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Featured Musician: A Maazel Celebration


The discs under consideration here.

Jeremy Lee writes

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DG’s Big Bernstein Box, Vol. 1

Jeremy Lee writes

I will start this review with a bold statement:  of all the oft-recorded conductors that have ever lived, no-one has had such a high proportion of great musicianship, great playing and great sonics in their discography than Leonard Bernstein on Deutsche Grammophon.  This is particularly remarkable given Continue reading

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A Great Time with Levine’s Gershwin

Jeremy Lee writes

I think this is my third article on Gershwin, but I’m not bored with this fascinating composer just yet:  there are just so many great, idiomatic recordings of this genius’s music calling for our attention (not that there aren’t any other composers which I would say the same for).  This album by Levine and the Chicagoans is Continue reading

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The American Job: Bernstein conducts Bernstein and Gershwin

Jeremy Lee writes

This album, released in 2010 on what Leonard and I like to call Sony’s Cheap-Cheap-Series-Without-Booklet-Notes (actually called Sony Classical Masters), is a compilation of two previous albums separating the Bernstein pieces and the Gershwin pieces (of which Gershwin album I had borrowed donkey’s years ago), and as such Continue reading