BERNSTEIN CONDUCTS TCHAIKOVSKY, BEETHOVEN, RAVEL

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Product Code: IDIS 6577
Category: IDIS
Composer: Various Composers
Title: BERNSTEIN CONDUCTS TCHAIKOVSKY, BEETHOVEN, RAVEL
Price: 9.68
Performer: Leonard Bernstein, conductor
New York Philharmonic Orchestra
Media: 1 CD
STRONG POINTS:
- It may seem strange but the ”live” discography of Leonard Bernstein is not particularly rich as we may expect.
- In the light of that the soundtracks accounts which IDIS has been releasing in the last two years have certainly a bigger relevance and value.
- Some of these recordings contain genuine and extraordinary rarities.
- For instance, it is the case with this superb Tchaikovsky Symphony no.4 , which has been live recorded in New York in 1958 with the New York Philharmonic. It is swinging, dramatic and filled with a painful and unquiet ”Russian spirit”.
- But also beautiful are the other two selections which complete the CD. They have been recorded in 1959 during a concert tour in Russia. Within them a sensational version of ”La Valse” of Ravel stands really out and it has been one of the most favourite pieces of the American director.
Track List:
PETER ILIICH TCHAIKOVSKY
Symphony no. 4 in F minor op. 36
1. Andante sostenuto - Allegro vivo 17’04
2. Andantino in modo di canzone 08’48
3. Scherzo, Pizzicato ostinato - Allegro 05’36
4. Finale, Allegro con fuoco 08’49
New York Philharmonic Orchestra
Live Recording, New York, 1958
LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN
5. Egmont Overture op. 84 08’27
New York Philharmonic Orchestra
Live Recording, Leningrad, August 28, 1959
MAURICE RAVEL
6. La Valse 12’06
New York Philharmonic Orchestra
Live Recording, Moscow, August 24, 1959
TT 61’10