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.
Throughout the Leonard Bernstein Centennial, Divertimento received 162 performances by 82 orchestras in 24 countries across Asia, Australia, Europe, and North America, and in 17 US States.
*Music by Leonard Bernstein. ©1980
Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Leonard Bernstein.
℗1982 Polydor International GmbH, Hamburg. 415 966-2.
for wind band (transcribed by Clare Grundman)