Leonard Bernstein's Symphony No. 1 Jeremiah was composed in 1942. Jeremiah is a programmatic work, following the Biblical story of the prophet Jeremiah. It uses texts from the Book of Lamentations in the Hebrew Bible, sung by a mezzo-soprano. The work won the New York Music Critics' Circle Award for the best American work of 1944.
|Date of composition||1942|
|Premiered||1944, January 28th (Syria Mosque) in Pittsburgh, PA, United States|
|Approx. duration||26 minutes|
Leonard Bernstein: Symphonie n°1 "Jeremiah"
Leonard Bernstein: Sinfonia n. 1 "Jeremiah"
Leonard Bernstein: Sinfonie Nr. 1 "Jeremiah"