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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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BerlinSymphony concert 2: Ainārs Rubiķis and Fazıl Say

© Marco Borggreve
Bernstein, Bruckner
Orchester der Komischen Oper Berlin; Ainārs Rubiķis; Fazıl Say

AntwerpJamie Phillips Dirigeert Bernstein

Bernstein
Antwerp Symphony Orchestra; Jamie Phillips; Aldo Baerten; Jan Michiels

BrusselsStrauss - Bernstein

Strauss R., Yoshimatsu, Bernstein
Brussels Philharmonic; Stéphane Denève; Jean-Yves Thibaudet

GhentStrauss - Bernstein

Strauss R., Yoshimatsu, Bernstein
Brussels Philharmonic; Stéphane Denève; Jean-Yves Thibaudet

North BethesdaBernstein & Beethoven, Part I: Anxiety

Bernstein, Beethoven
National Philharmonic Orchestra; Piotr Gajewski; Michael Brown
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Baltimore SO excel in Proms debut

Marin Alsop conducts the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
Bernstein's Slava! and Age of Anxiety aren't the best examples of his concert music, but Marin Alsop and the BSO made the best possible case for them. 
****1
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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.
****1
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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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