Bernstein: Overture to Candide; Symphonic Dances from West Side Story; Symphonic Suite from On the Waterfront

Bernstein: Overture to Candide; Symphonic Dances from West Side Story; Symphonic Suite from On the Waterfront

by Carl Davis
     
 

The most popular concert staples by Leonard Bernstein are easy to count on one hand, for the "Overture to Candide," the "Symphonic Dances" from "West Side Story," and the ballet from "Fancy Free" were already greatest hits in his lifetime and have remained on pops programs over the ensuing years. With additional excerpts from the musical "On the Town," and the…  See more details below

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The most popular concert staples by Leonard Bernstein are easy to count on one hand, for the "Overture to Candide," the "Symphonic Dances" from "West Side Story," and the ballet from "Fancy Free" were already greatest hits in his lifetime and have remained on pops programs over the ensuing years. With additional excerpts from the musical "On the Town," and the "Symphonic Suite" from the film On the Waterfront, this album by Carl Davis and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra covers the basics and does justice to Bernstein's best-known music in instrumental arrangements that are vividly performed. One might wish that more music had been included here, because the timing at just over an hour makes the package seem a little stingy, and since this disc competes with other Bernstein compilations that offer a little more and are not necessarily restricted to orchestral music, the selections do seem a little limited. That said, Davis and the RPO give entertaining performances that are easy to like, and the audiophile recording makes the orchestra especially colorful and attractive. Anyone already familiar with Bernstein's Broadway shows and film work will recognize much of the music on this album, and it will be a good introduction for beginners, but to appreciate the full impact of his work one should explore more of his legacy than this CD offers.

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Product Details

Release Date:
07/13/2010
Label:
Royal Phil Masterwrk
UPC:
0723721470456
catalogNumber:
28780
Rank:
144153

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Tracks

  1. Dance Variations (3) from Fancy Free, for orchestra  - Leonard Bernstein  - Carl Davis  -  Alan Peters  -  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra  - Bryan D. Huitt
  2. Overture to Candide, for orchestra  - Leonard Bernstein  - Carl Davis  -  Alan Peters  -  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra  - Bryan D. Huitt
  3. On the Waterfront, symphonic suite  - Leonard Bernstein  - Carl Davis  -  Alan Peters  -  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra  - Bryan D. Huitt
  4. Dance Episodes (3) from "On the Town", for orchestra  - Leonard Bernstein  - Carl Davis  -  Alan Peters  -  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra  - Bryan D. Huitt
  5. Symphonic Dances (9) from "West Side Story", for orchestra (orchestrated with Ramin & Kostal)  - Leonard Bernstein  - Carl Davis  -  Alan Peters  -  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra  - Bryan D. Huitt

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Performance Credits

Carl Davis   Primary Artist

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