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Bernstein: Symphony No 2; Shostakovich: Symphony No 5 / Bernstein, New York Philharmonic


Release Date: 01/25/2011 
Label:  Orfeo D'or Catalog #: 819101   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Leonard BernsteinDmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  Seymour Lipkin
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

At the 1959 Salzburg Festival, Leonard Bernstein came as a guest with the New York Philharmonic, of which he was chief conductor. Thus one of the most impressive musical personalities of the age arrived together with one of the American orchestras richest in tradition. Bernstein’s own work The Age of Anxiety, his Second Symphony for Piano and Orchestra (with Seymour Lipkin as piano soloist, negotiating agilely a musical language that ranged from Romanticism to jazz), impressed the public as much as did Dmitri Shostakovich’s Fifth Symphony, in which Bernstein realized brilliantly its grandiose climaxes and plumbed its musical depths. At the 1959 Salzburg Festival, Leonard Bernstein came as a guest with the New York Philharmonic, of which he was chief conductor. Thus one of the most impressive musical personalities of the age arrived together with one of the American orchestras richest in tradition. Bernstein’s own work The Age of Anxiety, his Second Symphony for Piano and Orchestra (with Seymour Lipkin as piano soloist, negotiating agilely a musical language that ranged from Romanticism to jazz), impressed the public as much as did Dmitri Shostakovich’s Fifth Symphony, in which Bernstein realized brilliantly its grandiose climaxes and plumbed its musical depths. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Symphony no 2 "Age of Anxiety" by Leonard Bernstein
Performer:  Seymour Lipkin (Piano)
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1949; USA 
Date of Recording: 8/16/1959 
Venue:  Live Salzburg Festival 
2.
Symphony no 5 in D minor, Op. 47 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1937; USSR 
Date of Recording: 8/16/1959 
Venue:  Live Salzburg Festival 

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