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Bernstein Conducts Bernstein - Songfest, Chichester Psalms


Release Date: 10/02/2008 
Label:  Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog #: 415965   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Leonard Bernstein
Performer:  Rosalind EliasDonald GrammNancy WilliamsNeil Rosenshein,   ... 
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Symphony, Washington, D. C.Israel Philharmonic OrchestraVienna Youth Chorus
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Bernstein’s 1977 remake with the Israeli orchestra and Austrian chorus, recorded oddly enough in Berlin, seems deeper than his original 1965 recording in some places – e.g., the beginning of Psalm 131. Things that were brash before are smoothed out and made gentler, though the boy soloist sounds scared and too throaty, not at all in John Paul Bogart’s league. The recording is atmospheric but poorly balanced, with too much percussion, not enough brass. – Ted Libbey, author of The NPR Guide to Building a Classical CD Collection. Bernstein’s 1977 remake with the Israeli orchestra and Austrian chorus, recorded oddly enough in Berlin, seems deeper than his original 1965 recording in some places – e.g., the beginning of Psalm 131. Things that were brash before are smoothed out and made gentler, though the boy soloist sounds scared and too throaty, not at all in John Paul Bogart’s league. The recording is atmospheric but poorly balanced, with too much percussion, not enough brass. – Ted Libbey, author of The NPR Guide to Building a Classical CD Collection. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Songfest by Leonard Bernstein
Performer:  Rosalind Elias (Mezzo Soprano), Donald Gramm (Bass Baritone), Nancy Williams (Mezzo Soprano),
Neil Rosenshein (Tenor), John Reardon (Baritone), Clamma Dale (Soprano)
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Symphony, Washington, D. C.
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1977; USA 
Language: English 
2.
Chichester Psalms by Leonard Bernstein
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Israel Philharmonic Orchestra,  Vienna Youth Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1965; USA 
Language: Hebrew 

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