Leonard Bernstein (American composer and conductor)

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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 ( 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. He was also a critical figure in the modern revival of the music of Gustav Mahler, the composer he was most passionately interested in.

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 + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1996 Nocturne New York Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein 1
1996 Overtures Rossini; Thomas Schippers, Leonard Bernstein, George Szell, Eugene Ormandy 1
1997 The Joy of Christmas New York Philharmonic, Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Leonard Bernstein 1
1997 Appalachian Spring / Rodeo / Billy the Kid / Fanfare for the Common Man Copland; New York Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein 1
1997 Holst: The Planets / Elgar: Pomp and Circumstance March, No. 1 Holst, Elgar; New York Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein 1
1997 Bernstein Century: Time Cycle / Phorion / Song of Songs Foss; Columbia Symphony Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein, Jennie Tourel, Adele Addison 1
1998 Magnificat / Easter Oratorio Bach; Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy, New York Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein 1
1998 Bernstein Century: Bach: Piano Concerto BWV1052 / Violin Concerto BWV1042 / Concerto for Oboe and Violin BWV1060 / Vivaldi: Piccolo Concerto Bach, Vivaldi; Columbia Symphony Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein, Glenn Gould, Isaac Stern, Harold Gomberg, William Heim 1
1998 The Four Seasons / Concerto for Diverse Instruments / Oboe Concerto / Flute Concerto Vivaldi; New York Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein, John Corigliano, Harold Gomberg, John Wummer 1
1998 The Complete Symphonies & Orchestral Songs Mahler; Bernstein 1
1998 Bernstein Century: Symphony no. 3 “Kaddish” / Chichester Psalms Bernstein; Felicia Montealegre, Jennie Tourel, Camerata Singers, New York Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein 2
1998 Bernstein Century: Symphony no. 9 "From the New World" / Carnival Overture / Slavonic Dances nos. 1 & 3 Dvořák; New York Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein 3
1998 The Rite of Spring / The Firebird Suite Stravinsky; London Symphony Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein 1
1998 Bernstein Century: Symphony no. 1 "Titan" / Symphony no. 10 (Adagio) Mahler; New York Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein 1
1998 Bernstein Century: Dvořák: Symphony no. 7 / Smetana: Bartered Bride / The Moldau Dvořák, Smetana; New York Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein 1
1998 Bernstein Century: Latin America Fiesta Leonard Bernstein 1
1998 Bernstein Century: Pini di Roma / Feste Romane Respighi; New York Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein 1
1998 Famous Rhapsodies Liszt, Enescu, Chabrier, Alfvén; Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy, New York Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein 1
1998 Music for the Theatre / Concerto for Piano and Orchestra / Connotations for Orchestra / El Salón México Copland; Columbia Symphony Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein, Aaron Copland 1
1998 Piano Concertos no. 15, K.450 / no. 17, K.453 Mozart; Columbia Symphony Orchestra, Leonard Bernstein 1
1998 Prelude, Fugue and Riffs Bernstein; Columbia Jazz Combo, Columbia Symphony Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein, Benny Goodman, Zino Francescatti 1
1998 Shéhérazade / Capriccio Espagnol Rimsky-Korsakov; New York Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein 1
1998 Strauss: Don Quixote / Schumann: Cello Concerto Strauss, Schumann; Mstislav Rostropovich, Herbert von Karajan, Leonard Bernstein 4 1
1999 Jeremiah / The Age of Anxiety / I Hate Music! / La Bonne Cuisine Bernstein; New York Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein, Jennie Tourel, Philippe Entremont 1
