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BERNSTEIN: Dybbuk / Fancy Free

Composer(s):Bernstein, Leonard
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Period(s) 20th Century
Genre Classical Music
Category Ballet
Catalogue 8.559280
Label Naxos
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The ballet Dybbuk was Bernstein’s fourth and final collaboration with choreographer Jerome Robbins, written to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the state of Israel. The plot concerns a spirit that seeks to enter the body of a living person, and the battle between good and evil is represented musically by the conflict between atonality and tonality. Different in every respect is the symphonically-conceived ballet Fancy Free. It follows three sailors on shore leave in New York for 24 hours, and when it was premièred in 1944 it brought Bernstein his first major public success as a composer.


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Review By Penguin Guide,January 2009

Dybbuck, written to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the State of Israel, is one of Bernstein’s darkest scores. Over 45 minutes in length, it tells the creepy story of a sinister ghost, with the battle between good and evil represented respectively (and very aptly) by tonality and atonality. It is well coupled with another ballet written for Jerome Robbins 30 years earlier, including Abby Burke, the jazz-influenced vocalist. It is a work involving three sailors and anticipates the musical On the Town and is one of Bernstein’s most colourful scores with its sharp syncopations well realized here.



Review By Lawson Tattie,The Dallas Morning News,December 2006

AMERICAN THEATER BALLET: This album brings together the piece that made Leonard Bernstein's reputation as a composer and Jerome Robbins' as a choreographer, and the work that marked their final collaboration.Fancy Free remains as fresh as it must have seemed when it premiered during World War II, with its theme that captures some of the period's angst as well as the prevailing sense of jazzy liberation. (The plot follows three sailors on shore leave, after all.) Dybbuk, sadly, feels more like rewarmed early Stravinsky, with a bit of Prokofiev thrown in.

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