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Leonard Bernstein
1918 - 1990
United States of America, MA
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L. Bernstein
Leonard Bernstein (25/08/1918 - 14/10/1990), an American composer and conductor (born in Lawrence (Massachusetts). He was perhaps the most influential figure in classical music in the last half of the twentieth century. Composer, conductor, author, lecturer and often controversial media personality, the American-born Bernstein had a dramatic impact on the popular audience's acceptance and appreciation of classical music. His own work as a composer, particularly his scores for such Broadway musicals as West Side Story and On the Town, helped forge a new relationship between classical and popular music. For much of his career, including his legendary tenure as music director of the New York Philharmonic, Bernstein recorded exclusively for Columbia/CBS Masterworks, which is now Sony Classical. This vast legacy of recordings, featuring his work as both composer and conductor, is now being remastered and collected in a comprehensive new Sony Classical series entitled Bernstein Century.
The Lark
Period:Modernism
Composed in:1955
Musical form:free
Text/libretto:Jean Anouilh (arranged by Lillian Hellman)
Duration:11'
The Lark, composer: Leonard Bernstein; text arranger: Lillian Hellman; author of original text: Jean Anouilh (French & Latin texts). Jean Anouilh (1910-1987) was a French autor.
Premiere of The Lark: 28 Oktober 1955, Boston. Instrumentation: mixed choir (SSMezTTBB) and percussion instrument. Duration: 11 minutes. It contains:
- Part I: French Choruses: Spring Song
- Court Song
- Soldier's Song
- Part II: Latin Choruses: Prelude
- Benedictus
- Sanctus
- Requiem
- Gloria
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J. Anouilh
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