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Bernstein Conducts Stravinsky


Release Date: 07/18/1995 
Label:  Dg Masters Catalog #: 445538   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Igor Stravinsky
Performer:  Boris Berman
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 16 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

An exemplary reading of the Symphony in Three Movements, and a Rite of phenomenal power and amplitude.

Frenzied, eruptive playing from the Israel Philharmonic in Bernstein’s 1982 Rite; certainly not his most orderly account, but forged in the galvanic atmosphere of a live event, amid adrenalin surges which only confrontational music-making can release; a performance of phenomenal power and amplitude. Bernstein’s innate sense of theatre pays dividends in a splendidly graphic Petrushka, the virtuoso orchestral piano part taken here by Boris Berman. The 1919 Firebird Suite, occasionally untidy during Kastchei’s ‘Danse infernale’, is nonetheless vividly emphatic, though less successful than Bernstein’s exemplary reading of
Read more the Symphony in Three Movements of 1945; this, and the viscerally potent, roller-coaster Rite, are highlights of a welcome two-disc set.

-- Michael Jameson, BBC Music Magazine
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Works on This Recording

1.
Le sacre du printemps by Igor Stravinsky
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1911-1913 
Date of Recording: 04/1982 
Venue:  Live  Frederic Mann Auditorium, Tel Aviv 
Length: 37 Minutes 12 Secs. 
Notes: Ver: 1913
Composition written: Switzerland (1911 - 1913).
Composition revised: USA (1943). 
2.
Pétrouchka by Igor Stravinsky
Performer:  Boris Berman (Piano)
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Switzerland 
Date of Recording: 04/1982 
Venue:  Live  Frederic Mann Auditorium, Tel Aviv 
Length: 34 Minutes 27 Secs. 
Notes: Ver: 1947
Composition written: Switzerland (1911).
Composition revised: 1947. 
3.
Firebird Suite by Igor Stravinsky
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1919/1945;   
Date of Recording: 05/1984 
Venue:  Live  Frederic Mann Auditorium, Tel Aviv 
Length: 22 Minutes 32 Secs. 
4.
Scčnes de ballet by Igor Stravinsky
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1944; USA 
Date of Recording: 04/1982 
Venue:  Live  Frederic Mann Auditorium, Tel Aviv 
Length: 18 Minutes 35 Secs. 
5.
Symphony in Three Movements by Igor Stravinsky
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1942-1945; USA 
Date of Recording: 04/1982 
Venue:  Live  Frederic Mann Auditorium, Tel Aviv 
Length: 23 Minutes 1 Secs. 

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