Facsimile, the second ballet by Leonard Bernstein and Jerome Robbins, was commissioned by the American Ballet Theatre, and the music was composed by Bernstein in the three weeks between the close of the 1946 season at Tanglewood and the opening of the New York City Symphony season. The ballet depicts "three insecure people", two men and a woman, who are involved in a tumultuous love triangle, though the intense nature of the ballet led ABT to revise it, lightening its tone as well as adding some vague humor.
Afterthought: Study for the Ballet Facsimile
(1954) 4 min
for voice and piano