Leonard Bernstein’s 100th Birthday Tribute

August 25, 2018, 4:00 pm

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Larry explores the life of this endlessly fascinating musician. You will hear him as a conductor, composer, and accompanist. The program features him conducting Maria Callas at La Scala and Marilyn Horne at the Metropolitan Opera, to selections from his various Broadway musicals – which certainly includes West Side Story!


“Habanera” from Carmen, by Georges Bizet
Marilyn Horne, mezzo-soprano; Chorus and Orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera; Leonard Bernstein, conductor
(New York 1973. DECCA B0001512‐02CD01)

“Ah! Non giunge” from La Sonnambula, by Vincenzo Bellini
Maria Callas, soprano; Chorus and Orchestra of La Scala; Leonard Bernstein, conductor
(Milan 1955. EMI 3 31463 2)

Chichester Psalms: Psalm 108, Verse 2 and Psalm 100, by Leonard Bernstein
John Bogart, bass; Camarata Singers; New York Philharmonic; Leonard Bernstein, conductor
(New York 1965. SONY SM3K 47162)

“Das Trinklied vom Jammer der Erde” from Das Lied von der Erde, by Gustav Mahler
René Kollo, tenor; Israel Philharmonic; Leonard Bernstein, conductor
(Tel Aviv 1972. SONY SMK 47589)

“Island Magic” from Trouble in Tahiti, by Leonard Bernstein
Nancy Williams with Chorus; New York Philharmonic; Leonard Bernstein, conductor
(New York 1973. SONY SMK 60969)

“O mon cher amant” and “Ah! quel diner” from La Périchole, by Jacques Offenbach
Jennie Tourel, mezzo-soprano; Leonard Bernstein, piano
(Carnegie Hall, New York 1969. LP COLUMBIA M32231)

“New York, New York” from On the Town, by Leonard Bernstein
Robert Shaw Chorale and Orchestra; Robert Shaw, conductor
(New York 1965. LP RCA VICTOR LSC‐2799)

“Glitter and Be Gay” from Candide, by Leonard Bernstein
Barbara Cook, soprano; Orchestra (New York 1956. SONY SK 8689)

“Maria” from West Side Story, by Leonard Bernstein
Ignazio Boschetto, tenor; Gianluca Ginoble, baritone; Orchestra; Marcello Rota, conductor
(Florence 2016. SONY/MASTERWORKS 88985351962)

“It’s Love” from Wonderful Town, by Leonard Bernstein
Audra McDonald; Thomas Hampson; London Voices; Birmingham Contemporary Music Group; Simon Rattle, conductor
(London 1998. EMI 5 56753 2)