«Leonard Bernstein: An American In Paris»
Harold en Italie, Op. 16 (Harold in Italy),
Symphonie fantastique, Op. 14.
On the Waterfront,
West Side Story: Symphonic Dances.
La Création du Monde, Op. 81,
Le Boeuf sur le toit, Op. 58,
Saudades do Brasil (12) for piano, Op. 67.
|Sergey Vassilievich Rachmaninov||Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor, Op. 30.|
Alborada del gracioso (Miroirs No. 4),
Piano Concerto in G major,
|Robert Schumann||Cello Concerto in A minor, Op. 129.|
Orchestre National de France – Leonard Bernstein.
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.