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  • Mozart - Symphony #36 - Piano CTO 15 (Speakers Corner) Mozart - Symphony #36 - Piano CTO 15 (Speakers Corner) Quick View

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    Mozart - Symphony #36 - Piano CTO 15 (Speakers Corner)

    Let us recall that great American and citizen of the world who trod every musical pathway and who held his audience riveted with unbounding energy and charisma. Whether as a composer of operas or musicals, performer, conductor or mentor, "Lenny" felt at home everywhere. And all who were privileged enough to get to know him can confirm this, whether they experienced him as a circumspect teacher who taught interested amateurs about church music, or even as a pianist bawling out hit songs in a bar.



    Quality was guaranteed with records sporting the words "Bernstein conducts ...", and no music lover ever missed adding such gems to his collection. But most recordings of Bernstein as a master of the keyboard lie buried in the archives.



    Where some musicians fail due to a lack of perspicacity or false self-judgement, Bernstein appears to take himself beyond his normal bounds in his double function as solo pianist and conductor. His interpretation of Mozart is richly nuanced but free of all romantic trimmings; his Mozart is what we have learned to value over the past few years of the present century. This recording is absolutely first class, both musically and technically, and is thus a true collector's object.



    Musicians:



    • Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

    • Leonard Bernstein (conductor)




    Recording: March 1966 at Sofiensaal, Vienna by Gordon Parry

    Production: Erik Smith





    About Speakers Corner



    At the beginning of the 90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the situation was fairly straightforward. Companies such as DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Classic Records and, of course, Speakers Corner all maintained a mutual, unwritten ethical code: we would only use analogue tapes to manufacture records.



    During the course of the present vinyl hype, many others have jumped on the bandwagon in the hope of securing a corner of the market. Very often they are not so ethical and use every imaginable source to master from: CDs, LPs, digital files, MP3s - or employed existant tools from the 80s and 90s for manufacturing.



    A digital delay is gladly used when cutting a lacquer disc because tape machines with an analogue delay have become quite rare and are therefore expensive. When cutting the lacquer, the audio signal is delayed by one LP revolution against the signal, which controls the cutter head, and for this a digital delay is very often employed. Of course, the resultant sound signal is completely digital and thus only as good as this delay.



    We should like to emphasise that Speakers Corner Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle. We have one digital recording in our catalogue (Alan Parsons / Eye In The Sky"), but even in this particular case we used the analogue tapes for cutting.



    We only employ existing tools for manufacturing if an improved result is not forthcoming, e.g. the title Elvis Is Back, which was mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray, or several titles from our Philips Classics series, which in any case Willem Makkee cut from the original masters at the Emil Berliner Studios in the 90s. It goes without saying that we only used the mother and that new tools were made for our production.



    To put it in a nutshell: we can ensure you that our releases are free from any kind of digital effects - excluding the exception above - and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.



    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
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  • West Side Story (Original Broadway Cast) West Side Story (Original Broadway Cast) Quick View

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    West Side Story (Original Broadway Cast)


    Cut From The Original 3-track Tapes By Ryan Smith At Sterling Sound


    Legendary 1957 Stereo Recording Spread Across 2LPs For The First Time


    Produced By Goddard Lieberson And Recorded By Fred Plaut And Edward T. Graham At Columbia 30th Street Studio


    Stoughton Old Style Tip-on Gatefold Jacket Includes Rare Photos From The Original Recording Sessions


    2LP 180-Gram Vinyl Pressed And Plated At RTI


    Much has been written about West Side Story, which began as a transmogrification of Romeo and Juliet as a feud between the Jews and Gentiles living on the East side in modern-day New York, only to morph into a confrontation between two street gangs, one American the other Puerto Rican, on the upper West side of the city. Initially, Leonard Bernstein, its composer, was to have written both music and lyrics, but Stephen Sondheim was eventually brought in to handle the latter. With Arthur Laurents contributing the book, and Jerome Robbins devising the staging, the show opened to great acclaim on September 26, 1957 at the Winter Garden, where it played 732 performances, and was subsequently revived several times on Broadway and around the country. But it was the film version, made three years later with Natalie Wood as Maria, that ensured its popularity worldwide. Though there are many recorded versions of the percussive score available, the original cast album, with its fresh, spontaneous performances, remains the standard by which all others are measured.

    LP 1
    1. Prologue
    2. Jet Song
    3. Something's Coming
    4. The Dance at the Gym
    5. Maria
    6. Tonight
    7. America

    8. Cool
    9. One Hand, One Heart


    LP 2
    1. Tonight (Quintet and Chorus)
    2. The Rumble
    3. I Feel Pretty
    4. Somewhere (Ballet)
    5. Gee, Officer Krupke

    6. A Boy Like That / I Have a Love
    7. Finale

    Various Artists
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  • Gershwin: Rhapsody In Blue, An American In Paris (Speakers Corner) Gershwin: Rhapsody In Blue, An American In Paris (Speakers Corner) Quick View

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    Gershwin: Rhapsody In Blue, An American In Paris (Speakers Corner)

