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Leonard Bernstein, New York Philharmonic – Haydn: Mass In Time Of War & Symphony 96 (1973 & 1974) [Reissue 2017] {2.0 & 5.1} PS3 ISO + FLAC

Leonard Bernstein – Leonard Bernstein’s Concert For Peace / Bernstein Conducts Haydn (1973/1974) [Reissue 2017]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & 5.1 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 67:12 minutess | Scans included | 2,87 GB
or FLAC 2.0 Stereo (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/96 kHz | Scans included | 1,41 GB
2 LP on 1 SACD | Features Stereo and Quadrophonic Surround Sound | Vocalion # CDLX 7346

Leonard Bernstein’s Concert for Peace, a protest at the Vietnam War, took place in Washington Cathedral during January 1973 and featured a spellbinding performance of Joseph Haydn’s Mass in Time of War. Here it’s coupled with Bernstein and the New York Philharmonic’s reading of Haydn’s Symphony No. 96, “Miracle”. Both were remastered from the original analogue tapes (stereo and quadraphonic).

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Wiener Philharmoniker & Vienna Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein – Beethoven: 9 Symphonies (1980/2017) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Wiener Philharmoniker & Vienna Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein – Beethoven: 9 Symphonies (1980/2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 06:06:08 minutes | 12 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Source: Qobuz | Booklet, Front Cover | © Deutsche Grammophon

Bernstein at 100 is a two-year global celebration of the 20th century cultural giant officially commencing on 22 September 2017. This remastered Beethoven Symphonies is the first product in DG’s suite of Bernstein releases to mark the occasion.

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Gustav Mahler – Symphony No. 9 – Berliner Philharmoniker, Leonard Bernstein (1980/2015) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Gustav Mahler – Symphony No. 9 – Berliner Philharmoniker, Leonard Bernstein (1980/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 01:22:07 minutes | 3,16 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Source: HDTracks | Booklet, Front Cover | © Deutsche Grammophon
Recording: Berlin, Philharmonie, 10/1979

Recorded in West Berlin in October 1979, this live album stands as a document of the only time Leonard Bernstein ever conducted the Berliner Philharmoniker. Described by Gramophone as “an extraordinary night,” the performance brings together a world class orchestra, a legendary conductor and one of Mahler’s greatest symphonies.

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Leonard Bernstein – Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, Op. 125 Choral (Remastered) (2019) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Leonard Bernstein – Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, Op. 125 Choral (Remastered) (2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 01:09:25 minutes | 2,85 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Sony Classical

Leonard Bernstein was born in Lawrence, Massachusetts. He took piano lessons as a boy and attended the Garrison and Boston Latin Schools. At Harvard University, he studied with Walter Piston, Edward Burlingame-Hill, and A. Tillman Merritt, among others. Before graduating in 1939, he made an unofficial conducting debut with his own incidental music to “The Birds,” and directed and performed in Marc Blitzstein’s “The Cradle Will Rock.” Then at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, he studied piano with Isabella Vengerova, conducting with Fritz Reiner, and orchestration with Randall Thompson.

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Leonard Bernstein – Beethoven: Symphony No. 7 in A Major, Op. 92 (Remastered) (2019) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Leonard Bernstein – Beethoven: Symphony No. 7 in A Major, Op. 92 (Remastered) (2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 42:19 minutes | 1,74 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Sony Classical

Leonard Bernstein was born in Lawrence, Massachusetts. He took piano lessons as a boy and attended the Garrison and Boston Latin Schools. At Harvard University, he studied with Walter Piston, Edward Burlingame-Hill, and A. Tillman Merritt, among others. Before graduating in 1939, he made an unofficial conducting debut with his own incidental music to “The Birds,” and directed and performed in Marc Blitzstein’s “The Cradle Will Rock.” Then at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, he studied piano with Isabella Vengerova, conducting with Fritz Reiner, and orchestration with Randall Thompson.

