Composer's Collection: Leonard Bernstein

The North Texas Wind Symphony; Eugene Corporon, Conductor

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The GIA Composers Collection brings together recordings of the masterworks of the most respected composers of all time. Stunningly performed by the North Texas Wind Symphony under the direction of Eugene Corporon, this series also includes extensive liner notes about each composer and his or her contribution to the wind band.


Leonard Bernstein (1918–1990) is perhaps the first American-born composer to achieve worldwide fame and recognition, but as Ned Rorem pointed out: "His books and lectures have re-shaped the way America listens, and his mastery of keyboard and podium has defined the notion of American performance."


This stellar recording of Bernstein’s great works features Eugene Migliaro Corporon directing the North Texas Wind Symphony, giving exceptional life to this wonderful music, including Overture to Candide and JFK Fanfare. This recording is spectacular on every level—a showcase of great music recorded by one of the great wind symphonies of our time.

Contents: JFK Fanfare (1961), Overture to Candide (1961), Candide Suite (1993), Three Dance Episodes from “On the Town” (1945), Suite from “On the Waterfront” (1955), Danzon from “Fancy Free” (1944), Profanation (1942), Slava! (1978), Suite from “Mass” (1971), Divertimento (1980), Symphonic Dances from “West Side Story” (1961).

TRACKS INCLUDED ON ALBUM

TITLE ARTIST TIME
Disc 1
1
JFK Fanfare 0:41
2
Overture to Candide 4:46
3
The Best of All Possible Worlds 1:56
4
Westphalia Chorale and Battle 1:51
5
Auto-da-fe (What a Day) 1:59
6
Glitter and Be Gay 2:50
7
Make Our Garden Grow 3:40
8
The Great Lover 2:02
9
Lonely Town: Pas Se Deux 2:35
10
Times Square:1944 5:06
11
Suite from "On the Waterfront" 18:16
12
Danzon from "Fancy Free" 3:10
13
Profanantion 6:52
Disc 2
1
Slava! 3:36
2
Suite from "Mass" 14:48
3
Sennets and Tuckets 1:25
4
Waltz 1:59
5
Mazurka 1:52
6
Samba 1:04
7
Turkey Trot 1:41
8
Sphinxes 0:53
9
Blues 1:46
10
In Memoriam: March, "The BSO Forever" 4:09
11
Symphonic Dances from"West Side Story" 23:22