Leonard Bernstein: Stravinsky & Shostakovich (6-CD)

Leonard Bernstein: Stravinsky & Shostakovich (6-CD)

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Discs: 6
Record Label: Deutsche Grammophon
Release Date: October 17, 2005

“The augmented brasses blared with magnificent menace, the violins sounded their unison recitatives with vehement intensity. And the woodwinds, with their always crisp and characterful playing, reminded us of the many poetic, soft sections that separate the bombastic outbursts.” — Chicago Tribune (on the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s performance of Shostakovich’s Leningrad Symphony)

Celebrating Leonard Bernstein’s recording legacy on Deutsche Grammophon, here his 6 recordings of Stravinsky and Shostakovich are presented as a complete set. Bernstein made several appearances with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra over the course of his illustrious career. His performances of Shostakovich’s First and Seventh Symphonies with the orchestra closed the 1987–88 season, regarded by the Chicago Tribune as one of the finest season finales the reviewer could recall.

Contents:

Stravinsky L’oiseau de feu (The Firebird), Ballet Suite (1919)
Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
May 1984, Frederic R. Mann Auditorium, Tel Aviv

Stravinsky Petrushka, Complete Ballet Music (1947)
Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
April 1982, Frederic R. Mann Auditorium, Tel Aviv

Stravinsky Pulcinella, Concert Suite (1949)
Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
May 1984, Frederic R. Mann Auditorium, Tel Aviv

Stravinsky Le sacre du printemps (The Rite of Spring)
Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
April 1982, Frederic R. Mann Auditorium, Tel Aviv

Stravinsky Les Noces (The Wedding)
Anny Mory soprano
Patricia Parker mezzo-soprano
John Mitchinson tenor
Paul Hudson bass
Martha Argerich piano
Homero Francesch piano
Cyprien Katsaris piano
Krystian Zimerman piano
English Bach Festival Chorus
Nicholas Cleobury director
English Bach Festival Percussion Ensemble
March 1977, Henry Wood Hall, London

Stravinsky Mass
English Bach Festival Orchestra
English Bach Festival Chorus
Nicholas Cleobury director
Trinity Boys Choir
David Squibb director
March 1977, Henry Wood Hall, London

Stravinsky Symphony in C
Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
May 1984, Frederic R. Mann Auditorium, Tel Aviv

Stravinsky Symphony in Three Movements
Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
April 1982, Frederic R. Mann Auditorium, Tel Aviv

Stravinsky Scènes de ballet
Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
April 1982, Frederic R. Mann Auditorium, Tel Aviv

Shostakovich Symphony No. 1, Op. 10
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
June 1988, Orchestra Hall, Chicago
1990 Grammy® Award, Best Classical Performance
–Orchestra

Shostakovich Symphony No. 7, Op. 60 (Leningrad)
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
June 1988, Orchestra Hall, Chicago
1990 Grammy® Award, Best Classical Performance
–Orchestra

Shostakovich Symphony No. 6, Op. 54
Vienna Philharmonic
October 1985, Great Hall, Musikverein, Vienna

Shostakovich Symphony No. 9 in E-flat Major, Op. 70
Vienna Philharmonic
October 1985, Great Hall, Musikverein, Vienna

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