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Romance (2CD)

Leonard Bernstein Romance (2CD)

$14.99

Romance (2CD)

by Leonard Bernstein
$14.99
Bernstein to relax and dream: the double album „Romance“ portrays the conductor, composer and pianist from his most romantic side in celebration of his centenary on August 25th.

 

Leonard Bernstein is still unforgotten today, still on his centenary in 2018, for his outstanding interpretations of great symphonic works by Mahler, Brahms or Beethoven, and his unique sense for emotional melodies in his own arrangements and compositions. Nobody can resist the charm of the love ballad “Maria” or the optimistically inspired song “Somewhere” from the “West Side Story”. On this album some excerpts of Bernstein’s great recordings are carefully selected, which include legendary musical companions: from Edvard Grieg's "Morgenstimmung" (Peer Gynt Suite) with the New York Philharmonic Orchestra, "Adagio for Strings" by Samuel Barber to the nostalgic second movement "Largo ma non tanto" from the Violin Double Concerto BWV 1043 by Johann Sebastian Bach with star violinists Isaac Stern and Yehudi Menuhin. And of course with Bernstein’s own music, “Maria” from the “West Side Story” or Offenbach’s famous “Barcarolle”. "Romance" is the ideal album to get to know one of the most famous classical artists of all time with romantic, relaxing classical music in high-quality recordings.

The recordings are taken from the great Columbia Records catalogue. Bernstein conducted the New York Philharmonic Orchestra and the Columbia Symphony Orchestra, working with outstanding soloists such as pianist Rudolf Serkin and violinists Isaac Stern and Yehudi Menuhin. In the piano concertos by Mozart and Beethoven, he plays the dual role of the pianist and the conductor.

TRACKLISTING CD1

1. Grieg: Peer Gynt Suite No.1, Op.46 - I. Morning Mood

2. Humperdinck: Hansel und Gretel - Children's Prayer

3. Offenbach, Rosenthal: Gaîté Parisienne - Barcarolle

4. Bernstein, Sondheim: West Side Story - Act I: Maria

5. Copland: Rodeo - II. Corral Nocturne. Moderato

6. Beethoven: Violin Concerto in D major, Op.61 - II. Larghetto

7. Gounod: Faust: Ballet Music - II. Adagio - Animato

8. Barber: Adagio for Strings - Molto Adagio

9. J. S. Bach: Concerto for 2 Violins in D minor, BWV 1043 - II. Largo ma non tanto

10. Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No.1, Op.23 - II. Andantino semplice - Prestissimo - Tempo I

11. Rachmaninoff: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 43 - Variation XVIII. Andante cantabile

12. Tchaikovsky: Serenade for String Orchestra, Op.48 - III. Élégie. Larghetto elegiaco


TRACKLISTING CD2

1. Mozart: Serenade for strings in G major "Eine Kleine Nachtmusik", K.525 - II. Romance. Andante

2. Vivaldi: The Four Seasons: Violin Concerto in F minor, RV 297 "L'inverno" ("Winter") - II. Largo

3. Bernstein, Sondheim: West Side Story - Act I: Somewhere

4. Mozart: Piano Concerto No.15 in B-flat major, K.450 - II. Andante

5. Tchaikovsky: String Quartet No.1, Op.11 - II. Andante Cantabile

6. Sibelius: Violin Concerto, Op.47 - II. Adagio di molto

7. Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.5, Op.73 "Emperor" - II. Adagio un poco moto

8. Grieg: Peer Gynt Suite No.1, Op.46 - II. Death of Åse

9. Bizet: Carmen Suite No. 2 - III. Nocturne: Act III, Aria of Michela

10. Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.1, Op.15 - II. Largo

His Greatest Recordings (16CD)

Leonard Bernstein His Greatest Recordings (16CD)

$69.99

His Greatest Recordings (16CD)

by Leonard Bernstein
$69.99

This special edition collects the conductor-composer’s 15 most celebrated original albums from the 1950s and 60s on 16 CDs. The best selection of his benchmark recordings as a conductor, composer and pianist including:  Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring, Mahler's Third Symphony,  Beethoven’s “Emperor” with Rudolf Serkin, Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue, Candide and West Side Story among others. The remasterings in this new collection are the best ever issued.of these thrilling recordings by one of the last century’s greatest musicians – the perfect introduction to the work of this American genius.

DISC 1:

Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 in E-Flat Major, Op. 55 "Eroica"    

DISC 2: 

Beethoven: Die Weihe des Hauses Overture, Op. 124    

Beethoven: King Stephen Overture, Op. 117    

Beethoven: Fidelio Overture, Op. 72b    

Beethoven: Egmont Overture, Op. 84    

Beethoven: Leonore Overture No. 3, Op. 72a    

DISC 3:

Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-Flat Major, Op. 73 "Emperor"    Rudolf Serkin (Piano)

Beethoven: Concerto No. 3 in C Minor for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 37    Rudolf Serkin (Piano)

DISC 4:

Bernstein: The Age of Anxiety - Symphony No. 2 for Piano and Orchestra    Lukas Foss (Piano)

Bernstein: Serenade for Violin, Strings and Percussion       

DISC 5:

Bernstein: West Side Story (Original Broadway Cast)    Max Gobermann (conductor)

DISC 6:

Bernstein: Candide    

DISC 7:

Copland: Rodeo    

Copland: Billy the Kid    

DISC 8:

Dvorák: Symphony No. 9 in E Minor, Op. 95 "From the New World"    

DISC 9:

Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue    Leonard Bernstein (Piano)  

Gershwin: An American in Paris    

Grofé: Grand Canyon Suite    

DISC 10:

Haydn: Symphony No. 82 in C Major, Hob. I: 82 "The Bear"     

Haydn: Symphony No. 83 in G Minor, Hob. I:83 "La Poule"    

DISC 11:

Mahler: Four Songs from Rückert-Lieder    Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (baritone)

Mahler: Lieder und Gesänge aus der Jugendzeit    Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (baritone)

Mahler: Phantasie aus Don Juan     Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (baritone)

Mahler: Erinnerung    Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (baritone)

Mahler: Ich ging mit Lust durch einen grünen Wald    Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (baritone)

Mahler: Frühlingsmorgen    Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (baritone)

Mahler: Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen    Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (baritone)

DISC 12:

Mahler: Symphony No. 3 in D Minor (Part I) 

DISC 13:

Mahler: Symphony No. 3 in D Minor (Part II)    

DISC 14:

Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 17 in G Major, K. 453    Leonard Bernstein (Piano)       

Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 15 in B-Flat Major, K. 450    Leonard Bernstein (Piano)       

DISC 15:

Nielsen: Symphony No. 3, Op. 27 "Sinfonia espansiva"     

Nielsen: Symphony No. 5, Op. 50    

DISC 16:

Stravinksy: Le sacre du printemps (1913 Version)

 

 

West Side Story - The Original Sound Track Recording (CD)
Prologue (Orchestra)
Jet Song
Something's Coming (Tony)
Dance At The Gym
Maria
America
Tonight (Tony and Maria)
Gee, Officer Krupke
I Feel Pretty
One Hand, One Heart (Tony and Maria)
Quintet
The Rumble
Cool (Tucker Smith, Jets)
A Boy Like That/I Have A Love
Somewhere