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Isaac Stern, New York Philharmonic & Leonard Bernstein – Alban Berg & Belá Bartók Violin Concertos (Remastered) (2022) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Isaac Stern, New York Philharmonic & Leonard Bernstein – Alban Berg & Belá Bartók Violin Concertos (Remastered) (2022)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:13:14 minutes | 1,35 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Praga Digitals

Early in 1935, the American violinist Louis Krasner suggested to Berg that he write a violin concerto, but Berg, involved with the orchestration of his opera Lulu, was not then interested in a new project. However, the death from poliomelytis of his young friend Manon Gropius, daughter of Mahler’s widow, that spring so saddened him that he decided to compose a concerto as a memorial to her. Te score was finished on August 11, 1935 – record time for the slow-working, meticulous Berg. Dedicated ‘to the memory of an angel’ the Violin Concerto was to be his last completed work, for on December 24 he died of septicemia of the age of fifty. Krasner gave the world premiere on April 19, 1936, in Barcelona, under Hermann Scherchen.

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Leonard Bernstein, Wiener Philharmoniker – Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde (1966/2016) [Official Digital Download DSF DSD64/2.82MHz + FLAC 24bit/96kHz]

Leonard Bernstein, Wiener Philharmoniker – Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde (1966/2016)
DSD64 (.dsf) 1 bit/2,82 MHz | Time – 01:06:49 minutes | 5,27 GB
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:06:49 minutes | 1,02 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Bookelt | Genre: Classical | © Decca / HDTT
~ Recordrd bt Decca 4-5 Apr 1966 at the Sofiensaal in Vienna ~

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Gidon Kremer, Israel Philharmonic Orchestra & Leonard Bernstein – Bernstein: Serenade, Fancy Free (Live) (1979/2017) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Gidon Kremer, Israel Philharmonic Orchestra & Leonard Bernstein – Bernstein: Serenade, Fancy Free (Live) (1979/2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 58:20 minutes | 1,07 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Master, Official Digital Download  | Front Cover | © Deutsche Grammophon (DG)

Among the world’s leading violinists, Gidon Kremer has perhaps pursued the most unconventional career. He was born on 27 February 1947 in Riga, Latvia, and began studying at the age of four with his father and grandfather, both distinguished string players. At the age of seven, he enrolled as a student at Riga Music School where he made rapid progress, and at sixteen he was awarded the First Prize of the Latvian Republic. Two years later he began his studies with David Oistrakh at the Moscow Conservatory. Gidon Kremer went on to win a series of prestigious awards, including prizes in the 1967 Queen Elisabeth Competition in Brussels and 1969 Montreal International Music Competition and first prize in both the 1969 Paganini and 1970 Tchaikovsky International Competitions.

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Leonard Bernstein – Copland: Rodeo & Billy The Kid (Remastered) (2017) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Leonard Bernstein – Copland: Rodeo & Billy The Kid (Remastered) (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24bit/192kHz | Time – 00:38:51 minutes | 1,60 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Sony Classical

What is ‘American’ music? Aaron Copland wrote in 1941 “Because we live here and work here, we can be certain that when our music is mature it will also be American in quality.

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Orchestre National de France & Leonard Bernstein – Leonard Bernstein – An American in Paris (2018) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

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.

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Leonard Bernstein – Mass (2021) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Leonard Bernstein – Mass (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 01:45:42 minutes | 4,4 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Sony Classical

Mass (formally: MASS: A Theatre Piece for Singers, Players, and Dancers) is a musical theatre work composed by Leonard Bernstein with text by Bernstein and additional text and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz. Commissioned by Jacqueline Kennedy, it premiered on September 8, 1971, conducted by Maurice Peress and choreographed by Alvin Ailey. The production used costume designs by Frank Thompson. The performance was part of the opening of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. Mass premiered in Europe in 1973, with John Mauceri conducting the Yale Symphony Orchestra in Vienna.

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Leonard Bernstein – A Tribute to Benjamin Britten (Remastered) (1977/2018/2021) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Leonard Bernstein – A Tribute to Benjamin Britten (Remastered) (1977/2018/2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 40:02 minutes | 1,34 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Sony Classical

Leonard Bernstein was an American conductor, composer, pianist, music educator, author, and humanitarian. Among the most important conductors of his time, he was also the first American conductor to receive international acclaim. According to music critic Donal Henahan, he was “one of the most prodigiously talented and successful musicians in American history”.

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Leonard Bernstein, Wiener Philharmoniker – Beethoven: 9 Symphonies (1980) [Japan 2015] DSF DSD64 + Hi-Res FLAC

Leonard Bernstein, Wiener Philharmoniker – Beethoven: 9 Symphonies (1980) [Japan 2015]
DSD64 2.0 (tracks.dsf) 1 bit/2,8 MHz | Time – 368:13 minutes |15 GB
FLAC 2.0 Stereo (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Full Scans included | 7,78 GB
Source: SACD-R, Deutsche Grammophon/Universal Japan # UCGG-9079~84

Leonard Bernstein conducts the Wiener Philharmoniker for these legendary recordings from 1977-1979 of Ludwig van Beethoven’s 9 Symphonies in this Limited Edition SACDs set. A set that in the realism of its engineering, in the poised polished execution of the Vienna Philharmonic, and in the controlled, tasteful vigor of Bernstein’s conducting sets standards of Beethoven playing. Despite the age the pairing of Bernstein and the VPO was always quite special and the set has stood the test of time remarkably well, remaining an excellent choice for anybody looking for a Beethoven symphony cycle.

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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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