Leonard Bernstein: American Original

Leonard Bernstein - Candide (Original Broadway Cast) (1963) {CBS Masterworks}

Leonard Bernstein - Candide (Original Broadway Cast) (1963) {CBS Masterworks}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 267 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 129 mb
Genre: musical, classical

Candide is a 1963 original Broadway cast album released on CBS Masterworks by Leonard Bernstein. This CD edition is undated but was pressed in the late 1980's.
Jennifer Johnson Cano, Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Baltimore SO, Marin Alsop - Leonard Bernstein: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 2 (2017)

Leonard Bernstein - Symphonies Nos. 1 & 2 (2017)
Jennifer Johnson Cano, mezzo-soprano; Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Marin Alsop

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 202 Mb | Artwork included
Classical | Label: Naxos | # 8.559790 | Time: 00:59:30

Leonard Bernstein’s legendary 1943 Carnegie Hall conducting début brought his name to national attention, and the event was followed a few months later by the triumphant reception of his Symphony No. 1 ‘Jeremiah.’ This major symphonic statement explores a crisis in faith and employs Jewish liturgical sources, its final movement, Lamentation, being an anguished cry at the destruction of Jerusalem. Sharing the theme of loss of faith, Symphony No. 2 ‘The Age of Anxiety’ takes W.H. Auden’s poem of the same name and follows its four characters in their spiritual journey to hard-won triumph.
Jennifer Johnson Cano, Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Marin Alsop - Leonard Bernstein: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 2 (2016)

Jennifer Johnson Cano, Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Marin Alsop - Leonard Bernstein: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 2 (2016)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 59:32 | 214 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | Catalog: 8.559790

This recording follows on a successful reading by the same forces of Bernstein's Symphony No. 3 ("Kaddish") of 1963. You can see why they started with the later work first, although the 1965 revision of the Symphony No. 2 ("The Age of Anxiety") actually postdates the earlier-numbered work. All three works share a common theme, namely the crisis of faith, but the oratorio-like "Kaddish" Symphony has a dramatic quality that makes its concerns explicitly.
Glenn Gould, New York Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein - Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 1 (1998) (Repost)

Glenn Gould, New York Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein - Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 1 (1998)
EAC | APE (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 61:15 | 204 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Sony Classical | Catalog: 60675

The circumstances surrounding this April 6, 1962 concert at Carnegie Hall are as legendary as the performance itself. Pianist Gould desired to play the piece at a slower-than-usual tempo, Bernstein (who was conducting the New York Philharmonic) did not. Gould prevailed, but Bernstein shared his disavowal in an infamous pre-concert speech to the audience. This CD-the concert recording's first authorized release-includes Bernstein's speech, the complete performance and a revealing Glen Gould interview recorded two years later.

Yutaka Sado - Tribute to Leonard Bernstein (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at May 3, 2017
Yutaka Sado - Tribute to Leonard Bernstein (2017)

Yutaka Sado - Tribute to Leonard Bernstein
Classical, Orchestral | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 75:06 min | 291 MB
Label: Tonkunstler Orchestra | Tracks: 26 | Rls.date: 2017

In 1956, the many roles of the 38-year old Leonard Bernstein included a stint as guest conductor of the New York Philharmonic Orchestra. For Bernstein the composer, the year saw the premiere of his «comic operetta» «Candide», based on Voltaire’s sparkling and cynically satirical novel of 1759 about the «best of all possible worlds», on 1 December. The book proved a rich source of intellectual inspiration for Bernstein, a man of humanist education and a penetrating observer of his world, who together with librettist Lillian Hellmann took a critical look at his American homeland in the Eisenhower era and during the McCarthyite repressions.
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra & Leonard Bernstein - Leonard Bernstein & Wiener Philharmoniker (2017)

Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra & Leonard Bernstein - Leonard Bernstein & Wiener Philharmoniker
Classical, Orchestral | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 08:53:21 | 1.19 GB
Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Tracks: 52 | Rls.date: 2017

This new budget series celebrates some of the greatest partnerships between conductors and orchestras.
Gustav Mahler - Leonard Bernstein - Complete Recordings on Deutsche Grammophon, Volume I: Symphonies Nos. 1-4 (2005) (REPOST)

