Leonard Bernstein Conducts Haydn (12 CD box set, FLAC)
Leonard Bernstein Conducts Haydn (12 CD box set, FLAC)

Audio CD
SPARS Code: A-D
Number of Discs: 12 CD box set
Format: FLAC (tracks)
Label: Sony
Size: 3.60 GB
Recovery: +3%
Scan: no

CD 01
Symphony no 82 in C major, H 1 no 82 “The Bear”
1. Vivace Assai
2. Allegretto
3. Menuet
4. Finale, Vivace
Symphony no 83 in G minor, H 1 no 83 “The Hen”
5. Allegro Spiritoso
6. Andante
7. Menuet, Allegretto
8. Finale, Vivace
Symphony no 84 in E flat major, H 1 no 84
9. Largo, Allegro
10. Andante
11. Menuet, Allegretto
12. Finale, Vivace
New York Philharmonic

CD 02
Symphony no 85 in B flat major, H 1 no 85
1. Adagio, Vivace
2. Romance. Allegretto
3. Menuetto. Allegretto
4. Finale, Presto
Symphony no 86 in D major, H 1 no 86
5. Adagio, Allegro spiritoso
6. Capriccio, Largo
7. Menuet, Allegretto
8. Finale, Allegro con spirito
Symphony no 87 in A major, H 1 no 87
9. Vivace
10. Adagio
11. Menuet
12. Finale, Vivace
New York Philharmonic

CD 037
Symphony no 93 in D major, H 1 no 93
1. Adagio, Allegro assai
2. Largo cantabile
3. Menuetto. Allegro, Trio
4. Finale, Prest ma non troppo
Symphony no 94 in G major, H 1 no 94
5. Adagio. Vivace assai
6. Andante
7. Menuetto. Allegro molto, trio
8. Finale, Allegro di molto
Symphony no 95 in C minor, H 1 no 95
9. Allegro moderato
10. Andante
11. Menuet, Trio
12. Finale, Vivace
New York Philharmonic

CD 047
Symphony no 96 in D major, H 1 no 96
1. Adagio, Allegro
2. Andante
3. Menuetto. Allegretto, Trio
4. Finale. Vivace (assai)
Symphony no 97 in C major, H 1 no 97
5. Adagio, Vivace
6. Adagio ma non troppo
7. Menuetto. Allegretto, Trio
8. Finale. Presto assai
New York Philharmonic

CD 05
Symphony no 98 in B flat major, H 1 no 98
1.Adagio, Vivace
2.Adagio
3.Menuet. Allegro, Trio
4.Finale. Presto
Symphony no 99 in E flat major, H 1 no 99
5. Adagio, Vivace assai
6. Adagio
7. Menuet. Allegretto, Trio
8. Finale. Vivace
New York Philharmonic

CD 06
Symphony no 100 in G major, H 1 no 100 “Military”
1. Adagio-Allegro
2. Allegretto
3. Menuet (Moderato)-Trio
4. Finale (Presto)
Symphony no 102 in B flat major, H 1 no 102
5. Largo-Vivace
6. Adagio
7. Menuet (Allegro)-Trio
8. Finale (Presto)
Symphony no 104 in D major, H 1 no 104 “London”
9. Adagio-Presto
10. Andante
11. Menuet (Allegretto)-Trio
12. Finale (Vivace)
New York Philharmonic

CD 07
Symphony no 101 in D major, H 1 no 101 “Clock”
1. Adagio-Presto
2. Andante
3. Menuet (Allegretto)-Trio
4. Finale (Vivace)
Symphony no 103 in E flat major, H 1 no 103
5. Adagio-Allegro con spirito-Tempo I
6. Andante piu tosto allegretto
7. Menuetto-Trio
8. Finale (Allegro con spirito)
New York Philharmonic

