Bernstein Serenade

Delos is proud to announce a new debut release featuring violinist Brian Lewis and Maestro Hugh Wolff. This exciting offering teams up Delos with an acknowledged masterpiece by Leonard Bernstein and a new composition by leading contemporary composer Michael McLean. Bernstein’s Serenade for Violin, String Orchestra, Harp and Percussion, a dazzling, composition originally written for Isaac Stern to play with the Israel Philharmonic, was inspired by a text by Plato. It is both a concerto and a symphonic commentary on ideas expressed in Plato’s Symposium. The Inspiration for McLean’s Elements was none other than the mesmerizing virtuosity of violin soloist Brian Lewis. The four movements of Elements – Earth, Fire, Air, Water – encompass a spiritual and evocative performance which perfectly highlights the artistry of Brian Lewis in tandem with the London Symphony Orchestra conducted by Maestro Wolff. Brian Lewis has established himself as one of today’s most versatile talents and charismatic young violinists. In addition to debuts at both Carnegie Hall and Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center, Mr. Lewis can be heard internationally in recital. Maestro Hugh Wolff ranks among the leading American conductors of his generation. His partnership with the LSO and Delos celebrates his admirable talents.

Leonard Bernstein: Serenade for Violin, String Orchestra, Harp and PercussionĀ 
Michael Mclean: Elements – Earth, Fire, Air, Water