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Historical recordings 1941-1961 [sound recording] : live performances mostly unissued, with rehearsals & recording sessions from Boston and New York.

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Author/Creator:
Bernstein, Leonard, 1918-1990 cnd cmp itr
Language:
German, English. Vocal portions sung in German.
Release date:
2013
Production date:
1941
Imprint:
[Don Mills, Ont., Canada] : West Hill Radio Archives, p2013.
Format:
  • Music - Recording
  • 12 sound discs : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Title Variation:
Historical recordings 1941-1961
Note:
Compact discs. Subtitle from container.
Contents:
  • CD 1. Prelude & fugue no. 3 in C♯ / Diamond (Leonard Bernstein, piano) (recording debut, May 194) (New Music recordings 1611B, 78 rpm commercial rec.)
  • Symphony no. 2 in C major / Schumann (Boston Symphony Orchestra) (recorded 23 March 1946, Symphony Hall Boston)
  • Symphony no. 7 : "Lenningrad" / Shostakovich (rehearsal) (recorded 22 December 1948, Symphony Hall, Boston)
  • CD 2. Symphony no. 7 in C major, op. 60 : "Lenningrad" (Boston Symphony Orchestra) (recorded 22 December 1948, Symphony Hall, Boston)
  • CD 3. Symphony no. 2 / Mahler (rehearsal) (recorded 21 March 1949, Symphony Hall, Boston)
  • Piano concerto no. 15 / Mozart (rehearsal) (recorded 21 November 1949, Symphony Hall, Boston)
  • Turangalîla-symphonie / Messiaen (Boston Symphony Orchestra) (recorded 28 November 1949, Symphony Hall, Boston)
  • CD 4. Symphony no. 2 in C minor : "Resurrection" / Mahler (Adele Addison, soprano ; Nan Merriman, mezzo-soprano ; Boston Symphony Orchestra) (recorded 25 March 1949, Symphony Hall, Boston)
  • CD 5. Piano concerto / Ravel (rehearsal) (Boston Symphony Orchestra) (recorded 5 December 1949, Symphony Hall, Boston)
  • Preamble for a solemn occasion / Copland (Laurence Olivier, narrator)
  • United Nations on the march / Shostakovich ; arr. Langendoen
  • Piano concerto in G / Ravel (Leonard Bernstein, piano)
  • Symphony no. 9 in D minor : "Choral". Finale excerpts / Beethoven (Irma Gonzales, soprano ; Nan Merriman, mezzo-soprano ; Raoul Jobin, tenor ; Nicola Moscona, bass (recorded 10 December 1949, Carnegle Hall, New York) (Boston Symphony Orchestra in all works)
  • CD 6. Music for strings, percussion & celesta, Sz 106, BB 1154 / Bartók
  • Piano concerto no. 1 in C major, op. 15 / Beethoven (Leonard Bernstein, piano ; New York Philharmonic) (recorded 19 February 1950, Carnegie Hall, New York)
  • CD 7. Symphony no. 2 : "The age of anxiety" / Bernstein (Lukas Foss, piano ; New York Philharmonic) (recorded 26 February 1959, Carnegie Hall, New York)
  • The rite of spring / Stravinsky (New York Philharminic) (recorded 18 February 1951, Carnegie Hall, New York)
  • CD 8. Three-penny opera / Weill (Blitzstein version) (Marc Blitzstein (narrator) ; Lotte Lenya (Jenny) ; Jo Sullivan (Polly Peachum) ; David Brooks (Macheath) ; George Matthews (Streetsinger/Tiger Brown) ; Anita Ellis (Lucy Brown) ; David Thomas (Mr. Peachum) (recorded 14 June, 1952 at the Adolph Ullman Amphitheatre [Waltham, MA] during the Festival of the Creative Arts at Brandeis University [world premiere]
  • CD 9. Short symphony : "Symphony no. 2" / Copland (recorded 27 January 1957, Carnegie Hall, New York)
  • American creed / Harris (recorded 7 Feburary 1959, Carnegie Hall, New York)
  • Concerto for orchestra / Piston (recorded 15 February 1959, Carnegie Hall, New York)
  • Serious song / Fine (recorded 19 April 1959, Carnegie Hall, New York) (New York Philharmonic (in all works)--
  • CD 10. Symphony no. 5 / Shostakovich (recording session)
  • Billy the Kid Copland (recording session) (New York Philharmonic) (recorded 20 October, 1959, Symphony Hall, Boston)
  • CD 11. Symphony no. 4 : "Sinfonia romántica" / Chavez
  • Songs. Ich atmet' einen linden Duft (Rückert) ; Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen (Rückert) ; Das irdische Leben (Des Knaben Wunderhorn) ; Um Mitternacht (Rückert) (Jennie Tourel, mezzo-soprano) (recorded 8 February 1960, Carnegie Hall, New York) ; Symphony no. 8 / Diamond (recorded 9 October 1961) (New York Philharmonic in all works)
  • CD 12. Extensive notes on the performances.
