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SFS Media Presents

Arias and Barcarolles

Digital recording from the Grammy Award-winning Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony
In honor of Leonard Bernstein's 100th birthday, Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony unveil their latest digital release: Bernstein’s personal and vacillating song cycle Arias and Barcarolles. In this recording, MTT enlivens a work he premiered with the composer, and shares with us a glimpse into the mind of one of music's greatest cultural ambassadors. Available on all download and streaming channels, Bernstein: Arias and Barcarolles features the voices of mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard and bass-baritone Ryan McKinny, and an orchestral arrangement that is, according to MTT, “everything that Bernstein would have wanted it to be.”

Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony bring unsurpassed storytelling to their latest recording on the Grammy Award-winning SFS Media label: Berlioz’s dramatic symphony Roméo et Juliette With a narrative that Berlioz deemed "too beautiful, too musical" to not be performed, this Impassioned orchestral scoring of love and despair is further enriched by the vocals of Sasha Cooke, Nicholas Phan, Luca Pisaroni, and the SFS Chorus. Available in studio master-quality on two-disc SACD and for digital download and streaming.


  1. Michael Tilson Thomas
    San Francisco Symphony
    Isabel Leonard, Mezzo-soprano
    Ryan McKinny, Bass-baritone

1. Prelude
2. Love Duet
3. Little Smary
4. The Love of My Life
5. Greeting
6. Oif Mayn Khas’neh (At My Wedding)
7. Mr. and Mrs. Webb Say Goodnight
8. Nachspiel

Total Playing Time: 32:54

Part 1: I.Introduction and Prologue  

Part 2, III. The Capulets' Garden—Love scene  

Part 2, IV. Scherzo: Queen Mab

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