Counterpoint Premieres
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First recordings of works premiered by Counterpoint.

A disc of first recordings, the Bernstein is presented in the original narrative context, while the Moyse is a 2002 Counterpoint commission. These two works are complimented with Castelnuovo-Tedesco's spirit of flamenco and the jazzy swing idiom of the Levi. Founded by Robert De Cormier in 2000, Counterpoint is dedicated to performing choral chamber music of diverse cultures with an emphasis on rarely performed works, unique arrangements and the work of contemporary composers.
Contents:
Leonard Bernstein, composer
Choruses from The Lark
Counterpoint, Richard De Cormier, conductor

Louis Moyse, composer
Solf¸ge à la fran¨aise
Counterpoint, Richard De Cormier, conductor

Paul Alan Levi, composer
Bye, Bye Toots
Counterpoint, Richard De Cormier, conductor

Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco, composer
Romancero Gitano
Counterpoint, Richard De Cormier, conductor

Review:
"This disc is filled with a lazy, hazy charm, above which Bernstein's choruses soar. They are reason enough for an urgent recommendation." (Fanfare)

"[Counterpoint's] main gift to us here is the set of eight choruses Leonard Bernstein composed for a 1955 adaptation of Jean Anouilh's play The Lark...Bernstein clearly relished his encounter with the medieval idiom, and the singers catch the joy he took in dialing up his counter-tenor, reveling in the syncopations of early music, and tipping his hat to Stravinsky whenever he got the chance." (American Record Guide)
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