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Posts tagged ‘Leonard Bernstein’

Bernstein 100: the pianist

every evening this week (monday 20th to friday 24th), 9.45-10.00pm, 9.45-10.00pm, 10.00-10.15pm, 10.00-10.15pm, and 10.15-10.30pm, on bbc radio 3
bernstein 100: bernstein the pianist (5 episodes)

”1. Lenny meets the Juilliards: Members of the Juilliard Quartet join Bernstein in part of Mozart’s Piano Quartet in G minor, K.478
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Bernstein 100: the conductor

every afternoon this week (monday 20th to friday 24th), 4.30-5.00pm, on bbc radio 3
bernstein 100: bernstein the conductor (5 episodes)

”1. Carmen at The Met: Excerpts from Leonard Bernstein’s spacious and dramatic 1973 recording of Bizet’s Carmen, recorded live at New York’s Metropolitan Opera and starring Marilyn Horne (Carmen) and James McCracken (Don José)
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EC: Bernstein 100

every morning this week (monday 20th to friday 24th), 10.30-11.00am, on bbc radio 3
bernstein 100 (presented by ian skelly) (5 episodes, in the essential classics series) concludes with …

“As we celebrate the Bernstein 100 season on Radio 3, Ian’s virtual ‘guest’ is Leonard Bernstein himself. Ian introduces …
1. one of his recordings of Beethoven’s third symphony, the ‘Eroica’
2. one of his recordings of Schumann’s second symphony
3. one of his recordings of Brahms’ fourth symphony
4. the famous Largo from Dvorak’s ‘New World’ Symphony
5. one of his recordings of Tchaikovsky’s sixth symphony, the ‘Pathetique’
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Cotw: Bernstein 100

four afternoons this week (tuesday 21st to friday 24th), 1.00-2.00pm, on bbc radio 3
bernstein 100 (presented by donald macloed and marin alsop) (4 episodes, in the composer of the week series) …

“This week Donald Macleod is joined by Bernstein protegée, the conductor Marin Alsop, to look back at Bernstein’s hectic life as composer, pianist, thinker and entertainer. And, thanks to the BBC radio and TV archives, we hear from the man himself in interviews he gave through the course of his prolific career. We discover a man who was forceful in his views, passionate to the extreme, charismatic on the stage, but also latterly tormented by regrets and a feeling that he had never quite achieved the magnum opus inside him.
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Bernstein 100

this evening (friday 30th), 7.15-7.45pm, on bbc radio 4
leonard bernstein: a centenary celebration (presented by john wilson) (in the front row series)

John Wilson is joined by his son, • Alexander Bernstein, who remembers his father composing at home, and who attended many of his Young People’s Concerts; by • his friend and biographer, Humphrey Burton, who discusses Bernstein’s multiple talents as a conductor, composer and educator; and by • his pupil, the conductor Marin Alsop, who was inspired by Bernstein to take up the baton. ”
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