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Leonard Bernstein Collection Vol 1 [59 CDs & 1 DVD]

Leonard Bernstein Collection 1 / Various (W/Dvd)
Release Date: 04/22/2014 
Label:  Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog #: 2027800   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Ludwig van BeethovenJohannes BrahmsLeonard BernsteinBenjamin Britten,   ... 
Performer:  René KolloDame Gwyneth JonesKurt MollHanna Schwarz,   ... 
Conductor:  Leonard BernsteinMichael Tilson ThomasKent Nagano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic OrchestraVienna State Opera Concert ChoirRoyal Concertgebouw Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 60 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

If you’ve been waiting for DG to systematically reissue its complete catalog of Leonard Bernstein recordings, your day has come. Organized alphabetically and sequentially by composer in original sleeve facsimiles, this first of two mega boxed sets covers A through L, so to speak, beginning with Beethoven and ending with Liszt (Volume 2, due in 2015, will go from M to Z).

For multi-composer releases, the longest work determines its alphabetical place in line. For example, Disc 49 with the Franck Symphony coupled with the shorter Saint-Saëns Le Rouet d’Omphale and Roussel’s Symphony No. 3 follows the all-Elgar Disc 48. Similarly, Roy Harris’ Third Symphony gets top billing over its shorter coupling, William Schuman’s Third
Read more Symphony, on Disc 50. Good sense also prevails where original multi-LP sets are concerned: the three-LP Bizet Carmen and Beethoven Fidelio each take up two CDs, while the double album originally containing Liszt’s Faust Symphony on three LP sides and Boito’s Prologue from Mefistofele on Side 4 programs each work on its own CD. A 60-page LP-size booklet includes informative and entertaining new essays by Humphrey Burton and Nigel Simeone, plus a forward from the conductor’s daughter Jamie.

Beethoven dominates the first 16 discs, including the generally marvelous cycle of nine symphonies (especially the Third, Fourth, Sixth, Seventh, and Ninth) and overtures with the Vienna Philharmonic, and the idiosyncratic yet highly expressive string orchestra arrangements of the quartets Op. 131 and 135. If the Fidelio is not so well cast and powerfully projected along the lines of Klemperer’s classic version, the Concertgebouw Missa solemnis stands out for its unified tempo relationships and white-hot intensity (the Gloria’s final pages, for example).

The superb Beethoven concerto collaborations with Krystian Zimerman deserve serious consideration; indeed, the Vienna Philharmonic plays much better for Bernstein than its Bavarian Radio Symphony colleagues in the 1976 all-Beethoven Amnesty International Concert (notwithstanding Claudio Arrau at the top of his form in the Fourth Concerto). Historic interest aside, the mostly heavy and enervated “Ode to Freedom” Ninth Symphony celebrating Berlin’s reunification takes strongest shape in the Adagio (for the record, the Scherzo’s first repeat was spliced out for the CD release; it is present in the video version available elsewhere). The sloppy Boston Symphony Britten Sea Interludes and Beethoven Seventh from Bernstein’s last concert would have been better left unreleased.

The next 16 discs contain all of DG’s Bernstein conducting Bernstein material, together with Michael Tilson Thomas’ live 1982 On the Town and the fascinating though ultimately unconvincing White House Cantata (conducted by Kent Nagano), a concert work salvaged from the composer’s ill-fated musical 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue (see my original review of the latter).

The Israel Philharmonic makes up in clarity and vivid detail for what it may lack in the brash, jazzy qualities that the New York Philharmonic brought to the early ballets and the symphonies (I even like Lenny’s gravel-tinged vocals in Fancy Free’s opening tune “Big Stuff”). My jury is still out on the revision of the revision of the revision of Candide and A Quiet Place. As for the operatically-cast West Side Story, I find the “making of” bonus DVD more interesting than the official audio recording, if only for being able to watch how Bernstein’s mood swings play out under pressure while maintaining his professional cool on the podium at all times.

Bernstein’s generally slow and vulgarly pointed Bizet Carmen features Marilyn Horne saving all of her dramatic impetus for the final scene in the title role, James McCracken’s not terribly attractive but vocally hefty Don José, and Tom Krause’s show-stealing (in a good way) Escamillo. The spoken dialogue sounds as if it had been recorded in a venue completely different from the music.

