Orchestre National de France & Leonard Bernstein – Leonard Bernstein – An American in Paris (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 06:40:24 minutes | 7,24 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Warner Classics
This 7CD set is the fruit of the love affair that developed in Paris between Leonard Bernstein and the Orchestre National de France in the 1970s. Beside long-admired studio recordings, featuring Mstislav Rostropovich and Alexis Weissenberg among the soloists, it presents live performances completely new to the catalogue: a 1975 programme to celebrate Ravel’s centenary — with Bernstein himself as soloist in the G major piano concerto — and orchestral suites taken from two of Bernstein’s most celebrated and brilliant works, both infused with jazz: the film score On the Waterfront and the landmark Broadway musical West Side Story.