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Holst: The Planets, Britten: Four Sea Interludes - Bernstein      (5 of 6 found this review helpful)
  June 23, 2003

For me the prize of this disc isn't Lenny's Planets, but his searing performance of the 4 Sea Interludes from Britten's opera Peter Grimes. It's a pity that Sony didn't see fit to include the dramatic Passacaglia from the same opera or the Suite on English Folk Tunes, both of which were on the ... more
Copland: Appalachian Spring, El Salon Mexico etc. - Bernstein      (7 of 7 found this review helpful)
  May 31, 2003

Another true classic recording has arrived on SACD, courtesy of Sony. This time it's Leonard Bernstein's vital and inspired interpretations of four Copland favorites: Appalachian Spring, Billy the Kid, Rodeo, and El Salon Mexico. Lenny is fully in his element here, and IMO these performances, ... more

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