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Bernstein: Arias & Barcarolles, Etc / Kaye, Sharp


Release Date: 01/27/2009 
Label:  Koch International Classics Catalog #: 7771   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Leonard Bernstein
Performer:  Sara Sant'AmbrogioJudy KayeWilliam SharpSteven Blier,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 2 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

It's unfortunate that Leonard Bernstein isn't thought of more as a great art song composer, for he wrote an awful lot of good ones. The enormous range of his musical activities is certainly a contributing factor, as he had so many other, seemingly bigger fish to fry. But from the sparkling early musicals like 'On the Town' to the later more reflective cycles such as the Bicentennial 'Songfest' there was a steady outpouring of songs. These works reflect the same larger-than-life ebullience and emotional range found in Bernstein's conducting or personal conversation.
Nowhere is that range more evident than in 'Arias and Barcarolles' of 1989, Bernstein's last major work. Set for soprano, baritone and piano four hands, it depicts the
Read more inner life of a married couple and appropriates bits of Schoenberg, Copland, Ella Fitzgerald and Yiddish theater along with lots of pure Lenny to create a unique poignant intimacy. It's quite a ride, made all the more memorable by singers Judy Kaye and William Sharp with pianists Michael Barrett and Steven Blier, who prepared this premiere recording with the composer's approval. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
On the Town: Some other time by Leonard Bernstein
Performer:  Sara Sant'Ambrogio (Cello), Judy Kaye (Soprano), William Sharp (Baritone),
Steven Blier (Piano), Michael Barrett (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1944; USA 
Date of Recording: 09/1989 
Venue:  Astoria, NY 
Length: 3 Minutes 49 Secs. 
Language: English 
2.
Wonderful Town: A little bit in love by Leonard Bernstein
Performer:  Sara Sant'Ambrogio (Cello), Judy Kaye (Soprano), William Sharp (Baritone),
Steven Blier (Piano), Michael Barrett (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1952; USA 
Date of Recording: 09/1989 
Venue:  Astoria, NY 
Length: 3 Minutes 50 Secs. 
Language: English 
3.
On the Town: Lonely town by Leonard Bernstein
Performer:  Sara Sant'Ambrogio (Cello), Judy Kaye (Soprano), William Sharp (Baritone),
Steven Blier (Piano), Michael Barrett (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1944; USA 
Date of Recording: 09/1989 
Venue:  Astoria, NY 
Length: 5 Minutes 30 Secs. 
Language: English 
4.
Songfest: Storyette, H.M. by Leonard Bernstein
Performer:  Sara Sant'Ambrogio (Cello), Judy Kaye (Soprano), William Sharp (Baritone),
Steven Blier (Piano), Michael Barrett (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1977; USA 
Date of Recording: 09/1989 
Venue:  Astoria, NY 
Length: 2 Minutes 32 Secs. 
Language: English 
5.
Songfest: To What You Said by Leonard Bernstein
Performer:  Sara Sant'Ambrogio (Cello), Judy Kaye (Soprano), William Sharp (Baritone),
Steven Blier (Piano), Michael Barrett (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1977; USA 
Date of Recording: 09/1989 
Venue:  Astoria, NY 
Length: 5 Minutes 7 Secs. 
Language: English 
6.
On the Town: I get carried away by Leonard Bernstein
Performer:  Sara Sant'Ambrogio (Cello), Judy Kaye (Soprano), William Sharp (Baritone),
Steven Blier (Piano), Michael Barrett (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1944; USA 
Date of Recording: 09/1989 
Venue:  Astoria, NY 
Length: 3 Minutes 7 Secs. 
Language: English 
7.
On the Town: I can cook too by Leonard Bernstein
Performer:  Sara Sant'Ambrogio (Cello), Judy Kaye (Soprano), William Sharp (Baritone),
Steven Blier (Piano), Michael Barrett (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1944; USA 
Date of Recording: 09/1989 
Venue:  Astoria, NY 
Length: 2 Minutes 58 Secs. 
Language: English 
8.
Peter Pan: Dream with me by Leonard Bernstein
Performer:  Sara Sant'Ambrogio (Cello), Judy Kaye (Soprano), William Sharp (Baritone),
Steven Blier (Piano), Michael Barrett (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1950; USA 
Date of Recording: 09/1989 
Venue:  Astoria, NY 
Length: 4 Minutes 23 Secs. 
Language: English 
9.
Arias and Barcarolles by Leonard Bernstein
Performer:  Judy Kaye (Soprano), William Sharp (Baritone), Steven Blier (Piano),
Michael Barrett (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1988; USA 
Date of Recording: 09/1989 
Venue:  Astoria, NY 
Length: 31 Minutes 3 Secs. 
Language: English 

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