    This fast and furious orchestral work with piano, which begins with what must surely be the most famous clarinet glissando of modern times, was composed with the intention of presenting as many facets as possible of music from the New World in the short space of around 15 minutes. In his Rhapsody In Blue Gershwin wanted to »paint a musical kaleidoscope of America - our enormous melting pot, our typical national traits, our blues, our seething city life«. With this in mind, Leonard Bernstein made a number of recordings of the work and among the many excellent recordings that he made as a conductor or as a soloist, this present version with the Columbia Orchestra, from 1959, is especially of note. Bernstein takes on a double function as conductor and soloist and manoeuvres his way safely and surely through the highly diversified score to create a well-rounded picture filled with hefty orchestral dynamics and finely chiselled solo playing. In Gershwin's freely composed work the soloist and orchestra do not resort to bombastic shock effects or egomaniac keyboard acrobatics, and so this the work can be described as rhapsodic in the very best sense of the word.
    Most fittingly, on the B side there is another freely composed work - the autobiographical sketch entitled An American In Paris. The superb New York musicians paint the impressions of a visitor to the hectic French capital city - that too is the sound of America.


    Musicians:



    • The Columbia Symphony Orchestra

    • New York Philharmonic Orchestra

    • George Gershwin (composer)

    • Leonard Bernstein (conductor)




    Recording: June 1959 and December 1958 at St George Hotel, Brooklyn, New York, by Fred Plaut and Frank Bruno

    Production: John McClure



    About Speakers Corner



    At the beginning of the 90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the situation was fairly straightforward. Companies such as DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Classic Records and, of course, Speakers Corner all maintained a mutual, unwritten ethical code: we would only use analogue tapes to manufacture records.



    During the course of the present vinyl hype, many others have jumped on the bandwagon in the hope of securing a corner of the market. Very often they are not so ethical and use every imaginable source to master from: CDs, LPs, digital files, MP3s - or employed existant tools from the 80s and 90s for manufacturing.



    A digital delay is gladly used when cutting a lacquer disc because tape machines with an analogue delay have become quite rare and are therefore expensive. When cutting the lacquer, the audio signal is delayed by one LP revolution against the signal, which controls the cutter head, and for this a digital delay is very often employed. Of course, the resultant sound signal is completely digital and thus only as good as this delay.



    We should like to emphasise that Speakers Corner Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle. We have one digital recording in our catalogue (Alan Parsons / Eye In The Sky"), but even in this particular case we used the analogue tapes for cutting.



    We only employ existing tools for manufacturing if an improved result is not forthcoming, e.g. the title Elvis Is Back, which was mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray, or several titles from our Philips Classics series, which in any case Willem Makkee cut from the original masters at the Emil Berliner Studios in the 90s. It goes without saying that we only used the mother and that new tools were made for our production.



    To put it in a nutshell: we can ensure you that our releases are free from any kind of digital effects - excluding the exception above - and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.


    1. Rhapsody In Blue
    2. An American In Paris
    Leonard Bernstein
    $34.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Mahler Symphony No. 2 Mahler Symphony No. 2 Quick View

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    Mahler Symphony No. 2

    Audiophile 180g Vinyl Cut at Emil Berliner Studio!


    Pressed at Pallas in Germany!


    Leonard Bernstein conducts the New York Philharmonic for this recording of Mahler's Second Symphony.


    Bernstein's second Mahler cycle recorded for Deutsche Grammophon involved recordings by orchestras closely linked to Mahler's compositional and conductorial output, including the New York Philharmonic. Mahler himself conducted the New York Philharmonic during a brief tenure between 1909 and his death in 1911.


    Although there are many similarities between the first and second cycles, Bernstein's later conducting style is often slower and more heavily expressive than his more youthful approach in the 1960s.


    Presented as a Deluxe 2 180 Gram Vinyl Box Set!


    Features:

    Audiopihle 180g Vinyl

    Cut at Emil Berliner Studio

    Pressed at Pallas GmbH Germany


    Musicians:

    New York Philharmonic

    Leonard Bernstein, conductor


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    Gustav Mahler
    Symphony No. 2
    LP 1
    1. Allegro maestoso (Totenfeier)
    2. Andante moderato
    3. (Scherzo) In ruhig fieBender Bewegung


    LP 2
    1. Urlicht. Sehr feierlich, aber schlicht
    2. Im Tempo des Scherzos
    3. (Fortsetzung / conclusion / conclusione)

    Leonard Bernstein
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  • Mahler: Symphony No. 5 Mahler: Symphony No. 5 Quick View

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    Mahler: Symphony No. 5

    "Fiery, demonic and triumphant, this is one of the benchmark Bernstein recordings."-Gramophone


    As part of Deutsche Grammophon's continued commitment to making iconic recordings available on high-quality, 180-gram vinyl, the label will release Leonard Bernstein's legendary performance of Mahler's Symphony no. 5 with the Vienna Philharmonic.

