An appropriate pairing from Bernstein’s own tape archive (lest they’d be lost forever), this deluxe CD features Bernstein’s flair for suspense, charged emotional drama, and sublime storytelling through music. And despite their medical themes, there is nothing sterile about the scores for these two films.
Considered among Bernstein’s classic scores “The Caretakers (1963)” achieves a modern, forward-thinking sound for what was considered daring subject matter at the time. Edgy, provocative, and at times chilling and somber themes, along with the Bernstein brass and punch, make for great listening, whether or not one is familiar with the movie.
A real treat for Bernstein aficionados, this premiere release of the largely unknown score for “The Young Doctors (1961)” packs a big sound, from its compelling and propelling main theme to Young Doctors Waltz.
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