CD Bernstein: Marin Alsop's Complete Naxos Recordings

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Discs 8 with bonus DVD
Record Label Naxos
Release Date February 9, 2018

“This version of Mass, which Alsop regards as Bernstein’s masterpiece, is the new reference version. Her accounts of the symphonies are fabulous, uniformly.” — Classics Today

Leonard Bernstein was, without question, one of the greatest musicians America ever produced. As an inspirational teacher and renowned conductor, he was the nation’s musical ambassador to the world. His work as a composer bridged gaps and broke down barriers, reaching audiences way beyond the typical boundaries of classical music.

This collection, released in celebration of Bernstein’s centenary, brings together all the acclaimed Naxos recordings of his music conducted by his protegee Marin Alsop. Also included is an insightful documentary DVD in which colleagues and family sum up this boundlessly brilliant and charismatic musical giant of the twentieth century.


Leonard Bernstein, Symphony No. 1, "Jeremiah"

Jennifer Johnson Cano (mezzo soprano)

Leonard Bernstein, Symphony No. 2, "The Age of Anxiety" (Revised 1965)

Jean-Yves Thibaudet (piano)
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

Leonard Bernstein, Missa brevis

Paulo Mestre (countertenor)
Sao Paulo Symphony Choir
Members of the Sao Paulo Symphony Orchestra

Leonard Bernstein, Symphony No. 3, "Kaddish" (Original version, 1963)

Claire Bloom (narrator)
The Maryland State Boychoir, Stephen A. Holmes (director)
The Washington Chorus, Julian Wachner (director)
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

Leonard Bernstein, The Lark (2012 concert version)

Claire Bloom (narrator)
Kelley Nassief (soprano)
Paulo Mestre (countertenor)
Sao Paulo Symphony Choir
Members of the Sao Paulo Symphony Orchestra

Leonard Bernstein, Serenade (after Plato's Symposium)

Philippe Quint (violin)
Timothy Walden (cello)

Leonard Bernstein, Facsimile

Leonard Bernstein, Divertimento

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

Leonard Bernstein, Mass

Jubilant Sykes (Celebrant)
Asher Edward Wulfman (boy soprano)
Morgan State University Choir, Dr. Eric Conway (director)
Peabody Children's Chorus, Doreen Falby (director)
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

Leonard Bernstein, Symphonic Suite from On the Waterfront

Leonard Bernstein, Chichester Psalms

Elizabeth Franklin-Kitchen (soprano)
Victoria Nayler (alto)
Jeremy Budd (tenor)
Paul Charrier (bass)
Bournemouth Symphony Chorus

Leonard Bernstein, Three Dance Episodes from On the Town

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

Leonard Bernstein, Mambo from West Side Story (concert ending)

Leonard Bernstein, Slava! A Political Overture

Leonard Bernstein, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue Suite (Arr. Charlie Harmon)

Leonard Bernstein, CBS Music (World Premiere Recording)

A Bernstein Birthday Bouquet (World Premiere Recording)

Luciano Berio, For Lenny (LB.AM.LB.M.W.IS.LB)
Leon Kirchner, N.Y. - Connotations - N.Y.
Jacob Druckman, Variations on Leonard Bernstein's "New York, New York"
Lukas Foss, For Lenny
John Corigliano, For Lenny, with love - and candor...
John Williams, To Lenny! To Lenny!
Toru Takemitsu, For Lenny's Birthday, Variations on a Theme by Bernstein
William Schuman, Variations on Bernstein

Sao Paulo Symphony Orchestra

Leonard Bernstein, Overture to Candide

Leonard Bernstein, Fancy Free

Leonard Bernstein, Anniversaries for Orchestra (Orch. Garth Edwin Sunderland, 2016) (World Premiere Recording)

Leonard Bernstein, Overture to Wonderful Town (Arr. Charlie Harmon)

Sao Paulo Symphony Orchestra

Leonard Bernstein - Larger than Life, A film by Georg Wubbolt