Purchasable Recordings Produced by Leonard J. Lehrman

Our newest CD:

HARMONIZE YOUR SPIRIT WITH MY CALM
Music by Leonard Lehrman & Joel Mandelbaum
featuring Helene Williams and the State Symphony Orchestra of St. Petersburg
Release date: Jan. 13, 2017


Read complete review by Grego Applegate Edwards here, summarized thus:
"So much music, well played and sung, comparing and contrasting
two interrelated styles while forming a richly satisfying program in total.
This is substantial contemporary fare."




(LP) OPUS ONE #145 We Are Innocent (Metropolitan Philharmonic Orchestra & Chorus) (1989)

now available also on CD





(cassette) Juedische Lieder: Der Juedische Musiktheaterverein Berlin (1986)
incl. excerpts from Heine & Holocaust cycles


(cassette) Helene Williams sings Songs of Conscience (1991)
incl. Sisters, excerpts from E.G., Superspy!, Lewis Allan & Edith Segal songs
now available also on CD
Click here for contents and access to individual songs at amc.net


(compact disc) Premier CD 1005 A Blitzstein Cabaret (1991)
incl. excerpts from Idiots First and Sacco and Vanzetti
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here for list of contents.
Thirty-second samples from each of the selections may be heard at the amazon.com website.



(compact disc) Premier CD 1016 Broadway Dreams (1992)
incl. original arrangements of music by Jerome Moross & Morton Gould






(compact disc) Capstone #CPS-8623 (1994)
William Cullen Bryant Bicentennial Concert at Bryant Library (13 composers)
Read reviews of this CD from The New Music Connoisseur and the Sonneck Society Bulletin.
Hear Helene sing Leonard's "Journey of Life" at amc.net






(compact disc) Capstone #CPS-8647 (1997)
Helene Williams Sings Songs of Love (incl. 21 by Lehrman)

Read a review of this CD from The New Music Connoisseur.
Hear Helene sing Leonard's "Love's Secret" (William Blake)
"The Passionate Shepherd to His Love" (Christopher Marlowe)
"The Definition of Love" (Andrew Marvell)
"Tell Me, What Is Love?" (Joel Shatzky)
"In der Fremd" (Leyb Naydus, tr. L.Lehrman)
"When I Am Dead, My Dearest" (Christina Rossetti)
"Remember Me When I Am Gone Away (Christina Rossetti)
"An Edith Segal Love Song Cycle"
"An Elizabeth Gurley Love Song Cycle"
at amc.net







(compact disc) Capstone #CPS-8661 (1999)
Leonard Lehrman Plays Works for Piano Solo
(13 composers, including his own Reineke Fuchs Suite)
Read a review of this CD from The American Record Guide.







(compact disc) Capstone #CPS-8667 (1999)
Helene Williams Sings MORE Songs of Love (incl.13 by Lehrman)
Read a review of this CD from The New Music Connoisseur.
Listen to Helene sing Leonard's "Advice to Virgins" (Robert Herrick)
"Why So Pale and Wan, Fond Lover?" (John Suckling)
"Jenny Kissed Me" (Leigh Hunt)
"Abou Ben Adhem" (Leigh Hunt)
"Love Song [Liebeslied]" (Mascha Kaléko, tr. L.Lehrman)
"I Felt a Cleaving" (Emily Dickinson)
"I'm Nobody" (Emily Dickinson)
"Wild Nights" (Emily Dickinson)
"Titian" (Anon.)
"The Freud' of Sex" (L.Lehrman)
"Amoeba" (Anon.)
"A Red, Red Rose" (Robert Burns)





(compact disc) Original Cast #OC-4441 (2001)
A Marc Blitzstein Songbook (19 songs, 7 completions by Lehrman,
including Smoking Glasses; Few Little English; Expatriate--from No for an Answer;
Under the sky--from Idiots First; and four excerpts from Sacco and Vanzetti:
Rosa-Sacco Duet; Vanzetti's First Aria; Sacco's "The Whole Shoe"; and Vanzetti's Last Statement--
all available for listening at amc.net)
performed by Helene Williams, Gregory Mercer, James Sergi and Leonard Lehrman
Read a review of this recording by Ben Winters.
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here for contents. Click here to order.







(compact disc) Original Cast #OC-6055 (2003)
The Abel Meeropol Centennial Concert including the complete opera The Wooing
and first recordings of works by Engel, Haufrecht, Lehrman, Mandelbaum, Siegmeister, Weill
performed by the Metropolitan Philharmonic Chorus, conducted by Leonard Lehrman
Click here for contents and links to recordings online at amc.net.
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(compact disc) Original Cast #OC-6127 (2005)
The Marc Blitzstein Centennial Concert CD including the complete I've Got the Tune
in Leonard Lehrman's 1970 adaptation, excerpts from Idiots First and Sacco and Vanzetti
and 9 first recordings, with Helene Williams, Bill Castleman, Lars Woodul, Cameron Smith,
Robert Osborne, Victoria Tralongo, Joshua Minkin, Katya Brous, and members of the
Metropolitan Philharmonic Chorus, the Solidarity Singers, and the Workmen's Circle Chorus,
conducted by Leonard Lehrman
"a worthy addition to the field of Blitzstein recordings"
--Ken Mandelbaum, broadway.com
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(compact disc) Original Cast #OC-6235 (2008)
The Elie Siegmeister Centennial CD including 28 songs, 16 first recordings,
on texts by Edward Eager, Vachel Lindsay, Rosemary & Stephen Vincent Benet,
Leo Israel, Langston Hughes, Norman Rosten,
Edward Mabley, Miriam Waddington, and Kim Rich
with Helene Williams, Lars Woodul,
and The Metropolitan Philharmonic Chorus,
conducted from the piano by Leonard Lehrman


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(compact disc) Albany Troy #817 (2005)
A Diamond Jubilee: Songs of David Diamond--Even Though the World Keeps Changing
the first CD devoted entirely to the songs of David Diamond (1915-2005)
recorded Jan. 1995,
funded by grants from the Bronx Council on the Arts, the Alice M. Ditson Fund,
the Maldeb Foundation, and Stephen E. Davis.
Order a copy from Albany Records.
"A valuable collection offering a selection from
the remarkable songs of David Diamond"
--Glyn Pursglove, MusicWeb-International.
Read another review of it by Castle Classics.






Songs for Naturists:
Live from the Naked Front
(2005)

performed by

Helene Williams & Leonard Lehrman

with Cary Bair

produced with the kind assistance of
The Naturist Education Foundation

Click here for a review by Paul Rapoport in the Canadian magazine, Going Natural.