The Brahms recordings waddle about in heavy textures and italicized phrasings, except for the fluid and well-balanced D minor piano concerto where Krystian Zimerman is less mannered than in his remake with Simon Rattle. Imagine Eugen Jochum’s volatile, savage Bruckner Ninth slowed down and exaggerated in the outer movements, and you more-or-less get Bernstein’s 1990 Vienna Philharmonic performance. Little new can be said about the conductor’s total immersion into Copland’s sound world from the populist ballets to the tough-skinned Connotations, except that the DG Bernstein/Copland recordings are only a shade less brash and rhythmically vivid than those for Columbia Masterworks.

However, you can write off the murkily recorded and indifferently played Debussy collection with the Orchestra dell’ Academia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, as well as a mediocre Israel Philharmonic Dvorák “New World” Symphony that can’t begin to compete with Bernstein’s breathtaking New York version. But the more I hear the “controversial” Elgar disc that my British colleagues panned, the more I’m drawn into the harmonic tension and diverse instrumental character that Bernstein elicited from the BBC Symphony Orchestra.

The Franck symphony’s emotional extremes also gripped my attention, as did the contrastingly “straight”, graceful, and balletic Saint-Saëns Le Rouet d’Omphale and perhaps the most exciting Roussel Third Symphony on disc. Bernstein’s DG Haydn output includes Symphonies 88, 92, 94, and 102, the Sinfonia concertante, The Creation, and the Mass in Time of War, and all attest to my colleague David Hurwitz’s claim that Bernstein was the 20th century’s finest Haydn conductor. The Hindemith and Ives discs remain competitive and compelling.

The collection closes with the aforementioned Liszt Faust Symphony, with the Boston Symphony operating at its peak. Bernstein’s protracted basic tempo and long-lined concentration adds weight and poignancy to the central Gretchen movement, although his earlier New York Philharmonic recording is marginally faster in each movement and equally reference-worthy via its most recent transfer. General collectors may prefer to pick and choose among individually available items, but for completeness and presentation this limited edition speaks for itself.

-- Jed Distler, ClassicsToday.com
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Works on This Recording

