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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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SalzburgLondon Symphony Orchestra 1Guest Orchestras

Bernstein, Dvořák, Janáček
London Symphony Orchestra; Sir Simon Rattle; Krystian Zimerman

BrisbaneHappy Birthday, Bernstein!

Queensland Symphony Orchestra; Alondra de la Parra; Andreas Haefliger

BrisbaneBernstein at 100

Queensland Symphony Orchestra; Alondra de la Parra; Andreas Haefliger; Brisbane Chorale; Voices of Birralee

LondonProm 60: Marin Alsop & Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

Bernstein, Shostakovich
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra; Marin Alsop; Jean-Yves Thibaudet

NagoyaBernstein at 100

Nagoya Philharmonic Orchestra; Kentaro Kawase; Makoto Ozone
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Rattle and the LSO make their Edinburgh Festival debut together

Sir Simon Rattle rehearsing with the LSO © Ryan Buchanan
Rattle excels in Dvořák and Janáček, but his rehabilitation of Bernstein stalls.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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