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Essential Bernstein


Release Date: 02/07/2012 
Label:  Emi Classics   Catalog #: 78123   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Leonard Bernstein
Performer:  Paul Searle-BarnesPaul TurnerShane RimmerDennis Lotus,   ... 
Conductor:  André PrevinAndrew LittonGeoff LoveLeonard Slatkin,   ... 
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 29 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The American composer, conductor, pianist and educator Leonard Bernstein (1918–1990) was one of the most prodigiously talented and successful musicians in American history. He was music director of the New York Philharmonic for many years and was a guest conductor with many of the world’s greatest orchestras. He composed music in many genres, from choral and symphonic to Broadway musicals and ballets, but his greatest success was the ground-breaking musical West Side Story, based on the story of Romeo and Juliet. A wide range of Bernstein’s compositions are represented in this collection. The American composer, conductor, pianist and educator Leonard Bernstein (1918–1990) was one of the most prodigiously talented and successful musicians in American history. He was music director of the New York Philharmonic for many years and was a guest conductor with many of the world’s greatest orchestras. He composed music in many genres, from choral and symphonic to Broadway musicals and ballets, but his greatest success was the ground-breaking musical West Side Story, based on the story of Romeo and Juliet. A wide range of Bernstein’s compositions are represented in this collection. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Candide: Overture by Leonard Bernstein
Conductor:  André Previn
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1956; USA 
Length: 4 Minutes 15 Secs. 
2.
Fancy Free: Competition Scene by Leonard Bernstein
Performer:  Paul Searle-Barnes (Piano), Paul Turner (Drums)
Conductor:  Andrew Litton
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1944; USA 
Length: 3 Minutes 16 Secs. 
3.
Fancy Free: Three dance Variations. 1. Galop by Leonard Bernstein
Performer:  Paul Searle-Barnes (Piano), Paul Turner (Drums)
Conductor:  Andrew Litton
Period: Modern 
Written: 1944 
Length: 1 Minutes 26 Secs. 
4.
Fancy Free: Three dance Variations. 2. Waltz by Leonard Bernstein
Performer:  Paul Searle-Barnes (Piano), Paul Turner (Drums)
Conductor:  Andrew Litton
Period: Modern 
Written: 1944 
Length: 2 Minutes 39 Secs. 
5.
Fancy Free: Three dance Variations. 3. Danzon by Leonard Bernstein
Performer:  Paul Searle-Barnes (Piano), Paul Turner (Drums)
Conductor:  Andrew Litton
Period: Modern 
Written: 1944 
Length: 2 Minutes 42 Secs. 
6.
Fancy Free: Finale by Leonard Bernstein
Performer:  Paul Turner (Drums), Paul Searle-Barnes (Piano)
Conductor:  Andrew Litton
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1944; USA 
Length: 5 Minutes 3 Secs. 
7.
On the Town: New York, New York by Leonard Bernstein
Performer:  Shane Rimmer (), Dennis Lotus (), Lionel Blair ()
Conductor:  Geoff Love
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1944; USA 
Length: 3 Minutes 3 Secs. 
8.
On the Town: Three Dance episodes - no 1, The Great Lover by Leonard Bernstein
Conductor:  Leonard Slatkin
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1944; USA 
Length: 1 Minutes 48 Secs. 
9.
On the Town: Three Dance episodes - no 2, Pas de deux "Lonely Town" by Leonard Bernstein
Conductor:  Leonard Slatkin
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1944; USA 
Length: 3 Minutes 58 Secs. 
10.
On the Town: Three Dance episodes - no 3, Times Square, 1944 by Leonard Bernstein
Conductor:  Leonard Slatkin
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1944; USA 
Length: 5 Minutes 9 Secs. 
11.
West Side Story: Maria by Leonard Bernstein
Performer:  Lambert Wilson ()
Conductor:  John McGlinn
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1957; USA 
Length: 2 Minutes 50 Secs. 
12.
West Side Story: Tonight by Leonard Bernstein
Performer:  Angela Gheorghiu (), Roberto Alagna ()
Conductor:  Richard Armstrong
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1957; USA 
Length: 3 Minutes 49 Secs. 
13.
Facsimile by Leonard Bernstein
Performer:  Barbara Lieberman (Piano)
Conductor:  Leonard Slatkin
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1946; USA 
Length: 18 Minutes 39 Secs. 
14.
