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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).
Polyphony, Stephen Layton - American Polyphony: Barber, Bernstein, Copland, Thompson (2015)

Polyphony, Stephen Layton - American Polyphony: Barber, Bernstein, Copland, Thompson (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 354 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 179 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Choral | Label: Hyperion | # CDA67929 | Time: 01:14:08

An all-too-rare new recording from Polyphony and Stephen Layton presents highlights from the choral repertoire by four twentieth-century American giants: Samuel Barber, Leonard Bernstein, Aaron Copland and Randall Thompson. Framed by Thompson’s understated favourites Alleluia and Fare Well, the programme includes Bernstein’s Missa brevis, Copland’s early set of four motets, and—of course—Barber’s inimitable Agnus Dei.
Leonard Bernstein/New York Philharmonic - Rimsky-Korsakov-Scheherazade Symphonic Suite (1959) {1983 CBS CD}

Leonard Bernstein/New York Philharmonic - Rimsky-Korsakov-Scheherazade Symphonic Suite (1959) {1983 CBS CD}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 218 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 107 mb
Genre: classical

Rimsky-Korsakov-Scheherazade Symphonic Suite is the 1959 album by the New York Philharmonic, conducted by Leonard Bernstein. This is taken from a 1983 CD released by CBS Records as part of the Great Performances series of classical discs.
PBS American Masters - Leonard Bernstein: Reaching for the Note (1998)

PBS American Masters - Leonard Bernstein: Reaching for the Note (1998)
DVDRip | 704x536 | .MKV/AVC @ 1563 Kbps | 1h 57mn | 1.45 GiB
Audio: English AC3 192 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: None
Genre: Documentary

The definitive look at the outstanding life and career of Leonard Bernstein, world-renowned composer, conductor, pianist and educator. This film and moving celebration conveys a fully rounded portrait of Bernstein's complex life–from his debut conducting performance for the New York Philharmonic in 1943 to his historic and electrifying performance at the fall of the Berlin Wall; from his Broadway experiences to his finale at Tanglewood. Filled with archival footage including concert films, home movies and clips from Broadway hits West Side Story and On the Town, the film showcases the many talents of Bernstein.
Gidon Kremer - Philip Glass: Violin Concerto; Ned Rorem: Violin Concerto; Leonard Bernstein: Serenade (1999)

Gidon Kremer - Philip Glass: Violin Concerto; Ned Rorem: Violin Concerto; Leonard Bernstein: Serenade (1999)
EAC | APE | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 358 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 192 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 445 185-2 GH | Time: 01:18:30

Here are three 20th-century violin concertos written within a 30-year period in three totally different styles, played by a soloist equally at home in all of them. Bernstein's Serenade, the earliest and most accessible work, takes its inspiration from Plato's Symposium; its five movements, musical portraits of the banquet's guests, represent different aspects of love as well as running the gamut of Bernstein's contrasting compositional styles. Rorem's concerto sounds wonderful. Its six movements have titles corresponding to their forms or moods; their character ranges from fast, brilliant, explosive to slow, passionate, melodious. Philip Glass's concerto, despite its conventional three movements and tonal, consonant harmonies, is the most elusive. Written in the "minimalist" style, which for most ordinary listeners is an acquired taste, it is based on repetition of small running figures both for orchestra and soloist, occasionally interrupted by long, high, singing lines in the violin against or above the orchestra's pulsation.

Mozart - Grosse Messe c-Moll (Leonard Bernstein) (2006/1990)  Music

Posted by Vilboa at Nov. 14, 2015
Mozart - Grosse Messe c-Moll (Leonard Bernstein) (2006/1990)

Mozart - Grosse Messe c-Moll (Leonard Bernstein) (2006/1990)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Latin (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | 6.30 Gb (DVD9) | 87 min
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: Latin, English, Deutsch, Francais, Espanol, Chinese

This DVD presents three of Mozart's best-loved sacred works, filmed in the magnificent Baroque Basilica of Waldsassen, Bavaria. "It is the time and the place for Mozart, that he may strengthen us, bless us, and help us finally to archieve peace of earth", declared Leonard Bernstein, introducing this concert in 1990 - the year of his death. Featuring superb soloists, his inspirational performance of the great C minor Mass found widespread critical acclaim.

The Magnificent Elmer: My Life with Elmer Bernstein  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by free4magazines at July 8, 2015
The Magnificent Elmer: My Life with Elmer Bernstein

The Magnificent Elmer: My Life with Elmer Bernstein
Language: English | AZW3 / EPUB / MOBI | ISBN-10: 0795343353 | 2014 | 148 pages | 1 MB / 0.9 MB / 1 MB

Born in New York City in 1922, Elmer Bernstein was one of America’s most celebrated composers—best known for the award-winning musical scores he developed for film, theatre, and television over a fifty-year career. His best-known work includes the scores he wrote for The Great Escape, The Magnificent Seven, To Kill a Mockingbird, Ghostbusters, and The Ten Commandments, among many others. He was nominated for fourteen Oscars, winning one for the score to Thoroughly Modern Millie in 1967. He was also nominated for two Grammy Awards and won two Golden Globe awards. This debut memoir by Pearl Bernstein Gardner, his wife of twenty years, Galatea to his Pygmalion, provides a sweeping account of the great composer’s life—from their time together as newlyweds living in a fifth-floor New York City walk-up to the glamour of the red carpet and the intrigues of Hollywood during the turbulent McCarthy period.

Jan Bloomaert, "Bernstein and Poetics Revisited"  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by TimMa at Aug. 16, 2014
Jan Bloomaert, "Bernstein and Poetics Revisited"

Jan Bloomaert, "Bernstein and Poetics Revisited"
Publisher: IOE Press | 2008 | ISBN: 085473791X | English | PDF | 42 pages | 1.1 Mb

In the field of language studies, an often overlooked area is that of people’s perceptions of language: what counts as language for speakers, and what doesn’t. This lecture engages in a number of reflections on how attention to that field of perceptions changes our view of language learning and language functions.