Bernstein: Candide / Alsop, London Symphony Orchestra

Release Date: 10/15/2021
Label: LSO Live
Catalog Number: 834
Conductor: Marin Alsop
Number of Discs: 2

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Marin Alsop leads the London Symphony Orchestra and Chorus in a new recording of Bernstein's riotous satirical operetta, Candide. Made almost three decades after the composer's own iconic recording with the Orchestra, Alsop's new version was captured during celebratory concerts marking Bernstein's centenary year, and features an outstanding array of soloists, including Leonardo Capalbo (Candide), Jane Archibald (Cun gonde), Anne Sofie von Otter (The Old Lady) and Sir Thomas Allen (Dr Pangloss, Narrator). With lyrical contributions from acerbic writers Richard Wilbur, Dorothy Parker and a young Stephen Sondheim, Candide marries raucous humor with the extraordinary genius of Leonard Bernstein. Includes 5.1 Multi-Channel.

Works on This Recording
1. Candide by Leonard Bernstein
Performer: Leonardo Capalbo (Tenor), Jane Archibald (Soprano), Anne Sofie von Otter (Soprano), Thomas Allen (Baritone), Marcus Farnsworth (Baritone), Carmen Artaza (Mezzo Soprano), Thomas Atkins (Tenor), Liam Bonthrone (Tenor), Jonathan Eyers (Baritone), Frederick Jones (Tenor), Lucy McAuley (Mezzo Soprano), Katherine McIndoe (Soprano)
Conductor: Marin Alsop
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1956/1988 ; USA
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