    LP 1
    Part 1
    1. Trauermarsch (In gemessenem Schritt. Streng. Wie ein Kondukt - Plötzlich schneller. Leidenschaftl
    2. StÜrmisch bewegt. Mit größter Vehemenz - Bedeutend langsamer - Tempo I subito [Live]


    LP
    Part 2
    1. Scherzo (KrÄftig, nicht zu schnell) [Live]
    Part 3
    2. Adagietto (Sehr langsam) [Live]
    3. Rondo-Finale (Allegro) [Live]

    Leonard Bernstein
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  • The Silencers The Silencers Quick View

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    The Silencers

    Main Title
    The Silencers
    Tina's Waltz
    Big O
    Blast-Off Minus 3
    Matt Helm's Blues
    Santiago
    Spy Chase
    Early To Bed
    Promise Her Anything
    A Little Tipsy
    Showgirl Walk
    Tung-Tze
    Elmer Bernstein
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  • Bernstein Plays Brubeck Plays Bernstein Bernstein Plays Brubeck Plays Bernstein Quick View

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    Bernstein Plays Brubeck Plays Bernstein

    Import


    "Bernstein Plays Brubeck Plays Bernstein" is a 1961
    album by The Dave Brubeck Quartet. The title
    refers to the fact that it consists of both a Brubeck
    composition conducted by Leonard Bernstein
    (though the "Brubeck" there is Howard Brubeck,
    Dave Brubeck's brother) and Bernstein compositions
    played by the Dave Brubeck Quartet. The title is also
    an echo of Dave Brubeck's 1956 solo debut album,
    Brubeck Plays Brubeck.


    The whole first side of
    the album consists of the composition "Dialogues
    for Jazz Combo and Orchestra", composed by
    Howard Brubeck and performed by the New York
    Philharmonic and the Dave Brubeck Quartet, under
    the direction of Leonard Bernstein. The second
    side consists of arrangements of five songs from
    the musicals West Side Story and Wonderful Town,
    whose music was written by Bernstein.


    Dialogues For Jazz Combo And Orchestra
    1. (I) Allegro
    2. (II) Andante - Ballad
    3. (III) Adagio - Ballad
    4 (IV) Allegro - Blues


    Paul Desmond - alto sax; Dave Brubeck - piano;
    Eugene Wright - bass; Joe Morello - drums;
    New York Philharmonic conducted by Leonard Bernstein,
    New York, January 30, 1960


    5. Maria
    6. I Feel Pretty
    7. Somewhere
    8. A Quiet Girl
    9. Tonight


    Paul Desmond - alto sax; Dave Brubeck - piano;
    Eugene Wright - bass; Joe Morello - drums,
    New York, February 14 (1-3, 5) and February 17 (4), 1960

    The Dave Brubeck Quartet
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  • West Side Story West Side Story Quick View

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    West Side Story

    Mastered by George Marino at Sterling Sound


    ...these are all truly classic Verve titles that you simply don't want to miss...most importantly, the sound of these reissues is nothing short of astounding. Particularly the early Billie and Ella mono records are incredible treasures of sonic beauty. I'd definitely ask Santa for the whole set, or, if you want to cherry pick, the most classic titles. Whatever you decide, you owe yourself at least a half dozen! Winner of a 2012 Positive Feedback Online Writers' Choice Award - Danny Kaey, Positive Feedback Online, November/December 2011


    One of the first Broadway musical scores to be overtly jazz-influenced was Leonard Bernstein's West Side Story, a tale of rival street gangs in the inner city. In 1962, pianist Oscar Peterson put his light-swing signature on the already popular score, making it, in the words of one critic, a delight to hear again and earning him a Grammy nomination.


    Originally released in 1962


    Oscar Peterson, piano

    Ray Brown, bass

    Toots Thielemans, harmonica


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. Something's Coming
    2. Somewhere
    3. Jet Song
    4. Tonight
    5. Maria
    6. I Feel Pretty
    7. Reprise
    Oscar Peterson
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  • Bernstein: West Side Story - Highlights Bernstein: West Side Story - Highlights Quick View

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    Bernstein: West Side Story - Highlights

    Bernstein: West Side Story - Highlights, originally released in 1985, features vocals by Kiri Te Kanawa, JosÉ Carreras, Tatiana Troyanos, Kurt Ollmann and Marilyn Horne. Orchestra and chorus conducted by Leonard Bernstein.
    1. Jet Song
    2. Something's Coming
    3. Maria
    4. Tonight
    5. America
    6. Cool
    7. One Hand, One Heart
    8. Tonight (Ensemble)
    9. I Feel Pretty
    10. Somewhere
    11. Gee, Officer Krupke
    12. A Boy Like That
    13. I Have A Love
    14. Taunting Scene
    15. Finale
    Leonard Bernstein
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  • Shostakovitch: Piano Concerto No. 2 Ravel: Piano Concerto In G Major Shostakovitch: Piano Concerto No. 2 Ravel: Piano Concerto In G Major Quick View

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    Shostakovitch: Piano Concerto No. 2 Ravel: Piano Concerto In G Major

    To kick off the New Year in 1958, the New York Philharmonic and its music director Leonard Bernstein debuted a new piano concerto by Dimitri Shostakovich. The work, the second of his piano concertos, had been written ten months before for Shostakovitchs son, Maxim, who was 19 at the time. Bernstein, as pianist and conductor, not only performed the U.S. debut, but on January 6th he recorded the work for Columbia Records.


    One of the most versatile musicians of the 20th century, Bernstein was a great interpreter of the music of that era. Greatly moved by Shostakovichs music, he was one of the Soviet composers greatest champions. The Second Piano Concerto is often referred to as a fiery and youthful work, making it a perfect fit for the mercurial Bernstein. The performance captured here has the same consuming passion we know from his famous recording of Gershwins Rhapsody In Blue. It may well be the works definitive recording.


