich’s Piano Concerto No. 2, and Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue.

Bernstein was justly proud of his Mozart and Schumann collaborations with the Juilliard Quartet, while his long friendship with mezzo-soprano Jennie Tourel yielded many memorable recordings that include Mussorgsky’s Songs and Dances of Death, Bernstein’s own songs, plus a document of their March 2nd 1969 Carnegie Hall concert. This collection also includes the long-unavailable performance of Mahler’s Des Knaben Wunderhorn in the piano version with mezzo-soprano Christa Ludwig and bass-baritone Walter Berry live in Vienna, plus Ludwig’s Brahms lieder recital, and a Mahler program with baritone Dietrich Fischer Dieskau. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Piano no 1 in C major, Op. 15 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Leonard Bernstein (Piano)
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic
Period: Classical 
Written: 1795; Vienna, Austria 
2.
Concerto for Piano no 25 in C major, K 503 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Leonard Bernstein (Piano)
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1786; Vienna, Austria 
3.
Rhapsody in Blue by George Gershwin
Performer:  Leonard Bernstein (Piano)
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Columbia Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1924; USA 
4.
Concerto for Piano in G major by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Leonard Bernstein (Piano)
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Columbia Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1929-1931; France 
5.
Concerto for Piano no 2 in F major, Op. 102 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  Leonard Bernstein (Piano)
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Columbia Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1957; USSR 
6.
Quartet for Piano and Strings no 1 in G minor, K 478 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Leonard Bernstein (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Juilliard String Quartet members
Period: Classical 
Written: 1785; Vienna, Austria 
7.
Quintet for Piano and Strings in E flat major, Op. 44 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Leonard Bernstein (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Juilliard String Quartet
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842; Germany 
8.
Concerto for Piano no 2 in F major, Op. 102 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  Leonard Bernstein (Piano)
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1957; USSR 
Date of Recording: 01/06/1958 
Venue:  30th Street Studio, New York City 
Length: 19 Minutes 12 Secs. 
9.
Sonata for Piano by Aaron Copland
Performer:  Leonard Bernstein (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1939-1941; USA 
10.
Anniversaries (7) for Piano by Leonard Bernstein
Performer:  Leonard Bernstein (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1942-1943; USA 
11.
Des Knaben Wunderhorn by Gustav Mahler
Performer:  Walter Berry (Bass Baritone), Leonard Bernstein (Piano), Christa Ludwig (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892-1898; Hamburg, Germany 
Date of Recording: 1968 
Language: German 
12.
Rückert Lieder (5): no 1, Blicke mir nicht in die Lieder by Gustav Mahler
Performer:  Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Baritone), Leonard Bernstein (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1901-1902; Vienna, Austria 
Language: German 
13.
Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen by Gustav Mahler
Performer:  Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Baritone), Leonard Bernstein (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1883-1896; Germany 
Language: German 
14.
Lieder und Gesänge, vol 1: no 1, Frühlingsmorgen by Gustav Mahler
Performer:  Leonard Bernstein (Piano), Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Baritone)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1880-1883; Austria 
15.
Rückert Lieder (5): no 3, Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen by Gustav Mahler
Performer:  Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Baritone), Leonard Bernstein (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1901-1902; Vienna, Austria 
Language: German 
16.
Rückert Lieder (5): no 4, Um Mitternacht by Gustav Mahler
Performer:  Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Baritone), Leonard Bernstein (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1901-1902; Vienna, Austria 
Language: German 
17.
Rückert Lieder (5): no 5, Liebst du um Schönheit by Gustav Mahler
Performer:  Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Baritone), Leonard Bernstein (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1901-1902; Vienna, Austria 
Language: German 
18.
Lieder und Gesänge, vol 1: no 2, Erinnerung by Gustav Mahler
Performer:  Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Baritone), Leonard Bernstein (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1880-1883; Austria 
Language: German 
19.
Lieder und Gesänge, vol 1: no 4, Serenade aus Don Juan by Gustav Mahler
Performer:  Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Baritone), Leonard Bernstein (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1880-1883; Austria 
Language: German 
20.
