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Bernstein's Jeremiah Symphony
Posted by Jeffrey Davis on March 23, 2017, 10:31 am
just a note of thanks to Leslie Wright for his excellent review of the new Naxos CD conducted by Marin Alsop. I totally agree that the 'Jeremiah' is not only Bernstein's greatest symphony (actually his greatest work in my view) but also that it is a very moving score, especially in its wartime context. Like Leslie I have also come to appreciate 'The Age of Anxiety' to a much greater degree in this recording and, for me too, it will now be the CD I turn to first when I want to hear this work. I think that the soprano soloist was excellent in the Jeremiah Symphony and where she slows down in the 'Lamentation' towards the end it was incredibly moving.
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