BERNSTEIN The American Decca recordings

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LEONARD BERNSTEIN
The 1953 American Decca
Recordings

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Beethoven · Brahms · Dvorák
Schumann · Tchaikovsky

With musical analyses of each
symphony spoken and illustrated at the
piano by Leonard Berstein
New York Stadium Symphony Orchestra
Int. Release 01 Dec. 2004
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CD 1: Bernstein: The 1953 American Decca Recordings

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827)
Symphony No.3 in E flat, Op.55 -"Eroica"

Musical Analysis (Bernstein on Beethoven´s Symphony No.3, op.55, "Eroica")

New York Stadium Symphony Orchestra, Leonard Bernstein

再生時間合計 1:15:13

CD 2: Bernstein: The 1953 American Decca Recordings

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827)
Musical Analysis (Bernstein on Beethoven´s Symphony No.3, op.55, "Eroica")

Antonín Dvorák (1841 - 1904)
Symphony No.9 in E minor, Op.95 "From the New World"

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New York Stadium Symphony Orchestra, Leonard Bernstein

Musical Analysis: Bernstin on Dvorák, Symphony No.9, op.95, "From the New World"

Leonard Bernstein, New York Stadium Symphony Orchestra

再生時間合計 1:12:20

CD 3: Bernstein: The 1953 American Decca Recordings

Robert Schumann (1810 - 1856)
Symphony No.2 In C, Op.61

New York Stadium Symphony Orchestra, Leonard Bernstein

Musical Analysis: Bernstein on Schumann, Symphony No.2, op.61

Leonard Bernstein, New York Stadium Symphony Orchestra

Leonard Bernstein

New York Stadium Symphony Orchestra, Leonard Bernstein

Leonard Bernstein, New York Stadium Symphony Orchestra

再生時間合計 1:18:47

CD 4: Bernstein: The 1953 American Decca Recordings

Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897)
Symphony No.4 In E Minor, Op.98

New York Stadium Symphony Orchestra, Leonard Bernstein

Musical Analysis: Bernstein on Brahms, Symphony No.4, op.98, first movement

Leonard Bernstein, New York Stadium Symphony Orchestra

New York Stadium Symphony Orchestra, Leonard Bernstein

Leonard Bernstein, New York Stadium Symphony Orchestra

再生時間合計 1:19:53

CD 5: Bernstein: The 1953 American Decca Recordings

Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840 - 1893)
Symphony No.6 In B Minor, Op.74 -"Pathétique"

New York Stadium Symphony Orchestra, Leonard Bernstein

Musical Analysis: Bernstein on Tchaikovsky, Symphony No.6, op.74, "Pathetique"

Leonard Bernstein, New York Stadium Symphony Orchestra

New York Stadium Symphony Orchestra, Leonard Bernstein

Leonard Bernstein, New York Stadium Symphony Orchestra

再生時間合計 1:12:06

. . . the youthful vision of the 1953 performances is enormously characterful and very enjoyable . . . The American Decca account is one of unquenchable enthusiasm: the conductor's love of - and deep belief in - this symphony [Schumann's Second] is already unmistakable. The spoken musical analysis which follows the performance is a stirring defence of Schumann the symphonist: very persuasive and full of the insights that we also encounter in the playing. Much the same can be said of the other accompanying talks: they are an additional very good reason for exploring this set, which I found very rewarding despite some rather rough sound.

The performances of the up-and-coming Bernstein, though, are wonderfully intense yet controlled . . . The slow movement of the Schumann is almost overwhelmingly moving . . . Bernstein¿s flair for explaining musical technique is still unsurpassed, and his enthusiasm for the history and very stuff of these symphonies is infectious and ever fresh. Every home should have one of these.

. . . there is . . . a winning freshness and spontaneity to many of these early performances . . . (Maazel: The 1953 American Decca Recordings, Complete Early Berlin Philharmonic Recordings 1957 - 1962 )

. . . attractive five-CD set ("Leonard Bernstein: The 1953 American Decca Recordings")

. . . this is a veritable starter kit for anyone approaching classical music fresh . . . there is in fact a winning freshness and spontaneity to many of these early performances . . . It's always nice to have preconceptions shattered, and the
opportunities here are rich. ("Lorin Maazel: Complete Early Berlin Philharmonic Recordings, 1957-62")

. . . invaluable . . . Bernstein's flair for explaining musical technique is still unsurpassed, and his enthusiasm for the history and very stuff of these symphonies is infectious and ever fresh. Every home should have one of these.

Bernstein gives us a rapid, no-nonsense Brahms Fourth . . . it is convincing in its own way and enormously impressive: this is no young conductor learning his trade, this is a master musician on the podium. The Fourth was the Brahms symphony Bernstein did best throughout his career . . . The "New World" was also one of Bernstein's better fits . . . if you go for live-performance recordings, you will find a world of elation and joy.

And the performances themselves of these five works (with what was, of course, the New York Philharmonic under its summer pseudonym) are important documents providing significant and sometimes superior glosses on the conductor's later studio efforts with this repertoire . . . An especially valuable reissue.

Nicht nur Bernsteins Musizieren vermag nach wie vor zu fesseln; auch die verbalen Kommentare . . . haben die Zeit erstaunlich gut überdauert . . . All dies ist fast ebenso hörenswert wie seine Umsetzung dieser Werke am Dirigentenpult.

Bernstein garde en permanence l'œil sur le texte, s'enivre sans fin de musique, s'absorbe de manière parfois (déjà?) impudique dans la jouissance de l'action.

. . . leur spécificité tient aussi à une autre passion de Bernstein, la pédagogie, et, par-delà, son besoin vital et constant d'expliquer, de partager, de communiquer son amour de la musique. Chaque symphonie se retrouve ainsi accompagnée d'une véritable conférence du maestro . . .