Conductor(s):
Artist(s):
Genre(s):
Orchestral
Period(s):
20th Century
Label:
Orfeo
Catalogue No:
C819101B
Barcode:
4011790819129
Release Date:
07/2018
Available Format(s):
CD

Bernstein: Symphony No. 2, "The Age of Anxiety" - Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5

In that same year – the last before the opening of the new “Great” Festspielhaus – Leonard Bernstein came as a guest with the New York Philharmonic, of which he was chief conductor. Thus one of the most impressive musical personalities of the age arrived together with one of the American orchestras richest in tradition. Bernstein’s own work The Age of Anxiety, his Second Symphony for Piano and Orchestra (with Seymour Lipkin as piano soloist, negotiating agilely a musical language that ranged from Romanticism to jazz), impressed the public as much as did Dmitri Shostakovich’s Fifth Symphony, in which Bernstein realized brilliantly its grandiose climaxes and plumbed its musical depths.


Bernstein, Leonard

Symphony No. 2, "The Age of Anxiety"*
1.     Part I: The Prologue - The Seven Ages: Variations 1-14
16:39
2.     Part II: The Dirge - The Masque - The Epilogue
16:48

Shostakovich, Dmitry

Symphony No. 5 in D Minor, Op. 47
3.     I. Moderato
16:48
4.     II. Allegretto
05:08
5.     III. Largo
15:00
6.     IV. Allegro non troppo
09:18

Total Playing Time: 01:19:41