Prelude, Fugue, and Riffs. LEONARD BERNSTEIN BORN: August 25, Lawrence, Massachusetts DIED: October 14, New York City. The San. Originally written for Woody Hermann, this triptych for solo clarinet and jazz ensemble was dedicated to Benny Goodman and first performed by Al Gallodoro in. Rhythm of a jazzy sort is at the heart of “Prelude, Fugue and Riffs,” the virtuosic score Bernstein composed for Benny Goodman, and it drives the companion.

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In Bernstein revised the score from its original instrumentation for a more conventional pit orchestra, and the work was then incorporated into a ballet sequence in the first draft of the musical comedy Wonderful Town. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. However when Bernstein put the finishing touches on Rifs, Fugue and Riffs in latethe Herman organization had disbanded.

New York Philharmonic Period: Featured Popular Ensembles Academy of St. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. On the Waterfront film. Write a customer review. By Bernstein had already gained a tremendous amount of experience scoring for dance bands in a popular vein. The Prwlude of Music.

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Bernstein Conducts and Plays Bernstein. Bernstein ‘s overall organization is mostly cellular, and the piece lacks a strong central theme. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Learn more about Amazon Prime. Instead, it received its premiere as part of Bernstein’s Omnibus television show, “The World of Jazz” on October 16,with Benny Goodman —Bernstein’s Tanglewood neighbour and friend since the s— as the soloist and to whom the work is now dedicated.


His attempt to carry this experience over into a “serious” context differs from the approach of StravinskyMilhaud and others, who were coming from the classical end of the spectrum and largely developing their own, more prleude “composed” requirements for jazz ensembles. By placing your order, you agree to our Terms of Use.

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The revised version of Prelude, Fugue, and Riffs did not survive and the majority of the music was cut from the final version of the Wonderful Town score with the exception of a few phrases in the musical’s “Conquering the City” and “Conversation Piece”. On the Town film West Side Story film. Add to Wish List. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. Share Facebook Twitter Pinterest. It later was transcribed for clarinet and orchestra by Lukas Foss.

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Completed in for Woody Herman ‘s big band as part of a series of commissioned works —that already included Stravinsky ‘s Ebony Concerto — it was never performed by Herman, possibly because his orchestra had disbanded at that time. Notes and Editorial Reviews Rhythm of a jazzy sort betnstein at the heart of “Prelude, Fugue and Riffs,” the virtuosic score Bernstein composed for Benny Goodman, and it drives the companion works on the disc: Prelude, Fugue and Riffs works as a jazzy showstopper in symphonic band concerts.


Be the first rifts review this item Amazon Best Sellers Rank: Compositions by Leonard Bernstein. Your Amazon Music account is currently associated with a different marketplace. We also did the suite from On the Town on the same programnot to mention the suite from On The Waterfront, and believe me, there’s nothing like performing these works with the composer conducting!

I remember our principal clarinetist, Michele Zukovsky, as the soloist in the Riffs, and I bernsteiin the piano part bersntein course, and we all just had a blastbesides we had a number of players who had a real thing for jazz brass and saxesand we played this work with Lenny conducting.

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