A man of multifarious gifts, Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms is a serendipitous commission. Having struggled to find the time between composing, conducting, and his media personality, a commission for this work fortuitously arrived during a self-imposed composing break. Although a fragmentary setting of six Psalms, Bernstein recycled a number of fragments from his Broadway music at the request of the commissioner, the resulting music seamlessly interweaving the two elements together. PROGRAM BERNSTEIN Chichester Psalms ARTISTS Bramwell Tovey, conductor Nicholas Tolputt, countertenor Melbourne Symphony Orchestra Chorus Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
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