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Bernstein Century - Jeremiah, The Age Of Anxiety, Etc


Release Date: 02/16/1999 
Label:  Sony   Catalog #: 60697   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Leonard Bernstein
Performer:  Jennie TourelPhilippe EntremontLeonard Bernstein
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 13 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The true personality of American classical music in the 20th century has to be Leonard Bernstein. No one has done so much to spread the joy of music to audiences young and old as the late conductor of the New York Philharmonic.
Though this is the work for which he is best known, Bernstein was an accomplished composer and performer as well as orchestra leader and goodwill ambassador for the arts. His 'Jeremiah' Symphony launched his career in 1942, when Bernstein submitted it to a competition. Although it did not win, it was performed in Pittsburgh, Boston and New York City, where it was voted the outstanding new work of the season by the New York Music Critics Circle.
'The Age of Anxiety' is a tribute to the W.H. Auden poem of the
Read more same name, and aims to capture the disjointed, anxious, disaffected spirit of the postwar period. "I Hate Music!" and 'La Bonne Cuisine' are more lighthearted affairs, embodying the spirit that connected Bernstein so well with a children's audience. Performed by Bernstein himself, along with mezzo-soprano Jennie Tourel and the New York Philharmonic, this recording is a beautiful memory.
REVIEWS:
New York Times (Publisher) (7/30/00, p.30) - "...These whimsical song cycles occupy just a small portion of this CD but are its real reward. Previously unissued, the recordings feature Tourel at her most charming, with Bernstein at the piano..." Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Symphony no 1 "Jeremiah" by Leonard Bernstein
Performer:  Jennie Tourel (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1943; USA 
Date of Recording: 05/20/1961 
Venue:  Manhattan Center, New York City 
Length: 25 Minutes 35 Secs. 
Language: Hebrew 
2.
Symphony no 2 "Age of Anxiety" by Leonard Bernstein
Performer:  Philippe Entremont (Piano)
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1949; USA 
Date of Recording: 07/19/1965 
Venue:  Manhattan Center, New York City 
Length: 36 Minutes 40 Secs. 
Notes: Ver: 1965 
3.
I Hate Music by Leonard Bernstein
Performer:  Jennie Tourel (Mezzo Soprano), Leonard Bernstein (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1943; USA 
Date of Recording: 11/18/1960 
Venue:  New York City 
Length: 6 Minutes 36 Secs. 
Language: English 
4.
La bonne cuisine by Leonard Bernstein
Performer:  Leonard Bernstein (Piano), Jennie Tourel (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1947; USA 
Date of Recording: 11/18/1960 
Venue:  New York City 
Length: 3 Minutes 59 Secs. 
Language: English 

Sound Samples

I. Prophecy
II. Profanation
III. Lamentation
a. The Prologue: Lento moderato
b. The Seven Ages: Variations 1 - 7
c. The Seven Stages: Variations 8- 14
a. The Dirge: Largo
b. The Masque: Extremely fast
c. The Epilogue: Adagio; Andante; Con Moto
I. Moderato
II. Allegretto vivace
III. Sostenuto; Allegro molto
IV. Con brio
V. Moderato, alla marcia; Andante
I. Plum Pudding
II. Queues de Boeuf (Ox-tails)
III. Taveuk Gueunksis
IV. Civet à Toute Vitesse (Rabbit at Top Speed)

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