Chichester Psalms / Divertimento / Symphony No 3 / Songs

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LEONARD BERNSTEIN
Chichester Psalms / Divertimento / Symphony No 3 / Songs
Thomas Hampson (baritone) Barbara Hendricks (soprano) / City of birmingham Symphony, Paavo Jarvi / London Sinfonietta, John McGlinn / etc

[ EMI American Classics / CD ]

Release Date: Thursday 25 November 2010

Bernstein was active in so many different fields of music, from composing for films and Broadway shows; writing operas, symphonies, chamber works, and some really effecting songs, to being one of the greatest conductors and musical educators of recent times.

Music by, perhaps, the most widely known and ecclectic of composers, Leonard Bernstein. Bernstein was active in so many different fields of music, from composing for films and Broadway shows; writing operas, symphonies, chamber works, and some really effecting songs, to being one of the greatest conductors and musical educators of recent times.

The Divertimento for Orchestra, of 1980, is a relatively late work written to commemorate the centenary of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. It is a piece full of wit and light-heartedness. The Broadway show 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue was a notable flop when first produced in 1976, the year of the American bicentenary. Bernstein used some of the music in later compositions: an example of which is the final item on this disc, the beautiful song To what you said from Songfest. Chichester Psalms was written to a commission from the organist and the dean of Chichester Cathedral for the 1965 Festival.

Tracks:

Chichester Psalms
Divertimento for Orchestra
Symphony No. 3 'Kaddish': Kaddish 2
To What You Said
President Jefferson March (from 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue)
Duet for One (from 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue)
Elegy for Mippy II