Bernstein conducts Symphonic Dances from West Side Story, Symphonic Suite from On The Waterfront (24/96 FLAC)
Bernstein conducts Symphonic Dances from West Side Story, Symphonic Suite from On The Waterfront (24/96 FLAC)

Composer: Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra: New York Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Leonard Bernstein
Audio CD
Number of Discs: 1
Format: FLAC (tracks)
Label: Columbia
Release: 2017
Size: 841 MB
Recovery: +3%
Scan: yes

Symphonic Dances (From “West Side Story”):
01. I. Prologue – Allegro moderato
02. II. Somewhere – Adagio
03. III. Scherzo – Vivace leggiero
04. IV. Mambo – Meno presto
05. V. Cha-Cha, “Maria” – Andantino con grazia
06. VI. Meeting Scene – Meno mosso
07. VII. Fugue, “Cool” – Allegretto
08. VIII. Rumble – Molto allegro
09. X. Finale – Adagio

Symphonic Suite (From the Film “On The Waterfront”):
10. Andante – Presto barbaro Presto barbaro
11. Adagio – Allegro molto agitato – Alla breve (Poco più mosso) – Presto come prima
12. Andante largamente – More Flowing – Still More Flowing – Poco meno mosso – Lento
13. Moving Forward, with Warmth – Largamente – A tempo – Calmato – Andante come prima – Sempre avanti, With Intensity – Ancora più mosso
14. Allegro non troppo, molto marcato – Poco più sostenuto – Moving Forward – Meno mosso

Recorded at Manhattan Center on March 6, 1961

This release comes from Sony’s immense backlog of famous recordings of Leonard Bernstein and the New York Philharmonic. In fact, these works trace the evolution of the New York Philharmonic into a world-class orchestra in the late 1950s under Bernstein’s hand. At this remove in time, we can almost hear New York in these works. Bernstein deftly captures the shimmering glamour of his music, particularly in Overture to Candide and the astonishing Symphonic Dances from West Side Story. If you don’t own this music–and these performances–you should.

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