Leonard Bernstein, New York Philharmonic – Haydn: Mass In Time Of War & Symphony 96 (1973 & 1974) [Reissue 2017]
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Leonard Bernstein’s Concert for Peace, a protest at the Vietnam War, took place in Washington Cathedral during January 1973 and featured a spellbinding performance of Joseph Haydn’s Mass in Time of War. Here it’s coupled with Bernstein and the New York Philharmonic’s reading of Haydn’s Symphony No. 96, “Miracle”. Both were remastered from the original analogue tapes (stereo and quadraphonic).
In January 1973, Leonard Bernstein conducted a “Concert for Peace” for an estimated 15,000 people at Washington National Cathedral in Washington, DC, on the eve of the second term inauguration of President Richard Nixon. Bernstein led an orchestra that included many musicians from the National Symphony Orchestra, a chorus of 125 volunteers prepared by Norman Schribner, and soloists Patricia Wells, Gwendolyn Killebrew, Alan Titus, and Michael Devlin. A recording of the performance received a 1973 Grammy Award Nomination for Best Choral Recording, with Schribner and Bernstein as co-nominees.
The Symphony No. 96 in D major, Hoboken I/96, was completed by Joseph Haydn in 1791 as part of the set of symphonies composed on his first trip to London. It was first performed at the Hanover Square Rooms in London on 11 March 1791. Although it is the fourth of the twelve London symphonies (numbers 93–104) by number, it was actually the first one written and performed. It is popularly known as the Miracle Symphony.
01. Mass in Time of War: Kyrie > Kyrie eleison (Largo – Allegro moderato)
02. Mass in Time of War: Gloria > Gloria in excelsis Deo (Vivace)
03. Mass in Time of War: Gloria > Qui tollis peccata mundi (Adagio)
04. Mass in Time of War: Gloria > Quoniam tu solus sanctus (Allegro)
05. Mass in Time of War: Credo > In unum Deum (Allegro)
06. Mass in Time of War: Et incarnatus est (Adagio)
07. Mass in Time of War: Et resurrexit (Allego)
08. Mass in Time of War: Et vitam venturi (Vivace)
09. Mass in Time of War: Sanctus > Sanctus Dominus (Adagio) / Pleni Sunt Coeli Et Terra (Allegro Con Spirito)
10. Mass in Time of War: Benedictus > Qui venit (Andante)
11. Mass in Time of War: Agnus Dei > Qui tollis peccata mund (Adagio)
12. Mass in Time of War: Dona nobis pacem Allegro con spirito (Piu presto)
13. Symphony No. 96 in D major “Miracle”: 1st Movement – Adagio (Allegro)
14. Symphony No. 96 in D major “Miracle”: 2nd Movement – (Andante)
15. Symphony No. 96 in D major “Miracle”: 3rd Movement – (Menuetto Allegretto)
16. Symphony No. 96 in D major “Miracle”: 4th Movement – Finale (Vivace)
Patricia Wells – soprano
Gwendolyn Killebrew – contralto
Alan Titus – baritone
Michael Devlin – bass-baritone
Undefinied Orchestra – conducted by Leonard Bernstein
The Norman Scribner Choir
New York Philharmonic – conducted by Leonard Bernstein.
Tracks “01-12” is “Leonard Bernstein’s Concert For Peace” (LP ‘1973)
Tracks “13-16” is “Bernstein Conducts Haydn: Symphony No. 96” (LP ‘1974).
Remastered from the Original Master tapes by Michael J. Dutton.