Candide   (Bernstein)   (Mills, Eisler, Lankston)   2-NW 340/41
Item# PE0222
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Candide   (Bernstein)   (Mills, Eisler, Lankston)   2-NW 340/41
PE0222. Candide (Bernstein), recorded 1985, w.Mauceri Cond. New York City Opera Ensemble; Erie Mills, David Eisler, John Lankston, Joyce Castle, Jack Harrold, etc. 2-New World NW 340/41, w.35pp. Libretto-Booklet. Choice, ever-so-slightly used copy.

CRITIC REVIEWS:

“No one has been more determined in this fusion effort between musical theater and opera than Beverly Sills and the New York City Opera, so it's fitting that New World - which began life as a semischolarly compiler of the American musical heritage - should offer this fine recording of the 1982 'opera house version' of the 1973 revision….the music, especially with the expanded forces used in 1982, is a really effervescent, tuneful, brilliantly crafted delight. And this performance, buoyantly conducted by John Mauceri and spiffily sung by a cast headed by Erie Mills, David Eisler and John Lankston, does Mr. Bernstein's score proud.”

- John Rockwell , THE NEW YORK TIMES, 25 May, 1986





“Bernstein gave a credibility to American musicianship that hadn’t existed before, easing our sense of inferiority. He came along and did what seemed impossible: bringing Mahler back to Vienna!

He loved storytelling, and music for him was just a vehicle for telling stories. Often his stories had important morals as well: There was always a lesson to be learned. For me that was a big takeaway. He was so many things: a great conductor, great composer, great pianist. But he was also a TV star, he was a thinker, he was a philosopher, he was a political activist. How many people could wear all of those hats at once? It’s a rare thing.”

-Marin Alsop, THE NEW YORK TIMES, 23 Aug., 2018