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Orchestre Symphonique de Montreal & Kent Nagano – Bernstein: A Quiet Place (2018) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal & Kent Nagano – Bernstein: A Quiet Place (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:32:49 minutes | 1,62 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Digital Booklet, Front Cover | © Decca Music Group Ltd.

Why yes, it is still possible to discover Bernstein scores, or in this case the chamber version of A Quiet Place, adapted by Garth Edwin Sunderland, conducted and recorded for the first time by Kent Nagano, at the Montreal Symphony House. The final stage score by the American composer, first performed at the Houston Grand Opera in 1983, it was revisited by the librettist Stephen Wadsworth, and the composer who added several fragments from the one-act piece Trouble in Tahiti, from 1951; this addition would see two new performances (the Scala in Milan, and Washington). Another draft – this one definitive – was performed at the Vienna Opera House, conducted by the composer, in 1986. Fascinating in more ways than one, rather like a modern-day Intermezzo by Strauss, the work depicts American society by way of an existential crisis faced, first by one couple, (Trouble in Tahiti) and then by one family. Bernstein borrowed from Mahler for the structure, with a final movement whose “grave nobility” recalled the final movements of the Third and NinthSymphonies by his much-admired forebear. As is often the case with this composer, Bernstein’s mix of styles (jazz, chorale, Broadway, Mahler, Berg, Britten, Copland…) provides an explosive cocktail, which has about it more of a musical conversation than grand opera – and, paradoxically, that’s what makes this work so unique… And so charming. This is well worth a re-discovery, this time under the baton of Bernstein’s faithful former pupil, Kent Nagano, at the head of top-flight solo singers, who point the way to that “quiet place”, where “love will teach us harmony and grace”. – Franck Mallet

Tracklist:
1. Act 1 : Prologue…”The path of truth is plain and safe” 03:37
2. Act 1 : Dialogue 1. “I am sorry, ma’am” 01:17
3. Act 1 : Dialogue 2. “She wasn’t exactly what you would call a beautiful woman” 03:30
4. Act 1 : Dialogue 3. “Dede! Darlin how’ve you been?” & Arietta “Fantastic, great!” 01:23
5. Act 1 : Dialogue 4. “You’re so like her” 01:55
6. Act 1 : Dialogue 5. “Uh, Susie – You must be François” 00:38
7. Act 1 : Dialogue 6. “Oh François, come.” 01:31
8. Act 1 : Dialogue 7. “Welcome to the Family.” 00:44
9. Act 1 : Dialogue 8. “Say, who’s that character with…” 01:17
10. Act 1 : Dialogue 9. “Dede, where’s your brother 01:53
11. Act 1 : Readings “Who can find a virtuous woman?” & Choral “God has his ways” 05:43
12. Act 1 : Aria “You’re late…” 04:46
13. Act 1 : Trio “Dear Daddy, Daddy dear” 03:24
14. Act 1 : Finale “Merry Christmas to you too, asshole” 02:29
15. Act 1 : Postlude 04:07
16. Act 2 : Aria “I wish I could sleep” 03:56
17. Act 2 : Scene “What are you doing?” 04:12
18. Act 2 : “First, I would like to sing you a little song” 03:57
19. Act 2 : “I coming…closer” 03:30
20. Act 2 : Aria “I’ve been afraid” 04:41
21. Act 3 : Prelude 04:37
22. Act 3 : Aria “Morning. Good Morning” 02:52
23. Act 3 : Scene “The one and only cereal” 03:37
24. Act 3 : Tag #1 “Ha! Absence makes the heart grow fonder! & Trio “Oh! Bon anniversaire” 02:28
25. Act 3 : Tag #2 “Watch it! Watch out!” 02:25
26. Act 3 : Aria “Oh, François, please. Somehow it’s meant for you” 02:01
27. Act 3 : Aria “Dear loved ones” & Laughing Chorus 02:32
28. Act 3 : Scene “I like it here! You mean, maybe you would…” 04:25
29. Act 3 : Aria “Stop. You will not take another step!” 03:56
30. Act 3 : Aria “You see, Daddy, that death does bring some relief” 05:26

Personnel:
Claudia Boyle, soprano (Dede)
Joseph Kaiser, tenor (François)
Gordon Bintner, baritone (Junior)
Lucas Meachem, baritone (Sam)
Rupert Charlesworth, tenor (Funeral Director)
Daniel Belcher, baritone (Bill)
Annie Rosen, mezzosoprano (Susie)
Steven Humes, bass (Doc)
Maija Skille, mezzosoprano (Mrs. Doc)
John Tessier, tenor (Analyst)
Orchestre Symphonique de Montreal
Kent Nagano, conductor

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