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Full Operas - Released July 11, 2014 | Sony Classical

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Symphonic Music - Released November 26, 2010 | Sony Classical

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An historical album if there is one, with its iconic cover photo. Conducting from the piano in Rhapsody in Blue, Leonard Bernstein manages to capture the lean vigor and impertinence that emanates from the work. He whips up a beefy orchestral contour while subtly jazzy, intensely inspired and romantic in feeling. The dynamic Suite An American in Paris is full of that energy that Bernstein used to know how to distil like no other did. Listen to the orchestra rip into the Charleston. These recordings, from 1958-59, are fabulous, and well worthy of their reference status. The famous West Side Story Symphonic Dances, and the Symphonic Suite "On the Waterfront" complete this album of American music bursting with infectious enthusiasm. © Qobuz 
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Classical - Released November 24, 2017 | Sony Classical

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This well-known monographic album devoted to Aaron Copland is also a joyful symbol of the long friendship that united a young, nineteen-year-old Bernstein with one of the greatest American composers. The two men, separated by an age difference of eighteen years, met on campus at Harvard during a modern dance show. While Copland was already a well-respected composer, Leonard Bernstein remained a complete unknown, full of talents and projects. The elder helped the young musician by recommending him to the Curtis Institute, and then the Tanglewood Music Festival. Grateful, Bernstein played Copland’s music his whole life out of affection as well as genuine passion. Released in 1962, this LP features three ballets. Appalachian Spring, composed in 1944 for Martha Graham, tells the story of American pioneers by citing numerous folk songs of that time, including Shaker Dance that acts as a link between the eight movements of the piece. El Salón Mexico, originally a purely orchestral piece, is the idealised representation of a Mexican folk-song salon, even if the influence of Stravinsky is clear. Based on scores bought in situ by the composer, several styles of music shine through, from the most popular to the most academic. Music for the Theater, composed in 1925, is a string of small pieces inspired by jazz music that caused quite a scandal in conservative concert halls in the 1920s! © François Hudry/Qobuz
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Symphonies - Released January 1, 2010 | Deutsche Grammophon (DG)

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Symphonic Music - Released October 28, 2010 | Les Indispensables de Diapason

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Classical - Released November 24, 2017 | Sony Classical

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Classical - Released March 2, 2018 | Sony Classical

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Classical - Released March 9, 2018 | Sony Classical

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Classical - Released August 17, 2012 | Sony Classical

Distinctions Choc Classica de l'année
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Symphonic Music - Released April 23, 2009 | Sony Classical

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Musical Theatre - Released September 29, 2009 | Naxos

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Symphonic Music - Released July 16, 2009 | Sony Classical

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Symphonic Music - Released June 25, 2018 | Les Indispensables de Diapason

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Classical - Released July 30, 1987 | Warner Classics

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Classical - Released October 11, 2010 | Sony Classical

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Classical - Released January 1, 2014 | Deutsche Grammophon (DG)

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Classical - Released January 1, 2014 | Deutsche Grammophon (DG)

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Classical - Released January 1, 2014 | Deutsche Grammophon (DG)

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Symphonic Music - Released July 16, 2009 | Sony Classical

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Classical - Released June 24, 2002 | Sony Classical

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There is a special relationship between the music of Mahler and the New York Philharmonic. Mahler directed the orchestra in 1909, and his protégé Bruno Walter became principal conductor in 1947. Leonard Bernstein was Walter's assistant and a great proponent of Mahler's music, recording all of the symphonies in the 1960s. The Sixth Symphony was called "the only Sixth symphony despite Beethoven's 'Pastorale'" by composer Alban Berg. Oddly, the work never was very popular with audiences and didn't receive its American premiere until 1947. The work is scored for an enormous orchestra, with exotic percussion that includes cowbells, xylophone, chimes, and celesta. Mahler also asked for "a short, powerful, heavy-sounding blow of un-metallic quality, like the stroke of an axe." This "axe blow" is a dramatic effect used in the work's finale that enhances the work's sense of doom. Bernstein captures every ounce of drama in the work. His reading is devastating in its cumulative power. This music tells a tale of suffering, and thus makes heavy demands on the listener, but it ultimately provides sublime catharsis. © TiVo