Bernstein, Music for String Quartet (1936)

Bernstein, Music for String Quartet (1936)

NV6557 (Navona Records, CD)

FIRST RELEASE (8 September 2023)
Tracks: 3
℗ 2023 Navona Records LLC
© 2023 Navona Records LLC
Main country of recording: United States of America
Reviewer: John Dante Prevedini
Review of Bernstein, Music for String Quartet (1936) published on 29 August 2023

Lucia Lin, violin
Natalie Rose Kress, violin
Danny Kim, viola
Ronald Feldman, cello

Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990):

Music for String Quartet (1936)
1 Allegro Vivace
2 Andante (Tempo di Sarabande)

Aaron Copland (1900-1990):

3 Elegies for Violin and Viola (1932)

Navona Records is proud to present Music for String Quartet, the first recording of renowned composer Leonard Bernstein’s long-lost work. Composed by an eighteen-year-old Bernstein during his studies at Harvard, the piece has been steadfastly shepherded from its re-discovery to this historic release by former Boston Symphony Orchestra Librarian John Perkel, and is performed here by Lucia Lin, Natalie Rose Kress, Danny Kim and Ronald Feldman. 'Movement I' and the newly-discovered 'Movement II', which was found within the US Library of Congress, are accompanied here by the seldom-recorded duo piece Elegies for Violin and Viola by Aaron Copland, a musical mentor, collaborator and dear friend of Bernstein's.

Recorded 6 February 2023 at the Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport MA, USA.