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Bernstein: Symphonies Nos. 1 - 3; Prelude, Fugue & Riffs / Pappano

Pappano,Antonio
Release Date: 08/17/2018 
Label:  Warner Classics   Catalog #: 573276  
Composer:  Leonard Bernstein
Performer:  Nadine SierraJosephine BarstowBeatrice RanaMarie-Nicole Lemieux,   ... 
Conductor:  Antonio Pappano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Santa Cecilia Academy Rome Orchestra
Number of Discs: 2 
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Marking Leonard Bernstein’s centenary, Sir Antonio Pappano conducts the American composer’s three symphonies and Prelude, Fugue and Riffs. The Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia had a long association with Bernstein, who first conducted the orchestra in 1948. “I find these symphonies revelatory in the true sense of the word,” says Pappano. “They are hugely emotive and personal … At heart, Lenny was filled with the desire for the brotherhood of man to be something real and concrete … As a great Renaissance man, he was trying to make the world good.”

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Let me say straight away that these performances
Read more come at us with a theatricality that puts them firmly ‘on stage’ where they belong. Barstow is tremendous and far and away the most exciting, the most affecting, the most probing narrator of any on disc. Pappano’s knowledge of, and seeming instinct for, Bernstein’s sound world, rhythms and references, is hugely engaging – an excellent modern way of marking the composer’s centenary.

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Works on This Recording

1.
Symphony no 3 "Kaddish" by Leonard Bernstein
Performer:  Nadine Sierra (Soprano), Josephine Barstow (Narrator)
Conductor:  Antonio Pappano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Santa Cecilia Academy Rome Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1961-1963; USA 
2.
Symphony no 2 "Age of Anxiety" by Leonard Bernstein
Performer:  Beatrice Rana (Piano)
Conductor:  Antonio Pappano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Santa Cecilia Academy Rome Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1949; USA 
3.
Symphony no 1 "Jeremiah" by Leonard Bernstein
Performer:  Marie-Nicole Lemieux (Alto)
Conductor:  Antonio Pappano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Santa Cecilia Academy Rome Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1943; USA 
4.
Prelude, Fugue and Riffs by Leonard Bernstein
Performer:  Alessandro Carbonare (Clarinet)
Conductor:  Antonio Pappano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Santa Cecilia Academy Rome Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1949/1955; United States 

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