A Quiet Place


In 1986 Bernstein conducted a refined version of his own opera A Quiet Place in Vienna. It contains singable late romantic melodies as well as Broadway musical sounds, syncopated jazz rhythms and well-tempered modernity and, of course, a masterful instrumentation. Estranged family members recall the history of their relationships with each other and with their dead mother. The next morning, after breakfast and games in the garden – the “quiet place” –, they find that their hostility has given way to reconciliation.

Additional Info

  • No: A05005322
  • Composer: Leonard Bernstein
  • Conductor: Leonard Bernstein
  • Orchestra: ORF Radio Symphony Orchestra
  • Artists: Chester Ludgin, Beverly Morgan, John Brandstetter, Peter Kazaras, Jean Kraft, Theodor Uppman
  • Production year: 1986
  • Run time: 02:49:00
  • Director: Stage Director: Stephen Wadsworth
  • Producers: Unitel, ORF
  • Format: HDTV
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