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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 

Sound Samples

Overture to Candide
Prologue. Allegro moderato
"Somewhere". Adagio
Scherzo. Vivace leggiero
Mambo. Presto
Cha-Cha ("Maria"). Andantino con grazia
Meeting Scene. Meno mosso
"Cool" Fugue. Allegretto
Rumble. Molto allegro
Finale. Adagio
Andante (with dignity) - Presto barbaro Presto barbaro
Adagio - Allegro molto agitato - Alla breve (Poco più mosso) - Presto come prima
Andante largamente - More flowing - Still more flowing - Poco meno mosso - Lento
Moving forward, with warmth - Largamente - a tempo - Calmato - Andante come prima - sempre avanti, with intensity - Ancora più mosso
Allegro non troppo, molto marcato - Poco più sostenuto - Moving forward - Meno mosso
A tempo
I. Enter three Sailors
II. Scene at the Bar
III. Enter two Girls
IV. Pas de deux
V. Competition Scene
VI. Three Dance Variations: Variation I (Galop)
Variation II (Waltz)
Variation III (Danzon)
VII. Finale
I. The Great Lover
II. Lonely Town: Pas de Deux
III. Times Square: 1944

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