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Bernstein Century - Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker Suite, Etc


Release Date: 11/24/1998 
Label:  Sony   Catalog #: 63162   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 15 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Life isn't fair. Some conductors manage to have it both ways. Here, for example, is Leonard Bernstein, transcending the old ballet-versus-concert-tempos argument with performances that have the expected flash and extroversion and yet are generally quite danceable. One wonders what he would have done with the complete scores. With his flair for the dramatic, something pretty impressive, I'd guess.

-- James Miller, FANFARE
Life isn't fair. Some conductors manage to have it both ways. Here, for example, is Leonard Bernstein, transcending the old ballet-versus-concert-tempos argument with performances that have the expected flash and extroversion and yet are generally quite danceable. One wonders what he would have done with the complete scores. With his flair for the dramatic, something pretty impressive, I'd guess.

-- James Miller, FANFARE
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Works on This Recording

1.
Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; Russia 
Date of Recording: 05/02/1960 
Venue:  Manhattan Center, New York City 
2.
Swan Lake, Op. 20: no 5, Act 1 - Pas de deux by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1875-1876; Russia 
Date of Recording: 1969 
Venue:  Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center, NYC 
3.
Swan Lake, Op. 20: no 11, Act 2 - Scène, moderato by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1875-1876; Russia 
Date of Recording: 1969 
Venue:  Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center, NYC 
4.
Swan Lake, Op. 20: no 13, Act 2 - Danses des cygnes by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1875-1876; Russia 
Date of Recording: 1969 
Venue:  Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center, NYC 
5.
Swan Lake, Op. 20: no 15, Act 3 - Scène, Danse de fançailles by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1875-1876; Russia 
Date of Recording: 1969 
Venue:  Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center, NYC 
6.
Swan Lake, Op. 20: no 20b, Act 3 - Danse hongroise by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1875-1876; Russia 
Date of Recording: 1969 
Venue:  Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center, NYC 
7.
Swan Lake, Op. 20: no 21, Act 3 - Danse espagnole by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1875-1876; Russia 
Date of Recording: 1969 
Venue:  Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center, NYC 
8.
Swan Lake, Op. 20: no 22, Act 3 - Danse napolitaine by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1875-1876; Russia 
Date of Recording: 1969 
Venue:  Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center, NYC 
9.
Swan Lake, Op. 20: no 23, Act 3 - Mazurka by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1875-1876; Russia 
Date of Recording: 1969 
Venue:  Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center, NYC 
10.
Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66: no 7, Act 1 - Valse by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1888-1889; Russia 
Date of Recording: 01/1971 
Venue:  Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center, NYC 
11.
Eugene Onegin, Op. 24: Polonaise by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877-1878; Russia 
Date of Recording: 01/1971 
Venue:  Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center, NYC 

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