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http://www.classicalnotes.net/features/bernstein.html is another helpful survey of Bernstein's recorded work.

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Leonard Bernstein (/ˈbɜːrnstn/ BURN-styne; August 25, 1918 – October 14, 1990) was an American composer, conductor, author, music lecturer, and pianist. He was among the first conductors born and educated in the US to receive worldwide acclaim. According to music critic Donal Henahan, he was "one of the most prodigiously talented and successful musicians in American history."

His fame derived from his long tenure as the music director of the New York Philharmonic, from his conducting of concerts with most of the world's leading orchestras, and from his music for West Side Story, Peter Pan, Candide, Wonderful Town, On the Town, On the Waterfront, his Mass, and a range of other compositions, including three symphonies and many shorter chamber and solo works.

Bernstein was the first conductor to give a series of television lectures on classical music, starting in 1954 and continuing until his death. He was a skilled pianist, often conducting piano concertos from the keyboard.

As a composer he wrote in many styles encompassing symphonic and orchestral music, ballet, film and theatre music, choral works, opera, chamber music and pieces for the piano. Many of his works are regularly performed around the world, although none has matched the tremendous popular and critical success of West Side Story.

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Discography

Album

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2008 La Mer / Images / Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune Debussy; Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Leonard Bernstein 1
2009 Arias & Barcarolles / Songs & Duets Leonard Bernstein; Judy Kaye, William Sharp, Michael Barratt, Steven Blier 1
2009 Der Rosenkavalier Strauss; Wiener Philharmoniker, Leonard Bernstein, Christa Ludwig, Gwyneth Jones, Lucia Popp, Walter Berry, Plácido Domingo 1
2009 Vadim Gluzman: Barber - Bernstein - Bloch Barber, Bernstein, Bloch; Vadim Gluzman, São Paulo Symphony Orchestra, John Neschling 1
2010 Messiah Georg Friedrich Händel; New York Philharmonic, Westminster Choir, Leonard Bernstein, Adele Addison, Russell Oberlin, David Lloyd, William Warfield 1
2010 Symphonic Dances · Rhapsody in Blue · An American in Paris Leonard Bernstein, George Gershwin; New York Philharmonic, Columbia Symphony Orchestra, Leonard Bernstein 1
2011 George Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue / Leonard Bernstein: West Side Story George Gershwin, Leonard Bernstein; Katia & Marielle Labèque 1
2012 Symphony no. 8 "Unfinished" / Symphony no. 5 Franz Schubert; Concertgebouw Orchestra, Leonard Bernstein 2
2014 Mahler: Symphony no. 3 / Wagner: Götterdämmerung / Wesendonck-Lieder Mahler, Wagner; New York Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein 1
2015 Symphonie en ré mineur Franck, Saint‐Saëns; Orchestre National de France, Leonard Bernstein 1
