Leonard Bernstein: The Composer [25 CD set]

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LEONARD BERNSTEIN
Leonard Bernstein: The Composer [25 CD set]
Jennie Tourel, Zino Francescatti, Benny Goodman, Nancy Walker, Carol Lawrence, Yo-Yo Ma, Alan Titus, Harolyn Blackwell, etc / Leonard Bernstein (cond)

[ Sony Classical Masters / 25 CD Box Set ]

Release Date: Saturday 20 May 2017

With his centenary upon us, Sony Classical releases the most comprehensive recorded collection ever released of the music of American conductor, composer and educator Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990). "Few composers capture their time and become the iconic voice of their age," wrote his close associate, conductor John Mauceri, in a tribute to his late mentor, one of a handful of figures in the 20th century who truly changed the face of music. - Special edition boxset dedicated to the works of LEONARD BERNSTEIN; conductor, composer and educator in preparation of Bernstein's 100th anniversary in August 2018.

25 CDS in LP-sized SPECIAL EDITION with book. Bernstein's essential symphonies, concert and theatre works, ballets and songs, specially curated and presented in 4 segments: Bernstein Theatre Works, Songs, Concert & Chamber Music. The "Bernstein conducts Bernstein" includes Columbia stereo-recordings from 1960 to 1974, remastered from the original analogue tapes using 25 bit/ 192 kHz technology. Includes both the Broadway cast and Soundtrack recordings of 'West Side Story'. There is also a special CD with The Canadian Brass and a newly compiled Double-CD Bernstein in Jazz, featuring Dave Brubeck, Gary Burton, Aaron Bell, Eldar Djanirov, J.J. Johnson, Brandford Marsalis, Gerry Mulligan, André Previn, Martial Solal, Richard Stoltzman et al.

Tracks:

Candide - Overture
West Side Story: Symphonic Dances
On the Waterfront: Symphonic Suite
Fancy Free, ballet

Prelude, Fugue & Riffs for Solo Clarinet and Jazz Ensemble
(with Benny Goodman, clarinet)

Dybbuk - Ballet (1974)
Serenade (after Plato's 'Symposium')

Symphony No. 1 'Jeremiah'
(with Jennie Tourel, mezzo-soprano)

Dance Episodes (3) from 'On The Town'

Symphony No. 2 'The Age of Anxiety'
Symphony No. 3 'Kaddish'

Chichester Psalms
(with John Bogart, alto)

I Hate Music, a cycle of five 'kid songs'
Afterthought
La Bonne Cuisine, 4 recipes
7 Anniversaries
(with Jennie Tourel, mezzo-soprano, & Leonard Bernstein, piano)

Trouble in Tahiti
(with Antonia Butler, soprano, Nancy Williams, mezzo-soprano),
Facsimile - Choreographic essay for orchestra
Mass

Discs 1 - 9: BERNSTEIN CONDUCTS BERNSTEIN
Discs 10 - 19: BERNSTEIN - THEATRE WORKS
Discs 20 - 21: BERNSTEIN - SONGS
Disc 22: BERNSTEIN - CHAMBER AND CONCERT MUSIC
Disc 23: BERNSTEIN ON BRASS
Disc 24 - 25: BERNSTEIN IN JAZZ
(with Alan Titus, baritone)