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Following the tremendously successful release of Leonard Bernstein: The Symphony Edition, Sony Classical is delighted to announce a new reissue from the iconic conductor-composer's CBS/American Columbia discography, Leonard Bernstein Edition. Virtually every remaining orchestral album has been collected in a single extraordinary 80-CD box set. That means every concerto, symphonic poem, overture, ballet, dance, march, etc. that Bernstein recorded in New York between 1950 and 1976 (plus some in London, Paris and Israel) by nearly every composer in the standard repertoire: from Bach and Vivaldi to Barber, Bartók and Ligeti, as well as many of the most prominent 20th-century Americans, such as Ives, Copland, Gershwin and Carter. And, of course, copious recordings of Bernstein's own compositions.

Most notably, there are multiple recordings of the Beethoven and Brahms concertos and of Bernstein's concertante works, as well as music by Mozart, Mendelssohn, Schumann, Liszt, Tchaikovsky, Dvorák, Ravel, Rachmaninoff, Sibelius and Nielsen. Featured throughout are some of the greatest soloists of the day, among them the violinists Isaac Stern, Zino Francescatti and Pinchas Zukerman and the pianists Glenn Gould, Rudolf Serkin, Philippe Entremont, André Watts, Gary Graffman and Robert Casadesus as well as Bernstein himself. Leonard Bernstein Edition includes a perfect bound book housed in an LP-sized box.

 

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Jazz, the quintessential American music, traveled all the way to Europe and back before becoming a part of the orchestral canon here in its native country. Composers like George Gershwin ultimately became masters of using the sounds of jazz in the symphony hall. A five-piece combo from The Colored Musicians Club of Buffalo will join the BPO Thursday, January 21 at 7 p.m. to illustrate Buffalo’s important role in the birth of jazz in America. Stefan Sanders conducts. Stay after the concert to continue the conversation at a party in the Mary Seaton Room with music by the George Scott Big Band. Stefan Sanders spoke with WNED.

Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra Principal Violist Valerie Haywood and Concertmaster Dennis Kim will both be soloists with the BPO in Mozart's "Sinfonia Concertante" a work very special to Valerie. She and Dennis spoke with WNED about the next BPO concert at Kleinhans, Friday morning, January 15 at 10:30 am and Saturday night, January 16 and 8:00pm.

Friday, 11 December 2015 11:49

Making A List - Stratton Rawson

makingalist 2014 clip image048Itzhak Perlman The Complete Warner Recordings recordings 77 CDs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

makingalist 2014 clip image050Beethoven, Period Beethoven: The Cello Sonatas and Variations (Matt Haimovitz, cello; Christopher O’Riley, fortepiano; Pentatone/Oxendale series Super Audio CD 5186 475).

 

 

 

 

makingalist 2014 clip image052Brahms Serenades No. 1 in (Gewandhaus Orchestra, Riccardo Chailly; Decca CD

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Friday, 11 December 2015 11:47

Making A List - Scott Sackett

makingalist 2014 clip image042Nielsen: Symphonies and Concertos (New York Philharmonic, Alan Gilbert; DaCapo 4 SACDs 6200003).

 

 

 

 

 

makingalist 2014 clip image044Schubert: The Song Cycles: Winterreise; Die Schöne Müllerin; Schwanengesang (Ian Bostridge, tenor; Lief Ove Andsnes, Mitsuko Uchida & Antonio Pappano, pianoa; Warner Classics 3CDs plus DVD 620418).

 

 

 

 

 

makingalist 2014 clip image046J. S. Bach: Three Partitas and Three Sonatas for Violin solo (Gil Shaham, violin; Canary Classics 2 CDs 14).

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