    Another work that will forever be associated with Bernstein as both pianist and conductor is Ravels Concerto in G. This jazzy and uplifting piece is a perfect playmate for the Shostakovich concerto. No one brought more to this work than Bernstein, who had been playing it with the New York Philharmonic since 1944. Like Ravel, Bernstein was greatly inspired by jazz and its clear (especially on this new LP!) that Bernstein understood the mood and syncopation of the piece like few before him.


    Impex Records new LP is a stunning time-capsule for classical record production during the golden era of early stereo: minimally miked, full of natural ambience and incredibly dynamic. The Shostakovich concerto was recorded in the enormous Colorama Ballroom of the Saint George Hotel, the location where Bernstein recorded Rhapsody In Blue and Tchaikovskys Romeo And Juliet. The Ravel was recorded on April 7th, 1958 in the magical acoustics of the 30th Street studio. We know the acoustics of this room from such famous recordings as Kind Of Blue, Time Out, Highway 61 Revisited, Barbara Streisands debut album, not to mention countless other records by Bernstein, Bruno Walter, and Simon and Garfunkel. - Robert Mr. Record Pincus

    1. Piano Concerto No. 2, Op. 101
    2. Piano Concerto in G Major
    Dmitri Shostakovitch
    $32.99
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  • Inglorious Basterds Soundtrack Inglorious Basterds Soundtrack Quick View

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    Inglorious Basterds Soundtrack

    Academy Award-winning director Quentin Tarantino's World War II epic, Inglourious Basterds, starring Brad Pitt, Diane Kruger, Melanie Laurent, Christoph Waltz, and Eli Roth. This time Tarantino is not only using quirky artists and songs, but a pre-released score from Ennio Morricone, Dimitri Tiomkin, Charles Bernstein and more.


    During World War II a group of Jewish-American soldiers known as 'The Basterds' are chosen specifically to spread fear throughout the Third Reich by scalping and brutally killing Nazis. The Basterds soon cross paths with a French-Jewish teenage girl who runs a movie theater in Paris which is targeted by the soldiers.

    1. The Green Leaves of Summer - Nick Perito
    2. The Verdict - Ennio Morricone
    3. L'incontro con la figlia
    4. White Lightning - Charles Bernstein
    5. Il mercenario
    6. Slaughter - Billy Preston
    7. November 1, 1954
    8. The Surrender - Ennio Morricone
    9. One Silver Dollar - Film Studio Orchestra
    10. Bath Attack
    11. Davon Geht Die - Zarah Leander
    12. The Man With The Big Sombrero - Samantha Shelton
    13. Ich Wollt Ich - Lilian Harvey
    14. Cat People (Putting Out the Fire) - David Bowie
    15. Mystic and Severe
    16. The Devil's Rumble
    17. What I'd Say
    18. Un Amico - Ennio Morricone
    19. Tiger Tank - Lalo Schifrin
    20. Eastern Condors - Ennio Morricone
    Various Artists
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  • Beethoven Concerto No 4 Beethoven Concerto No 4 Quick View

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    Beethoven Concerto No 4

    So much has been said and written about Glenn Gould's Bach recordings that some classical music listeners may have overlooked his fabulous renditions of the Beethoven piano concertos. Impex is hoping to change this. Hearing Gould's magnificent pianism, along with the inspired conducting of Leonard Berstein, recorded in the vast acoustical space of the Manhattan Center, we are certain you will find Gould's Beethoven concertos have a rightful place alongside his celebrated Goldberg Variations.

     

    With so many workaday renditions of Beethoven concertos, audiophiles rightly tend to look for inspired performances; and every recording by Glen Gould is certainly inspired. Gould is often erratic, but he was also daring, constantly exploring. His lyrical ebb-and-flow reading shines a new light on this well-loved work. With all-analog mastering by Kevin Gray and Impex's usual attention to detail on all facets of production, this new 180-gram pressing will make this Gould and Bernstein triumph a favorite of audiophiles everywhere.

     

    Features:


    • 180 Gram Vinyl

    • Numbered, Limited Edition

    • All-Analog Mastering by Kevin Gray

    • Recorded in Vast Acoustic Space of Manhattan Center

    • Strictly Limited to 2,500 Pressings


     

    Musicians:


    • Glenn Gould, pianist

    • Leonard Bernstein, conductor

    • New York Philharmonic, orchestra 

    Ludwig Van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    Concerto No. 4 in G Major for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 58
    1. I. Allegro moderato
    2. II. Andante con moto
    3. III. Rondo: Vivace
    Glenn Gould
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  • Berlioz - Harold In Italy Berlioz - Harold In Italy Quick View

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    Berlioz - Harold In Italy

    Cut at Abbey Road Studios from the Original Stereo Analogue Master Tapes


    Leonard Bernstein was one of the most recorded conductor/composers in history and whereas most of his work was released on CBS (Sony) and Deutsche Grammophon, during the 1970s several notable EMI recordings came out of his association with the Orchestre National de France (including Berlioz's Symphonie Fantastique.