1999 Trouble in Tahiti / Facsimile Columbia Wind Ensemble, New York Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein, Nancy Williams, Julian Patrick, Antonia Butler, Michael Clarke, Mark Brown 1
1999 Glass / Rorem: Violin Concertos / Bernstein: Serenade Glass, Rorem, Bernstein; Gidon Kremer 2
1999 The Essential Bernstein Leonard Bernstein 1
1999 Bernstein's America Aaron Copland, George Gershwin, Samuel Barber, Leonard Bernstein 1
1999 Chichester Psalms / Symphony no. 1 / Symphony no. 2 Bernstein; Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Wiener Jeunesse-Chor, Leonard Bernstein, Christa Ludwig, Lukas Foss 1
1999 Deutsche Grammophon Collection: Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6, op. 74 "Pathétique" / Stravinsky: Scènes de ballet Tchaikovsky, Stravinsky; New York Philharmonic, Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Leonard Bernstein 1
1999 Deutsche Grammophon Collection: Wolf: The Spanish Songbook / Strauss: Five Songs for Voice and Orchestra Hugo Wolf, Richard Strauss; Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Gerald Moore, Montserrat Caballé, Orchestre National de France, Leonard Bernstein 1
1999 La Mer / Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune / Jeux / Nocturnes Debussy; New York Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein 1
1999 Sibelius: Symphony No. 5 / Shostakovich: Symphony No. 1 Sibelius, Shostakovich; Leonard Bernstein 1
1999 Slavonic Dances 1 & 3 / Rustic Wedding Symphony / Children's Prayer From Hansel and Gretel / Three Dances From The Bartered Bride Dvořák, Goldmark, Humperdinck, Smetana; New York Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein 1
1999 Symphony no. 2 / Symphony no. 7 Beethoven; New York Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein 1
1999 Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto no. 1 / Dvorak: Piano Concerto Tchaikovsky, Dvořák; New York Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein, Philippe Entremont, Justus Frantz 1
2000 Panorama Leonard Bernstein 1
2000 Pomp and Circumstance / Symphony 2 / Cello Concerto / Enigma Edward Elgar; Shaham, Fournier, Bernstein, Sinopoli 2
2001 The Complete Symphonies Gustav Mahler; Leonard Bernstein 1
2001 Copland: Appalachian Spring / Four Dances from Rodeo / Bernstein: Facsimile / Fancy Free Copland, Bernstein; Concert Arts Orchestra, Robert Irving 1
2001 Essential Leonard Bernstein Leonard Bernstein 1
2001 Finlandia / Valse Triste / Swan of Tuonela / Karelia Suite / En Saga / Pohjola's Daughter Sibelius; Eugene Ormandy, Leonard Bernstein 1
2001 Le Carnaval des animaux / Organ Symphony Camille Saint‐Saëns; Leonard Bernstein, Daniel Barenboim, Martha Argerich, Itzhak Perlman 1
2001 Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 / Cello Concerto No. 1 Shostakovich; André Previn, Leonard Bernstein, Yo‐Yo Ma 1
2001 The London Symphonies (Nos. 93 - 104) Haydn; New York Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein 2
2001 The Original Jacket Collection Leonard Bernstein 1
2002 Symphonies Nos. 1-9 / Overtures / Violin Concerto Beethoven; Isaac Stern, New York Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein 1
2003 Nutcracker Suite / Symphony No. 4 Tchaikovsky; Leonard Bernstein, New York Philharmonic 1
2003 A Total Embrace: The Composer (incomplete, 3cd set) Leonard Bernstein 1
2003 Overture to Candide / Symphonic Dances from West Side Story / Symphonic Suite from On the Waterfront Leonard Bernstein; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Carl Davis 2
2003 A Total Embrace: The Conductor Leonard Bernstein 1
2003 The Complete Symphonies Tchaikovsky; Leonard Bernstein 1
2004 The Rite of Spring / The Firebird Suite / Scythian Suite Stravinsky; London Symphony Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein 1
2004 Complete Recordings on Deutsche Grammophon Haydn; Leonard Bernstein 1
2004 Complete Recordings on Deutsche Grammophon Jean Sibelius; Leonard Bernstein 1
2004 The 1953 American Decca Recordings Leonard Bernstein 1
2004 Pictures at an Exhibition / Night on Bald Mountain Mussorgsky; New York Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein 1
2005 Complete Recordings on Deutsche Grammophon Schubert, Mendelssohn, Schumann; Leonard Bernstein 1