2015 Sibelius: Violin Concerto / Bruch: Violin Concerto Sibelius, Bruch; Zino Francescatti, New York Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein, Thomas Schippers 1
2015 The Seven Symphonies: Symphony no. 3 / Symphony no. 4 Sibelius, New York Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein 1
2017 Symphonies nos. 1 and 2 Bernstein; Jennifer Johnson Cano, Jean‐Yves Thibaudet, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Marin Alsop 1
Also sprach Zarathustra Richard Strauss; New York Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein 1
Belshazzar's Feast / Chichester Psalms / Missa Brevis Walton, Bernstein; Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus, Robert Shaw 1
Bernstein conducts Bernstein: Divertimento / Halil / On the Town / Three Mediatations From "Mass" Leonard Bernstein 1
Bernstein Conducts Bernstein: Serenade / Fancy Free Bernstein; Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Leonard Bernstein, Gidon Kremer 1
Bernstein Conducts Bernstein: Songfest / Chichester Psalms Bernstein; National Symphony Orchestra of Washington, Wiener Jeunesse-Chor, Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Leonard Bernstein 1
Bernstein Conducts Bernstein: Symphonies nos. 1 & 2 Bernstein; Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Leonard Bernstein 1
CBS Great Performances, Volume 52: Prokofiev: Peter & The Wolf / Saint-Saëns: Carnival of the Animals Sergei Prokofiev, Camille Saint‐Saëns; Leonard Bernstein, New York Philharmonic 1
Four Concertos Vivaldi; Leonard Bernstein, New York Philharmonic 1
Le Sacre du Printemps / The Firebird Stravinsky; Israel Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein 1
Mussorgsky/Ravel: Pictures at an Exhibition / Rimsky-Korsakov: Capriccio espagnol / Tchaikovsky: Capriccio italien Mussorgsky / Ravel, Rimsky-Korsakov, Tchaikovsky; Leonard Bernstein, New York Philharmonic 1
Piano Concertos nos. 3 and 4 Beethoven; Wiener Philharmoniker, Leonard Bernstein, Krystian Zimerman 1
Symphonie Fantastique Berlioz; New York Philharmonic, Bernstein 1
Symphonie Nr. 2 / Tragische Ouvertüre / Akademische Festouvertüre Brahms; Wiener Philharmoniker, Leonard Bernstein 1
Symphonies nos. 2 & 4 Ludwig van Beethoven; Wiener Philharmoniker, Leonard Bernstein 1
Symphony no. 3 "Sinfonia Espansiva" / Symphony no. 5 Carl Nielsen; Royal Danish Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein 1
Symphony No. 3 / Variations on Haydn / Academic Festival Overture Brahms; Wiener Philharmoniker, Leonard Bernstein 1
Symphony no. 7 Mahler; New York Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein 1
Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1 / Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 2 Tchaikovsky; Rachmaninov, New York Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein, André Watts, Gary Graffman 1
Violin Concerto Beethoven; Isaac Stern, New York Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein 1
West Side Story / An American in Paris Leonard Bernstein, George Gershwin; Jaap van Zweden, The Amsterdam Saxophone Quartet 1

