The title comes from the Auden poem about four LP friends, a woman and three men, who convene at LP New York bar and have an all-night rap session about life. The premise may seem pretentious for a composer to take on, and some said so. But Bernstein, already a Mahler devotee, was enamored of symphonic works that addressed cosmic questions and explored identity.
A quizzical prologue sets up two long sets of intricate variations in myriad styles, with echoes of Neo-Classical Stravinsky and ironic Shostakovich. Eventually, a plunked-out piano theme leads into an angry dirge that breaks into an unabashed jazz romp, before the piece ends in a sweeping, cinematic epilogue.
A bit much? As he composed it during the early s, Bernstein was alarmed by what seemed a looming threat of nuclear war. Donna Diane - Leonard Bernstein / New York Philharmonic* - Orpheus In The Underworld (Vinyl the music is run through with a spoken text written by Bernstein in the confrontational manner of the Book of Job. Just as Bernstein was putting the final touches on the orchestration, President John F.
Kennedy was assassinated. The shaken composer dedicated the piece to the fallen president. Home News. From the Stars and Stripes archives Bernstein draws cheers in Frankfurt. Worker stranded at Bagram base petitions military for freedom. Hawaii military bases boost health protection levels as coronavirus cases surge, LP.
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