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Leonard Bernstein – Beethoven: Symphony No. 6 in F Major, Op. 68 Pastoral (Remastered) (2019) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Leonard Bernstein – Beethoven: Symphony No. 6 in F Major, Op. 68 Pastoral (Remastered) (2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 44:19 minutes | 1,75 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Sony Classical

Leonard Bernstein was born in Lawrence, Massachusetts. He took piano lessons as a boy and attended the Garrison and Boston Latin Schools. At Harvard University, he studied with Walter Piston, Edward Burlingame-Hill, and A. Tillman Merritt, among others. Before graduating in 1939, he made an unofficial conducting debut with his own incidental music to “The Birds,” and directed and performed in Marc Blitzstein’s “The Cradle Will Rock.” Then at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, he studied piano with Isabella Vengerova, conducting with Fritz Reiner, and orchestration with Randall Thompson.

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Leonard Bernstein – Beethoven: Symphony No. 4 & Symphony No. 8 (Remastered) (2019) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Leonard Bernstein – Beethoven: Symphony No. 4 & Symphony No. 8 (Remastered) (2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 58:51 minutes | 2,35 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Sony Classical

Leonard Bernstein was born in Lawrence, Massachusetts. He took piano lessons as a boy and attended the Garrison and Boston Latin Schools. At Harvard University, he studied with Walter Piston, Edward Burlingame-Hill, and A. Tillman Merritt, among others. Before graduating in 1939, he made an unofficial conducting debut with his own incidental music to “The Birds,” and directed and performed in Marc Blitzstein’s “The Cradle Will Rock.” Then at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, he studied piano with Isabella Vengerova, conducting with Fritz Reiner, and orchestration with Randall Thompson.

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Leonard Bernstein – Beethoven: Symphony No. 2 in & Symphony No. 1 (Remastered) (2019) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Leonard Bernstein – Beethoven: Symphony No. 2 in & Symphony No. 1 (Remastered) (2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 01:00:13 minutes | 2,35 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Sony Classical

Leonard Bernstein was born in Lawrence, Massachusetts. He took piano lessons as a boy and attended the Garrison and Boston Latin Schools. At Harvard University, he studied with Walter Piston, Edward Burlingame-Hill, and A. Tillman Merritt, among others. Before graduating in 1939, he made an unofficial conducting debut with his own incidental music to “The Birds,” and directed and performed in Marc Blitzstein’s “The Cradle Will Rock.” Then at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, he studied piano with Isabella Vengerova, conducting with Fritz Reiner, and orchestration with Randall Thompson.

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Leonard Bernstein – Beethoven: String Quartet No.14 In C Sharp Minor, Op.131 (Remastered) (2019) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Leonard Bernstein – Beethoven: String Quartet No.14 In C Sharp Minor, Op.131 (Remastered) (2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 45:56 minutes | 1,85 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Deutsche Grammophon (DG)

Leonard Bernstein’s otherwise harmonious relationship with the Vienna Philharmonic hit a few bumps when he proposed that they perform this string quartet transcription of Beethoven’s Quartet in C-sharp Minor, op. 131. But only a few minutes into the first rehearsal, all static evaporated. One hears why: this great, idiosyncratic piece–along with the Quartet in F, op. 135–is played with startling freshness and affection. The unanimity of the orchestra ensures that textures are rarely muddied, while the sound of massed strings gives the music a grandeur always implied but never realized by conventional string quartet performances. What comes most to the fore in this version is the music’s meditative qualities. At times, the slow movements sound like Mahler, with whom Bernstein identified even more strongly than with Beethoven.

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Leonard Bernstein – Beethoven: Missa Solemnis in D Major, Op. 123 (Remastered) (2019) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Leonard Bernstein – Beethoven: Missa Solemnis in D Major, Op. 123 (Remastered) (2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 01:17:09 minutes | 2,86 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Sony Classical

Leonard Bernstein was born in Lawrence, Massachusetts. He took piano lessons as a boy and attended the Garrison and Boston Latin Schools. At Harvard University, he studied with Walter Piston, Edward Burlingame-Hill, and A. Tillman Merritt, among others. Before graduating in 1939, he made an unofficial conducting debut with his own incidental music to “The Birds,” and directed and performed in Marc Blitzstein’s “The Cradle Will Rock.” Then at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, he studied piano with Isabella Vengerova, conducting with Fritz Reiner, and orchestration with Randall Thompson.

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