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Bernstein: Mass / Hadley, Nagano, German SO Berlin

Bernstein / Hadley / Pacific Mozart Ens / Nagano
Release Date: 07/10/2012 
Label:  Harmonia Mundi   Catalog #: 501840  
Composer:  Leonard Bernstein
Performer:  Jerry HadleySigurd BraunsTobias Lehmann
Conductor:  Kent Nagano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Cathedral ChorusBerlin Radio ChorusDeutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin,   ... 
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"...The montage of styles can be as bewildering as it is exhilarating, as cheesy as it is sophisticated. But for those of us for whom the joy of it is in just such diversity, then Mass is overwhelming. I think it's Bernstein's masterpiece..." - Edward Seckerson, Gramophone (From the review of the original 2004 release.)

"...if you love Bernstein's Mass, you should hear this performance. It's very exciting for the most part, and it carries a great deal of conviction. Beyond that, for subsequent performances Bernstein made numerous changes to his original version, thinning out the orchestration a bit and altering tone colors, and so this recording not only is sonically different from Bernstein's, it's also
Read more different textually and therefore is eminently worth investigating on that count alone. I can very easily imagine some listeners preferring this version on the whole, even with minor quibbles here and there about certain aspects of the interpretation. In the end, this is an important release because it validates the ongoing vitality of what arguably is Bernstein's largest and most important work. We should be grateful to Harmonia Mundi for letting us hear it."
--David Hurwitz, ClassicsToday.com

"...In terms of acoustical clarity, Kent Nagano’s new performance easily beats Bernstein’s original." - Geoff Brown, The Times, 3, December 2004
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Works on This Recording

1. Mass by Leonard Bernstein
Performer:  Jerry Hadley (Tenor), Sigurd Brauns (Organ), Tobias Lehmann (Percussion)
Conductor:  Kent Nagano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Cathedral Chorus,  Berlin Radio Chorus,  Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin  ... 
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1971; USA 
Length: 105 Minutes 42 Secs. 

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