Bernstein: Dybbuk, Fancy Free / Mogrelia, Nashville Symphony
Fancy Free of course is delightful, and often recorded, but this performance holds its own with the best--and I frankly prefer Andrew Mogrelia to the composer in Dybbuk. He's just that much livelier, and the Nashville Symphony sounds as inside the idiom as the New York Philharmonic of several decades' past. This newcomer also is better recorded than Bernstein's performances either on Sony or DG, and the excellent version of "Hot Stuff" that opens Fancy Free also is a plus. If you're a Bernstein fan, you will certainly want this.
--David Hurwitz, ClassicsToday.com
Catalog Number: 8559280
Composer: Leonard Bernstein
Conductor: Andrew Mogrelia
Orchestra/Ensemble: Nashville Symphony Orchestra
Performer: Abby Burke, Mark P. Risinger, Mel Ulrich, Roger Spencer, Sam Bacco, Stephen Kummer