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American Classics - Bernstein: Symphony No 2, Etc


Release Date: 07/15/2003 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8559099   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Leonard Bernstein
Performer:  Jean Louis Steuerman
Conductor:  James Judd
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Florida Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 4 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"The opening "Candide" Overture is particularly poignant, for it reveals a band full of life and spirit eagerly responding to Mr. Judd's forward-leaning and even accelerating tempo. But perhaps the most valuable item here is Bernstein's Symphony No. 2, "The Age of Anxiety," a strong work -- alternately atmospheric and excitable, and ultimately carefree -- that is not overrecorded. Jean Louis Steuerman is a deft piano soloist, and the orchestra again does itself proud under Mr. Judd's steady hand." - James Oestreich, NEW YORK TIMES "The opening "Candide" Overture is particularly poignant, for it reveals a band full of life and spirit eagerly responding to Mr. Judd's forward-leaning and even accelerating tempo. But perhaps the most valuable item here is Bernstein's Symphony No. 2, "The Age of Anxiety," a strong work -- alternately atmospheric and excitable, and ultimately carefree -- that is not overrecorded. Jean Louis Steuerman is a deft piano soloist, and the orchestra again does itself proud under Mr. Judd's steady hand." - James Oestreich, NEW YORK TIMES Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Symphony no 2 "Age of Anxiety" by Leonard Bernstein
Performer:  Jean Louis Steuerman (Piano)
Conductor:  James Judd
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Florida Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1949; USA 
2. West Side Story: Symphonic Dances by Leonard Bernstein
Conductor:  James Judd
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Florida Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1960; USA 
3. Candide: Overture by Leonard Bernstein
Conductor:  James Judd
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Florida Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1956; USA 

Sound Samples

Candide: Overture
West Side Story: Symphonic Dances: West Side Story (Symphonic Dances)
Symphony No. 2, "The Age of Anxiety": Part I: Prologue
Symphony No. 2, "The Age of Anxiety": Part I: The Seven Ages: Variation I
Symphony No. 2, "The Age of Anxiety": Part I: The Seven Ages: Variation II
Symphony No. 2, "The Age of Anxiety": Part I: The Seven Ages: Variation III
Symphony No. 2, "The Age of Anxiety": Part I: The Seven Ages: Variation IV
Symphony No. 2, "The Age of Anxiety": Part I: The Seven Ages: Variation V
Symphony No. 2, "The Age of Anxiety": Part I: The Seven Ages: Variation VI
Symphony No. 2, "The Age of Anxiety": Part I: The Seven Ages: Variation VII
Symphony No. 2, "The Age of Anxiety": Part I: The Seven Stages: Variation VIII
Symphony No. 2, "The Age of Anxiety": Part I: The Seven Stages: Variation IX
Symphony No. 2, "The Age of Anxiety": Part I: The Seven Stages: Variation X
Symphony No. 2, "The Age of Anxiety": Part I: The Seven Stages: Variation XI
Symphony No. 2, "The Age of Anxiety": Part I: The Seven Stages: Variation XII
Symphony No. 2, "The Age of Anxiety": Part I: The Seven Stages: Variation XIII
Symphony No. 2, "The Age of Anxiety": Part I: The Seven Stages: Variation XIV
Symphony No. 2, "The Age of Anxiety": Part II: The Dirge
Symphony No. 2, "The Age of Anxiety": Part II: The Masque
Symphony No. 2, "The Age of Anxiety": Part II: The Epilogue

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