    EMI had recorded Orchestre National de France (also known as Orchestre National de l'Office de Radiodiffusion TÉlÉvision Française (ORTF)) for many years under its chief conductor Jean Martinon. However, largely as a result of the concerts he gave in the 1970s, Bernstein immediately struck up a rapport with the orchestra and the result was magic: The French orchestra play beautifully for Bernstein, and they also sense the ebb and flow of tempo which he imparts to the music. as the GRAMOPHONE wrote in 1977.


    Recorded on 3 November 1976 at the famous Salle Wagram, Paris.


    Produced by John Mordler and engineered by Paul Vavasseur.


    Cut at Abbey Road Studios from the original stereo analogue master tapes with the Neumann VMS82 lathe fed an analogue pre-cut signal from a specially adapted Studer A80 tape deck with additional 'advance' playback head, making the cut a totally analogue process.


    In the original November 1977 review of the EMI LP, JW of the GRAMOPHONE wrote that the:
    "...performance can be recommended as a brilliant and colourful encounter with one of Berlioz's most enjoyable scores" of the last movement JW wrote: "Bernstein makes it thrilling, but not in the frenetic manner which would regard tension as an end in itself, rather than a product of potent feeling. This is a splendidly delivered climax to a work which Bernstein clearly admires. He draws beautifully sharp, clean playing from the orchestra (the brass, in particular, has a cut which exactly suits Berlioz's scoring); and he is given a comparable sound."


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    Hector Berlioz (1803-1869)
    Harold In Italy, Op. 16
    1. I. Adagio - Allegro ma non troppo (Harold In the Mountains)
    2. II. Allegretto (Procession of Pilgrims)
    3. III. Allegro Assai - Allegretto (Serenade)
    4. IV. Allegro frenetic (Orgy of the Brigands)
    Leonard Bernstein
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  • MTO Plays Sly MTO Plays Sly Quick View

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    MTO Plays Sly

    New York City's favorite 'little big band' Steven Bernstein's Millennial Territory Orchestra cracks open wide the monumental songbook of Sly & The Family Stone on its third album, MTO Plays Sly.


    On this freewheeling and jubilant 13-track tribute, MTO, propelled by a dynamic cast of special guests, treats Sly and Co. with the same reverence it would Duke Ellington or Count Basie, illuminating the melodic and harmonic sophistication of the iconoclast's body of work by re-imagining the music through the filter of their own downtown NYC aesthetic, while upholding th Day-Glo soul and psychedelic funk that is the backbone for classics like M'Lady, Everybody People and Family Affair.


    MTO is Steven Bernstein, Peter Apfelbaum, Doug Wieselman, Erik Lawrence, Curtis Fowlkes, Charlie Burnham, Matt Munisteri, Ben Allison and Ben Perowsky. MTO Plays Sly also features many special guests including Anthony Hegarty, Bernie Worrell, Bill Laswell, Dean Bowman, Martha Wainwright, Sandra St. Victor, Shilpa and Vernon Reid.

    1. Stand ft. Sandra St. Victor, Bernie Worrell and Vernon Reid
    2. Family Affair ft. Antony Hegarty
    3. Sly Notions
    4. Que Sera, Sera ft. Martha Wainwright
    5. M'Lady feat. Dean Bowman
    6. You Can Make it If You Try
    7. Everyday People ft. Shilpa Ray
    8. Bernie Interlude ft. Bernie Worrell
    9. Skin I'm In ft. Sandra St. Victor
    10. Sly Notions 2/Fun ft. Dean Bowman
    11. Time feat. Dean Bowman and Vernon Reid
    12. Thank You For Talkin' To Me Africa (Bill Laswell mix translation)
    13. Life
    Steven Bernstein's Millennial Territory Orchestra
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  • Piazzolla: Salvatore Accardo Piazzolla: Salvatore Accardo Quick View

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    Piazzolla: Salvatore Accardo

    Two genuine art pieces for orchestra and solo violin are on the program on this record: Astor Piazzolla's composition Tanti Anni Prima in a version for string orchestra and solo violin, and composer Leonard Bernstein's five-movement Serenade for Violin, String Orchestra, Harp and Percussion. Piazzolla's Tanti Anni Prima shows the grand master of tango nuevo of his tender, lyrical side, the turn of Italian violin virtuoso Salvatore Accardo and his Orchestra Da Camera Italiana will serve excellently. Bernstein's Serenade, however, is a virtuoso tour de force that demands not only a soloist but also a few strings and percussion machine operators. But Accardo proved himself as a soloist and as an orchestra conductor in top form. The transparent and detailed room-filling sound of this recording, making Bernstein's colorful arrangement here in addition, a special experience. The recording was purely analog Giulio Cesare Ricci absorbed through Neumann microphones at a Ampex two-track analog machine. Even the one-stage cut is implemented as pure analog. The LP was pressed in Germany on high quality 180-gram virgin vinyl. Strictly limited to 496 pieces!
    Astor Piazzolla
    1. Tanti anni prima


    Leonard Bernstein
    Serenade for Violin, String Orchestra, Harp and Percussion
    2. Lento, Allegro
    3. Allegretto
    4. Presto
    5. Adagio
    6. Molto tenuto, Allegro molto vivace

    Leonard Bernstein
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  • Cujo: Music From The Motion Picture (Pre-Order) Cujo: Music From The Motion Picture (Pre-Order) Quick View

