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Leonard Bernstein 100th Birthday


25.8.2018: One hundred years ago on this day, the great composer and conductor Leonard Bernstein was born in Massachusetts. His most successful stage works include such musicals as On the Town, Candide, and West Side Story.

He studied piano and composition at Harvard, conducted at the Tanglewood Music Festival for the first time in 1940, and soon became a sought-after conductor worldwide. Bernstein died of acute heart failure on October 10, 1990.

The following GENUIN recordings feature compositions by Leonard Bernstein:

Kind of Jazz
Works by George Gershwin, Joseph Horovitz, Erwin Schulhoff, Leonard Bernstein, Daniel Schnyder
François Benda, Clarinet - Sebastian Benda, Piano
Bernstein: Clarinet Sonata
GEN 17465

Bettina Aust, Clarinet
Works by Bernstein, Brahms, Burgmüller, Françaix and Widmann
Bettina Aust, Clarinet - Robert Aust, Piano
Bernstein: Clarinet Sonata
GEN 16432

In Residence
Works by Leonard Bernstein, Georges Bizet, James Morrison, Sergei Prokofjew, and Richard Wagner
European Brass Ensemble - Thomas Clamor, Conductor
Bernstein: West Side Story Suite
GEN 16427

American Classics
Leonard Bernstein, George Gershwin, Henry Mancini
Sächsische Bläserphilharmonie - Thomas Clamor, Conductor - Ines Agnes Krautwurst, Voice
Bernstein: Somewhere from “West Side Story”
GEN 12247

Anhörn! Listen!
Works by Bach, Mendelssohn, Schostakowitsch, Koetsier, Lutoslawski u.a.
Elbeblech, Blechbläserquintett
Bernstein: Dance Suite
GEN 88114

Foto: Jack Mitchell

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