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Leonard Bernstein's 1953 American Decca Recordings see the master on top of his conducting game, adding his distinctive style to the old guard
Composer: Works by Beethoven, Brahms, Dvorák, Schumann, Tchaikovsky
Repertoire: The 1953 American Decca Recordings
Artists: NY Stadium SO/Bernstein
Label: Originals 477 0002
Lenny-mentary lessons in conducting from Bernstein as he cuts his first discs of core repertoire. He brings a composer’s insight to the labyrinthine structure of Beethoven’s ‘Eroica’ and unpicks it with mind-boggling momentum. He injects authentic Yankee mettle into Dvořák ‘New World’ Symphony; his Tchaikovsky ‘Pathétique’ is riven with ambiguities. His ‘at the piano’ analyses of the music complete this indispensable portrait of the then 34-year-old firebrand.