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.”
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.