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Bernstein, Copland / Litton, De Waart, Hickox


Release Date: 02/01/2000 
Label:  Erato   Catalog #: 61612   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Leonard BernsteinAaron Copland
Performer:  Paul Searle-BarnesPaul TurnerJeffrey KahaneCrispian Steele-Perkins,   ... 
Conductor:  Edo De WaartAndrew LittonRichard Hickox
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Minnesota OrchestraBournemouth Symphony OrchestraCity of London Chamber Orchestra
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 20 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The backbone of Virgin’s compilation is Litton’s brilliant account of the ambitious Age of Anxiety Symphony, complemented by a raunchy Fancy Free. Vividly recorded, the Bournemouth orchestra is at least the equal of its Minnesota counterpart in attack and swing; though de Waart achieves a touchingly tender conclusion to the West Side Story Suite.

Performance: 5 (out of 5), Sound: 5 (out of 5)

-- Anthony Burton, BBC Music Magazine
The backbone of Virgin’s compilation is Litton’s brilliant account of the ambitious Age of Anxiety Symphony, complemented by a raunchy Fancy Free. Vividly recorded, the Bournemouth orchestra is at least the equal of its Minnesota counterpart in attack and swing; though de Waart achieves a touchingly tender conclusion to the West Side Story Suite.

Performance: 5 (out of 5), Sound: 5 (out of 5)

-- Anthony Burton, BBC Music Magazine Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
West Side Story: Symphonic Dances by Leonard Bernstein
Conductor:  Edo De Waart
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Minnesota Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1960; USA 
Notes: Arranged: Sd Ramin and Irwin Kostal 
2.
On the Town: Three Dance episodes by Leonard Bernstein
Conductor:  Edo De Waart
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Minnesota Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1944; USA 
3.
Fancy Free by Leonard Bernstein
Performer:  Paul Searle-Barnes (Piano), Paul Turner (Drums)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1944; USA 
4.
Symphony no 2 "Age of Anxiety" by Leonard Bernstein
Performer:  Jeffrey Kahane (Piano)
Conductor:  Andrew Litton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1949; USA 
5.
Candide: Overture by Leonard Bernstein
Conductor:  Andrew Litton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1956; USA 
6.
Appalachian Spring by Aaron Copland
Conductor:  Richard Hickox
Orchestra/Ensemble:  City of London Chamber Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1943-1944; USA 
7.
Quiet City by Aaron Copland
Performer:  Crispian Steele-Perkins (Trumpet), Helen McQueen (English Horn)
Conductor:  Richard Hickox
Orchestra/Ensemble:  City of London Chamber Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1939; USA 

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