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Bernstein Conducts Bernstein: West Side Story/Candide/On the Town (3 Dances)
Leonard Bernstein, New York Philharmonic
Bernstein Conducts Bernstein: West Side Story/Candide/On the Town (3 Dances)
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Classical
 
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Nothing can compare with Bernstein's own accounts of his music. The best recordings are still the ones he made with the New York Philharmonic for Columbia, when scores such as Candide and West Side Story were still "new" m...  more »

      
   
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Nothing can compare with Bernstein's own accounts of his music. The best recordings are still the ones he made with the New York Philharmonic for Columbia, when scores such as Candide and West Side Story were still "new" music. Originally produced by John McClure (and remixed by him for CD), these recordings of the Candide Overture and the Symphonic Dances from West Side Story have never been bettered, not even by Bernstein. --Ted Libbey

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Santa Fe Listener | Santa Fe, NM USA | 09/11/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Bernstein was the greatest conductor of Bernstein, and nothing has changed over the decades. This pressing of some classic performances comes from early digital remastering, I believe, and later remasterings remove some of the harshness and sketchiness of the sonics. Also, one has to be prepared for the huge orchestral forces that inflate this theater music, but even so, nothing matches these readings."