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Bernstein Century - Beethoven: Symphonies No 2 & 7


Release Date: 09/14/1999 
Label:  Sony   Catalog #: 61835   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 16 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Few composers, conductors or performers have had as dramatic affect on American music as Leonard Bernstein. A musical ambassador, he brought an appreciation of classical music to millions of new listeners while reviving the enthusiasm of traditional audiences. In his recordings, his passion for his work is palpable.
Beethoven's Second Symphony is a playground for Bernstein and his New York Philharmonic Orchestra. Full of joy and merry energy from its misleadingly formal opening to its amusing theme, the symphony is perhaps Beethoven's happiest composition.
Symphony No. 7 is more regal in stature, but also imbued with Bernstein's spirited nature. The Allegretto which has become synonymous with the piece, dirge-like in so many
Read more interpretations, is a lively and inspiring experience.
Bernstein has already left his mark on contemporary audiences and performers alike. In Sony's series of Bernstein re-releases, listeners can experience the man himself. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Symphony no 2 in D major, Op. 36 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic
Period: Classical 
Written: 1801-1802; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 01/06/1964 
Venue:  Manhattan Center, New York City 
Length: 33 Minutes 47 Secs. 
2.
Symphony no 7 in A major, Op. 92 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic
Period: Classical 
Written: 1811-1812; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 05/1964 
Venue:  Manhattan Center, New York City 
Length: 42 Minutes 3 Secs. 

Sound Samples

I. Adagio molto - Allegro con brio
II. Larghetto
III. Scherzo: Allegro
IV. Allegro molto
I. Poco Sostenuto - Vivace
II. Allegretto
III. Presto - Presto meno assai
IV. Allegro con brio

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