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Bernstein: Chichester Psalms / On the Waterfront

9 Sep 2003 | Format: MP3

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 9 Sep 2003
  • Label: Naxos
  • Copyright: (C) 2003 Naxos
  • Total Length: 47:50
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  • ASIN: B001M01A9W
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 27,880 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By RR Waller TOP 500 REVIEWER on 15 Sep 2011
Format: Audio CD
Alsop was a student of Bernstein's and obviously adored him; he was a natural and born teacher who inspired all that met him, either through his educational broadcasts, Tanglewood or his concerts. I have been fortunate enough to attend an Alsop performances, e.g. Bernstein's "Mass", Mahler Symphony Number Two, as well as a day's tutorial with her; she know her composers and the music well, as every good conductor does. On the podium, although she rarely does, I suspect she would like to leap as high as he did but restrains herself, perhaps unwilling to be seen to have been so deeply influenced, at least in gymnastics.

"The work was commissioned for the 1965 Southern Cathedrals' Festival at Chichester Cathedral by the cathedral's organist, John Birch, and the Dean, Walter Hussey. However, the world premiere took place in the Philharmonic Hall, New York on July 15, 1965 with the composer conducting, followed by the performance in the Chichester Festival on July 31, conducted by John Birch." Source: Wikipedia

This CD is a Naxos production and, in addition to a complete performance of the "Psalms", there is "One the Waterfront" and "On the Town". Naxos is an excellent, reasonably priced series and I recommend it as I recommend this CD. Alsop, the choirs and the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra do Bernstein proud.

Buy it, especially at this sensible price.
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26 of 29 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 28 Mar 2004
Format: Audio CD
This recording of Bernstein's music is well worth trying. Rated highly by Gramophone magazine, it is well worth a hear.
The Chichester Psalms alone are good value, but the other tracks of Bernstein's music played admirably by the Bournmouth Symphony Orchestra are all excellent.
Buy it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Stanley Crowe on 11 Nov 2013
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The sound here is as good as I've heard from Naxos, and the balancing of the various elements in the Chichester Psalms is very well handled. Recently, I was listening to the Howells Requiem, and while Bernstein's Psalm settings sound nothing like it, there's a comparable feeling for the setting of a text to unpretentious and accessible music. It's a lovely piece, and chorus, orchestra, and soloists do it justice here. I liked the recording of the boy treble in the Ps. 23 section -- not too highlighted and thus fitting aptly into the texture of the piece. The other pieces seemed finely done to me -- the "On the Waterfront" suite is really a tone poem, and works beautifully as such. A lot of it is plangent and beautifully orchestrated, and it has sufficient variety and development not to overstay its welcome after 19 minutes. The three pieces from "On the Town" are jazzy, big-band fun, carried off here with great spirit. The orchestra sounds great throughout, and Alsop obviously loves her old mentor's stuff. All in all, a bargain at the price.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By John N Dix on 14 July 2013
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Delightful music, well performed by a fine choir, orchestra and soloists. Accompoanying music makes the CD a very good choice.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By D. Sutherland on 24 Jun 2013
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I wanted a recording of the above and the Marin Alsop and Bournemouth S O is great. I am very happy with this it is almost as good as the live concert I heard.
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