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Your favorite Bernstein on Sony, please

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Posted on July 22, 2012 at 05:54:29
maxim
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Just downloaded 60cds worth of Bernstein conducting NYPO on Sony (from qobuz for 90 euros! - a bargain).

Where do I start exploring the treasure? I am only familiar with Mahler (my favorite cycle), Sibelius (no particular impression) and Shosty 10 (good, not great).

What is your favourite Bernstein ex-Mahler?

 

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"On The Town" nt, posted on July 22, 2012 at 06:01:10
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RE: Your favorite Bernstein on Sony, please, posted on July 22, 2012 at 06:26:51
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His Shostakovich 5 from the 60s is considered one of the reference performances

I also like his Rhapsody in Blue

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Haydn Paris symphonies (nt), posted on July 22, 2012 at 09:37:04
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His Harris 3rd, Copland Rodeo is still most raucous, IMHO; Gerswhin Rhapsody/Paris...., posted on July 22, 2012 at 10:32:05
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Barber VC, these I find most enduring.

OK recordings.

 

Agree on that., posted on July 22, 2012 at 11:41:37
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I don't see a lot of talk about Bernstein's Haydn, but it is top notch, as is his Vivaldi. But he is probably better known for his Copland, Stravinsky, Ives and Gershwin, as well as Mahler and of course his own music.

 

Nielsen, posted on July 22, 2012 at 12:14:31
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His Nielsen symphonies are excellent. Wish he'd done them all...

There is a fine recording of Stravinsky Oedipus Rex with the Boston Symphony--not sure if it's currently available.

 

Bernstein's Haydn had the imprimatur of HC Robbins Landon no less [nt] ;-), posted on July 22, 2012 at 12:14:36
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Plus,, posted on July 22, 2012 at 14:23:56
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outstanding versions of his flute and clarinet concertos, with soloists Julius Baker and Stanley Drucker.

 

RE: Your favorite Bernstein on Sony, please, posted on July 23, 2012 at 08:10:01
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His Vaughan Williams 4th symphony is a benchmark, IMO. There's a splendid Hindemith disc too. The Beethoven concertos he did with Glenn Gould are off-center but enjoyable (to me anyway).

Going back about 30 years: his Mahler "Resurrection" on LP was a formative experience for me.

 

William Schuman Symphonies., posted on July 23, 2012 at 09:26:18
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Indiana Jones lifted from the 3rd!

 

RE: Haydn Paris symphonies (nt), posted on July 23, 2012 at 10:11:08
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Bernstein had a -- to me -- unexpected and remarkable affinity for Haydn.

His performances of Haydn's Masses are also remarkable, as is the music.

 

RE: Your favorite Bernstein on Sony, please, posted on July 23, 2012 at 11:20:11
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In addition to the discs already mentioned: Shostakovich, Mahler, Nielsen, Haydn, Vaughan Williams, Hindemith, Copland, Barber, William Schuman, and Ives, I'll add:

* The Sibelius 5th.
* Roussel's 3rd
* The Robert Schumann symphonies (another composer that Bernstein had affinity for.)
* Berlioz Symphonie fantastique and Harold in Italy.
* Revueltas: Sensemaya
* Beethoven Symphony 2 (Not a comment on the other Beethoven recordings; I just particular enjoyed this one recently.)
* The Diamond/Thompson/Harris disc.

Of the Mahler recordings, my favorite is probably the 3rd.

 

RE: Your favorite Bernstein on Sony, please, posted on July 23, 2012 at 11:45:55
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The 5th is also a favorite of mine. On a lighter note his recording of his film score for On the Waterfront is quite exciting
Alan

 

RE: Your favorite Bernstein on Sony, please, posted on July 23, 2012 at 11:48:31
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I also have Resurrection LP and enjoy it a huge amount.

 

On to listening now and ..., posted on July 23, 2012 at 11:50:15
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many thanks for all suggestions!

 

Nobody likes his version of "Appalachian Spring"?, posted on July 23, 2012 at 12:51:27
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I've always been partial to it.

 

It may be because of the restriction to Sony recordings, posted on July 23, 2012 at 15:23:01
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Which ignores some excellent performances on DG, and arguably some very good recordings as well. Including Schumann, Beethoven and Copland. I assume it is because the poster was looking for analog LP's..

 

my mistake, posted on July 23, 2012 at 15:25:49
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forgot it is a DG.

 

Oh love it, but recording...ouch. My fav A.S. above all is Clark's on Reference Recordings, posted on July 23, 2012 at 20:29:51
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chamber version, but so gorgeous and soloists so expressive I always find myself quite moved, and I'm not one to sip wine with tears in eyes listening to records.

 

Beethoven late string quartet set for string orchestra., posted on July 24, 2012 at 05:30:23
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Bernstein set some of the late string quartets of Beethoven for a small string orchestra. It is NOT a transcription that makes major changes to the score--mostly adding more players, having basses play some of the cello parts. The result is absolutely magical.

 

+1, how could I forget. On DGG Live from around '79 IIRC. nt, posted on July 24, 2012 at 07:34:45
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Op. 131 nt, posted on July 24, 2012 at 08:55:46
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I Don't Like His Version of a Lot of Things........., posted on July 24, 2012 at 10:56:30
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Save for his own compositions......

Aside from being a showman on stage, his readings of the masterworks have almost always struck me as lacking in depth, nuance, and understanding of the composer......

(I have the same complaint about Carlos Kleiber, by the way.)
    

 

That's why they make chocolate and vanilla., posted on July 24, 2012 at 12:24:31
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Love Kleiber.

 

RE: That's why they make chocolate and vanilla., posted on July 24, 2012 at 12:41:42
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Though not germain to the original post I lobe Bernsteins recordings of the Schuman symphonies on DGG and Carlos Kleibers Beethoven 5th and Brahms 4th I feel are two great clasical recordings
Alan

 

Well he sure isn't vanilla, and thank God for that....., posted on July 24, 2012 at 13:34:46
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I love the life he breaths into a lot of the War Horses. Especially his Schumann and Beethoven performances, just as Kleiber does in Beethoven's 5th. And, FWIW, he has, IMHO, contributed more to the music scene in America than any other conductor I'm aware of, both as a teacher/mentor, conductor, or composer. We should all be glad he passed our way.

 

Beethoven 4th..., posted on July 24, 2012 at 17:03:14
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One of my two favorite Beethoven 4ths; yet it's the only one of Bernstein's Beethoven recordings I like.

 

And Op. 135, posted on July 24, 2012 at 17:12:51
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on the copy I own, which is, I believe, a DG CD.

 

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