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Leonard Bernstein Conducting Candide Overture (London December 13, 1989)


Candide Overture, conducted by the composer himself, Leonard Bernstein. Concert performance of Candide with June Anderson, Jerry Hadley, Christa Ludwig, Nicolai Gedda – London Symphony Orchestra (London, December 13, 1989).

Candide
is an operetta with music composed by Leonard Bernstein, based on the novella of the same name by Voltaire.[1] The operetta was first performed in 1956 with a libretto by Lillian Hellman; but since 1974 it has been generally performed with a book by Hugh Wheeler[2][3] which is more faithful to Voltaire’s novel. The primary lyricist was the poet Richard Wilbur.
(Read more at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Candide_(operetta))