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Expanded Edition - Bernstein: Candide, Etc / Bernstein


Release Date: 07/27/2004 
Label:  Sony Classical Masterworks Catalog #: 92728   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Leonard Bernstein
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 18 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This is a DSD (Direct Stream Digital) remaster.

What can you say? It's Bernstein does Bernstein, and it's still terrific, both the music and the performances, and this time you get a bonus in the form of Three Dance Episodes from On the Town. Even if the track timing to this last item is wrong, we're still talking nearly 80 minutes of prime stuff. Hearing these performances--the dazzling Candide Overture, the gutsy West Side Story dances, the brooding suite from On the Waterfront, and the jazzy, puckish Fancy Free--is always a delight, even if this is about the billionth time. Can it be that anyone out there does not own some incarnation of these classic readings? If so, you've got yet another chance, and the sound is as brash
Read more and lively as ever, bright but just right for the music. Essential. [8/18/2004]
--David Hurwitz, ClassicsToday.com Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Candide: Overture by Leonard Bernstein
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1956; USA 
Date of Recording: 09/28/1960 
Venue:  Manhattan Center, New York City 
Length: 4 Minutes 9 Secs. 
2.
West Side Story: Symphonic Dances by Leonard Bernstein
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1960; USA 
Date of Recording: 03/06/1961 
Venue:  Manhattan Center, New York City 
Length: 21 Minutes 8 Secs. 
Notes: Orchestrated: Sid Ramin and Irwin Kostal 
3.
On the Waterfront: Symphonic Suite by Leonard Bernstein
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1955; USA 
Date of Recording: 05/16/1960 
Venue:  Manhattan Center, New York City 
Length: 19 Minutes 31 Secs. 
4.
Fancy Free by Leonard Bernstein
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1944; USA 
Date of Recording: 06/11/1963 
Venue:  Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center, NYC 
Length: 24 Minutes 0 Secs. 
5.
On the Town: Three Dance episodes by Leonard Bernstein
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1944; USA 

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