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Bernstein, Leonard: Trouble in Tahiti (original orchestral version) (1951) 40'
One-act opera in seven scenes

Music Text

Deutsch

Libretto by the composer; German version by Paul Esterházy (E,G)

Scoring

M,BBar,Jazz trio (S or M,hT,hBar); 2(II=picc).2.corA.2.bcl.2(II=dbn)-2.2.2.1-timp.perc:cym/BD/high & low TD/snare dr/tgl/wdbls/tpl.bls/gong/tom-t/vib/xyl-harp-strings

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World Premiere

12/06/1952
Waltham, Massachusetts
Elliot Silverstein / Brandeis University / Leonard Bernstein

Recommended Recording

Karl Daymond / Stephanie Novacek / Paul Daniel / Tom Cairns
BBC/Opus Arte
OA0838DPAL (DVD)

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