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Bernstein: Anniversaries, Fancy Free Suite, Overture to Candide & Overture to Wonderful Town / Alsop, Sao Paulo Symphony


Release Date: 10/12/2018 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8559814  
Composer:  Leonard Bernstein
Conductor:  Marin Alsop
Orchestra/Ensemble:  São Paulo Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The sparkling overture to Leonard Bernstein’s 1956 musical Candide immediately found a prominent place in concert programs all over the world and is now one of his most frequently performed pieces. Many of Bernstein’s best loved works drew inspiration from the city of New York, and this is true both of the three sailors pursuing female conquest in the ballet ‘Fancy Free,’ and of the rip-roaring swing rhythm and big tunes from the musical ‘Wonderful Town.’ Bernstein celebrated his friends and family with his ‘Anniversaries’- piano vignettes heard here for the first time in colorfully expanded orchestrations. Marin Alsop is an inspiring and powerful voice in the international music scene who passionately believes that “music has the power to Read more change lives.” She became music director of the Sao Paulo Symphony Orchestra in 2012 and made history in 2013 as the first female conductor of the BBC’s Last Night of the Proms, which she returned to conduct in 2015. As a student of Leonard Bernstein, Alsop is central to his 100th anniversary celebrations, conducting Bernstein’s ‘Mass’ at the Ravina Festival, where she serves as musical curator for 2018 and 2019. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Candide: Overture by Leonard Bernstein
Conductor:  Marin Alsop
Orchestra/Ensemble:  São Paulo Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1956; USA 
2.
Fancy Free by Leonard Bernstein
Conductor:  Marin Alsop
Orchestra/Ensemble:  São Paulo Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1944; USA 
3.
Anniversaries by Leonard Bernstein
Conductor:  Marin Alsop
Orchestra/Ensemble:  São Paulo Symphony Orchestra
4.
Wonderful Town: Overture by Leonard Bernstein
Conductor:  Marin Alsop
Orchestra/Ensemble:  São Paulo Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1952; USA 

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