Bernstein: Symphony No.2 ‘The Age Of Anxiety’ – Krystian Zimerman

Leonard Bernstein on “The Age of Anxiety” – Interview by Humphrey Burton
Symphony No.2 “The Age of Anxiety” (1. The Prologue)
Lento moderato
Symphony No.2 “The Age of Anxiety” (2. The Seven Ages)
Variation 1. L’istesso tempo
Variation 2. Poco più mosso
Variation 3. Largamente, ma mosso
Variation 4. Più mosso
Variation 5. Agitato
Variation 6. Poco meno mosso
Variation 7. L’istesso tempo
Symphony No.2 “The Age of Anxiety” (3. The Seven Stages)
Variation 8. Molto moderato, ma movendo
Variation 9. Più mosso. Tempo di Valse
Variation 10. Più mosso
Variation 11. L’istesso tempo
Variation 12. Poco più vivace
Variation 13: L’istesso tempo
Variation 14: Poco più vivace
Symphony No.2 “The Age of Anxiety” (1. The Dirge)
Largo
Symphony No.2 “The Age of Anxiety” (2. The Masque)
Extremely fast
Symphony No.2 “The Age of Anxiety” (3. The Epilogue)
L’istesso tempo – Adagio / Andante – quasi cadenza – Lento molto

Krystian Zimerman, Berliner Philharmoniker, Simon Rattle

Format: 1 CD
Release date: 24/8/2018
Barcode: 0028948355396 Catégories : , , ,

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   in Classical Music (Jan, 2019)
Despite the low playing time, this is an important release. Zimerman himself had a close relationship with Bernstein, the two recording Brahms and Beethoven together. Also, like Bernstein, there is an immediacy to Rattle’s conducting that is electric.

Based on Auden’s poem of the same name, the Age of Anxiety is for orchestra with obbligato piano but often sounds like a piano concerto, particularly in the hair-raising virtuosity of the Masque section. Even considering Bernstein’s own recordings of the work, this performance must have a special place. The Berliner Philharmoniker is on scintillating form throughout.

A snippet of an interview with Bernstein prefaces the performance. For the symphony, the DG engineers …
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