October 22, 2018

The Washington Post reviewed the School of Music’s performance of the Complete Solo Piano Works of Leonard Bernstein, performed at the National Museum of Women in the Arts.

... A perk of celebrating composer Leonard Bernstein’s centennial is that rarely performed works from his keyboard repertoire are offered in concert.

On Sunday afternoon, Catholic University School of Music faculty, alumnae and students joined forces to perform Bernstein’s complete solo piano works at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, kicking off the Shenson Chamber Music Concert Series season with intimate musical portraits.

Throughout his life, Bernstein wrote piano pieces for family and friends to mark special occasions, from celebrating births and accomplishments to honoring friendships and memorializing deaths. He grouped 29 of those pieces into collections called “Anniversaries.” The 11 pianists who performed those and other works brought their own interpretations and flair to the scores. ...

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