Album + Compilation + Audiobook

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2002 Bernstein Conducts Bernstein Leonard Bernstein 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1967 Bernstein's Greatest Hits New York Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein 1
1969 On the Beautiful Blue Danube Johann Strauss II; Leonard Bernstein, New York Philharmonic 2
1972 Bernstein Conducts Wagner Wagner; New York Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein 1
1980 9 Symphonien Beethoven; Wiener Philharmoniker, Leonard Bernstein 2
1980 Symphonien 1 & 6 "Pastorale" Beethoven; Wiener Philharmoniker, Leonard Bernstein 1
1981 CBS Great Performances, Volume 6: Beethoven: Symphony no. 5 / Schubert: Symphony no. 8 "Unfinished" Beethoven, Schubert; New York Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein 2
1981 CBS Great Performances, Volume 15: Capriccio Italien / Capriccio Espagnol Tchaikovsky, Rimsky-Korsakov; New York Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein 2
1981 Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue / An American in Paris / Concerto in F / Bernstein: “West Side Story” Dances / Russo: Three Pieces for Blues Band & Orchestra George Gershwin, Leonard Bernstein, William Russo 1
1981 Pictures at an Exhibition / Night on Bald Mountain Mussorgsky; New York Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein 4
1982 Enigma Variations / Pomp and Circumstance / The Crown of India Elgar; BBC Symphony Orchestra, Leonard Bernstein 2
1983 Rhapsody in Blue / West Side Story Gershwin, Bernstein; Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, Leonard Bernstein 1
1984 Bernstein Conducts Stravinsky: Le Sacre du printemps / Pétrouchka / L'Oiseau de feu - suite / Scènes de ballet Stravinsky; Leonard Bernstein 1
1984 Greatest Hits Sibelius; New York Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein, The Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy 1
1984 Greatest Hits (CBS Masterworks Composers’ Greatest Hits) Georges Bizet; Mormon Tabernacle Choir, New York Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein, Columbia Symphony, André Kostelanetz, Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy 1
1985 CBS Great Performances, Volume 1: Boléro / La Valse / Alborada del gracioso / Daphnis et Chloé Suite no. 2 Maurice Ravel; Leonard Bernstein, New York Philharmonic, Orchestre National de France 2
1986 Benny Goodman Collector's Edition: Compositions & Collaborations Bartók, Bernstein, Copland, Gould, Stravinsky; Benny Goodman 1
1986 Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue / An American in Paris / Grofé: Grand Canyon Suite Gershwin, Grofé; Columbia Symphony Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein 4
1986 Symphony no. 6 “Pastorale” / Overtures: The Consecration of the House and Leonore no. 3 Beethoven; New York Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein 2
1987 Romantic Favorites for Strings Samuel Barber, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Gustav Mahler; New York Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein 5 2
1987 Concertos for 1 & 2 Violins & Strings Bach; Isaac Stern, Pinchas Zukerman, Harold Gomberg, Alexander Schneider, Leonard Bernstein 2
1988 4 Symphonies Brahms; Wiener Philharmoniker, Leonard Bernstein 1
1988 Piano Concertos no. 1 & 2 / Cello Concerto no. 1 Shostakovich; New York Philharmonic, The Philadelphia Orchestra, Leonard Bernstein, André Previn, Mstislav Rostropovich, Eugene Ormandy 1
1988 9 Symphonien / Ouvertüren Beethoven; Wiener Philharmoniker, Leonard Bernstein 2
1988 Stravinsky: Symphony of Psalms / Poulenc: Gloria / Bernstein: Chichester Psalms Stravinsky, Poulenc, Bernstein; New York Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein 1
1988 The Bernstein Songbook Leonard Bernstein 1
1989 Bernstein Festival Leonard Bernstein 1
1989 Robert Schumann: Symphonie no. 3 "Rheinische - Rhenish" / Franz Schubert: Symphonie no. 8 "Unvollendete - Unfinished" Schumann, Schubert; Wiener Philharmoniker, Concertgebouworkest Amsterdam, Leonard Bernstein 1
1989 Symphony no. 5 / Cello Concerto Shostakovich; New York Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein, Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy, Yo‐Yo Ma 2
1989 The Dance Collection, Volume 2 Leonard Bernstein, New York Philharmonic 1
1990 Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue / Bernstein: West Side Story Symphonic Dances & America / Barber: Adagio for Strings Gershwin, Bernstein, Barber 2
1990 Violin Concerto / Double Concerto Brahms; Wiener Philharmoniker, Leonard Bernstein, Gidon Kremer, Mischa Maisky 3
1990 CBS Great Performances, Volume 46: Grand Canyon & Mississippi Suites Grofé; New York Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein, André Kostelanetz 1
