Bernstein

Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra & Leonard Bernstein - Leonard Bernstein & Wiener Philharmoniker (2017)

Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra & Leonard Bernstein - Leonard Bernstein & Wiener Philharmoniker
Classical, Orchestral | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 08:53:21 | 1.19 GB
Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Tracks: 52 | Rls.date: 2017

This new budget series celebrates some of the greatest partnerships between conductors and orchestras.
Gustav Mahler - Leonard Bernstein - Complete Recordings on Deutsche Grammophon, Volume I: Symphonies Nos. 1-4 (2005) (REPOST)

Gustav Mahler - Leonard Bernstein - Complete Recordings on Deutsche Grammophon, Volume I: Symphonies Nos. 1-4, Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen, Des Knaben Wunderhorn (2005)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Artwork | 1669 mb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 956 mb
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon - 00289 477 517

It is all too easy to take Gustav Mahler's symphonies and orchestral songs for granted in the 21st century's first decade. More than ever before, concert performances and recordings of these works abound, and at a level of proficiency that reveals the remarkable extent to which musicians worldwide have assimilated the composer's idiom. Given the music's primacy in today's central orchestral repertoire, we forget how the great Mahler advocates of the past had to champion his music in the face of adversity. "Who can bear those monstrous symphonies, those over-blown, out-of-date horrors," asked one leading music critic when the New York Philharmonic launched a Mahler Festival to celebrate the composer's 1960 centenary.
Glenn Gould, New York Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein - Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 1 (1998) (Repost)

Glenn Gould, New York Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein - Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 1 (1998)
EAC | APE (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 61:15 | 204 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Sony Classical | Catalog: 60675

The circumstances surrounding this April 6, 1962 concert at Carnegie Hall are as legendary as the performance itself. Pianist Gould desired to play the piece at a slower-than-usual tempo, Bernstein (who was conducting the New York Philharmonic) did not. Gould prevailed, but Bernstein shared his disavowal in an infamous pre-concert speech to the audience. This CD-the concert recording's first authorized release-includes Bernstein's speech, the complete performance and a revealing Glen Gould interview recorded two years later.

Yutaka Sado - Tribute to Leonard Bernstein (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at May 3, 2017
Yutaka Sado - Tribute to Leonard Bernstein (2017)

Yutaka Sado - Tribute to Leonard Bernstein
Classical, Orchestral | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 75:06 min | 291 MB
Label: Tonkunstler Orchestra | Tracks: 26 | Rls.date: 2017

In 1956, the many roles of the 38-year old Leonard Bernstein included a stint as guest conductor of the New York Philharmonic Orchestra. For Bernstein the composer, the year saw the premiere of his «comic operetta» «Candide», based on Voltaire’s sparkling and cynically satirical novel of 1759 about the «best of all possible worlds», on 1 December. The book proved a rich source of intellectual inspiration for Bernstein, a man of humanist education and a penetrating observer of his world, who together with librettist Lillian Hellmann took a critical look at his American homeland in the Eisenhower era and during the McCarthyite repressions.
Boston SO, Marin Alsop - Leonard Bernstein: Symphony No. 3 'Kaddish'; Missa Brevis; The Lark (2015)

Leonard Bernstein - Symphony No. 3 'Kaddish'; Missa Brevis; The Lark (2015)
Claire Bloom (narrator), Kelley Nassief (soprano);
São Paul Symphony Choir; Maryland State Boychoir; Washington Chorus;
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Marin Alsop

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 267 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 172 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | # 8.559742 | Time: 01:09:38

Three examples of Leonard Bernstein’s vocal art can be heard in this recording. His Symphony No. 3 ‘Kaddish’ shuns traditional symphonic ideas in favor of an eclectic theatrical and oratorio-like form with a prominent rôle for speaker. For this recording Marin Alsop has returned to the work’s original narrative text, heard before the 1977 revision. The Lark – heard in a concert version with added narration – derives from Lillian Hellman’s adaptation of L’Alouette on the life of Joan of Arc, and it was this music that Bernstein reworked into his Missa Brevis many years later. Marin Alsop is a Bernstein protégé, and has written fondly and extensively about studying with him. He mentored her when he was conductor of the New York Philharmonic and few conductors today understand his music better. This disc presents Bernstein the vocal composer performed inlargely original editions by one of his best contemporary interpreters. The speaker in Kaddish is the great actress Claire Bloom.