1. Symphony no 1 in C major, Op. 21 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1800; Vienna, Austria 
2. Symphony no 7 in A major, Op. 92 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1811-1812; Vienna, Austria 
3. Creatures of Prometheus, Op. 43: Overture by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1800-1801; Vienna, Austria 
4. Symphony no 2 in D major, Op. 36 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1801-1802; Vienna, Austria 
5. Symphony no 4 in B flat major, Op. 60 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1806; Vienna, Austria 
6. Symphony no 3 in E flat major, Op. 55 "Eroica" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1803; Vienna, Austria 
7. Egmont, Op. 84: Overture by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1810; Vienna, Austria 
8. Coriolan Overture in C minor, Op. 62 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1807; Vienna, Austria 
9. Symphony no 5 in C minor, Op. 67 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1807-1808; Vienna, Austria 
10. Symphony no 8 in F major, Op. 93 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1812; Vienna, Austria 
11. Fidelio, Op. 72: Overture in E major by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1814; Vienna, Austria 
12. Symphony no 6 in F major, Op. 68 "Pastoral" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1808; Vienna, Austria 
13. Leonore Overture no 3 in C major, Op. 72a by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1805-1806; Vienna, Austria 
14. King Stephan, Op. 117: Overture by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1811; Vienna, Austria 
15. Symphony no 9 in D minor, Op. 125 "Choral" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  René Kollo (Tenor), Dame Gwyneth Jones (Soprano), Kurt Moll (Bass),
Hanna Schwarz (Alto)
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra,  Vienna State Opera Concert Choir
Period: Classical 
Written: 1822-1824; Vienna, Austria 
Language: German 
16. Concerto for Piano no 3 in C minor, Op. 37 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Krystian Zimerman (Piano)
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1800; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 09/1989 
Venue:  Live  Grosser Saal, Musikverein, Vienna 
Length: 37 Minutes 54 Secs. 
17. Concerto for Piano no 4 in G major, Op. 58 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Krystian Zimerman (Piano)
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1806; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 09/1989 
Venue:  Live  Grosser Saal, Musikverein, Vienna 
Length: 34 Minutes 58 Secs. 
18. Concerto for Piano no 5 in E flat major, Op. 73 "Emperor" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Krystian Zimerman (Piano)
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1809; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 09/1989 
Venue:  Live  Grosser Saal, Musikverein, Vienna 
Length: 40 Minutes 39 Secs. 
19. Concerto for Piano no 1 in D minor, Op. 15 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Krystian Zimerman (Piano)
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1854-1858; Germany 
20. Concerto for Piano no 2 in B flat major, Op. 83 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Krystian Zimerman (Piano)
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1878-1881; Austria 
21. Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 77 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Gidon Kremer (Violin)
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1878; Austria 
22. Concerto for Violin and Cello in A minor, Op. 102 "Double" by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Mischa Maisky (Cello), Gidon Kremer (Violin)
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887; Austria 
23. Symphony no 1 in C minor, Op. 68 by Johannes Brahms
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1855-1876; Austria 
24. Symphony no 2 in D major, Op. 73 by Johannes Brahms
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877; Austria 
25. Symphony no 3 in F major, Op. 90 by Johannes Brahms
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1883; Austria 
26. Symphony no 4 in E minor, Op. 98 by Johannes Brahms
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1884-1885; Austria 
27. Academic Festival Overture in C minor, Op. 80 by Johannes Brahms
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1880; Austria 
28. Tragic Overture, Op. 81 by Johannes Brahms
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1880; Austria 
29. Variations in B flat major on a theme by Haydn, Op. 56a "St. Anthony" by Johannes Brahms
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1873; Austria 
