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Bernstein Century - Bernstein Plays And Conducts Mozart

Release Date: 09/29/1998 
Label:  Sony   Catalog #: 60598   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Arthur GoldRobert FizdaleLeonard BernsteinClaus Adam,   ... 
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York PhilharmonicJuilliard String Quartet members
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 19 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

It's been said that competitions are impossible to win with Mozart. Not because it's too simple (although the fire & flash-dependent audiences you run across might lead you to this conclusion), but because it's much too difficult. Combine a virtually naked texture where every mistake is a gaping eyesore with an adult's tendency to overanalyze music that speaks with the honesty of a child and basically you're headed for a musical straightjacket. Lucky for us, Leonard Bernstein--like Willy Wonka--was able to grow old without becoming old.
Our beloved wunderkind is in rare form, both as conductor and soloist, in this fabulous Sony release. The organic quality of his interpretation is reminiscent of the seamless dialectic in Fleischer's
Read more recordings with George Szell. For those of you familiar with the nimble digits of Arthur Gold and Robert Fizdale: see if you can aurally identify who's who in the Concerto for Three Pianos. If you can't, this disc is a good place to start in your studies. Read less

Works on This Recording

Concerto for 2 Pianos in E flat major, K 365 (316a) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Arthur Gold (Piano), Robert Fizdale (Piano)
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic
Period: Classical 
Written: 1779; Salzburg, Austria 
Date of Recording: 02/17/1970 
Venue:  Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center, NYC 
Length: 27 Minutes 18 Secs. 
Concerto for 3 Pianos in F major, K 242 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Robert Fizdale (Piano), Arthur Gold (Piano), Leonard Bernstein (Piano)
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic
Period: Classical 
Written: 1776; Salzburg, Austria 
Date of Recording: 03/21/1968 
Venue:  Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center, NYC 
Length: 23 Minutes 42 Secs. 
Quartet for Piano and Strings no 1 in G minor, K 478 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Claus Adam (Cello), Leonard Bernstein (Piano), Robert Mann (Violin),
Raphael Hillyer (Viola)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Juilliard String Quartet members
Period: Classical 
Written: 1785; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 04/04/1965 
Venue:  30th Street Studio, New York City 
Length: 27 Minutes 20 Secs. 

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