Prelude, Fugue and Riffs by Leonard Bernstein
Performer:  Sabine Meyer (Clarinet), Wayne Marshall (Piano)
Conductor:  Paavo Järvi
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1949/1955; USA 
Length: 8 Minutes 11 Secs. 
15.
Candide: Glitter and be gay by Leonard Bernstein
Performer:  Natalie Dessay ()
Conductor:  Sir Andrew Davis
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1956/1988; USA 
Length: 5 Minutes 49 Secs. 
16.
Wonderful Town: Overture by Leonard Bernstein
Conductor:  Simon Rattle
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1952; USA 
Length: 5 Minutes 19 Secs. 
17.
Chichester Psalms by Leonard Bernstein
Performer:  David Corkhill (Percussion), Peter Barley (Organ), Rachel Masters (Harp)
Conductor:  Stephen Cleobury
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1965; USA 
Length: 3 Minutes 56 Secs. 
18.
Divertimento for Orchestra by Leonard Bernstein
Conductor:  Paavo Järvi
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1980; USA 
Length: 13 Minutes 37 Secs. 
19.
Mass: A Simple Song by Leonard Bernstein
Conductor:  Dennis Russell Davies
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1971; USA 
Length: 4 Minutes 45 Secs. 
20.
Symphony no 2 "Age of Anxiety": The Seven Stages - Variation 8 by Leonard Bernstein
Performer:  Jeffrey Kahane (Piano)
Conductor:  Andrew Litton
Period: Modern 
Written: 1949-1965; United States of Ame 
Length: 1 Minutes 37 Secs. 
21.
Symphony no 2 "Age of Anxiety": The Seven Stages - Variation 9 by Leonard Bernstein
Performer:  Jeffrey Kahane (Piano)
Conductor:  Andrew Litton
Period: Modern 
Written: 1949-1965; United States of Ame 
Length: 1 Minutes 18 Secs. 
22.
Symphony no 2 "Age of Anxiety": The Seven Stages - Variation 10 by Leonard Bernstein
Performer:  Jeffrey Kahane (Piano)
Conductor:  Andrew Litton
Period: Modern 
Written: 1949-1965; United States of Ame 
Length: 0 Minutes 29 Secs. 
23.
Symphony no 2 "Age of Anxiety": The Seven Stages - Variation 11 by Leonard Bernstein
Performer:  Jeffrey Kahane (Piano)
Conductor:  Andrew Litton
Period: Modern 
Written: 1949-1965; United States of Ame 
Length: 0 Minutes 50 Secs. 
24.
Symphony no 2 "Age of Anxiety": The Seven Stages - Variation 12 by Leonard Bernstein
Performer:  Jeffrey Kahane (Piano)
Conductor:  Andrew Litton
Period: Modern 
Written: 1949-1965; United States of Ame 
Length: 0 Minutes 14 Secs. 
25.
Symphony no 2 "Age of Anxiety": The Seven Stages - Variation 13 by Leonard Bernstein
Performer:  Jeffrey Kahane (Piano)
Conductor:  Andrew Litton
Period: Modern 
Written: 1949-1965; United States of Ame 
Length: 0 Minutes 44 Secs. 
26.
Symphony no 2 "Age of Anxiety": The Seven Stages - Variation 14 by Leonard Bernstein
Performer:  Jeffrey Kahane (Piano)
Conductor:  Andrew Litton
Period: Modern 
Written: 1949-1965; United States of Ame 
Length: 0 Minutes 33 Secs. 
27.
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue: The President Jefferson Sunday luncheon march by Leonard Bernstein
Performer:  Tracey Miller (), Davis Gaines (), Linda Richardson ()
Conductor:  John McGlinn
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1976; USA 
Length: 5 Minutes 39 Secs. 
28.
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue: Scena by Leonard Bernstein
Performer:  Bruce Hubbard ()
Conductor:  Dennis Russell Davies
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1976; USA 
Length: 3 Minutes 34 Secs. 
29.
Symphony no 3 "Kaddish": Kaddish no 2 by Leonard Bernstein
Performer:  Barbara Hendricks ()
Conductor:  Eric Ericson
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1961-1963; USA 
Length: 8 Minutes 1 Secs. 
30.
West Side Story: Symphonic Dances by Leonard Bernstein
Conductor:  Paavo Järvi
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1960; USA 
Length: 22 Minutes 45 Secs. 

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