Essential Bernstein

The New York Philharmonic This Week: Bernstein Educates Audiences

The New York Philharmonic This Week celebrates the Bernstein Centenary with a five-part series of broadcasts dedicated to their former music director. Bernstein is remembered not only for heart-filled performances of orchestral repertoire but also for accessible explanations about the context, structure, and mechanics of that repertoire.

In the second episode of this miniseries, host Alec Baldwin guides us through excerpts from the televised Young People’s Concerts, and is joined by Jamie Bernstein with some childhood recollections.

Audience Education

In this episode:

MOZART: Overture to The Marriage of Figaro (March 5, 1968)

DEBUSSY: La Mer: Trois esquisses symphoniques (The Sea: Three Symphonic Sketches) (October 16, 1961)

STRAVINSKY: Petrushka (May 5, 1969)

SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony No. 9 in E-flat major, Op. 70 (October 19, 1965)

00:00:00 Introduction
00:04:50 Mozart: Overture to The Marriage of Figaro
00:08:49 Introduction to Debussy
00:11:25 Debussy: La Mer (The Sea), I. From Dawn till Noon on the Sea
00:20:30 Debussy: La Mer, II. The Play of the Waves
00:27:13 Debussy: La Mer, III. Dialogue of the Wind and the Sea
00:35:26 Introduction to Stravinsky
00:38:40 Stravinsky: Petrushka
01:13:26 Recollections from Jamie Bernstein and Introduction to Shostakovich
01:26:35 Shostakovich: Symphony No. 9, I. Allegro
01:32:05 Shostakovich: Symphony No. 9, II. Moderato
01:40:15 Shostakovich: Symphony No. 9, III. Presto
01:43:25 Shostakovich: Symphony No. 9, IV. Largo
01:46:10 Shostakovich: Symphony No. 9, V. Allegretto
01:51:54 Closing and Credits

Host: Alec Baldwin
Producer: Mark Travis
Executive Producer: Vince Ford
Underwriters: Kaplen Brothers Fund; Audrey Love Charitable Foundation; The National Endowment for the Arts; MetLife Foundation

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