2005 Complete Recordings on Deutsche Grammophon, Volume I: Symphonies 1-4 / Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen / Des Knaben Wunderhorn Mahler; Leonard Bernstein 1
2005 Complete Recordings on Deutsche Grammophon, Volume II: Symphonies 5-7 / Ruckert-Lieder / Kindertotenlieder Mahler; Leonard Bernstein 1
2005 Complete Recordings on Deutsche Grammophon, Volume III: Symphonies 8-10 / Das Lied von der Erde Mahler; Leonard Bernstein 1
2005 Stravinsky / Shostakovich: Complete Recordings on Deutsche Grammophon Stravinsky, Shostakovich; Leonard Bernstein 1
2005 Sinfonías "Oxford" y "La sorpresa" / La Creación Joseph Haydn, Wiener Philharmoniker, Bayerischer Rundfunk & Leonard Bernstein 4 1
2006 Music from: Candide / West Side Story / On the Waterfront Leonard Bernstein; Camelia Sima, David Montgomery, Jenaer Philharmonie 2
2006 DIE ZEIT Klassik-Edition 15: Leonard Bernstein dirigiert Berlioz und Milhaud Leonard Bernstein 1
2007 Rhapsody in Blue / An American in Paris George Gershwin; Leonard Bernstein 1
2008 The Best of All Possible Worlds Leonard Bernstein 1
2009 The Complete Symphonies Mahler; Leonard Bernstein 1
2010 The Symphonies Mahler; Leonard Bernstein 1
2010 BBC Music, Volume 18, Number 7: American Classics: Bernstein, Gershwin, Grofé & Ellington Bernstein / Gershwin / Grofé / Ellington 1
2010 Violin Concerto / Schelomo / Sacred Service Bloch; Yehudi Menuhin, Sir Neville Marriner, Leonard Bernstein, Maurice Abravanel 1
2010 5th & 7th Symphonies Beethoven; Bernstein, New York Philharmonic 2
2010 The Symphony Edition New York Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein 1
2011 Symphonies nos. 1, 2, 5 & 7 Sibelius; Wiener Philharmoniker, Leonard Bernstein 1
2012 The Complete Mahler Symphonies Mahler; New York Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein 5 1
2012 Three Concertos Dmitri Shostakovich; Е. Мravinsky, D. Oistrakh / E. Ormandy, М. Rostropovich / L. Bernstein 1
2014 The Leonard Bernstein Collection, Volume One Leonard Bernstein 1
2014 The Late Symphonies / Great Mass in C minor / Requiem Mozart; Leonard Bernstein 1
2015 Remastered Edition: The Symphonies Sibelius; Bernstein 2
2018 Bernstein: The Essentials Bernstein 1
2018 The Pianist Leonard Bernstein 1
Bernstein Favorites: Overtures Leonard Bernstein 1
Bernstein klassieke iconen Leonard Bernstein 1
Bernstein: Chichester Psalms / Rutter: Gloria / Pärt: Magnificat Antiphon / Missa Sillabica Bernstein, Rutter, Pärt; Choir of Clare College, Cambridge, Cappella Breda 1
CBS Great Performances, Volume 57: Favorite Russian Spectaculars New York Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein 1
Favorite Overtures New York Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein 1
Masterpieces of Edvard Grieg Edvard Grieg; Eugene Ormandy, The Philadelphia Orchestra, Leonard Bernstein, New York Philharmonic, Andrew Davis, New Philharmonia Orchestra 1
Mécénat Musical Leonard Bernstein 1
New York, New York! The Best of Bernstein 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
The Encore Collection, Volume II Leonard Bernstein 1
The Firebird / Pulcinella / Scenes de ballet Stravinsky; Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Leonard Bernstein 1
The Glenn Gould Edition: Concertos for Piano and Orchestra nos. 1–5 & 7 J. S. Bach; Glenn Gould, Leonard Bernstein, Vladimir Golschmann 1
To Lenny With Love: Hommage á Leonard Bernstein Leonard Bernstein 1
TuTTi Leonard Bernstein 1

Album + Compilation + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1998 Pictures at an Exhibition / Night on the Bare Mountain / Songs and Dances of Death Mussorgsky; Jennie Tourel, New York Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1983 Symphony No. 4 / Tragic Overture Brahms; Wiener Philharmoniker, Bernstein 1
1985 Symphony in C / Symphony in Three Movements Stravinsky; Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Leonard Bernstein 1
1986 A Quiet Place Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Wadsworth; ORF-Symphonieorchester 1
1987 Symphonien nos. 6 & 9 Schostakowitsch; Wiener Philharmoniker, Leonard Bernstein 1

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