Gustav Mahler - Leonard Bernstein - Complete Recordings on Deutsche Grammophon, Volume I: Symphonies Nos. 1-4, Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen, Des Knaben Wunderhorn (2005)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Artwork | 1669 mb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 956 mb
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon - 00289 477 517

It is all too easy to take Gustav Mahler's symphonies and orchestral songs for granted in the 21st century's first decade. More than ever before, concert performances and recordings of these works abound, and at a level of proficiency that reveals the remarkable extent to which musicians worldwide have assimilated the composer's idiom. Given the music's primacy in today's central orchestral repertoire, we forget how the great Mahler advocates of the past had to champion his music in the face of adversity. "Who can bear those monstrous symphonies, those over-blown, out-of-date horrors," asked one leading music critic when the New York Philharmonic launched a Mahler Festival to celebrate the composer's 1960 centenary.
Boston SO, Marin Alsop - Leonard Bernstein: Symphony No. 3 'Kaddish'; Missa Brevis; The Lark (2015)

Leonard Bernstein - Symphony No. 3 'Kaddish'; Missa Brevis; The Lark (2015)
Claire Bloom (narrator), Kelley Nassief (soprano);
São Paul Symphony Choir; Maryland State Boychoir; Washington Chorus;
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Marin Alsop

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 267 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 172 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | # 8.559742 | Time: 01:09:38

Three examples of Leonard Bernstein’s vocal art can be heard in this recording. His Symphony No. 3 ‘Kaddish’ shuns traditional symphonic ideas in favor of an eclectic theatrical and oratorio-like form with a prominent rôle for speaker. For this recording Marin Alsop has returned to the work’s original narrative text, heard before the 1977 revision. The Lark – heard in a concert version with added narration – derives from Lillian Hellman’s adaptation of L’Alouette on the life of Joan of Arc, and it was this music that Bernstein reworked into his Missa Brevis many years later. Marin Alsop is a Bernstein protégé, and has written fondly and extensively about studying with him. He mentored her when he was conductor of the New York Philharmonic and few conductors today understand his music better. This disc presents Bernstein the vocal composer performed inlargely original editions by one of his best contemporary interpreters. The speaker in Kaddish is the great actress Claire Bloom.
English Bach Festival, Leonard Bernstein, Soloists - Igor Stravinsky: Les Noces; Mass (1977) Reissue 1988

Igor Stravinsky - Les Noces; Mass (1977) Reissue 1988
English Bach Festival Choir & Orchestra, Trinity Boys Choir, conducted by Leonard Bernstein
Patricia Parker (Mezzo Soprano), John Mitchinson (Tenor), Paul Hudson (Bass), Anne Mory (Soprano)
Pianos: Martha Argerich, Krystian Zimerman, Cyprien Katsaris, Homero Francesch

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 192 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 109 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Classical, Ballet, Choral, Sacred | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 423 251-2 | Time: 00:44:29

Les Noces is a screaming, shrieking, flat-out masterpiece. Leonard Bernstein himself has referred to it as Stravinsky's greatest work, and listening to this incendiary performance, it's awfully hard to disagree. Scored for voices, four pianos, and percussion, the work provided the inspiration for the entire career of Orff (of Carmina Burana fame), but it's so much better as sheer music than anything Orff wrote. And what a cast! The pianists for this performance include Martha Argerich, Krystian Zimerman, Cyprien Katsaris, and Homero Francesch, four certified virtuoso performers, while the singers of the English Bach Festival Chorus really cover themselves with glory in both works. A stunner.

Leonard Bernstein - Liszt: A Faust Symphony (1996/2016) [TR24][OF]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by SERTiL at Jan. 22, 2017
Leonard Bernstein - Liszt: A Faust Symphony (1996/2016) [TR24][OF]

Leonard Bernstein - Liszt: A Faust Symphony
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | 76:58 min | 1.31 GB | Digital booklet
Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Tracks: 03 | Rls.date: 1996/2016

Giuseppe Sinopoli projects Liszt’s “Mephistopheles” with such unrelenting urgency that he could as well be fighting the devil in person. True, the recorded balance keeps the strings fairly close at hand (the actual sound image is not dissimilar to EMI’s on their Masur/Leipzig Liszt series), but the playing itself has real drive and panache, frequently throwing caution to the winds in pursuit of maximum spontaneity (as regards tempo, Sinopoli beats Bernstein to the finishing post by no less than ten minutes).