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    Cujo: Music From The Motion Picture (Pre-Order)

    Pressed On Black And Brown "St. Bernard" Colored Vinyl


    Limited To 1000 Copies


    Ah, life in the country such bucolic bliss. Until your neighbor's dog contracts rabies, kills its owner, and then comes after you! With such emotional extremes, Cujo was not an easy movie to score, but when Stephen King's classic novel came to the screen in 1983 starring Dee Wallace and Daniel Hugh-Kelly with Lewis Teague directing, composer/conductor Charles Bernstein (A Nightmare on Elm Street) proved mightily up to the task. In addition to employing harsh synthesizer effects and dissonant orchestral layers leading up to the climactic showdown between Mom and beast, Bernstein also penned a tender theme expressing the gentle joys of family life. Unfortunately, post production woes mixed up some cues and caused the score to be abbreviated in the film; Intrada's recent CD release presented Bernstein's work for the first time as it was originally recorded, and that's where the 18 tracks on our first-ever vinyl release come from, with new (and terrifying) cover art. Limited black and brown "St. Bernard" vinyl edition limited to 1000 copies!

    1. Main Title & Rabbit Chase
    2. Bedroom
    3. Kemp to Dinner Table
    4. Cujo's Entrance (Revised)
    5. Hoist Delivery & Spilt Milk
    6. Monster Words Wall & Cujo in Fog
    7. Brett and Charity
    8. Cujo Kills Garry
    9. Cujo Kills Camber
    10. Drive to Siege
    11. Crane to Cujo & Car Stalls
    12. Pee-Em Phone & Sunrise
    13. Cujo Attacks Car
    14. Cujo Attacks Donna & 360 in Car (Revised)
    15. Cujo on the Hood to Sunrise II (Revised Alternate #2)
    16. Final Confrontation
    17. Revive Tad
    18. Cujo End Credits
    Charles Bernstein
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  • Beethoven: Symphony No.6 In F, Op.68 - Pastoral (Pre-Order) Beethoven: Symphony No.6 In F, Op.68 - Pastoral (Pre-Order) Quick View

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    Beethoven: Symphony No.6 In F, Op.68 - Pastoral (Pre-Order)

    Recorded Live At Musikverein, Vienna In 1978 With The Wiener Philharmoniker


    The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Leonard Bernstein, plays the Symphony No. 6 in F major, Op. 68 Pastoral by Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827). Recorded live at the Vienna Musikvereinssaal.

    1. Erwachen heiterer Empfindungen bei der Ankunft auf dem Lande: Allegro ma non troppo
    2. Szene am Bach: (Andante molto mosso)
    3. Lustiges Zusammensein der Landleute (Allegro)
    4. Gewitter, Sturm (Allegro)
    5. Hirtengesang. Frohe und dankbare GefÜhle nach dem Sturm: Allegretto
    Leonard Bernstein
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  • The Great Escape Soundtrack The Great Escape Soundtrack Quick View

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    The Great Escape Soundtrack


    Import


    Limited To 500 Copies


    Elmer Bernstein's music for John Sturges' movie The Great Escape proved to be one of the most enduring of all action film soundtracks, rivaling his earlier work on Sturges' The Magnificent Seven in quality if not popularity. The main title theme was never used in a cigarette ad campaign the way The Magnificent Seven's was, but it was one of the most memorable and widely heard marches written for a movie, and was so familiar (and so closely attached to the film in the minds of even casual listeners and viewers) that it became an essential ingredient of a Monty Python sketch a decade or so later. The rest of the score is surprisingly rich in both musical and dramatic content, beautifully capturing elements of the action and the characters -- Bernstein devised leitmotifs associated with characters such as Ives the Mole and Blythe the Forger that vividly recall them for the listener who has seen the movie, and it is easy to listen to this music on two levels at once, as superb music in its own right and also as evocative of the panorama of the film itself.


    - Bruce Eder (All Music Guide)

    LP 1
    1. Main Title
    2. At First Glance
    3. Premature Plans
    4. If At Once
    5. Forked
    6. Cooler
    7. Mole
    8. X
    9. Tonight We X
    10. The Scrounger
    11. Blythe
    12. Water Faucet
    13. Interruptus
    14. The Plan
    15. The Sad Ives
    16. Green Thumbs
    17. Hilts And Ives
    18. Cave In
    19. Restless Men
    20. Booze
    21. Discovery
    22. Various Troubles


    LP 2
    1. Panic
    2. Pin Trick
    3. Hendley's Risk
    4. Released Again
    5. Escape Time
    6. 20 Feet Short
    7. Foul Up
    8. At The Station
    9. On The Road
    10. The Chase
    11. First Casualty
    12. Flight Plan
    13. More Action
    14. Hilts Captured
    15. Road's End
    16. Betrayal
    17. Three Gone
    18. Home Again
    19. Finale
    20. The Cast

    Elmer Bernstein
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  • West Side Story West Side Story Quick View

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    West Side Story

    West Side Story is the soundtrack to the 1961 film by the same name. All music is composed by Leonard Bernstein and lyrics written by Stephen Sondheim. When released, the soundtrack spent 54 weeks at No. 1 on Billboard's album charts, giving it the longest run at No. 1 of any album in history. Perhaps Michael Jackson's Thriller comes close, on the grounds that West Side Story was listed on a chart for stereo albums only at a time when many albums were recorded in mono.


