Works Full Orchestra Divertimento (1980)

Leonard Bernstein composed Divertimento for the Boston Symphony Orchestra's centenary, dedicating the piece, "With affection to the Boston Symphony Orchestra in celebration of its First Centenary." Having served as assistant to BSO conductor Serge Koussevitzky at the Berkshire Music Center, Bernstein wrote Divertimento with gratitude towards the symphony and his history with Boston - graduate of Harvard University, graduate of The Boston Latin School, and born in Lawrence, Massachusetts. The piece is a series based on two notes, B for Boston and C for Centennial.

*Music by Leonard Bernstein. ©1980
Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Leonard Bernstein.
℗1982 Polydor International GmbH, Hamburg. 415 966-2.

Details

(1980) 14 min
World Premiere:
September 25, 1980. Symphony Hall, Boston, MA, United States | Boston Symphony Orchestra / Seiji Ozawa, conductor
Scoring
3(III=picc).picc.2.corA.2.Ebcl.bcl.2.dbn-4.3.3.1(=baritone euph)-timp.perc(5)-harp-pft-strings
Version Notes
Commissioned by the Boston Symphony Orchestra.

Dedication
Dedicated with affection to the Boston Symphony Orchestra in celebration of its First Centenary
Transcriptions

Divertimento
for wind band (transcribed by Clare Grundman)

Purchasing Licensing Information

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Media

Program from the premiere of Divertimento, 1980
Boston Symphony Orchestra Archives Boston Symphony Orchestra Archives


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