Copland: The Second

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COMPOSERS: Copland
LABELS: Sony
WORKS: The Second
PERFORMER: Martha Lipton (mezzo-soprano); Chorus Pro Musica, Soloists & Chorus of New York High School of Music & Art, New York PO/Leonard Bernstein (narrator)
CATALOGUE NO: SMK 60560 ADD stereo/mono Reissue (1960, 1953)
This is a welcome reissue of Copland’s 1936 high-school

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‘play opera’ about squabbling schoolchildren rescuing hurricane victims, narrated and conducted by Bernstein in his inimitable style. The coupling is a first release of a 1953 recording of the Biblical cantata

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