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Milken Archive - Bernstein - A Jewish Legacy / Adler, Et Al


Release Date: 10/21/2003 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8559407   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Leonard BernsteinMatityahu Weiner
Performer:  Jean BarrBarry SnyderJason SmithAngelina Réaux,   ... 
Conductor:  Samuel Adler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rochester SingersBBC Singers
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 56 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"What are the Jewish roots I long for?" wrote Leonard Bernstein as he pondered one of his many Jewish-inspired compositions. This unique collection of rarely heard works—including several world-premiere recordings—reveals many possible answers to Bernstein’s question. Triumphal processions, mysterious invocations, intimate Jewish character portraits, rousing dances; all of these musical offerings present the great eclectic imagination of one of America’s foremost 20th-century composers.

Click here to view all available releases in the Milken Archive Series at ArkivMusic.
"What are the Jewish roots I long for?" wrote Leonard Bernstein as he pondered one of his many Jewish-inspired compositions. This unique collection of rarely heard works—including several world-premiere recordings—reveals many possible answers to Bernstein’s question. Triumphal processions, mysterious invocations, intimate Jewish character portraits, rousing dances; all of these musical offerings present the great eclectic imagination of one of America’s foremost 20th-century composers.

Click here to view all available releases in the Milken Archive Series at ArkivMusic.
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Works on This Recording

1.
The Firstborn: Israelite Chorus by Leonard Bernstein
Conductor:  Samuel Adler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rochester Singers
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1958; USA 
Date of Recording: 05/1993 
Venue:  University of Rochester, New York 
Length: 1 Minutes 56 Secs. 
Language: Hebrew 
2.
Dybbuk: Invocation and Trance by Leonard Bernstein
Performer:  Jean Barr (Piano), Barry Snyder (Piano), Jason Smith (Bass Baritone)
Date of Recording: 05/1993 
Venue:  University of Rochester, New York 
Length: 3 Minutes 52 Secs. 
Language: Hebrew 
3.
Psalm 148 by Leonard Bernstein
Performer:  Barry Snyder (Piano), Angelina Réaux (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1932; USA 
Date of Recording: 05/1993 
Venue:  University of Rochester, New York 
Length: 4 Minutes 29 Secs. 
Language: English 
4.
Reenah by Leonard Bernstein
Conductor:  Samuel Adler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rochester Singers
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1947; USA 
Date of Recording: 05/1993 
Venue:  University of Rochester, New York 
Length: 1 Minutes 41 Secs. 
5.
Bridal Suite: Three Wedding Dances by Leonard Bernstein
Performer:  Jean Barr (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1960; USA 
Date of Recording: 05/1993 
Venue:  University of Rochester, New York 
Length: 2 Minutes 9 Secs. 
6.
Concerto for Orchestra "Jubilee Games": Y'Varekh'kha by Leonard Bernstein
Performer:  Michael Sokol (Baritone), Aaron David Miller (Organ)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1986-1989; USA 
Date of Recording: 05/1993 
Venue:  University of Rochester, New York 
Length: 1 Minutes 41 Secs. 
Language: Hebrew 
7.
Halil by Leonard Bernstein
Performer:  Bonita Boyd (Flute), Barry Snyder (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1981; USA 
Date of Recording: 05/1993 
Venue:  University of Rochester, New York 
Length: 14 Minutes 59 Secs. 
8.
Simchu Na by Matityahu Weiner
Performer:  Aaron David Miller (Organ)
Conductor:  Samuel Adler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rochester Singers
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1947; USA 
Date of Recording: 05/1993 
Venue:  University of Rochester, New York 
Length: 2 Minutes 38 Secs. 
Language: Hebrew 
9.
Arias and Barcarolles: no 6, Oif Mayn Khas'neh by Leonard Bernstein
Performer:  Michael Sokol (Baritone), Jean Barr (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1988; USA 
Date of Recording: 05/1993 
Venue:  University of Rochester, New York 
Length: 5 Minutes 14 Secs. 
Language: Yiddish 
10.
Vayomer Elohim by Leonard Bernstein
Performer:  Howard Stahl (Cantor), Barry Snyder (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: circa 1989; USA 
Date of Recording: 05/1993 
Venue:  University of Rochester, New York 
Length: 1 Minutes 15 Secs. 
Language: Hebrew 
11.
Yigdal by Leonard Bernstein
Conductor:  Samuel Adler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rochester Singers
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1950; USA 
Date of Recording: 05/1993 
Venue:  University of Rochester, New York 
Length: 1 Minutes 24 Secs. 
Language: Hebrew 
12.
Four Sabras: Ilana, the Dreamer by Leonard Bernstein
Performer:  Jack Gottlieb (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1950; USA 
Date of Recording: 05/1993 
Venue:  University of Rochester, New York 
Length: 1 Minutes 38 Secs. 
13.
Four Sabras: Idele, the Chassidele by Leonard Bernstein
Performer:  Jack Gottlieb (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1950; USA 
Date of Recording: 05/1993 
Venue:  University of Rochester, New York 
Length: 2 Minutes 9 Secs. 
14.
Four Sabras: Yosi, the Jokester by Leonard Bernstein
Performer:  Jack Gottlieb (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1950; USA 
Date of Recording: 05/1993 
Venue:  University of Rochester, New York 
Length: 1 Minutes 1 Secs. 
15.
Four Sabras: Dina, the Tomboy Who Weeps Alone by Leonard Bernstein
Performer:  Jack Gottlieb (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1950; USA 
Date of Recording: 05/1993 
Venue:  University of Rochester, New York 
Length: 1 Minutes 28 Secs. 
16.
Silhouette by Leonard Bernstein
Performer:  Barry Snyder (Piano), Angelina Réaux (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1951; USA 
Date of Recording: 05/1993 
Venue:  University of Rochester, New York 
Length: 2 Minutes 8 Secs. 
Language: English 
17.
Hashkiveniu by Leonard Bernstein
Performer:  Hans-Peter Blochwitz (Tenor)
Conductor:  Samuel Adler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Singers
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1945; USA 
Date of Recording: 11/1999 
Venue:  St. Paul's Church, Knightsbridge, London 
Length: 5 Minutes 5 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Israelite Chorus: The Firstborn:
Dybbuk: Invocation and Trance
Psalm 148
Reena: h
Bridal Suite: Three Wedding Dances: The First Waltz (Canon)
Bridal Suite: Three Wedding Dances: Cha-cha-cha
Bridal Suite: Three Wedding Dances: Hora
Y'varekh'kha: Yevarechecha
Halil (arr. for flute and piano): Halil
Simch Na: Simchu Na
Arias and Barcarolles: Oif Mayn Khas'ne
Vayomer Elohim
Yigdal
4 Sabras: Ilana, the Dreamer
4 Sabras: Idele, the Chassidele
4 Sabras: Yosi, the Jokester
4 Sabras: Dina, the Tomboy Who Weeps Alone
Silhouette: Galilee:
Hashkivenu: Hashkiveinu

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