    In 1962, it won a Grammy award for Best Sound Track Album - Original Cast and Johnny Richards orchestrations of the movie score (on Kenton's West Side Story) also winning a Grammy in 1962 for Best Large Ensemble Jazz Album further bolstering the popularity of the movie and soundtrack. In the United States, it was the best-selling album of the 1960s, certifying three times Platinum in over two decades.


    This At The Movies edition contains 4 previously unreleased tracks. The 2LP package is presented in a gatefold sleeve, housed in a sturdy PVC collector's bag.

    LP1
    1. Overture*
    2. Prologue
    3. Jet Song
    4. Something's Coming
    5. Dance At The Gym
    6. Maria
    7. America


    LP2
    1. Tonight
    2. Gee, Officer Krupke!
    3.Intermission Music*
    4. I Feel Pretty
    5. One Hand, One Heart
    6. Quintet
    7. The Rumble
    8. Somewhere
    9. Cool
    10. A Boy Like That And I Have A Love
    11. Finale (Somewhere)*
    12. End Credits*


    *Bonus Tracks

    Leonard Bernstein & Stephen Sondheim
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  • Prokofiev: Symphony No. 5 (Speakers Corner) Prokofiev: Symphony No. 5 (Speakers Corner) Quick View

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    Prokofiev: Symphony No. 5 (Speakers Corner)

    Prokofiev's Symphony No. 5 is one of just a handful of traditional Russian works that have advanced to become a celebrated repertoire piece in the area of conflict between socialist artistic realism and conservative modernism. Although, in contrast to his colleague Shostakovich, Prokofiev toed the party line and was highly privileged, which made it very difficult to believe his later claim that his art was free of politics, his music has touched the hearts of concertgoers all over the world.


    In the present recording, the cosmopolitan Leonard Bernstein and the New York Philharmonic present the whole beauty of the melodies that unfold in the first movement with full orchestral radiance. Cheerfulness as a »hymn to free and happy Man« is given voice in the clarinet theme of the burlesque second movement with its imaginative changes. Reminiscences of the Symphonie classique appear to be intentional. In the finale, Prokofiev proves himself to be a confident master of the classical-romantic canon form, which uses the theme of the first movement and new motifs to create far more than just a melodious apotheosis. Jagged, sharp and percussive final bars round off this supreme orchestral firework, which makes great demands on every single musician.sound of America.


    Musicians:



    • New York Philharmonic Orchestra

    • Sergei Prokofiev (composer)

    • Leonard Bernstein (conductor)




    Recording: February 1966 at the Philharmonic Hall of Lincoln Center, New York

    Production: John McClure



    About Speakers Corner



    At the beginning of the 90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the situation was fairly straightforward. Companies such as DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Classic Records and, of course, Speakers Corner all maintained a mutual, unwritten ethical code: we would only use analogue tapes to manufacture records.



    During the course of the present vinyl hype, many others have jumped on the bandwagon in the hope of securing a corner of the market. Very often they are not so ethical and use every imaginable source to master from: CDs, LPs, digital files, MP3s - or employed existant tools from the 80s and 90s for manufacturing.



    A digital delay is gladly used when cutting a lacquer disc because tape machines with an analogue delay have become quite rare and are therefore expensive. When cutting the lacquer, the audio signal is delayed by one LP revolution against the signal, which controls the cutter head, and for this a digital delay is very often employed. Of course, the resultant sound signal is completely digital and thus only as good as this delay.



    We should like to emphasise that Speakers Corner Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle. We have one digital recording in our catalogue (Alan Parsons / Eye In The Sky"), but even in this particular case we used the analogue tapes for cutting.



    We only employ existing tools for manufacturing if an improved result is not forthcoming, e.g. the title Elvis Is Back, which was mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray, or several titles from our Philips Classics series, which in any case Willem Makkee cut from the original masters at the Emil Berliner Studios in the 90s. It goes without saying that we only used the mother and that new tools were made for our production.



    To put it in a nutshell: we can ensure you that our releases are free from any kind of digital effects - excluding the exception above - and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.


    I. Andante
    II. Allegro Marcato
    III. Adagio
    IV. Allegro Giocoso
    Leonard Bernstein
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  • Bela Bartok: Concerto for Violin and Orchestra No. 2 (Speakers Corner) Bela Bartok: Concerto for Violin and Orchestra No. 2 (Speakers Corner) Quick View

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    Bela Bartok: Concerto for Violin and Orchestra No. 2 (Speakers Corner)

    Bartók's Second Violin Concerto combines a potent mixture of traditional concerto writing, compositional history and biographical upheavals. It was one of the last works he wrote before emigrating to the USA, and its classical three-movement form unites a mature feeling for form, sparkling musicality and exceptional violinistic sophistication.


    Bartók employs the inexhaustible sources of tonal writing with superb mastery to produce his own distinctive tonal language. In his dissonantly sharpened, expressive, even audacious music one can recognise peasant dance, cantilena, variation movement, rondo form, and twelve-tone themes, which however remain tonal.


