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Bernstein Century - Ives: Symphonies No 2 & 3 / New York Po


Release Date: 03/31/1998 
Label:  Sony   Catalog #: 60202   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Charles Ives
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 17 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This disc concludes with a recording of Leonard Bernstein discussing Charles Ives. The discussion was recorded on June 2, 1966 in New York City.
REVIEWS:
New York Times (Publisher) (7/30/00, p.30) - "...Bernstein revels in this music's eclecticism and brilliant cacophony in classic performances..."
This disc concludes with a recording of Leonard Bernstein discussing Charles Ives. The discussion was recorded on June 2, 1966 in New York City.
REVIEWS:
New York Times (Publisher) (7/30/00, p.30) - "...Bernstein revels in this music's eclecticism and brilliant cacophony in classic performances..." Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Symphony no 2 by Charles Ives
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1900-1902; USA 
Date of Recording: 10/06/1958 
Venue:  St. George Hotel, Brooklyn, New York 
2.
Symphony no 3 "The Camp Meeting" by Charles Ives
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1904; USA 
Date of Recording: 12/15/1965 
Venue:  Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center, NYC 

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
 Classic Ives July 1, 2014 By Christopher Abbot (Vineyard Haven, MA) See All My Reviews "Ives fans know that Leonard Bernstein premiered the Second Symphony in 1951 with the composer sitting at home in Connecticut listening on the radio. Accounts have differed on Ives's reaction, but the consensus seems to be that Ives was pleased with the result. That performance is now available in a boxed set from the New York Philharmonic, but the stereo recording heard here was made just seven years later. Critics have complained about some slow tempos and that last note yawp which Bernstein holds for a few seconds; as with Bernstein's Mahler, however, listeners who want a performance full of insight and character will find much to admire here. The Third Symphony is a more modest affair, but it is played with the same idiomatic character as its predecessor. Other performers, notably the conductor-less Orpheus ensemble, have given us stylish accounts, but few comprise a more authoritative performance. There will probably be newer recordings of various Critical Editions of Ives's works--the Second Symphony was given one such a few years back by The Nashville Symphony on Naxos--but I doubt that they could bring as much sheer enthusiasm to the music as you will find here." Report Abuse
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