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Leonard Bernstein: An American Life


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Artist: Leonard Bernstein
Release date: 1997
Tracks: 28
Duration: 02:27:44
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No. Title Length
1. "New York, New York" from On the Town (featuring Thomas Hampson, London Symphony Orchestra And Chorus, Michael Tilson Thomas, Kurt Ollmann) 4:00
2. "Big Stuff" Blues from Fancy Free (featuring Tissy Thiers, Dicky Tarrach) 1:54
3. Molto adagio from Facsimile - Choreographic Essay for Orchestra (Extract) (featuring Israel Philharmonic Orchestra) 6:58
4. Riffs (for Everyone) from Prelude, Fugue and Riffs for Clarinet and Jazz Ensemble (featuring Wiener Philharmoniker, Peter Schmidl) 4:30
5. Lonely Town: Pas de deux (Andante sostenuto) from On the Town: Three Dance Episodes (featuring Israel Philharmonic Orchestra) 3:39
6. "Lucky to Be Me" from On the Town (featuring Thomas Hampson, London Voices, London Symphony Orchestra And Chorus, Michael Tilson Thomas) 3:06
7. Lamentation: Lento from Symphony No. 1 "Jeremiah" (featuring Christa Ludwig, Israel Philharmonic Orchestra) 10:25
8. "Some Other Time" from On the Town (featuring Frederica Von Stade, London Symphony Orchestra And Chorus, Michael Tilson Thomas, Kurt Ollmann, Tyne Daly) 4:29
9. Molto deliberato (Fanfare) - Allegro risoluto from Symphony No. 3 (featuring New York Philharmonic) 3:13
10. Aristophanes: Allegretto from Serenade (1954) after Plato's "Symposium" (featuring Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Gidon Kremer) 4:11
11. The Best of All Possible Worlds from Candide (featuring Adolph Green, Della Jones, Jerry Hadley, June Anderson, London Symphony Orchestra And Chorus, Kurt Ollmann) 2:41
12. The Masque (Extremely Fast) from Symphony No. 2 "The Age of Anxiety" (featuring Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Lukas Foss) 4:42
13. Allegretto from Piano Concerto No. 17 in G, K. 453 (featuring Wiener Philharmoniker) 7:54
14. The Unanswered Question (featuring New York Philharmonic) 6:10
15. Somewhere from "West Side Story" Symphonic Dances (featuring Los Angeles Philharmonic) 4:36
16. Adagio - Allegro non troppo from Symphony No. 6 In B Minor, Op. 74 "Pathétique" (Extract) (featuring New York Philharmonic) 5:23
17. I Feel Pretty (featuring Sarah Vaughan) 2:35
18. Engelkonzert from Symphonie "Mathis Der Maler" (featuring Israel Philharmonic Orchestra) 9:03
19. 5 Kabbalah Variations from Dybbuk (1974) Suite No. 2 (featuring New York Philharmonic) 6:35
20. Something's Coming (featuring The Oscar Peterson Trio) 3:51
21. "A Julia de Burgos" from Songfest (1977) (featuring National Symphony Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra Washington, Clamma Dale) 3:28
22. Andante sostenuto from Three Meditations in "Mass" (featuring Mstislav Rostropovich, Israel Philharmonic Orchestra) 4:07
23. Adagietto (Sehr langsam) from Symphony No. 5 In C Sharp Minor (featuring Wiener Philharmoniker) 11:16
24. Psalm 108/2 and Psalm 100 from Chichester Psalms (1965) (featuring Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Wiener Jeunesse-Chor) 3:33
25. Allegro molto from Symphony No. 3 (featuring New York Philharmonic) 8:05
26. Presto - Allegro assai from Symphony No. 9 In D Minor, Op. 125 "Choral" (Extract) (featuring The Members, Rundfunkchor Berlin, Sarah Walker, June Anderson, Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Jan - Hendrik Rootering, Kinderchor Des Philharmonischen Chores Dresden, London Symphony Orchestra And Chorus, Leningrad, The Bavarian Radio Chorus, Klaus König / Klaus Konig, Wolfgang Seeliger, Members Of The Staatskapelle Dresden, Members Of The Kirov Orchestra, Members Of The New York Philharmonic, Members Of The Orchestre De Paris) 7:57
27. Make Our Garden Grow (Finale) from Candide (featuring London Symphony Chorus, Adolph Green, Nicolai Gedda, Della Jones, Jerry Hadley, June Anderson, Christa Ludwig, London Symphony Orchestra And Chorus, Kurt Ollmann) 5:40
28. Dawn from Four Sea Interludes from "Peter Grimes", Op. 33a (featuring Boston Symphony Orchestra) 3:43



Sony Classical's 1997 reissue of Leonard Bernstein's own early '60s recordings of his orchestral versions of some of his theater and film music was part of its Bernstein Century series and was an especially felicitous example of the virtues of CD repackagings. The "Candide" overture has become one of the composer's most celebrated efforts; the symphonic dances from West Side Story present an efficient précis of the entire score; the symphonic suite from On the Waterfront gives an organized form of the only film music Bernstein ever wrote; and Fancy Free was, of course, his first significant work for the stage. Bernstein was music director of the New York Philharmonic at the time the recordings were made, the orchestra had premiered some of the works, and the match of conductor and orchestra was perfect. Sonic improvements give the CD a depth and brilliance not heard on the original LPs. The result is outstanding.