30. Missa solemnis in D major, Op. 123 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Kurt Moll (Bass), Hanna Schwarz (Alto), Edda Moser (Soprano),
René Kollo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra,  Hilversum Radio Chorus
Period: Classical 
Written: 1823; Vienna, Austria 
31. Quartet for Strings no 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 131 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Written: 1826 
Date of Recording: 09/1977 
Venue:  Live  Konzerthaus, Vienna 
Length: 46 Minutes 12 Secs. 
32. Quartet for Strings no 16 in F major, Op. 135 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Written: 1826 
Date of Recording: 09/1989 
Venue:  Live  Grosser Saal, Musikverein, Vienna 
Length: 31 Minutes 20 Secs. 
33. Fidelio, Op. 72 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Baritone), Adolf Dallapozza (Tenor), Gundula Janowitz (Soprano),
René Kollo (Tenor), Manfred Jungwirth (Bass), Lucia Popp (Soprano),
Hans Sotin (Bass)
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Chorus,  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1804/1814; Vienna, Austria 
Language: German 
34. On the Town: Three Dance episodes by Leonard Bernstein
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1944; USA 
Date of Recording: 05/1981 
Venue:  Live  Mann Auditorium, Tel Aviv, Isreal 
Length: 10 Minutes 25 Secs. 
35. Fancy Free by Leonard Bernstein
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1944; USA 
Date of Recording: 10/1978 
Venue:  Live  Mann Auditorium, Tel Aviv, Isreal 
Length: 26 Minutes 55 Secs. 
36. Facsimile by Leonard Bernstein
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1946; USA 
Date of Recording: 05/1981 
Venue:  Live  Mann Auditorium, Tel Aviv, Isreal 
Length: 19 Minutes 14 Secs. 
37. Candide: Overture by Leonard Bernstein
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1956; USA 
Date of Recording: 07/1982 
Venue:  Live  Davies Hall, San Francisco, California 
Length: 4 Minutes 20 Secs. 
38. West Side Story: Symphonic Dances by Leonard Bernstein
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1960; USA 
Date of Recording: 07/1982 
Venue:  Live  Davies Hall, San Francisco, California 
Length: 22 Minutes 59 Secs. 
39. On the Waterfront: Symphonic Suite by Leonard Bernstein
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1955; USA 
Date of Recording: 05/1981 
Venue:  Live  Mann Auditorium, Tel Aviv, Isreal 
Length: 21 Minutes 41 Secs. 
40. Prelude, Fugue and Riffs by Leonard Bernstein
Performer:  Peter Schmidl (Clarinet)
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1949/1955; USA 
Date of Recording: 10/1988 
Venue:  Live  Musikverein, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 8 Minutes 16 Secs. 
41. Symphony no 1 "Jeremiah" by Leonard Bernstein
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1943; USA 
Date of Recording: 08/1977 
Venue:  Philharmonic Hall, Berlin, West Germany 
Length: 24 Minutes 34 Secs. 
42. Symphony no 2 "Age of Anxiety" by Leonard Bernstein
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1949; USA 
Date of Recording: 08/1977 
Venue:  Philharmonic Hall, Berlin, West Germany 
Length: 35 Minutes 28 Secs. 
43. Chichester Psalms by Leonard Bernstein
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1965; USA 
Date of Recording: 08/1977 
Venue:  Philharmonic Hall, Berlin, West Germany 
Length: 18 Minutes 59 Secs. 
Language: English 
44. Symphony no 3 "Kaddish" by Leonard Bernstein
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1961-1963; USA 
Date of Recording: 08/1977 
Venue:  Philharmonic Hall, Berlin, West Germany 
Length: 39 Minutes 20 Secs. 
45. Divertimento for Orchestra by Leonard Bernstein
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1980; USA 
Date of Recording: 05/1981 
Venue:  Live  Mann Auditorium, Tel Aviv, Isreal 
Length: 14 Minutes 28 Secs. 
46. A Musical Toast by Leonard Bernstein
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1980; USA 
Date of Recording: 05/1981 
Venue:  Live  Mann Auditorium, Tel Aviv, Isreal 
Length: 2 Minutes 17 Secs. 
47. Slava by Leonard Bernstein
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1977; USA 
Date of Recording: 10/1978 
Venue:  Live  Mann Auditorium, Tel Aviv, Isreal 
Length: 4 Minutes 8 Secs. 
48. Mass: Meditations (3) by Leonard Bernstein
Performer:  Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello)
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1971; USA 
Date of Recording: 05/1981 
Venue:  Live  Mann Auditorium, Tel Aviv, Isreal 
Length: 16 Minutes 42 Secs. 
49. Halil by Leonard Bernstein
Performer:  Jean-Pierre Rampal (Flute)
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1981; USA 
Date of Recording: 05/1981 
Venue:  Live  Mann Auditorium, Tel Aviv, Isreal 
Length: 16 Minutes 4 Secs. 
