Leonard Bernstein at 100 in Prague
Celebrate the extraordinary creative genius of Leonard Bernstein in the centenary year of his birth. Elli Jaffe conducts the Prague Symphony, the Prague Philharmonic Choir, and a sparkling array of soloists in the Old Testament words and contemporary music of the 'Chichester Psalms'.
Bernstein sets the words of David, including the 23rd Psalm, giving glory and honor to the Lord in music that is by turns ethereal and conflicted. Praising the Almighty in the language of music is also the aim of Felix Mendelssohn's Second Symphony - the Lobgesang or 'Hymn of Praise', source of one of the world's most popular hymns, 'Now Thank we all our God'.