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Bernstein: Candide / Mauceri, Eisler, Mills, Lankston
james billings, Leonard Bernstein, Harold Prince
Bernstein: Candide / Mauceri, Eisler, Mills, Lankston
Genres: Classical, Broadway & Vocalists
 
  •  Track Listings (15) - Disc #1
  •  Track Listings (20) - Disc #2

Additional lyrics by John LaTouche and Stephen Sondheim.

      
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Additional lyrics by John LaTouche and Stephen Sondheim.
 

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Not a theatrical release...
Santa Fe Listener | 01/08/2004
(2 out of 5 stars)

"I am a big fan of this work and purchased the video in the hopes that it would be a theatrical presentation. To my extreme disappointment, it is basically a filmed concert with narration, and is not a complete performance of the work. It seems that much of the dialog is only replaced by narration. As a collection piece it may be well worth the money asked, but as a visual entertainment I suspect your money would be better spent on actual seats to a live, local symphony concert. Not only will you be entertained, but will be contributing to your local arts.
As an audio entertainment this tape is very good. However, there are many recordings available that are also delightful, and in some cases substantially lest costly. I have enjoyed the 1956 Broadway recording and the 1982 New York City Opera recording (both on CD), as well as the 1974 Broadway revival (sadly, only available on LP, but includes the entire dialog). If you are interested in audio and looking for operatic style go with the NYC Opera recording. For complete work, it looks like the 1974 Broadway revival is the only option."
Bernstein at his best!
Carl A Jacobson | 02/27/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Stripped from the drudgery of a difficult script, this video showcases Bernstein's classic score. Stellar performances by an outstanding cast--who could pass up Adolph Green! A must for any enthusiast's library!"
It's not the play!
Cynthia Manley | Sherman, TX USA | 01/28/2004
(1 out of 5 stars)

"I didn't see the other user comments when I ordered this. I must have been distracted. What a disappointment! I thought I was ordering a theatrical version - a play as I had seen it in 1978. Instead, it's an orchestral version with narration. If I want the music, I'll just order an audio. I can't see that this version does any justice either to the music or to the play."