Short Takes: Jul. 27, 1992


A Giant Tribute, Bernstein's Way

Conductor, composer, TV stalwart, Leonard Bernstein was a prodigy whose musical accomplishments were blurred by his seismic personality. He died in 1990 at 72, but his reputation, instead of receding as the fame of so many artists does after death, is going strong. The latest tribute is Sony's massive LEONARD BERNSTEIN ROYAL EDITION, a repackaging of his Columbia recordings from the 1950s to the 1970s. It consists of some 119 CDs, to be released over the next 2 1/2 years. The first 10 concentrate on Beethoven and Bartok, and the remastered sound is excellent. But...

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