50. Concerto for Orchestra "Jubilee Games" by Leonard Bernstein
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1986-1989; USA 
Date of Recording: 04/1989 
Venue:  Live  Mann Auditorium, Tel Aviv, Isreal 
Length: 30 Minutes 0 Secs. 
51. Dybbuk by Leonard Bernstein
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1974; USA 
Date of Recording: 04/1975 
Venue:  CBS Studio, New York City 
Length: 47 Minutes 38 Secs. 
52. Serenade for Violin and Orchestra "after Plato's Symposium" by Leonard Bernstein
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1954; USA 
Date of Recording: 10/1979 
Venue:  Live  Mann Auditorium, Tel Aviv, Isreal 
Length: 29 Minutes 24 Secs. 
53. Songfest by Leonard Bernstein
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Symphony, Washington, D. C.
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1977; USA 
Date of Recording: 12/1977 
Venue:  Kennedy Center, Washington DC 
Length: 42 Minutes 33 Secs. 
Language: English 
54. Symphony no 7 in A major, Op. 92 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1811-1812; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 08/19/1990 
Venue:  Live  Tanglewood Music Center, nr Lennox, Mass 
Length: 45 Minutes 13 Secs. 
55. Peter Grimes: Sea Interludes (4), Op. 33a by Benjamin Britten
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1944-1945; England 
Date of Recording: 08/19/1990 
Venue:  Live  Tanglewood Music Center, nr Lennox, Mass 
Length: 18 Minutes 10 Secs. 
56. On the Town by Leonard Bernstein
Performer:  Tyne Daly (Voice), Cleo Laine (Voice), Samuel Ramey (Bass),
Frederica Von Stade (Mezzo Soprano), David Garrison (Tenor), Thomas Hampson (Baritone),
Adolph Green (Tenor)
Conductor:  Michael Tilson Thomas
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra,  London Voices
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1944; USA 
57. Candide by Leonard Bernstein
Performer:  Nicolai Gedda (Tenor), John Treleaven (Tenor), Richard Suart (Baritone),
Adolph Green (Tenor), Kurt Ollmann (Baritone), Jerry Hadley (Tenor),
Della Jones (Mezzo Soprano), Christa Ludwig (Mezzo Soprano), Neil Jenkins (Tenor),
June Anderson (Soprano), Lindsay Benson (Baritone), Clive Bayley (Bass)
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra,  London Symphony Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1956/1988; USA 
58. West Side Story by Leonard Bernstein
Performer:  Louise Edeiken (Soprano), Angelina Réaux (Soprano), David Livingston (Voice),
José Carreras (Tenor), Richard Harrell (Voice), Tatiana Troyanos (Mezzo Soprano),
Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano), Alexander Bernstein (Spoken Vocals), Nina Bernstein (Spoken Vocals),
Kurt Ollmann (Baritone), Marty Nelson (Voice), Stephen Bogardus (Voice),
Peter Thom (Voice), Marilyn Horne (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra,  Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1957; USA 
59. A Quiet Place by Leonard Bernstein
Performer:  Wendy White (Mezzo Soprano), Louise Edeiken (Soprano), Douglas Perry (Tenor),
Theodor Uppman (Baritone), Jean Kraft (Mezzo Soprano), John Brandstetter (Voice),
Beverly Morgan (Mezzo Soprano), John Kuether (Voice), Clarity James (Voice),
Charles Walker (Voice), Chester Ludgin (Baritone), Peter Kazaras (Tenor),
Kurt Ollmann (Baritone), Edward Crafts (Baritone)
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vocal Ensemble,  Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1983/1984; USA 
60. A White House Cantata by Leonard Bernstein
Performer:  Victor Acquah (Voice), June Anderson (Soprano), Thomas Hampson (Baritone),
Barbara Hendricks (Soprano), Kenneth Tarver (Tenor), Keel Watson (Bass Baritone),
Neil Jenkins (Tenor)
Conductor:  Kent Nagano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra,  London Voices
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
61. Carmen by Georges Bizet
Performer:  Adriana Maliponte (Soprano), Marcia Baldwin (Soprano), Marilyn Horne (Mezzo Soprano),
James McCracken (Tenor), Raymond Gibbs (Baritone), Colette Boky (Soprano),
Donald Gramm (Bass), Andrea Velis (Tenor), Tom Krause (Baritone),
Russell Christopher (Tenor)
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Metropolitan Opera Orchestra,  Manhattan Opera Chorus,  Metropolitan Opera Children's Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1873-1874; France 
Date of Recording: 1973 
Venue:  Manhattan Center, New York City, NY 
Length: 159 Minutes 53 Secs. 
Language: French 
62. Adagio for Strings, Op. 11 by Samuel Barber
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1936; Rome, Italy 
63. Appalachian Spring: Suite by Aaron Copland
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1943-1944; USA 
64. American Festival Overture by William Schuman
