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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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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 – 38:02 minutes | 1,53 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 – R. Strauss: Selections From "Salome", 5 Songs; Boito: Mefistofele Prologo (1978/2017) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Leonard Bernstein – R. Strauss: Selections From “Salome”, 5 Songs; Boito: Mefistofele Prologo (1978/2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz  | Time – 01:06:33 minutes | 1,19 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Digital Booklet, Front Cover | © Deutsche Grammophon (DG)

This album offers Leonard Bernstein in some quite rare (at least for him, on disc) operatic repertoire. Given his flair for the dramatic, it’s not surprising that Bernstein would take so winningly to Strauss’s Salome. The Dance of the Seven Veils is full of color, sparkle, and cloying sensuality […] Montserrat Caballé sings with solid, beautifully produced tone and communicates a sense of unbearable longing […] She’s also very good in the lighter, sweeter Strauss songs that follow. There hardly could be a more extreme contrast with Salome than Boito’s Mefistofele, yet Bernstein – never one to shy away from the grandiose – pulls out all the stops in conjuring up the heavenly realm, with its clarion trombones and angelic choirs. Bass Nicolai Ghiaurov gives an arresting portrayal of the title character.” (Classicstoday)

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Leonard Bernstein – Mendelssohn: Symphonies No.4 "Italian" & No.5 "Reformation" (1979/2017) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Leonard Bernstein – Mendelssohn: Symphonies No.4 “Italian” & No.5 “Reformation” (1979/2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz  | Time – 01:01:24 minutes | 1,15 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download |  Front Cover | © Deutsche Grammophon (DG)

Leonard Berstein leads the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra in this recording of Mendelssohn’s Fourth and Fifth Symphonies, bringing his passionate and fervent interpretations to these Romantic, picturesque works.

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