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Bernstein : Symphony No. 2 "The Age of Anxiety"

Krystian Zimerman, Berliner Philharmoniker, Simon Rattle

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The Second Symphony by Leonard Bernstein, The Age of Anxiety, based on a poem of the same name by W. H. Auden, is a work of the composer-conductor's relative youth, dating from 1948-1949, when he was just turning thirty. The symphony is presented as a series of variations, but not variations around an initial theme. No: each variation takes on elements of the previous variation, varies in turn, and so on. It brings to mind an unbroken metamorphosis. As one might imagine, Bernstein mixes classical symphonic elements with jazz, in particular in the solo piano passage – tackled here by Krystian Zimerman, who had the good fortune to perform with Bernstein several times. In its own way, it is a kind of homage to the centenary of the composer's birth: as Zimerman mentions in the liner notes, Bernstein asked him if he wanted to play this symphony with him for his hundredth birthday. And he almost keeps the promise, although the orchestra is the Berlin Philharmonic, under Sir Simon Rattle. © SM/Qobuz

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Krystian Zimerman

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1
Leonard Bernstein on “The Age of Anxiety“ - Interview by Humphrey Burton
00:01:47

Leonard Bernstein, Spoken Word - Humphrey Burton, Spoken Word

℗ 2018 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

Symphony No. 2 "The Age of Anxiety" / Part 1 / 1. The Prologue (Leonard Bernstein)

2
Lento moderato
00:02:25

Krystian Zimerman, Piano - Berliner Philharmoniker - Sir Simon Rattle, Conductor - Leonard Bernstein, Composer - Wystan Hugh Auden, Author

℗ 2018 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

Symphony No. 2 "The Age of Anxiety" / Part 1 / 2. The Seven Ages (Leonard Bernstein)

3
Variation 1. L'istesso tempo
00:01:00

Krystian Zimerman, Piano - Berliner Philharmoniker - Sir Simon Rattle, Conductor - Leonard Bernstein, Composer - Wystan Hugh Auden, Author

℗ 2018 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

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Variation 2. Poco più mosso
00:01:29

Krystian Zimerman, Piano - Berliner Philharmoniker - Sir Simon Rattle, Conductor - Leonard Bernstein, Composer - Wystan Hugh Auden, Author

℗ 2018 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

5
Variation 3. Largamente, ma mosso
00:01:26

Krystian Zimerman, Piano - Berliner Philharmoniker - Sir Simon Rattle, Conductor - Leonard Bernstein, Composer - Wystan Hugh Auden, Author

℗ 2018 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

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Variation 4. Più mosso
00:00:51

Krystian Zimerman, Piano - Berliner Philharmoniker - Sir Simon Rattle, Conductor - Leonard Bernstein, Composer - Wystan Hugh Auden, Author

℗ 2018 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

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Variation 5. Agitato
00:00:50

Krystian Zimerman, Piano - Berliner Philharmoniker - Sir Simon Rattle, Conductor - Leonard Bernstein, Composer - Wystan Hugh Auden, Author

℗ 2018 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

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Variation 6. Poco meno mosso
00:01:29

Krystian Zimerman, Piano - Berliner Philharmoniker - Sir Simon Rattle, Conductor - Leonard Bernstein, Composer - Wystan Hugh Auden, Author

℗ 2018 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

9
Variation 7. L'istesso tempo
00:01:59

Krystian Zimerman, Piano - Berliner Philharmoniker - Sir Simon Rattle, Conductor - Leonard Bernstein, Composer - Wystan Hugh Auden, Author

℗ 2018 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

Symphony No. 2 "The Age of Anxiety" / Part 1 / 3. The Seven Stages (Leonard Bernstein)

10
Variation 8. Molto moderato, ma movendo
00:01:49

Krystian Zimerman, Piano - Berliner Philharmoniker - Sir Simon Rattle, Conductor - Leonard Bernstein, Composer - Wystan Hugh Auden, Author

℗ 2018 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

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Variation 9. Più mosso. Tempo di Valse
00:01:20

Krystian Zimerman, Piano - Berliner Philharmoniker - Sir Simon Rattle, Conductor - Leonard Bernstein, Composer - Wystan Hugh Auden, Author

℗ 2018 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

12
Variation 10. Più mosso
00:00:30

Krystian Zimerman, Piano - Berliner Philharmoniker - Sir Simon Rattle, Conductor - Leonard Bernstein, Composer - Wystan Hugh Auden, Author

℗ 2018 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

13
Variation 11. L'istesso tempo
00:00:54

Krystian Zimerman, Piano - Berliner Philharmoniker - Sir Simon Rattle, Conductor - Leonard Bernstein, Composer - Wystan Hugh Auden, Author

℗ 2018 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

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Variation 12. Poco più vivace
00:00:13

Krystian Zimerman, Piano - Berliner Philharmoniker - Sir Simon Rattle, Conductor - Leonard Bernstein, Composer - Wystan Hugh Auden, Author

℗ 2018 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

15
Variation 13: L'istesso tempo
00:00:41

Krystian Zimerman, Piano - Berliner Philharmoniker - Sir Simon Rattle, Conductor - Leonard Bernstein, Composer - Wystan Hugh Auden, Author

℗ 2018 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

16
Variation 14: Poco più vivace
00:00:34

Krystian Zimerman, Piano - Berliner Philharmoniker - Sir Simon Rattle, Conductor - Leonard Bernstein, Composer - Wystan Hugh Auden, Author

℗ 2018 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

Symphony No. 2 "The Age of Anxiety" / Part 2 / 1. The Dirge (Leonard Bernstein)

17
Largo
00:07:34

Krystian Zimerman, Piano - Berliner Philharmoniker - Sir Simon Rattle, Conductor - Leonard Bernstein, Composer - Wystan Hugh Auden, Author

℗ 2018 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

Symphony No. 2 "The Age of Anxiety" / Part 2 / 2. The Masque (Leonard Bernstein)

18
Extremely fast
00:04:29

Krystian Zimerman, Piano - Berliner Philharmoniker - Sir Simon Rattle, Conductor - Leonard Bernstein, Composer - Wystan Hugh Auden, Author

℗ 2018 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

Symphony No. 2 "The Age of Anxiety" / Part 2 / 3. The Epilogue (Leonard Bernstein)

19
L'istesso tempo - Adagio / Andante - quasi cadenza - Lento molto
00:08:19

Krystian Zimerman, Piano - Berliner Philharmoniker - Sir Simon Rattle, Conductor - Leonard Bernstein, Composer - Wystan Hugh Auden, Author

℗ 2018 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

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The Second Symphony by Leonard Bernstein, The Age of Anxiety, based on a poem of the same name by W. H. Auden, is a work of the composer-conductor's relative youth, dating from 1948-1949, when he was just turning thirty. The symphony is presented as a series of variations, but not variations around an initial theme. No: each variation takes on elements of the previous variation, varies in turn, and so on. It brings to mind an unbroken metamorphosis. As one might imagine, Bernstein mixes classical symphonic elements with jazz, in particular in the solo piano passage – tackled here by Krystian Zimerman, who had the good fortune to perform with Bernstein several times. In its own way, it is a kind of homage to the centenary of the composer's birth: as Zimerman mentions in the liner notes, Bernstein asked him if he wanted to play this symphony with him for his hundredth birthday. And he almost keeps the promise, although the orchestra is the Berlin Philharmonic, under Sir Simon Rattle. © SM/Qobuz

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