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1939; USA 
65. Candide: Overture by Leonard Bernstein
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1956; USA 
66. Symphony no 9 in D minor, WAB 109 by Anton Bruckner
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1891-1896; Vienna, Austria 
Venue:  Live  Grosser Saal, Musikverein, Vienna 
Length: 66 Minutes 8 Secs. 
67. Quiet City by Aaron Copland
Performer:  Thomas Stacy (English Horn), Philip Smith (Trumpet)
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1939; USA 
68. Symphony no 3 by Aaron Copland
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1944-1946; USA 
69. El salón México by Aaron Copland
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1932-1936; USA 
Date of Recording: 10/1989 
Venue:  Avery Fisher Hall, NYC 
Length: 12 Minutes 0 Secs. 
70. Concerto for Clarinet by Aaron Copland
Performer:  Stanley Drucker (Clarinet)
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1947-1948; USA 
Date of Recording: 10/1989 
Venue:  Avery Fisher Hall, NYC 
Length: 17 Minutes 44 Secs. 
71. Music for the Theatre by Aaron Copland
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1925; USA 
Date of Recording: 10/1989 
Venue:  Avery Fisher Hall, NYC 
Length: 23 Minutes 27 Secs. 
72. Connotations by Aaron Copland
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1962; USA 
Date of Recording: 10/1989 
Venue:  Avery Fisher Hall, NYC 
Length: 20 Minutes 29 Secs. 
73. La mer by Claude Debussy
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Santa Cecilia Academy Rome Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1903-1905; France 
Date of Recording: 06/1989 
Venue:  Live  National Academy of Santa Cecilia, Rome 
Length: 26 Minutes 24 Secs. 
74. Images for Orchestra by Claude Debussy
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Santa Cecilia Academy Rome Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1905-1912; France 
Date of Recording: 06/1989 
Venue:  Live  Academy of Santa Cecilia, Rome 
Length: 37 Minutes 54 Secs. 
75. Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune by Claude Debussy
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Santa Cecilia Academy Rome Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1892-1894; France 
Date of Recording: 06/1989 
Venue:  Live  Academy of Santa Cecilia, Rome 
Length: 11 Minutes 37 Secs. 
76. Symphony no 9 in E minor, Op. 95/B 178 "From the New World" by Antonín Dvorák
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; USA 
77. Slavonic Dances (8) for Orchestra, Op. 46/B 83: no 1 in C major, Furiant by Antonín Dvorák
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1878; Bohemia 
78. Slavonic Dances (8) for Orchestra, Op. 46/B 83: no 3 in A flat major, Polka by Antonín Dvorák
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1878; Bohemia 
79. Slavonic Dances (8) for Orchestra, Op. 46/B 83: no 8 in G minor, Furiant by Antonín Dvorák
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1878; Bohemia 
80. Variations on an Original Theme, Op. 36 "Enigma" by Sir Edward Elgar
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1898-1899; England 
Date of Recording: C1982 
81. Pomp and Circumstance Marches (5), Op. 39: no 1 in D major by Sir Edward Elgar
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1901; England 
82. Pomp and Circumstance Marches (5), Op. 39: no 2 in A minor by Sir Edward Elgar
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1901; England 
83. The Crown of India, Op. 66: March of the Mogul Emperors by Sir Edward Elgar
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1912; England 
Date of Recording: C1982 
84. Symphony in D minor, M 48 by César Franck
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  ORTF National Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1886-1888; France 
85. Le rouet d'Omphale, Op. 31 by Camille Saint-Saëns
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  ORTF National Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1872; France 
86. Symphony no 3 in G minor, Op. 42 by Albert Roussel
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  ORTF National Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1929-1930; France 
Date of Recording: 11/1981 
Venue:  Live  Théâtre des Champs Élysées, Paris 
Length: 26 Minutes 57 Secs. 
87. Symphony no 3 by William Schuman
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1941; USA 
Date of Recording: 12/1985 
Venue:  Live  Avery Fisher Hall, NYC 
Length: 32 Minutes 20 Secs. 
88. Symphony no 3 by Roy Harris
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1937; USA 
Date of Recording: 12/1985 
Venue:  Live  Avery Fisher Hall, NYC 
Length: 18 Minutes 28 Secs. 
