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20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Leonard Bernstein


Download links and information about 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Leonard Bernstein by Leonard Bernstein. This album was released in 2004 and it belongs to Traditional Pop Music, Theatre/Soundtrack genres. It contains 22 tracks with total duration of 01:07:31 minutes.

Artist: Leonard Bernstein
Release date: 2004
Genre: Traditional Pop Music, Theatre/Soundtrack
Tracks: 22
Duration: 01:07:31
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No. Title Length
1. Candide: Overture (featuring London Symphony Orchestra And Chorus) 4:29
2. "West Side Story" - Symphonic Dances: 1. Prologue (featuring Los Angeles Philharmonic) 4:05
3. "West Side Story" - Symphonic Dances: 2. Somewhere (featuring Los Angeles Philharmonic) 4:35
4. "West Side Story" - Symphonic Dances: 3. Scherzo (featuring Los Angeles Philharmonic) 1:19
5. "West Side Story" - Symphonic Dances: 4. Mambo (featuring Los Angeles Philharmonic) 2:20
6. "West Side Story" - Symphonic Dances: 5. Cha-cha (featuring Los Angeles Philharmonic) 0:54
7. "West Side Story" - Symphonic Dances: 6. Meeting Scene (featuring Los Angeles Philharmonic) 0:47
8. "West Side Story" - Symphonic Dances: 7. Cool Fugue (featuring Los Angeles Philharmonic) 3:43
9. "West Side Story" - Symphonic Dances: 8. Rumble (featuring Los Angeles Philharmonic) 1:55
10. "West Side Story" - Symphonic Dances: 9. Finale (featuring Los Angeles Philharmonic) 3:15
11. On the Town: Three Dance Episodes: 1. the Great Lover (Allegro Pesante) (featuring Israel Philharmonic Orchestra) 1:50
12. On the Town: Three Dance Episodes: 2. Lonely Town: Pas de Deux (Andante Sostenuto) (featuring Israel Philharmonic Orchestra) 3:39
13. On the Town: Three Dance Episodes: 3. Times Square: 1944 (Allegro) (featuring Israel Philharmonic Orchestra) 4:51
14. Prelude, Fugue and Riffs for Clarinet and Jazz Ensemble: Prelude (for the Brass) Fast and Exact (featuring Wiener Philharmoniker, Peter Schmidl) 1:52
15. Prelude, Fugue and Riffs for Clarinet and Jazz Ensemble: Fugue (for the Saxes) Exactly the Same Beat (featuring Wiener Philharmoniker, Peter Schmidl) 1:50
16. Prelude, Fugue and Riffs for Clarinet and Jazz Ensemble: Riffs (for Everyone) (featuring Wiener Philharmoniker, Peter Schmidl) 4:30
17. On the Waterfront: Andante (with Dignity) - Presto Barbaro (featuring Israel Philharmonic Orchestra) 3:17
18. On the Waterfront: Adagio - Allegro Molto Agitato - Alla Breve (Poco Più Mosso) - Presto Come Prima (featuring Israel Philharmonic Orchestra) 2:23
19. On the Waterfront: Andante Largamente - More Flowing - Lento (featuring Israel Philharmonic Orchestra) 5:11
20. On the Waterfront: Moving Forward - Largamente - Andante Come Prima (featuring Israel Philharmonic Orchestra) 3:45
21. On the Waterfront: Allegro Non Troppo, Molto Marcato - Poco Più Sostenuto (featuring Israel Philharmonic Orchestra) 4:44
22. On the Waterfront: A Tempo (Poco Più Sostenuto) (featuring Israel Philharmonic Orchestra) 2:17



Universal extends its series of discount-priced "best of" compilations with the unwieldy name "20th Century Masters/The Millennium Collection" to the quasi-classical realm with this Leonard Bernstein entry, which is simultaneously generous and skimpy. Discs in the series usually do not run as long as 68 minutes, so this one provides more music for the money than most. In doing so, however, it draws on only five pieces (despite the division into 22 tracks): the four-and-a-half-minute overture from the 1956 Broadway musical Candide; the 23-minute "Symphonic Dances From West Side Story" Bernstein crafted from his 1957 Broadway musical score in 1961; the ten-and-a-half-minute "Three Dance Episodes From On the Town" Bernstein drew from his 1944 Broadway musical score in 1946; the eight-minute "Preludes, Fugues and Riffs" from 1955, accurately described by annotator and compilation producer Joseph S. Szurly as "essentially a small concerto for clarinet [played by Peter Schmidl] and jazz ensemble"; and the 20-and-a-half-minute "Symphonic Suite From On the Waterfront" adapted by Bernstein from his 1954 film score. No recording dates are provided from these tracks, though coming from the Deutsche Grammophon archives, they must have been recorded late in the composer's career, in the 1970s or '80s. Conducted by Bernstein, they were played by the London Symphony Orchestra, the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, the Israel Philharmonic, and the Vienna Philharmonic. If not actually the best of Bernstein, they represent orchestral arrangements of some of his best-known music as a composer.