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Bernstein: Suite From Candide, Etc / Eiji Oue


Release Date: 08/03/1999 
Label:  Reference Recordings   Catalog #: 87   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Leonard Bernstein
Performer:  Anthony RossBeth Clayton
Conductor:  Eiji Oue
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Minnesota Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 5 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews


This enterprising and exceptionally well-played CD contains the world premiere recording of a charming suite arranged from Candide, Bernstein's wittiest musical. When combined with the overture from the same show, as it is here, the result is a marvelous twosome that ought to appear together often. The Five Songs also are receiving their premieres in new orchestrations by Sid Ramin, a regular Bernstein collaborator. Mezzo-soprano Beth Clayton sings them beautifully. Add to these enterprising items a sparkling performance of the Divertimento (every bit as good as the composer's version) and the Three Meditations from Mass, originally arranged for Rostropovich (but here excellently played by cellist Anthony
Read more Ross), and the result is probably the most important Bernstein recording since Lenny's own. And of course, sonics are state of the art. Terrific. [10/19/1999]

--David Hurwitz, ClassicsToday.com Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Candide: Suite by Leonard Bernstein
Conductor:  Eiji Oue
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Minnesota Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1956; USA 
Date of Recording: 02/1999 
Venue:  Orchestra Hall, Minneapolis, MN 
Length: 18 Minutes 8 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Charlie Harmon 
2. Candide: Overture by Leonard Bernstein
Conductor:  Eiji Oue
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Minnesota Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1956; USA 
Date of Recording: 02/1999 
Venue:  Orchestra Hall, Minneapolis, MN 
Length: 4 Minutes 30 Secs. 
3. Mass: Meditations (3) by Leonard Bernstein
Performer:  Anthony Ross (Cello)
Conductor:  Eiji Oue
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Minnesota Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1971; USA 
Date of Recording: 02/1999 
Venue:  Orchestra Hall, Minneapolis, MN 
Length: 17 Minutes 56 Secs. 
4. Love Songs (2): Extinguish my eyes by Leonard Bernstein
Performer:  Beth Clayton (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Eiji Oue
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Minnesota Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1949; USA 
Date of Recording: 02/1999 
Venue:  Orchestra Hall, Minneapolis, MN 
Length: 1 Minutes 37 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Orchestrated: Sid Ramin 
5. Love Songs (2): When my soul touches yours by Leonard Bernstein
Performer:  Beth Clayton (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Eiji Oue
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Minnesota Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1949; USA 
Date of Recording: 02/1999 
Venue:  Orchestra Hall, Minneapolis, MN 
Length: 1 Minutes 53 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Orchestrated: Sid Ramin 
6. Piccola Serenata by Leonard Bernstein
Performer:  Beth Clayton (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Eiji Oue
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Minnesota Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1979; USA 
Date of Recording: 02/1999 
Venue:  Orchestra Hall, Minneapolis, MN 
Length: 1 Minutes 13 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Orchestrated: Sid Ramin 
7. So pretty by Leonard Bernstein
Performer:  Beth Clayton (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Eiji Oue
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Minnesota Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1968; USA 
Date of Recording: 02/1999 
Venue:  Orchestra Hall, Minneapolis, MN 
Length: 2 Minutes 45 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Orchestrated: Sid Ramin 
8. Silhouette by Leonard Bernstein
Performer:  Beth Clayton (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Eiji Oue
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Minnesota Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1951; USA 
Date of Recording: 02/1999 
Venue:  Orchestra Hall, Minneapolis, MN 
Length: 1 Minutes 41 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Orchestrated: Sid Ramin 
9. Divertimento for Orchestra by Leonard Bernstein
Conductor:  Eiji Oue
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Minnesota Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1980; USA 
Date of Recording: 02/1999 
Venue:  Orchestra Hall, Minneapolis, MN 
Length: 15 Minutes 8 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Candide: Overture
Candide Suite (arr. C. Harmon)
3 Meditations from Mass: Meditation No. 1
3 Meditations from Mass: Meditation No. 2
3 Meditations from Mass: Meditation No. 3
2 Love Songs (arr. S. Ramin): No. 1. Extinguish my eyes
2 Love Songs (arr. S. Ramin): No. 2. When my soul touches yours
Piccola Serenata (arr. S. Ramin)
So Pretty (arr. S. Ramin)
Silhouette (arr. S. Ramin)
Divertimento: I. Sennets and Tuckets
Divertimento: II. Waltz
Divertimento: III. Mazurka
Divertimento: IV. Samba
Divertimento: V. Turkey Trot
Divertimento: VI. Sphinxes
Divertimento: VII: Blues
Divertimento: VIII: In memoriam: March, "The BSO Forever"

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