89. Symphony no 88 in G major, H 1 no 88 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: circa 1787 ; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
Date of Recording: 11/1983 
Venue:  Live  Musikverein, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 24 Minutes 38 Secs. 
90. Symphony no 92 in G major, H 1 no 92 "Oxford" by Franz Joseph Haydn
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1789; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
Date of Recording: 02/1984 
Venue:  Live  Musikverein, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 28 Minutes 07 Secs. 
91. Symphony no 94 in G major, H 1 no 94 "Surprise" by Franz Joseph Haydn
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; London, England 
Date of Recording: 10/1985 
Venue:  Live  Musikverein, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 24 Minutes 14 Secs. 
92. Sinfonia Concertant for Violin, Cello, Oboe and Bassoon in B flat major, H 1 no 105 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1792; London, England 
Date of Recording: 10/1984 
Venue:  Live  Musikverein, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 21 Minutes 21 Secs. 
93. Missa in tempore belli, H 22 no 9 "Paukenmesse" by Franz Joseph Haydn
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra,  Bavarian Radio Chorus
Period: Classical 
Written: 1796; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 09/1984 
Venue:  Live  Herkulessaal, Munich 
Length: - Minutes - Secs. 
94. The Creation, H 21 no 2 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Hedwig Bilgram (Harpsichord), Kurt Ollmann (Bass), Lucia Popp (Soprano),
Kurt Moll (Bass), Thomas Moser (Tenor), Judith Blegen (Soprano)
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra,  Bavarian Radio Chorus
Period: Classical 
Written: 1796-1798; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 06/1986 
Venue:  Live  Herkulessaal, Munich 
Length: - Minutes - Secs. 
Language: German 
95. Symphony no 102 in B flat major, H 1 no 102 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1794; London, England 
96. Symphony "Mathis der Maler" by Paul Hindemith
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Date of Recording: 04/1989 
Venue:  Live  Mann Auditorium, Tel Aviv, Israel 
Length: 28 Minutes 11 Secs. 
97. Konzertmusik for Brass and Strings, Op. 50 by Paul Hindemith
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1930; Germany 
Date of Recording: 04/1989 
Venue:  Live  Mann Auditorium, Tel Aviv, Israel 
Length: 18 Minutes 17 Secs. 
98. Symphonic Metamorphosis on Themes of Carl Maria von Weber by Paul Hindemith
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1943; USA 
Date of Recording: 04/1989 
Venue:  Live  Mann Auditorium, Tel Aviv, Israel 
Length: 20 Minutes 38 Secs. 
99. Symphony no 2 by Charles Ives
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1900-1902; USA 
Date of Recording: 04/1987 
Venue:  Live  Avery Fisher Hall, NYC 
Length: 42 Minutes 26 Secs. 
100. The Gong on the Hook and Ladder "Firemen's Parade on Main Street" by Charles Ives
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic
Period: 20th Century 
Written: ?1911; USA 
Date of Recording: 11/1988 
Venue:  Live  Avery Fisher Hall, NYC 
Length: 2 Minutes 16 Secs. 
101. Tone Roads (3): no 1, Fast "All Roads Lead to the Centre" by Charles Ives
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1911; USA 
Date of Recording: 11/1988 
Venue:  Live  Avery Fisher Hall, NYC 
Length: 3 Minutes 16 Secs. 
102. Halloween for String Quartet and Piano by Charles Ives
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1906; USA 
Date of Recording: 11/1988 
Venue:  Live  Avery Fisher Hall, NYC 
Length: 1 Minutes 56 Secs. 
103. Contemplations (2): no 2, Central Park in the Dark by Charles Ives
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1906; USA 
Date of Recording: 11/1988 
Venue:  Live  Avery Fisher Hall, NYC 
Length: 7 Minutes 11 Secs. 
104. The Unanswered Question no 2 by Charles Ives
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Date of Recording: 11/1988 
Venue:  Live  Avery Fisher Hall, NYC 
Length: 6 Minutes 7 Secs. 
105. A Set of Short Pieces (3): no 1, Largo Cantabile "Hymn" by Charles Ives
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1904; USA 
Date of Recording: 11/1988 
Venue:  Live  Avery Fisher Hall, NYC 
Length: 3 Minutes 43 Secs. 
106. Mefistofele: Prologue by Arrigo Boito
Performer:  Nicolai Ghiaurov (Bass)
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra,  Vienna State Opera Chorus Konzertvereinigung,  Gumpoldskirch Boys Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868; Italy 
Date of Recording: 04/1977 
Venue:  Grosser Saal, Musikverein, Vienna 
Length: 25 Minutes 22 Secs. 
Language: Italian 

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