Bernstein: Suite From Candide, Etc / Eiji Oue

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This enterprising and exceptionally well-played CD contains the world premiere recording of a charming suite arranged from Candide, Bernstein's wittiest musical. When combined with the overture from the same show, as it is here, the result is a marvelous twosome that ought to appear together often. The Five Songs also are receiving their premieres in new orchestrations by Sid Ramin, a regular Bernstein collaborator. Mezzo-soprano Beth Clayton sings them beautifully. Add to these enterprising items a sparkling performance of the Divertimento (every bit as good as the composer's version) and the Three Meditations from Mass, originally arranged for Rostropovich (but here excellently played by cellist Anthony Ross), and the result is probably the most important Bernstein recording since Lenny's own. And of course, sonics are state of the art. Terrific. [10/19/1999] --David Hurwitz, ClassicsToday.com


Product Description:


  • Catalog Number: RR-87


  • UPC: 030911108724


  • Label: Reference Recordings


  • Composer: Leonard Bernstein


  • Conductor: Eiji Oue


  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Minnesota Orchestra


  • Performer: Anthony Ross, Beth Clayton



Works:


  1. Candide: Suite

    Composer: Leonard Bernstein

    Ensemble: Minnesota Orchestra

    Conductor: Eiji Oue


  2. Candide: Overture

    Composer: Leonard Bernstein

    Ensemble: Minnesota Orchestra

    Conductor: Eiji Oue


  3. Mass: Meditations (3)

    Composer: Leonard Bernstein

    Ensemble: Minnesota Orchestra

    Performer: Anthony Ross (Cello)

    Conductor: Eiji Oue


  4. Love Songs (2): Extinguish my eyes

    Composer: Leonard Bernstein

    Ensemble: Minnesota Orchestra

    Performer: Beth Clayton (Mezzo Soprano)

    Conductor: Eiji Oue


  5. Love Songs (2): When my soul touches yours

    Composer: Leonard Bernstein

    Ensemble: Minnesota Orchestra

    Performer: Beth Clayton (Mezzo Soprano)

    Conductor: Eiji Oue


  6. Piccola Serenata

    Composer: Leonard Bernstein

    Ensemble: Minnesota Orchestra

    Performer: Beth Clayton (Mezzo Soprano)

    Conductor: Eiji Oue


  7. So pretty

    Composer: Leonard Bernstein

    Ensemble: Minnesota Orchestra

    Performer: Beth Clayton (Mezzo Soprano)

    Conductor: Eiji Oue


  8. Silhouette

    Composer: Leonard Bernstein

    Ensemble: Minnesota Orchestra

    Performer: Beth Clayton (Mezzo Soprano)

    Conductor: Eiji Oue


  9. Divertimento for Orchestra

    Composer: Leonard Bernstein

    Ensemble: Minnesota Orchestra

    Conductor: Eiji Oue