For Lenny: Episode 2
At the heart of this album is the affection and admiration that American musicians, across genres and generations, share when we look to Leonard Bernstein.
This week you'll hear four brand new pieces of music composed in LB's memory, by musicians whose lives and work are profoundly linked to his legacy. John Corigliano knew Bernstein as a mentor and lifelong friend; Stephen Schwartz remembers their collaboration on the groundbreaking Mass; Eleonor Sandresky and Michael Abels both reflect the kind of adventurous, genre bending American music-making that Lenny made possible.
Here they all pay tribute to him with new piano pieces, composed in honor of his 100th birthday with devotion, gratitude, and much love.