1990 Leonard Bernstein: A Tribute Leonard Bernstein 1
1990 CBS Great Performances, Volume 56: Favorite French Spectaculars New York Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein 1
1990 Keyboard Concertos Nos. 1, 4, and 5 Bach; Glenn Gould, Columbia Symphony Orchestra, Vladimir Golschmann, Leonard Bernstein 5
1990 Klavierkonzert / Cellokonzert Schumann; Wiener Philharmoniker, Leonard Bernstein, Justus Frantz, Mischa Maisky 1
1990 Ouverture 1812 / Capriccio Italien / Romeo & Julia Tchaikovsky; Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Leonard Bernstein 1
1990 Requiem, Op. 5 / Te Deum, Op. 22 Berlioz; Orchestre National de France, Orchestre philharmonique de Radio France, Chœur de Radio France, Leonard Bernstein, Orchestre de Paris, Daniel Barenboim 1
1990 Symphonies Nos. 1-6 / Flute Concerto / Clarinet Concerto / Orchestral Music Carl Nielsen; Philadelphia Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, Eugene Ormandy, Leonard Bernstein 1
1990 Symphony no. 3 "Eroica" / "Fidelio" Overture Beethoven; Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Leonard Bernstein 1
1991 Bernstein Favorites: Tchaikovsky Tchaikovsky; Leonard Bernstein 1
1991 Copland: Appalachian Spring / Schuman: American Festival Overture / Barber: Adagio for Strings / Bernstein: Candida Overture Copland, Schuman, Barber, Bernstein; Los Angeles Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein 1
1991 Bernstein Favorites: Children's Classics: Carnival of the Animals / Peter and the Wolf / Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra Leonard Bernstein 1
1991 Bernstein Favorites: Orchestral Dances Leonard Bernstein 1
1991 Bernstein Favorites: The Twentieth Century Leonard Bernstein 1
1991 The Theatre Works, Volume I Bernstein; New York Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein 1
1991 The Theatre Works, Volume II: Mass / Dybbuk Leonard Bernstein 1
1991 A Portrait: Bernstein Plays and Conducts Other Composers Leonard Bernstein 1
1991 10 Symphonien Mahler; New York Philharmonic, Concertgebouworkest Amsterdam, Wiener Philharmoniker, Leonard Bernstein 5 1
1991 A Portrait: Lieder Gustav Mahler; Christa Ludwig, Walter Berry, Dietrich Fischer‐Dieskau, Leonard Bernstein 1
1991 Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 1 / Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 25 Beethoven, Mozart; New York Philharmonic, Israel Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein 2
1991 Bernstein Favorites: Ballet Dances Leonard Bernstein 1
1991 Bernstein Favorites: Opera for Orchestra Leonard Bernstein 1
1991 Bernstein Favorites: Orchestral Showpieces Leonard Bernstein 1
1991 Piano Concerto no. 2 / Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini Rachmaninoff; Philippe Entremont, New York Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein, Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy 1
1991 Symphony no. 1 "Titan" / Symphony no. 2 "Resurrection" Mahler; New York Philharmonic, London Symphony Orchestra, Leonard Bernstein, Edinburgh Festival Chorus, Janet Baker, Sheila Armstrong 1
1992 Great American Showpieces Barber, Bernstein, Gershwin, Copland 2
1992 Symphonies no. 1 & no. 3 “Eroica” Ludwig van Beethoven; New York Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein 1
1992 Bizet: Symphony No. 1 / Offenbach: Orpheus in the Underworld Overture / Offenbach, Rosenthal: Gaite Parisenne / Suppé: Galatea Overture - The Royal Edition, Volume: 17 Bizet, Offenbach, Rosenthal, Suppé; New York Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein 2
1992 "On the Town" Dance Suite / "Fancy Free" Ballet / "On the Waterfront" Symphonic Suite Bernstein; New York Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein 1
1992 Requiem / Mort de Cléopâtre / Roméo et Juliette (excerpts) Berlioz; Orchestre National de France, Orchestre philharmonique de Radio France, New York Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein, Stuart Burrows, Jennie Tourel 1
1992 Symphonic Dances from West Side Story / Candide Overture / An American in Paris / Rhapsody in Blue Bernstein, Gershwin; New York Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein 1
1992 Die 5 Klavierkonzerte - The Piano Concertos Ludwig van Beethoven; Wiener Philharmoniker, Leonard Bernstein, Krystian Zimerman 1
1992 Dvořák: Symphony no. 9 "From the New World" / "Carnival" Overture / Two Slavonic Dances / Smetana: The Moldau Dvořák, Smetana; New York Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein 1
1992 The 5 Piano Concertos Beethoven; Glenn Gould, Leonard Bernstein, Vladimir Golschmann, Leopold Stokowski 2
1992 Janáček: Glagolitic Mass / Poulenc: Gloria Janáček, Poulenc; The Westminster Choir, New York Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein 1

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