Leonard Bernstein's Piano Sonata ( 1938 )

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Leonard Bernstein's Piano Sonata ( 1938 )

Post by Rach3 » Tue Aug 21, 2018 3:17 pm

Was not aware Bernstein had written a piano sonata , recording here by pianist Alexander Frey. Very interesting , 20-minute work , bit Shoshtakovich -ian to my ear :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5S4atnGxcws

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Re: Leonard Bernstein's Piano Sonata ( 1938 )

Post by living_stradivarius » Tue Aug 21, 2018 5:07 pm

Rach3 wrote:
Tue Aug 21, 2018 3:17 pm
Was not aware Bernstein had written a piano sonata , recording here by pianist Alexander Frey. Very interesting , 20-minute work , bit Shoshtakovich -ian to my ear :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5S4atnGxcws
He was 20 years old then and probably had just begun his senior thesis at Harvard: https://www.jstor.org/stable/25664807

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Re: Leonard Bernstein's Piano Sonata ( 1938 )

Post by Rach3 » Wed Aug 22, 2018 12:24 pm

More interesting Bernstein solo piano works , in addition to his 1938 Piano Sonata :

“ 5 Anniversaries “ , 1945 - 51, and “13 Anniversaries “ , 1960-88 :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HSA3SVZqi7I

“Bridal Suite “ , 1960:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vhQjZoz ... ZvLmU0Njyv

“ 7 Anniversaries “, 1943 :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=86q71gf ... PvKCSpt_AB

“ 4 Anniversaries”, 1948 :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4v66mfvPdS0

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Re: Leonard Bernstein's Piano Sonata ( 1938 )

Post by Lance » Thu Aug 23, 2018 8:06 pm

I looked in vain to find even a commercial recording of Bernstein's 1938 piano sonata. I don't believe it is in any of his mega boxed sets performed by anyone. Other than YT, does anyone know of a commercial recording of the work?
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Re: Leonard Bernstein's Piano Sonata ( 1938 )

Post by CharmNewton » Fri Aug 24, 2018 12:33 am

Lance wrote:
Thu Aug 23, 2018 8:06 pm
I looked in vain to find even a commercial recording of Bernstein's 1938 piano sonata. I don't believe it is in any of his mega boxed sets performed by anyone. Other than YT, does anyone know of a commercial recording of the work?
U.S. Amazon.com has three recordings which are part of collections of Bernstein's solo piano works. Pianists include Leann Osterkamp (Steinway & Sons), Andrew Cooperstock (Bridge) and Mr. Frey mentioned above (Koch Industries). They are all 2-CD sets.

DG has a recording played by Katie Mahan which is also part of a collection of Bernstein's solo works. It looks like it is download only but Amazon.com has it.

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