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Bernstein: Symphony No. 3 "Kaddish" - Missa Brevis - The Lark

By Baltimore Symphony Orchestra; Claire Bloom; Kelley Nassief; The Washington Chorus; Maryland State Boychoir; Marin Alsop; Paulo Mestre; Choir of the Sao Paulo Symphony Orchestra; Members of the Sao Paulo Symphony Orchestra

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By Baltimore Symphony Orchestra; Claire Bloom; Kelley Nassief; The Washington Chorus; Maryland State Boychoir; Marin Alsop; Paulo Mestre; Choir of the Sao Paulo Symphony Orchestra; Members of the Sao Paulo Symphony Orchestra. By Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990). Naxos American Classics. Classical. Listening CD. Published by Naxos (NX.8559742).

Item Number: NX.8559742

Three examples of Leonard Berstine's vocal art can be heard in this recording. His Symphony No. 3 "Kaddish" shuns traditional symphonic ideas in favor of an eclectic theatrical and oratorio-like form with a prominent role for speaker. For this recording Marin Alsop has returned to the work's original narrative text, heard before the 1977 revision. The Lark - heard in a concert version with added narration - derives from Lillian Hellman's adaptation of L'Alouette on the life of Joan of Arc, and it was this music that Bernstein reworked into his Missa Brevis many years later.

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