Essential Bernstein

The New York Philharmonic This Week: Bernstein Performances, Playlist One

The final two programs in the New York Philharmonic This Week’s Bernstein at 100 miniseries give a taste of the breadth of repertoire Bernstein explored with the New York Philharmonic: European masterworks, modern American compositions, jazz, and works by the composer-conductor himself.

Bernstein Performances, Playlist One

In this episode:

BERNSTEIN: Overture to Candide (December 7, 1992)
No conductor

SCHUMANN: Manfred, Op. 115: Overture (November 4, 1943)
Leonard Bernstein, Conductor

J.S. BACH: Brandenburg Concerto No. 5, BWV 1040
Leonard Bernstein, Harpsichord
John Wummer, Flute
Isaac Stern, Violin

THOMSON: Four Saints in Three Acts: III and IV (May 7, 1960)
Leonard Bernstein, Conductor
Betty Allen, Mezzo Soprano
McHenry Boatwright, Bass
Lee Venora, Soprano
Arnold Voketaitis, Baritone
Robert Eckert, Tenor
Choral Art Society

BERNSTEIN: Chichester Psalms (July 26, 1965)
Leonard Bernstein, Conductor
John Bogart, Boy Alto
Camerata Singers

RUSSO: Symphony No. 2 in C, Op. 32, “Titans”
Leonard Bernstein, Conductor
Maynard Ferguson, Trumpet

DEBUSSY: Rhapsodie for Saxophone and Piano (orch. Roger-Ducass) (October 16, 1961)
Leonard Bernstein, Conductor
Sigurd Rascher, Conductor

BRUBECK: Dialogues for Jazz Combo & Orchestra, II. Andante-Ballad (January 30, 1960)
Leonard Bernstein, Conductor
Dave Brubeck Quartet

00:00:00 Introduction
00:01:26 Bernstein: Overture to Candide
00:05:58 Introduction to Schumann
00:06:26 Manfred: Overture
00:17:35 Introduction to Bach
00:18:36 Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 5, I. Allegro
00:29:36 Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 5, II. Affettuoso
00:35:34 Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 5, III. Allegro
00:41:03 Introduction to Thomson
00:42:05 Thomson: Four Saints in Three Acts (abridged), III
00:51:53 Thomson: Four Saints in Three Acts (abridged), IV
00:55:54 End Part One; Introduction to Bernstein
00:56:37 Bernstein: Chichester Psalms, I. Psalms 108 and 100
01:00:10 Bernstein: Chichester Psalms, II. Psalms 23 and 2
01:05:46 Bernstein: Chichester Psalms, III. Psalms 131 and 133
01:14:57 Recollections from William Russo
01:15:43 Russo: Symphony No. 2 in C, I. Allegro
01:21:52 Russo: Symphony No. 2 in C, II. Theme and Variations
01:28:48 Russo: Symphony No. 2 in C, III. Scherzo
01:31:11 Russo: Symphony No. 2 in C, IV. Finale
01:35:59 Debussy: Rhapsody for Saxophone
01:46:13 Introduction to Brubeck
01:48:29 Brubeck: Dialogues for Jazz Combo and Orchestra, II. Andante-Ballad
01:53:39 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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