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.

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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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
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: Bernstein Plays and Conducts Bernstein Leonard Bernstein 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 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
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; Janet Baker, Sheila Armstrong, Edinburgh Festival Chorus, London Symphony Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein 1
1991 Three Tchaikovsky Masterpieces Tchaikovsky; Eugene Ormandy, The Philadelphia Orchestra, Leonard Bernstein, New York Philharmonic, Leonard Rose 1
1992 Great American Showpieces Barber, Bernstein, Gershwin, Copland 2
1992 Symphonies no. 1 & no. 3 “Eroica” Beethoven; New York Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein 1
1992 Symphony No. 9 "Choral" / "Fidelio" Overture Beethoven; New York Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein 4
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
1992 Symphony No. 3 / 3 Rückert-Lieder / Das irdische Leben / Kindertotenlieder Mahler; New York Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein, Jennie Tourel 1
1992 The Planets / Adagio for Strings / Pomp and Circumstance Military March no. 1 Holst, Barber, Elgar; New York Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein 1
1992 Brahms: Violin Concerto / Sibelius: Violin Concerto Brahms, Sibelius; Zino Francescatti, New York Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein 1
1992 Debussy: Images pour orchestre / Rhapsody no. 1 for Clarinet and Orchestra / Ravel: Pavane pour une infante défunte / Ma Mère l'oye Debussy, Ravel; New York Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein 1
1992 Latin-American Orchestral Works Copland, Grofé, Fernández, Guarnieri, Villa-Lobos, Revueltas; New York Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein 1
1992 Leonard Bernstein in Concert Leonard Bernstein 1
1992 Missa Solemnis / Choral Fantasy / Theresia Mass Beethoven, Haydn; Leonard Bernstein, Rudolf Serkin, New York Philharmonic, London Symphony Chorus, London Symphony Orchestra 1
1992 Piano Concertos no. 3 & no. 5 "Emperor" Beethoven; New York Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein, Rudolf Serkin 2
1992 Symphonies Nos. 2 & 3 / Central Park in the Dark Ives; New York Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein 1
1992 Symphony Fantastique / Overtures Berlioz; New York Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein 1
1992 Symphony in D minor / Poeme op. 25 / Ballade op. 19 / Tzigane Franck, Fauré, Chausson, Ravel; New York Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein 1
1992 The Creation / Harmoniemesse Haydn; Leonard Bernstein, Camerata Singers, Westminster Choir, New York Philharmonic 1
1992 The Essential Clarinet Corigliano, Bernstein, Copland, Stravinsky; Richard Stoltzman 1
1992 The Royal Edition, Volume 5: Symphonies no. 4 & no. 5 / “Egmont” Overture Beethoven; New York Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein 2
1992 Violin Concerto / Consecration of the House Overture / Leonore Overture no. 3 Beethoven; New York Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein, Isaac Stern 2
1993 Copland and Bernstein: Greatest Hits Aaron Copland, Leonard Bernstein 1
1993 The Royal Edition, Volume 62: Ballet Music from Famous Operas New York Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein 1
1993 The Royal Edition, Volume 75: Chabrier: España / Falla: El sombrero de tres picos / La vida breve / El amor brujo Chabrier, Falla; New York Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein, Marilyn Horne 1
1993 Mad About American Music Leonard Bernstein 1
1993 Selections from Tristan und Isolde, Tannhäuser, Götterdämmerung / Wesendonck-Lieder Wagner; New York Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein, Eileen Farrell 1
1993 Symphony No. 4 / Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis / Fantasia on Greensleeves / Serenade to Music Vaughan Williams; New York Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein 1
