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Bernstein: A Quiet Place

Author: C Major Entertainment

In 1986 Bernstein conducted a refined version of his own opera A Quiet Place in Vienna.

  • Bernstein: A Quiet Place | Copyright: © Unitel

    Bernstein: A Quiet Place © Unitel

  • Bernstein: A Quiet Place | Copyright: © Unitel

    Bernstein: A Quiet Place © Unitel

  • Bernstein: A Quiet Place | Copyright: © Unitel

    Bernstein: A Quiet Place © Unitel

It contains singable late romantic melodies as well as Broadway musical sounds, syncopated jazz rhythms and well-tempered modernity and, of course, a masterful instrumentation. Estranged family members recall the history of their relationships with each other and with their dead mother. The next morning, after breakfast and games in the garden – the “quiet place” –, they find that their hostility has given way to reconciliation.

Original title A Quiet Place
Genre Opera
Recording location Vienna State Opera House, 1986
Duration 169 mins
Production Company Unitel, ORF
Composer Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra / Band ORF Radio Symphony Orchestra
Conductor Leonard Bernstein
Stage Director Stephen Wadsworth
Soloist Chester Ludgin, Beverly Morgan, John Brandstetter, Peter Kazaras, Jean Kraft, Theodor Uppman

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