    During his career spanning 60 years Isaac Stern recorded this major contemporary work several times and demonstrates once again his superb mastery of his instrument in this particular recording. With bravura he conjures up eruptive snatches of melody out of the rhapsodic depths, allows the slow movement to glow with pastoral sentiment, and tears through the vast variations finale with a perfect command of the score, his instrument and his creative prowess.


    Musicians:



    • Isaac Stern and the New York Philharmonic Orchestra

    • BÉla Bartók (composer)

    • Leonard Bernstein (conductor)




    Recording: January 1958 at Columbia 30th Street Studio, New York, by Jack Ashkinzy

    Production: Howard H. Scott



    About Speakers Corner



    At the beginning of the 90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the situation was fairly straightforward. Companies such as DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Classic Records and, of course, Speakers Corner all maintained a mutual, unwritten ethical code: we would only use analogue tapes to manufacture records.



    During the course of the present vinyl hype, many others have jumped on the bandwagon in the hope of securing a corner of the market. Very often they are not so ethical and use every imaginable source to master from: CDs, LPs, digital files, MP3s - or employed existant tools from the 80s and 90s for manufacturing.



    A digital delay is gladly used when cutting a lacquer disc because tape machines with an analogue delay have become quite rare and are therefore expensive. When cutting the lacquer, the audio signal is delayed by one LP revolution against the signal, which controls the cutter head, and for this a digital delay is very often employed. Of course, the resultant sound signal is completely digital and thus only as good as this delay.



    We should like to emphasise that Speakers Corner Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle. We have one digital recording in our catalogue (Alan Parsons / Eye In The Sky"), but even in this particular case we used the analogue tapes for cutting.



    We only employ existing tools for manufacturing if an improved result is not forthcoming, e.g. the title Elvis Is Back, which was mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray, or several titles from our Philips Classics series, which in any case Willem Makkee cut from the original masters at the Emil Berliner Studios in the 90s. It goes without saying that we only used the mother and that new tools were made for our production.



    To put it in a nutshell: we can ensure you that our releases are free from any kind of digital effects - excluding the exception above - and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.


    1. Allegro Non Troppo
    2. Andante Tranquillo
    3. Allegro Molto
    Leonard Bernstein & Isaac Stern
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  • Heels Over Head Heels Over Head Quick View

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    Heels Over Head

    Twenty years after Billy Martin asked Steven Bernstein to help him hatch a freaky avant brass band, Wicked Knee delivers their triumphant full-length debut. Heels Over Head brings together four of the downtown jazz scene's most legendary improvisers for a collection of tunes guaranteed to drop jaws and move feet from the New York juke joint to the New Orleans street corner.


    Musicians

    Steven Bernstein - trumpets

    Curtis Fowlkes - trombone

    Marcus Rojas - tuba

    Billy Martin - drums

    1. Ghumba Zumba
    2. Theme One
    3. Button to Button
    4. 99%
    5. Rendezvous
    6. Muffaletta
    7. Sugarfoot Stomp
    8. Mbemofolo
    9. Noctiluca
    Billy Martin's Wicked Knee
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  • Smokescreen (Discontinued) (On Sale) Smokescreen (Discontinued) (On Sale) On Sale Quick View

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    Smokescreen (Discontinued) (On Sale)

    The core duo of Michael Bernstein (guitar, synth, vocals) and Maya Miller (organ, vocals) began their careers together as the extreme noise act, Double Leopards. By 2005, they had left the industrial noise realm for the somewhat mellower pastures of Kraut explorations. Their last album on Ecstatic Peace was highly acclaimed and co-produced by label owner Thurston Moore. Like SB label-mates Moon Duo, or the recent Chilean signings of Follakzoid and The Holydrug Couple, Religious Knives draw from a well of pounding rhythmic drums and psychedelic drones with heavy organ and synth landscapes which envelope the listener fully.

    1. The Message

    2. Paper Thin
    3. Big Police
    4. Garbage Can
    5. Private Air
    6. You Walk
    7. Chill Haze
    8. Smokescreen

    Religious Knives
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  • Ghostbusters (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) Ghostbusters (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) Quick View

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    Ghostbusters (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

    The soundtrack for the 1984 blockbuster comedy Ghostbusters, which starred Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis as a New York-based team of spook exterminators, follows the most common soundtrack formula for summer blockbuster hits: throw on a bunch of pop songs that were heard in the movie only for a few seconds, combine them with a couple of excerpts from the original score, and -- voila! -- you have a soundtrack album. The highlights here are two tracks from Elmer Bernstein's score, Mick Smiley's Magic, which played a major role in the film, and the witty Ray Parker, Jr. theme song, Ghostbusters, which earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Song.


    - Evan Cater (All Music Guide)

    1. Ghostbusters (Ray Parker Jr.)
    2. Cleanin' Up The Town (The Bus Boys)
    3. Savin' The Day (Alessi Brothers)
    4. In The Name Of Love (Thompson Twins)
    5. I Can Wait Forever (Air Supply)
    6. Hot Night (Laura Branigan)
    7. Magic (Mick Smiley)
    8. Main Title Theme - Ghostbusters (Elmer Bernstein)
    9. Dana's Theme (Elmer Bernstein)
    10. Ghostbusters (Instrumental) (Ray Parker Jr.)
    Various Artists
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