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Work: Symphony no. 2, "The Age of Anxiety"

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ComposerBernstein, Leonard (1918-1990)
Period20th century
Work typeOrchestral
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FlorenceTribute to Leonard Bernstein

Bernstein, Shostakovich
Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino; John Axelrod; Emanuele Arciuli

GrazHappy Birthday, Dear Lenny

© Kaupo Kikkas
Price, Copland, Bernstein
Recreation-Großes Orchester Graz; Mei-Ann Chen; David Orlowsky

HamburgThe Philadelphia Orchestra

Bernstein, Tchaikovsky
Philadelphia Orchestra; Yannick Nézet-Séguin; Jean-Yves Thibaudet

ViennaBernstein, Tschaikowsky

Bernstein, Tchaikovsky
Philadelphia Orchestra; Yannick Nézet-Séguin; Jean-Yves Thibaudet

PragueHavelka, Sibelius

Havelka, Sibelius, Bernstein
Czech Philharmonic Orchestra; Jakub Hrůša; Janine Jansen; Martin Kasík
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A Boston Symphony performance marked by Mahler’s shadow

Andris Nelsons © Marco Borggreve
At Carnegie Hall Jean-Yves Thibaudet successfully brought forward the mercurial character of Bernstein's music, while Andris Nelsons highlighted details in Shostakovich. 
*****
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Anxieties, fantasies and ironies: Thibaudet and Philadelphia Orchestra

Jean-Yves Thibaudet © Kasskara | Decca
The Philadelphia Orchestra gives us convincing renditions of Bernstein, Schumann and Strauss.
***11
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Bernstein 100: Big city alienation and love

Sir Simon Rattle © Doug Peters | PA Wire
Cast and choir snaked and kicked their legs through the aisles of the hall – picking up audience members along the way – leading to a riotous on-stage dance.
****1
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Bernstein’s Age of Anxiety

David Zinman and Misha Dichter © Patrick Gipson | Ravinia
David Zinman marked his own 80th birthday and the CSO's 80th Ravinia season with Bernstein's The Age of Anxiety featuring the formidable Misha Dichter, and Brahms' bucolic Second Symphony.
***11
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L’Apocalypse selon Sir Simon Rattle : miracles à la Philharmonie

Sir Simon Rattle © Monika Rittershaus
Le London Symphony Orchestra et Sir Simon Rattle étaient invités à la Philharmonie de Paris pour un programme aux accents funèbres, voire apocalyptiques. Récit d'une soirée miraculeuse.
*****
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