Leonard Bernstein: Songfest

Leonard Bernstein: Songfest

8.559859 (Naxos, CD)

DDD
NEW RELEASE (10 April 2020)

Playing time: 69'37"
Tracks: 14
Booklet pages: 16
© 2020 Naxos Rights (Europe) Ltd
Main country of recording: US
Country of manufacture: DE
Reviewer: Giuseppe Pennisi
Review of Leonard Bernstein: Songfest published on 11 June 2020


Listen: Bernstein: Music I Heard With You (Songfest) (track 11, 1:12-1:57)

Wolf Trap Opera
Kerriann Otaño, soprano (tracks 3, 5, 8, 9, 10 and 14)
Taylor Raven, mezzo-soprano (tracks 3, 8, 10, 11 and 14)
Zoie Reams, mezzo-soprano (tracks 3, 7, 8, 10, 13 and 14)
Alexander McKissick, tenor (tracks 3, 10, 12 and 14)
Jshua Conyers, baritone (tracks 3, 4, 7, 10 and 14)
Patrick Guetti, bass (tracks 3, 6, 9, 10 and 14)
National Orchestral Institute Philharmonic
James Judd, conductor

George Gershwin (1898-1937), edited by M Clague (born 1966):

1 An American in Paris (1928)

Aaron Copland (1900-1990):

2 An Outdoor Overture (1938)

Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990):

Songfest (1976-77)
3 To The Poem (text: Frank O'Hara)
4 The Pennycandystore Beyond the El (text: Lawrence Ferlinghetti)
5 A Julia de Burgos (text: Julia de Burgos)
6 To What You Said ... (text: Walt Whitman)
7 I, Too, Sing America (text: Langston Hughes) / Okay 'Negroes' (text June Jordan)
8 To My Dear and Loving Husband (text: Anne Bradstreet)
9 Storyette H M (text: Gertrude Stein)
10 if you can't eat you got to (text: e e cummings)
11 Music I Heard With You (text: Conrad Aiken)
12 Zizi's Lament (text: Gregory Corso)
13 What Lips My Lips Have Kissed (text: Edna St Vincent Millay)
14 Israfel (text: Edgar Allan Poe)

Recorded 14-16 June 2018 at Elsie and Marvin Dekelboum Concert Hall, Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, College Park, Maryland, USA

 

 

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