To What You Said

November 22 2012

Setting of Whitman from Bernstein’s Songfest (1977).

Robert Osborne, bass-baritone, Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival Orchestra, Bernstein, BBC Proms, July 24 1988. The song was a reworking of material in the prelude to the musical 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue (1976).

Janet Suzman and Sam Wanamaker read the poems between the songs in this performance.

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