1993 Symphony No. 6 "Pathétique" / "Hamlet" Fantasy Overture Tchaikovsky; New York Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein 1
1993 Boléro / Alborada del Gracioso / La Valse / Daphnis et Chloé Suite no. 2 Ravel; Orchestre National de France, New York Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein 3
1993 Le Sacre du Printemps / Pétrouchka Stravinsky; New York Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein 1
1993 Marches: Greatest Hits New York Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein 4
1993 Overtures Rossini, Suppé; New York Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein 1
1993 Scheherazade / Firebird Suite Rimsky-Korsakov, Stravinsky; New York Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein 1
1993 Schubert: Symphony no. 5 / Schumann: Cello Concerto Schubert, Schumann; New York Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein, Leonard Rose 1
1993 Shostakovich: Piano Concertos no. 1 & no. 2 / Poulenc: Concerto for 2 Pianos Shostakovich, Poulenc; Leonard Bernstein, André Previn, Arthur Gold, Robert Fizdale, New York Philharmonic 1
1993 Somewhere Leonard Bernstein 1
1993 Symphony no. 1 "Winter Dream" / Symphony no. 2 "Little Russian" Tchaikovsky; New York Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein 2
1993 Symphony no. 4 / Francesca da Rimini (1975 / 1960 recordings) Tchaikovsky; New York Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein 1
1993 The Royal Edition, Volume 58: Mussorgsky: Night on the Bare Mountain / Dukas: Sorcerer’s Apprentice / Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf / Saint‐Saëns: Carnival of the Animals Mussorgsky, Dukas, Prokofiev, Saint‐Saëns; New York Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein 1
1993 The Royal Edition, Volume 74: Symphony no. 3 "Rhenish" / Symphony no. 4 / "Manfred" Overture Schumann; New York Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein 1
1993 Tutti Nr. 2 Leonard Bernstein 1
1994 The Joy of Bernstein Leonard Bernstein 1
1994 Greatest Hits Bernstein 1
1994 Symphonie no. 4 “Italienische” / Ouverture “Die Hebriden” / Ein Sommernachtstraum (auszüge) Mendelssohn; Leonard Bernstein, Rafael Kubelík 1
1994 Music from America Gershwin, Bernstein; Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Kurt Masur, San Francisco Symphony, Seiji Ozawa 1
1994 The Symphonies "Jeremiah / The Age of Anxiety / Kaddish" / Serenade Bernstein; Christa Ludwig, Lukas Foss, Montserrat Caballé, Michael Wager, Gidon Kremer, Leonard Bernstein 1
1995 American Portraits: West Side Story and Other Masterpieces Leonard Bernstein 1
1995 Grieg: Peer Gynt Suites nos. 1 & 2 / Sibelius: Finlandia / Valse Triste / Swan of Tuonela Grieg, Sibelius; New York Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein 4
1995 Rhapsody in Blue / Barber Adagio / Firebird Suite / 1812 Overture Leonard Bernstein 1
1995 A Life in Music, Volume 13: Violin Concertos Barber, Maxwell Davies; Isaac Stern, Leonard Bernstein, André Previn 1
1995 The 7 Symphonies / Luonnotar / Pohjola's Daughter Sibelius; New York Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein 3
1996 Symphonies Nos. 1, 2 & 3 / Overtures & Polovtsian Dances from "Prince Igor" / In the Steppes of Central Asia Borodin; Andrew Davis, Saulius Sondeckis, Leonard Bernstein 2
1996 The Symphonies Schumann; Wiener Philharmoniker, Leonard Bernstein 2
1996 Holst: The Planets, Op. 32 / Walton: Façade Gustav Holst, Sir William Walton; New York Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein, The Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy 1
1996 Leonard Bernstein's Verden Leonard Bernstein 1
1996 Milhaud: Les Choéphores / Roussel: Symphony no. 3 in G minor / Honegger: Rugby / Pacific 231 Milhaud, Roussel, Honegger; New York Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein, Vera Zorina, McHenry Boatwright, Irene Jordan, Virginia Babikian, Schola Cantorum of New York 1
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 Carmen Suites / L'Arlésienne Suites Bizet; New York Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein 2
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

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