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Bernstein Century - Children's Classics: Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf, Saint-Saëns: Carnival of the Animals, Britten: Young Person's Guide

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Great guide for children understanding of music

The value of this older recording is Bernstein's interesting and educational narration as he explains clearly what Saint-Saens was doing in each section. However, there is a great deal of talk between music sections, diminishing the section-to-section flow of the whole work.

Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra

Excellent work by Bernstein. Many years ago, this album inspired me and helped me to better appreciate classical music. Hearing the work today brings back fond memories as a youngster listening to the album late into the night. Was very pleased to see it offered by iTunes. Buy the album, pour a glass of fine wine, turn the lights down and take an epic journey into classical music.

Can't Go Wrong with Bernstein...

From one of the greatest conductors in history Bernstein takes the NYP in an awesome direction to teach young people about the beauty of music and inspire.

Biography

Born: August 25, 1918 in Lawrence, MA

Genre: Classical

Years Active: '40s, '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s

No figure in 20th century American classical music had as prominent or controversial a career -- or did more to sell classical music to the general public as something genuinely exciting, and worth getting into a sweat over -- than Leonard Bernstein. For more than 30 years, from his assumption of the post of Music Director of the New York Philharmonic in 1958 until the final concerts that he conducted in obviously failing health near the end of his life in 1990, he was the most prominent and widely...
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