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

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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)