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Bernstein Century - Dvorak, Goldmark, Humperdinck, Smetana


Release Date: 09/14/1999 
Label:  Sony   Catalog #: 61836   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Antonín DvorákKarl GoldmarkBedrich SmetanaEngelbert Humperdinck
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 8 Mins. 

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This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

Bernstein's tendency to program and record pieces that were his favorites may benefit us all. This recording brings together Bernstein performances of somewhat diverse composers that work well as a single disc. The 'Slavonic Dances' of Dvorak crackle with orchestral color and force, and leave an appetite for more. The 'Rustic Wedding' Symphony of Goldmark bubbles with charm and lilt under the baton of Bernstein. And the 'Children's Prayer' of Humperdinck floats in an ethereal grace and heightened musicality in an impressive way that many have missed.
As usual, Bernstein finds what others may have overlooked. He sees the beauty in the details, and such details are exactly what allow these pieces to rise to the levels imagined by the men
Read more who composed them. Bernstein knew that. His renditions never fail to interest, and these New York recordings are no exception. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Slavonic Dances (8) for Orchestra, Op. 46/B 83: no 1 in C major, Furiant by Antonín Dvorák
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1878; Bohemia 
Date of Recording: 10/07/1963 
Venue:  Manhattan Center, New York City 
Length: 4 Minutes 6 Secs. 
2. Slavonic Dances (8) for Orchestra, Op. 46/B 83: no 3 in A flat major, Polka by Antonín Dvorák
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1878; Bohemia 
Date of Recording: 10/07/1963 
Venue:  Manhattan Center, New York City 
Length: 5 Minutes 36 Secs. 
3. Symphony in E flat major, Op. 26 "Rustic Wedding" by Karl Goldmark
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1877 
Date of Recording: 03/21/1968 
Venue:  Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center, NYC 
Length: 43 Minutes 50 Secs. 
4. Bartered Bride, B 143/T 93: Dance of the Comedians by Bedrich Smetana
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1863/1870; Bohemia 
Date of Recording: 02/01/1965 
Venue:  Manhattan Center, New York City 
Length: 3 Minutes 39 Secs. 
5. Bartered Bride, B 143/T 93: Furiant by Bedrich Smetana
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1863/1870; Czech Republic 
Date of Recording: 02/01/1965 
Venue:  Manhattan Center, New York City 
Length: 2 Minutes 11 Secs. 
6. Bartered Bride, B 143/T 93: Polka by Bedrich Smetana
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1863/1870; Czech Republic 
Date of Recording: 02/01/1965 
Venue:  Manhattan Center, New York City 
Length: 4 Minutes 56 Secs. 
7. Hänsel und Gretel: Abends will ich schlafen gehn "Evening Hymn" by Engelbert Humperdinck
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Germany 
Date of Recording: 10/22/1970 
Venue:  Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center, NYC 
Length: 3 Minutes 45 Secs. 

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