Lieder und Gesänge, vol 1: no 5, Phantasie aus Don Juan by Gustav Mahler
Performer:  Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Baritone), Leonard Bernstein (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1880-1883; Austria 
Language: German 
21.
Lieder und Gesänge, vol 2: no 1, Um schlimme Kinder artig zu machen by Gustav Mahler
Performer:  Leonard Bernstein (Piano), Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Baritone)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887-1890; Budapest, Hungary 
Language: German 
22.
Lieder und Gesänge, vol 2: no 2, Ich ging mit Lust by Gustav Mahler
Performer:  Leonard Bernstein (Piano), Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Baritone)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887-1890; Budapest, Hungary 
Language: German 
23.
Lieder und Gesänge, vol 3: no 1, Zu Strassburg by Gustav Mahler
Performer:  Leonard Bernstein (Piano), Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Baritone)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887-1890; Budapest, Hungary 
Language: German 
24.
Lieder und Gesänge, vol 3: no 2, Ablösung im Sommer by Gustav Mahler
Performer:  Leonard Bernstein (Piano), Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Baritone)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887-1890; Budapest, Hungary 
Language: German 
25.
Lieder und Gesänge, vol 3: no 3, Scheiden and Meiden by Gustav Mahler
Performer:  Leonard Bernstein (Piano), Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Baritone)
Period: Romantic 
Language: German 
26.
Lieder und Gesänge, vol 3: no 4, Nicht wiedersehen! by Gustav Mahler
Performer:  Leonard Bernstein (Piano), Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Baritone)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887-1890; Budapest, Hungary 
Language: German 
27.
Lieder und Gesänge, vol 3: no 5, Selbstgefühl by Gustav Mahler
Performer:  Leonard Bernstein (Piano), Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Baritone)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887-1890; Budapest, Hungary 
Language: German 
28.
Zigeunerlieder (8), for voice & piano (arranged from Op. 103) by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Christa Ludwig (Mezzo Soprano), Leonard Bernstein (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1886 
29.
Songs (6), Op. 86: no 2, Feldeinsamkeit by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Christa Ludwig (Mezzo Soprano), Leonard Bernstein (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: ?1877-79; Austria 
30.
Songs (6), Op. 3: no 1, Liebestreu by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Christa Ludwig (Mezzo Soprano), Leonard Bernstein (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Germany 
31.
Songs (5), Op. 94: no 4, Sapphische Ode by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Christa Ludwig (Mezzo Soprano), Leonard Bernstein (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1883-1884; Austria 
32.
Songs (5), Op. 107: no 5, Mädchenlied by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Christa Ludwig (Mezzo Soprano), Leonard Bernstein (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: ?1887; Austria 
33.
Songs (5), Op. 106: no 1, Ständchen by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Christa Ludwig (Mezzo Soprano), Leonard Bernstein (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: ?1888; Austria 
34.
Songs (5), Op. 105: no 2, Immer leiser wird mein Schlummer by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Christa Ludwig (Mezzo Soprano), Leonard Bernstein (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1886; Austria 
35.
Songs (4), Op. 96: no 1, Der Tod, das ist die kühle Nacht by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Christa Ludwig (Mezzo Soprano), Leonard Bernstein (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1884; Austria 
36.
Songs (4), Op. 43: no 2, Die Mainacht by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Christa Ludwig (Mezzo Soprano), Leonard Bernstein (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1864; Austria 
37.
Songs (4), Op. 43: no 1, Von ewiger Liebe by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Christa Ludwig (Mezzo Soprano), Leonard Bernstein (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1864; Austria 
38.
Die schöne Magelone, Op. 33: no 9, Ruhe, Süssliebchen by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Christa Ludwig (Mezzo Soprano), Leonard Bernstein (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: ?1868; Austria 
39.
Concerto for Piano in G major by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Leonard Bernstein (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Savoy Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1929-1931; France 

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