The Americans (2004)
by Gidon Kremer (violin), Leonard Bernstein (piano), Mischa Maisky (cello), Philip Smith (trumpet), Sheri Greenwald (soprano), Stanley Drucker (clarinet), Thomas Stacy (cor anglais), Leonard Bernstein (conductor)
No conductor is more strongly associated with the propagation of American music than Leonard Bernstein, and his recordings of works by his ... Show synopsis No conductor is more strongly associated with the propagation of American music than Leonard Bernstein, and his recordings of works by his compatriots may be his most enduring legacy. As Bernstein's stature rose, so did that of his fellows, and through his championship of Copland, Barber, Harris, and Schumann in one generation, and of Foss, Rorem, and Del Tredici in the next, he fostered careers, furthered the idea of a living American tradition, and considerably expanded the repertoire. Gershwin and Bloch were regularly featured in Bernstein's concerts, and his promotion of Ives amounted to a cause célèbre, bringing recognition to him and establishing his symphonies and orchestral sets as bona fide masterpieces. This six-disc box set brings together live recordings from the 1980s with the New York Philharmonic, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and the Israel Philharmonic orchestras, and features such exceptional soloists as cellist Mischa Maisky, clarinetist Stanley Drucker, violinist Gidon...
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