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The Complete Solo Piano Works Of Leonard Bernstein / Leann Osterkamp

Release Date: 09/15/2017
Label: Steinway & Sons Catalog #: 30076
Composer:  Leonard Bernstein Performer:  Leann Osterkamp Number of Discs: 2

Leonard Bernstein¡¦s works for piano are all collected here, including works unpublished and previously unrecorded. Including many miniatures written as tributes, gifts and memorials to friends and family, these pieces range across Bernstein¡¦s composing career and reflect his unique musical style and character.

R E V I E W S:

"For Bernstein, the solo piano often is an expression of affection for people he loved. Sometimes these small and short pieces of music speak volumes about a musical personality that was larger than life...Osterkamp provides valuable contextual insight on the subject that each of these 34 miniatures reference...Osterkamp communicates these miniatures with
Read more verve, warmth and spirit that is quintessential Bernstein."

-- Robert Moon, Audiophile Audition

"The selling point of this release by the young American pianist Leann Osterkamp is that the two-CD program truly does include all the known Bernstein piano works, including a few real obscurities. The booklet notes, by Osterkamp herself, ...succeed in making a case beyond sheer completism for most of these. ... a little portrait of Bernstein's world, not easily available in any other form, and recommended for those fascinated by this protean American composer."

-- AllMusic Guide

"[Osterkamp] certainly plays well, with affection and often with personal phrasing and other touches that reveal knowledge of the music and a willingness to engage with it rather than simply reproduce its notation too clinically.. If you love Bernstein's music, you will want her set."

-- American Record Guide
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