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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.

Sarah Bernstein Quartet - Still Free (2016)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at Nov. 25, 2016
Sarah Bernstein Quartet - Still Free (2016)

Sarah Bernstein Quartet - Still Free (2016)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +cue, log, artworks - 344 MB | 00:55:44
Jazz | Label: | Release Year: 2016

Nominated 'Rising Star' in the 63rd Annual DownBeat critics poll, this is a spectacular debut of the New York's violinist Sarah Bernstein on Leo Records. The CD features the acclaimed violinist with master musicians Kris Davis on piano, Stuart Popejoy on electric bass and Ches Smith on drums. The album showcases Bernstein's distinctive post-tonal and polyrhythmic jazz compositions deconstructed by open improvisation and sonic exploration. The music is developing through seven pieces which flow organically from minimal music to breathtaking be-bop to free jazz.
Polyphony, Stephen Layton - American Polyphony: Barber, Bernstein, Copland, Thompson (2015)

Polyphony, Stephen Layton - American Polyphony: Barber, Bernstein, Copland, Thompson (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 354 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 179 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Choral | Label: Hyperion | # CDA67929 | Time: 01:14:08

An all-too-rare new recording from Polyphony and Stephen Layton presents highlights from the choral repertoire by four twentieth-century American giants: Samuel Barber, Leonard Bernstein, Aaron Copland and Randall Thompson. Framed by Thompson’s understated favourites Alleluia and Fare Well, the programme includes Bernstein’s Missa brevis, Copland’s early set of four motets, and—of course—Barber’s inimitable Agnus Dei.
Leonard Bernstein/New York Philharmonic - Rimsky-Korsakov-Scheherazade Symphonic Suite (1959) {1983 CBS CD}

Leonard Bernstein/New York Philharmonic - Rimsky-Korsakov-Scheherazade Symphonic Suite (1959) {1983 CBS CD}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 218 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 107 mb
Genre: classical

Rimsky-Korsakov-Scheherazade Symphonic Suite is the 1959 album by the New York Philharmonic, conducted by Leonard Bernstein. This is taken from a 1983 CD released by CBS Records as part of the Great Performances series of classical discs.

The Leonard Bernstein Collection - Volume One: Box Set 59CDs (2014)  Music

Posted by Discograf_man at May 9, 2016
The Leonard Bernstein Collection - Volume One: Box Set 59CDs (2014)

The Leonard Bernstein Collection - Volume One: Box Set 59CDs (2014)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 8,58 Gb
Label: Decca (UMO) | Release Year: 2014

Leonard Bernstein bestrode the musical scene in the second half of the 20th century like few others. For the last decade of his life he recorded exclusively for Deutsche Grammophon, having also made several recordings for the label in the 1970s, starting with his celebrated Carmen in 1973.
VOLUME ONE comprises Bernstein's complete recordings of composers from Beethoven to Liszt, and includes all of Bernstein's recordings of his own works, those of Brahms and Haydn, and individual CDs of Bruckner, Debussy, Dvorak, Elgar, Franck, Hindemith and many American composers.
Beethoven - Fidelio (Leonard Bernstein, Gundula Janowitz, Rene Kollo) (2006/1978)

Beethoven - Fidelio (Leonard Bernstein, Gundula Janowitz, René Kollo) (2006/1978)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Deutsch (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 5 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 5 ch) | 7.57 Gb (DVD9) | 147 min
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: Deutsch, English, Francais, Espanol, Chinese

“A performance simply crackling with excitement from the Wiener Staatsoper in 1978, conducted by Leonard Bernstein and featuring sublime performances from Gundula Janowitz as Leonore, René Kollo as Florestan, and Lucia Popp as Marzelline. The celebrated quartet, Mir ist so wunderbar, is nothing short of exquisite.” (James Longstaffe, Presto Classical)
Berlioz, H: Symphonie fantastique – New York Philharmonic; Leonard Bernstein (repost)

Hector Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique Op. 14; Berlioz Takes A Trip -
New York Philharmonic; Leonard Bernstein

Classical | 1 CD | EAC Rip | 344 MB, 3% recovery | FLAC+LOG+Cue | Complete scans
Publisher: Sony Classical | Recorded: 1964, 1968 | Published: 1999 | Catalog number: SMK 60968

This is the most drugged-out performance of the work that you will ever hear, and it's accompanied by a delightful spoken essay (essentially word for word the same as appears in the "Young People's Concerts") that explores the highlights of the composer's opium-induced vision. –David Hurwitz; Classicstoday.com
Brahms - The Piano Concertos (Leonard Bernstein, Krystian Zimerman) (2007/1984)

Brahms - The Piano Concertos (Leonard Bernstein, Krystian Zimerman) (2007/1984)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | 7.75 Gb (DVD9) | 109 min
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon

"Both Zimerman and Bernstein are involved and involving here … a rapt intensity [in the slow movement]" (Gramophone on No.1). "Bernstein and Zimerman have established a masterly understanding of the work, and their artistic symbiosis is inpressive" (Gramophone on No.2).