Concertos & Orchestral Works - Sony 80 CD Box Set. The Second Volume of Leonard Bernsteins CBS/American Columbia (Now Sony) recorded legacy: in an LP-size box with deluxe book, taking in some of his most famous and celebrated recordings. All 80 CD Discs; the Box/Outer Case Lid, the inner Card Sleeves are all genuinely like new.
The discs have been played very little if at all! The substantial 34 page LP Size booklet with many photographs is in excellent condition. Low starting price and no reserve price.Dispatched immediately from the UK. PACKAGING Bernstein in iconic ecstasy adorns the deep 30 cm x 30 cm box The box lid lifts off to reveal the deluxe LP-size book, with texts and striking photos from Bernsteins in the earlier part of his career Beneath the book lie four compartments (colour coded) which hold the CDs The CD covers feature photographs of Bernstein immediately evoke the Bernstein era. The book is in English, German and French. This box contains all of Bernstein's CBS/American Columbia concerto and orchestral works recordings plus much more!
Following the tremendously successful 2010 release of Leonard Bernstein: The Symphony Edition, Sony Classical is delighted to announce an even bigger new reissue from the iconic conductor-composers CBS/American Columbia discography. Virtually every remaining orchestral album has been collected in this single extraordinary boxset.That means every concerto, symphonic poem, overture, ballet, dance, march etc. That Bernstein recorded in New York between 1950 and 1976 (plus some in London, Paris and Israel) by nearly every composer in the standard repertoire. From Bach and Vivaldi to Barber, Bartók and Ligeti, as well as many of the most prominent 20th-century Americans, such as Ives, Copland, Gershwin, and Carter. And, of course, copious recordings of music composed by Leonard Bernstein himself. Most notably, there are multiple recordings of the Beethoven and Brahms concertos and of Bernsteins concertante works, as well as music by Mozart, Mendelssohn, Schumann, Liszt, Tchaikovsky, Dvoák, Ravel, Rachmaninoff, Sibelius and Nielsen. Featured throughout are some of the greatest soloists of the day, among them the violinists Isaac Stern, Zino Francescatti and Pinchas Zukerman and the pianists Glenn Gould, Rudolf Serkin, Philippe Entremont, André Watts, Gary Graffman and Robert Casadesus as well as Bernstein himself. A few examples: There are Glenn Gould and Bernsteins Beethoven Piano Concertos, high on musical intelligence and untrammelled vitality (Gramophone). The Brahms Violin Concerto with Zino Francescatti: This may well be the [version] you will like best (Gramophone). Bernstein conducting and playing Gershwins Rhapsody in Blue the one indispensable recording of this familiar work, paired with an equally fine American in Paris (New York Times). Barbers Violin Concerto with Isaac Stern at his searching best (New York Times) and Bartók to which Stern brings an enviable combination of tautness and lyricism, steely strength and melting beauty of tone. The accompaniment is sensitive and subtle (Penguin Guide). There is an ardent, hair-raising performance of Berliozs Harold in Italy as well as one of the best versions of Strausss Don Quixote with a vintage supercharged Bernstein and the New York PO on starry form (BBC Music Magazine).
There are Bernsteins marvellous (ClassicsToday. There is his reading of the Sea Interludes from Brittens Peter Grimes, of which he conducted the US premiere. Nearly all the major orchestral works by Bernsteins mentor and friend Aaron Copland are here: Even the composer couldnt make Appalachian Spring, Rodeo and Billy the Kid dance the way Bernstein does (New York Times). There is Ravels Ma Mère lOye Suite, played with exquisite gentleness and much atmosphere. One can sense Bernsteins feeling for the music in every bar (Penguin Guide).There are overtures by Rossini and Wagner, the Tchaikovsky ballet suites, Serenade for Strings, Romeo and Juliet, Capriccio italien, Francesca da Rimini and 1812 Overture, Mussorgskys Pictures at an Exhibition, Rimsky-Korsakovs Scheherazade, Holsts Planets, Milhaud, Vaughan-Williams, Strauss waltzes and polkas, Sousa marches. Special mention must finally be made of the album that launched Leonard Bernsteins international reputation as the most dynamic and charismatic conductor of his era. On January 20, 1958 exactly two months after his appointment as the youngest music director in the New York Philharmonics history, as well as the first American to hold that position with a major orchestra Columbia recorded him conducting the Philharmonic in Stravinskys Rite of Spring. The impact of that legendary performance has not diminished in more than half a century. No wonder Stravinsky heard this performance and reportedly was left speechless, save for an admiring Wow! Listeners will be able to compare it with Bernsteins 1972 remake with the London Symphony Orchestra, also included in this set: a reading of similar dynamism and energy (ClassicsToday. Com), with playing of seismic intensity (BBC Music Magazine). Sony Classicals Bernstein box is an ideal survey of this all-embracing electrifying conductors unique accomplishments. The item "The Leonard Bernstein Edition Concertos & Orchestral Works 80 CD Box Set" is in sale since Wednesday, October 3, 2018. This item is in the category "Music\CDs". The seller is "raygale" and is located in Marlow, Buckinghamshire. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Australia, United States, Canada, Brazil, Japan, New Zealand, China, Israel, Norway, Malaysia, Mexico, Switzerland.