CD 08
Missa in tempore belli, H 22 no 9 “Paukenmesse”
1. I.KYRIE “Kyrie eleison”
2. II. GLORIA “Gloria in excelsis Deo”
3. II. GLORIA “Qui tollis peccata mundi”
4. II. GLORIA “Quoniam tu solus sanctus”
5. III. CREDO “Credo in unum Deum
6. III. CREDO “Et incarnatus est”
7. III. CREDO “Et resurrexit”
8. III. CREDO “Et vitam venturi”
9. IV. SANCTUS “Sanctus, sanctus; Pleni sunt caeli”
10. V. BENEDICTUS “Benedictus qui venit”
11. VI. AGNUS DEI “Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata mundi”
12. VI. AGNUS DEI “Dona nobis pacem”
Alan Titus (Baritone), Gwendolyn Killebrew (Mezzo Soprano), Michael Devlin (Bass Baritone), Patricia Wells (Soprano)
Orchestra, Norman Scribner Choir

CD 09
Mass in D minor, H 22 no 11 “Nelsonmesse”
1. I. Kyrie “Kyrie eleison”
2. II. Gloria “Gloria in excelsis Deo”
3. II. Gloria “Qui tollis peccata mundi”
4. II. Gloria “Quoniam tu solus santcus”
5. III. Credo “Credo in unum Deum”
6. III. Credo “Et incarnatus est”
7. III. Credo “Et resurrexit”
8. IV. Sanctus “Sanctus, sanctus” “Pleni sunt caeli”
9. V. Benedictus “Benedictus qui venit”
10. V. Benedictus “Osanna in excelsis”
11. VI. Agnus Dei “Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata mundi”
12. VI. Agnus Dei “Dona nobis pacem”
Symphony no 88 in G major, H 1 no 88
13. Adagio, Allegro
14. Largo
15. Menuetto. Allegretto, Trio
16. Finale. Allegro con spirito
Simon Estes (Bass), Gwendolyn Killebrew (Mezzo Soprano), Kenneth Riegel (Tenor), Judith Blegen (Soprano)
New York Philharmonic
Westminster Choir

CD 10
The Creation, H 21 no 2, Part 1, 2
1. Erster Teil. Einleitung: Vorstellung des Cahos
2. Nun schwanden for dem heiligen Strahle
3. Und Gott machte das Firmament
4. Mit Staunen sieht das Wunderwerk
5. Und Gott sprach: Es sammele sich das Wasser
6. Rollend in schäumenden Wellen
7. Und gott sprach: Es bringe die Erde Gras hervor
8. Nun beut die Flur das frische Grün
9. Und die himmlischen Heerscharen verkündigten
10. Stimmt an die Saiten
11. Und gott sprach: Es sei’n Licher an der Feste
12. Im vollen Glanze steiget jetzt
13. Die Himmel erzählen die Ehre Gottes
14. Zweiter Teil. Und Gott sprach: Es bringe das Wasser in der Fülle hervor
15. Auf starken Fittiche schwinget der Adler stolz
16. Und gott schuf große Walfische
17. Und die Engel rührten ihr’ unsterblichen Harfen
18. In holder Anmut stehn
19. Der Herr ist groß in seiner Macht
20. Und Gott sprach: Es bringe die Erde hervor lebende Geschöpfe
21. Gleich öffnet sich der Erde Schoß
22. Nun scheint in vollem glanze der Himmel
23. Und gott schuf den Menschen
24. Mit Würd’ und Hoheit angetan
25. Und gott sah jedes Ding
26. Vollendet isd das große Werk
27. Zur dir, o Herr, blickt alles auf
28. Vollendet ist das große Werk
Judith Raskin (Soprano), Alexander Young (Tenor), John Reardon (Baritone), Bernard Altmann (Cello), Bruce Prince-Joseph (Harpsichord)
New York Philharmonic
Camerata Singers

CD 11
The Creation, H 21 no 2, Part 3
1. Dritter Teil. Aus Rosenwolken bricht
2. Von deiner Gut’, o Herr und Gott
3. Nun ist die erste Pflicht erfullt
4. Holde Gattin, dir zur Seite
5. O glucklich Paar, und glucklich immerfort
6. Singt dem Herren alle Stimmen!
Judith Raskin (Soprano), Alexander Young (Tenor), John Reardon (Baritone), Bernard Altmann (Cello), Bruce Prince-Joseph (Harpsichord)