Participant:
Boston Symphony Orchestra ; New York Philharmonic ; other performers ; Leonard Bernstein, conductor and piano.
Event:
Recorded principally in Symphony Hall, Boston and Carnegie Hall, New York.
Contributor:
Addison, Adele. Singer
Merriman, Nan. Singer
Olivier, Laurence, 1907-1989. Narrator
González, Irma, 1916-2008. Singer
Jobin, Raoul. Singer
Moscona, Nicola. Singer
Foss, Lukas, 1922-2009. Instrumentalist
Blitzstein, Marc. Arranger
Lenya, Lotte. Singer
Sullivan, Jo. Singer
Ellis, Anita, 1920- Singer
Kreste, Mary A. Singer
Boston Symphony Orchestra. Performer
New York Philharmonic. Performer
Included Work:
Diamond, David, 1915-2005. Preludes and fugues, piano. No. 3.
Schumann, Robert, 1810-1856. Symphonies, no. 2, op. 61, C major.
Shostakovich, Dmitriĭ Dmitrievich, 1906-1975. Symphonies, no. 7, op. 60.
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus, 1756-1791. Concertos, piano, orchestra, K. 450, B♭ major.
Messiaen, Olivier, 1908-1992. Turangalîla-symphonie.
Mahler, Gustav, 1860-1911. Symphonies, no. 2, C minor.
Ravel, Maurice, 1875-1937. Concertos, piano, orchestra, G major.
Copland, Aaron, 1900-1990. Preamble for a solemn occasion.
Shostakovich, Dmitriĭ Dmitrievich, 1906-1975. Vstrechnyĭ. Pesni͡a o vstrechnom; arranged.
Beethoven, Ludwig van, 1770-1827. Symphonies, no. 9, op. 125, D minor. Presto.
Bartók, Béla, 1881-1945. Music, celesta, percussion, string orchestra.
Beethoven, Ludwig van, 1770-1827. Concertos, piano, orchestra, no. 1, op. 15, C major.
Bernstein, Leonard, 1918-1990. Age of anxiety.
Stravinsky, Igor, 1882-1971. Vesna svi͡ashchennai͡a.
Weill, Kurt, 1900-1950. Dreigroschenoper; arranged.
Copland, Aaron, 1900-1990. Symphonies, no. 2.
Harris, Roy, 1898-1979. American creed.
Piston, Walter, 1894-1976. Concertos, orchestra.
Fine, Irving, 1914-1962. Serious song.
Shostakovich, Dmitriĭ Dmitrievich, 1906-1975. Symphonies, no. 5, op. 47, D minor.
Copland, Aaron, 1900-1990. Billy the Kid.
Chávez, Carlos, 1899-1978. Symphonies, no. 4.
Mahler, Gustav, 1860-1911. Lieder nach Rückert. Ich atmet' einen linden Duft.
Mahler, Gustav, 1860-1911. Lieder nach Rückert. Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen.
Mahler, Gustav, 1860-1911. Knaben Wunderhorn. Irdische Leben.
Mahler, Gustav, 1860-1911. Lieder nach Rückert. Um Mitternacht.
Diamond, David, 1915-2005. Symphonies, no. 8.
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Publisher No.:
WHRA-6048 West Hill Radio Archives

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