With Brandt, antiphony reigns, as five separate groups arrayed around the hall provide a precursor of quadraphonic sound. Finally, in the Cage piece, chance governs both the composition and performance - notes were determined by placing transparent music paper over maps of stars, and then the musicians' sounds were fed through contact microphones to a mixing board in which volume and timbre were randomly adjusted.
Here, Bernstein's explanation is far more interesting than the result, which the audience heartily boos after its excruciating eight minutes finally end. It's hard to say which is the more impressive feat - the mere fact that Bernstein would program such stuff, or that he argued so ardently and convincingly for its legitimacy, all the more remarkable since so much of this music was anathema to his own taste.
The programming of each concert, mixing the unfamiliar stuff with Beethoven, Vivaldi and other favorites, itself illustrated Bernstein's feeling that this was all important and valid. Wagner's overt emotionalism seems custom-made for Bernstein's temperament, yet he never touched Wagner until the early '60s, perhaps out of deference to Israel, where performances of Wagner were banned over lingering sensitivity to associations with the Nazi regime. After recording some overtures and excerpts in the s, the floodgates opened with entire concerts of Act One of Walkure , scenes from Tristan and then the Prologue, end of Act One and the last half beginning with Siegfried's narrative of Act Three of Gotterdammerung , all with Eileen Farrell, with whom Bernstein had recorded his first Wagner the Weisendonk Leider and Brunhilde's Immolation , now on Sony SMK in and whose pure, commanding voice deserved far more acclaim than she ever received.
Alleluia Arr. Sanctus Arr. Douglas A. Richard Fraction Arr. Waltz Symphony no 7 in A major, Op. The Beethoven 5th and 7th are prime examples of this. In any one else hands these recordings could have been good, maybe very good. L'arte e gli artisti. Use the HTML below. You must be a registered user to use the IMDb rating plugin.
Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Photos Add Image. Edit Cast Credited cast: Leonard Bernstein Self Gwyneth Jones Self Martti Talvela Self Shirley Verrett Self Wiener Philharmoniker And a Read more less well-known piece such as the Divertimento for Orchestra reminds us of Bernstein's skill at pure concert music. There is something about the music of Bernstein that is flexible and adapts freely to many different contexts. Electronic Folk International.
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