Bernstein – The Three Symphonies (Antonio Pappano)

2 CDs Box Set

Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia

Antonio Pappano

Warner Classics, 2018

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Bernstein: The Three Symphonies – From our review:

No one better than them could make such a tribute to Bernstein, as the composer’s ties with Santa Cecilia are close. He was Honorary President of the Accademia from 1983 to 1990, the year of his death, and he also conducted his symphonies with the Orchestra. This album is therefore «a way of saying thank you to Leonard Bernstein», as Antonio Pappano states.

Antonio Pappano and the Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia give a fine performance of the three Symphonies and their roster of guest stars is equally valuable. Overall, the sound is rich, detailed and clear and it makes possible to enjoy the works at their best.

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Bernstein: The Three Symphonies – Performers:

Marie-Nicole Lemieux, mezzosoprano; Beatrice Rana, piano; Nadine Sierra, soprano; Josephine Barstow, speaker; Alessandro Carbonare, clarinet

Coro e Voci Bianche dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia

Ciro Visco, chorus master

Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia

Antonio Pappano, conductor

Bernstein: The Three Symphonies – Tracklist:

01. Bernstein, Symphony No. 1 Jeremiah I. Prophecy (Largamente)

02. Bernstein, Symphony No. 1 ‘Jeremiah’ II. Profanation (Vivace con brio)

03. Bernstein, Symphony No. 1 Jeremiah III. Lamentation (Lento)

04. Bernstein, Symphony No. 2, The Age of Anxiety Part 1. The Prologue (Lento moderato)

05. Bernstein, Symphony No. 2, The Age of Anxiety Part 1. The Seven Ages – Variation 1 (L’ istesso tempo)

06. Bernstein, Symphony No. 2, The Age of Anxiety Part 1. The Seven Ages – Variation 2 (Poco più mosso)

07. Bernstein, Symphony No. 2, The Age of Anxiety Part 1. The Seven Ages – Variation 3 (Largamente, ma mosso)

08. Bernstein, Symphony No. 2, The Age of Anxiety Part 1. The Seven Ages – Variation 4 (Più mosso)

09. Bernstein, Symphony No. 2, The Age of Anxiety Part 1. The Seven Ages – Variation 5 (Agitato)

10. Bernstein, Symphony No. 2, The Age of Anxiety Part 1. The Seven Ages – Variation 6 – Poco meno mosso

11. Bernstein, Symphony No. 2, The Age of Anxiety Part 1. The Seven Ages – Variation 7 – L’ istesso tempo

12. Bernstein, Symphony No. 2, The Age of Anxiety Part 1. The Seven Stages – Variation 8 (Molto moderato, ma movendo)

13. Bernstein, Symphony No. 2, The Age of Anxiety Part 1. The Seven Stages -Variation 9 (Più mosso) Tempo di Valse

14. Bernstein, Symphony No. 2, The Age of Anxiety Part 1. The Seven Stages – Variation 10 (Più mosso)

15. Bernstein, Symphony No. 2, The Age of Anxiety Part 1. The Seven Stages – Variation 11 (L’ istesso tempo)

16. Bernstein, Symphony No. 2, The Age of Anxiety Part 1. The Seven Stages – Variation 12 (Poco più vivace)

17. Bernstein, Symphony No. 2, The Age of Anxiety Part 1. The Seven Stages – Variation 13 (L’ istesso tempo)

18. Bernstein, Symphony No. 2, The Age of Anxiety Part 1. The Seven Stages – Variation 14 (L’ istesso tempo) [Poco più vivace]

19. Bernstein, Symphony No. 2, The Age of Anxiety Part 2. The Dirge – Largo

20. Bernstein, Symphony No. 2, The Age of Anxiety Part 2. The Masque (Extremely fast)

21. Bernstein, Symphony No. 2, The Age of Anxiety Part 2. The Epilogue (L´istesso tempo)

22. Bernstein, Symphony No. 3 Kaddish Ia. Invocation (Adagio)

23. Bernstein, Symphony No. 3 Kaddish Ib. Kaddish 1 (L’ istesso tempo – Allegro molto)

24. Bernstein, Symphony No. 3 Kaddish IIa. Din – Torah – Di nuovo adagio

25. Bernstein, Symphony No. 3 Kaddish IIb. Kaddish 2 – Andante con tenerezza

26. Bernstein, Symphony No. 3 Kaddish IIIa. Scherzo – Presto scherzando, sempre pianissimo

27. Bernstein, Symphony No. 3 Kaddish IIIb. Kaddish 3

28. Bernstein, Symphony No. 3 Kaddish IIIc. Finale – Adagio come nel Din-Torah

29. Bernstein, Symphony No. 3 Kaddish Fuga – Allegro vivo con gioia

30. Bernstein, Prelude, Fugue & Riffs I. Prelude for the Brass

31. Bernstein, Prelude, Fugue & Riffs II. Fugue for the Saxes

32. Bernstein, Prelude, Fugue & Riffs III. Riffs for Everyone

Recording location: 13–17, 20–24.II.2018, Auditorium Parco della Musica, Rome