VA - Bernstein: Songfest (2017)  Music

Posted by ciklon5 at March 3, 2017
VA - Bernstein: Songfest (2017)

VA - Bernstein: Songfest (2017)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:03:15 | 152 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Sony Music

Leonard Bernstein a composer he wrote in many styles encompassing symphonic and orchestral music, ballet, film and theatre music, choral works, opera, chamber music and pieces for the piano. Many of his works are regularly performed around the world, although none has matched the tremendous popular and critical success of West Side Story.

VA - Bernstein Chamber And Concert Music (2017)  Music

Posted by ciklon5 at March 3, 2017
VA - Bernstein Chamber And Concert Music (2017)

VA - Bernstein Chamber And Concert Music (2017)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:17:12 | 185 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Sony Music

Leonard Bernstein a composer he wrote in many styles encompassing symphonic and orchestral music, ballet, film and theatre music, choral works, opera, chamber music and pieces for the piano. Many of his works are regularly performed around the world, although none has matched the tremendous popular and critical success of West Side Story.
English Bach Festival, Leonard Bernstein, Soloists - Igor Stravinsky: Les Noces; Mass (1977) Reissue 1988

Igor Stravinsky - Les Noces; Mass (1977) Reissue 1988
English Bach Festival Choir & Orchestra, Trinity Boys Choir, conducted by Leonard Bernstein
Patricia Parker (Mezzo Soprano), John Mitchinson (Tenor), Paul Hudson (Bass), Anne Mory (Soprano)
Pianos: Martha Argerich, Krystian Zimerman, Cyprien Katsaris, Homero Francesch

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 192 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 109 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Classical, Ballet, Choral, Sacred | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 423 251-2 | Time: 00:44:29

Les Noces is a screaming, shrieking, flat-out masterpiece. Leonard Bernstein himself has referred to it as Stravinsky's greatest work, and listening to this incendiary performance, it's awfully hard to disagree. Scored for voices, four pianos, and percussion, the work provided the inspiration for the entire career of Orff (of Carmina Burana fame), but it's so much better as sheer music than anything Orff wrote. And what a cast! The pianists for this performance include Martha Argerich, Krystian Zimerman, Cyprien Katsaris, and Homero Francesch, four certified virtuoso performers, while the singers of the English Bach Festival Chorus really cover themselves with glory in both works. A stunner.

Marin Alsop - Bernstein: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 2 (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Jan. 17, 2017
Marin Alsop - Bernstein: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 2 (2017)

Marin Alsop - Bernstein: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 2
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 59:16 min | 138 MB
Label: Naxos | Tracks: 21 | Rls.date: 2017

It's great to see this music being played with such conviction. We all know that Alsop is a superb Bernstein conductor, and Naxos already has a terrific account of the First Symphony from James Judd and the New Zealand Symphony, but this newcomer is, if anything, even finer certainly sonically and conducted with even more pizzazz. In the central Profanation movement, Alsop really does outdo Bernstein himself; the playing of the Baltimore Symphony here is sensational, and in the finale Jennifer Johnson Cano sings with great sensitivity and a beautiful tone.
Rudolf Serkin, New York Philharmonic‎, Leonard Bernstein - Beethoven: Piano Concertos Nos. 3 & 5 (2004)

Rudolf Serkin, New York Philharmonic‎, Leonard Bernstein - Beethoven: Piano Concertos Nos. 3 & 5 (2004)
MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) | 78:43 | 191 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Sony Music

Rudolf Serkin's 1964 recording of Beethoven's Piano Concerto in C minor is surely among the greatest recordings of the work ever made, and certainly his finest performance of the work. The energy and enthusiasm and even passion he brings to Concerto in C minor is overwhelming, and indeed, it overwhelms Bernstein and the New York Philharmonic, who accompany Serkin with the sort of commitment that only a conductor and orchestra give to soloists when they are deeply inspired. But while Serkin's 1962 recording of Beethoven's Piano Concerto in E flat major is also surely among the greatest recordings of the work ever made, it is not quite Serkin's finest recording of the work.