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Bernstein Edition - Tchaikovsky: 1812 Overture, Capriccio Italien, Romeo & Juliet


Release Date: 12/18/2010 
Label:  Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog #: 431047   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Bernstein is at his finest in magnetic accounts of...the inescapably tragic Romeo and Juliet fantasy overture; ...viscerally exciting, super-charged performances... The Capriccio Italien and 1812 are delivered with swaggering virtuosity and panache; cannon salvoes, bells and processional brass approach overkill, but with Lenny before a live audience anything could happen, and often did!

-- Michael Jameson, BBC Music Magazine
Bernstein is at his finest in magnetic accounts of...the inescapably tragic Romeo and Juliet fantasy overture; ...viscerally exciting, super-charged performances... The Capriccio Italien and 1812 are delivered with swaggering virtuosity and panache; cannon salvoes, bells and processional brass approach overkill, but with Lenny before a live audience anything could happen, and often did!

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

1.
1812 Overture, Op. 49 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1880; Russia 
2.
Capriccio italien, Op. 45 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1880; Russia 
3.
Romeo and Juliet Overture by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1869/1880; Russia 

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