yesterday morning (sunday 16th), 1.00-3.00am, on bbc radio 3
bartok, beethoven and szymanowski (presented by john shea) (in the through the night series) includes …
”The 70th Anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Poland and Israel, marked by a concert given by Israel Camerata Jerusalem.”
tomorrow night (sunday 26th), 12.00-1.00am, on bbc radio 3
bernstein 100 (presented by geoffrey smith) (in the geoffrey smith’s jazz series)
“On the centenary of Leonard Bernstein’s birth, Geoffrey Smith salutes his contributions to the jazz repertoire, with performances from such Bernstein classics as West Side Story by the likes of Oscar Peterson, Bill Evans, Tony Bennett, and Sarah Vaughan.”
tomorrow afternoon (saturday 25th), 3.00pm-4.00pm, on bbc radio 3
bernstein 100 (presented by matthew sweet) (in the sound of cinema series) includes …
“As part of the Bernstein centenary celebrations, Matthew Sweet looks at music for the films of Elia Kazan including Bernstein’s score for On The Waterfront.”
tomorrow afternoon (saturday 25th), 1.00-3.00pm, on bbc radio 3
bernstein 100 (presented by kent nagano) (in the inside music series)
“In today’s special edition, conductor Kent Nagano reveals a colourful selection of music – from the inside.
As a former student of Leonard Bernstein, Kent remembers an emphasis on a broad education that included visiting art galleries and reading great works of literature, alongside studying musical scores with the maestro.
His choice of music includes two dramatic works that for Kent, prove that Bernstein was not only a larger than life figure, but an outstanding American composer.”
tomorrow afternoon (saturday 25th), 12.15-1.00pm (repeated 10.00pm monday), on bbc radio 3
bernstein 100 (presented by tom service) (in the music matters series)
“Tom Service travels to New York City to discover Bernstein’s musical and social legacy, visiting key places where Bernstein lived and worked, and uncovering the modern-day musicians, institutions and ensembles who are working towards goals he championed as a musician, communicator and humanitarian.
Including interviews with • his daughter Jamie Bernstein, New York Philharmonic CEO • Deborah Borda, and conductors • Michael Tilson Thomas and • Joshua Weilerstein.”
this afternoon (tuesday 21st), 1.32-1.59pm (repeated 10.06pm), on bbc world service radio
leonard bernstein and me (presented by jon tolansky) (in the the documentary series)
“On the centenary of his birth, musician and broadcaster Jon Tolansky meets the people who continue to be inspired by Leonard Bernstein’s all-embracing approach to music and life and who are now breaking down boundaries themselves.
He hears personal recollections from • his son Alexander Bernstein as well as former pupils and world class musicians • Marin Alsop, • Thomas Hampson, • Midori, • Jason Robert Brown and • David Charles Abell.
Jon also speaks to fans for whom Leonard Bernstein has had a life-changing effect, despite only knowing him through his music, including • Elizabeth TeSelle, • Kathy Anderson and • Ivan Rodrigues, none of whom knew him personally, but for whom he has had a life-changing effect.
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.