Leonard Bernstein - Mass (2009) 2CDs
Jubilant Sykes, Celebrant; Asher Edward Wulfman, Boy Soprano; Morgan State University Choir;
Peabody Children's Chorus; Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Marin Alsop
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 490 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 241 Mb | Scans ~ 115 Mb
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | # 8.559622-23 | Time: 01:43:59
When Leonard Bernstein was asked by Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis to compose the inaugural work for the opening of The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., he wrote: “The Mass is also an extremely dramatic event in itself—it even suggests a theater work.” Premiered on September 8, 1971, with additional words by Stephen Schwartz of Godspell fame, Mass is a remarkable, visionary work with a kaleidoscope of musical styles that touches on themes of political protest, existential crisis and religious faith lost and found.