Mass in B flat major, H 22 no 14 “Harmoniemesse”
7. I. KYRIE: “Kyrie eleison”
8. II. GLORIA “Gloria in excelsis Deo”
9. II. GLORIA “Gratias agimus tibi”
10. II.GLORIA “Quoniam tu solus sanctus”
11. III. (CREDO) “Credo in unum Deum”
12. III. (CREDO) “Et incarnatus est”
13. III. (CREDO) “Et resurrexit”
14. III. (CREDO) “Et vitam venturi”
15. IV. SANCTUS “Sanctus, sanctus”
16. V. BENEDICTUS “Benedictus qui venit”
17. VI. AGNUS DEI “Agnus Dei”
18. VI. AGNUS DEI “Dona nobis pacem”
Simon Estes (Bass), Frederica Von Stade (Mezzo Soprano), Kenneth Riegel (Tenor), Judith Blegen (Soprano)
New York Philharmonic
Camerata Singers

CD 12
Mass in B flat major, H 22 no 12 “Theresien-Messe”
1. I. KYRIE “Kyrie eleison”
2. II. GLORIA “Gloria in excelsis Deo”
3. II. GLORIA “Gratias agimus tibi”
4. II. GLORIA “Quoniam tu solus Sanctus”
5. III. CREDO “Credo in unum Deum”
6. III. CREDO “Et incarnatus est”
7. IV. SANCTUS “Sanctus, Sanctus”
8. V. BENEDICTUS “Benedictus qui venit”
9. VI. AGNUS DEI “Agnus dei”, “Dona nobis pacem”
Paul Hudson (Bass), Rosalind Elias (Mezzo Soprano), Robert Tear (Tenor), Lucia Popp (Soprano)
London Symphony Orchestra
London Symphony Chorus

Judith Raskin, Alexander Young, John Reardon, Bernard Altmann, Bruce Prince-Joseph, Simon Estes, Frederica Von Stade, Kenneth Riegel, Judith Blegen, Alan Titus, Gwendolyn Killebrew, Michael Devlin, Patricia Wells, Paul Hudson, Rosalind Elias, Robert Tear, Lucia Popp
New York Philharmonic
Camerata Singers
Norman Scribner Choir
Westminster Choir
London Symphony Orchestra
London Symphony Chorus
Conductor: Leonard Bernstein

Bernstein Haydn bonanza box finally here

Bernstein went back yearly, practically, to continue with his Haydn project the entire time he was in New York. In retrospect these Haydn performances are one of his greatest New York Philharmonic legacies right up there with his Mahler cycle, but perhaps even more consistently excellent. He demonstrates the ‘Classical’ YIN to the more frequently remarked upon ‘Romantic’ YANG so well served in his Mahler. The performances of the six Paris Symphonies, Sym. 88, 12 London Symphonies, 4 Masses, and the Creation, 12 disks full in all, were put together from the late fifties to the late seventies at a jumble of five recording venues that turn out to have amazing consistency in production values through all the changes, and the orchestra here proves that it was one of the world’s top ensemble throughout that time.
But Bernstein is the one with the flair for large band Haydn, and provides a consistently satisfying orchestral rendering, that is in no way eclipsed by any of the other modern orchestra projects. Tempos are rarely contentious and he takes the fast bits with breathtaking orchestral/organizational brilliance.Minuets are taken spaciously, but nothing ever drags. Solos are all ravishing One could pick and find individual performances elsewhere to outdo these here and there, but Lennie nails these works with his crisp yet sumptuous approach, and his London Symphonies easily complete with the often praised Colin Davis set with the Concertgebouw, but the inclusion of the 4 Masses [the final one recorded in London with LSO forces] and The Creation, which have consistently been admired, makes this box unmissable for all Haydn fans.These performances have never all appeared together like this or sounded as well.

5 Comments

  1. No scandal please if I salivate too much on this, but bernstein’s unchainable impudence & n.y.c. mesmerized adaptability is just what this kind of german needs to sound so alive and… so much as a contemporary
    thank you very much

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