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7.05 Corelli Concerto grosso in F, Op 6 No 12 La Petite Bande/
Symphony No 50 in C
8.00 Bach, transcr
Busoni Capriccio on the departure of a beloved brother
Nikolai Demidenko (piano)
Pedrelliana (Homenajes) Cincinatti SO/
Jesus Lopez-Cobos Discs
Music for Eastertide, beginning with Mass for the Monday after Easter as it would have been celebrated in St Peter 's,
Rome, during Palestrina's time as maestro there.
Mass: Quern dicunt homines
Mo tet: Jesus junxit se
Chant transcribed from choir books that Palestrina himself would have used.
Tavemer Consort, Choir and Players/
See panel for details.
10.00 am I feel like I'm not out of bed yet
At 5.00am New York time,
Humphrey Burton and Jamie Bernstein Thomas outline the main events of Bernstein Day.
On 14 November 1943, Bernstein replaced an indisposed Bruno Walter at Carnegie Hall to conduct this concert. During the interval Humphrey Burton talks to Bernstein's younger brother Burton.
Schumann Manfred Overture
Strauss Don Quixote Wagner Overture: Die
Meistersinger von Nurnberg
Bernstein's sister Shirley remembers the genesis of the enormously successful ballet and introduces Bernstein's
1963 recording made with the New York Philharmonic.
Humphrey Burton , who worked extensively with Bernstein on many of his TV projects, explores
Bernstein's special gifts as a TV presenter.
Beethoven Symphony No 3 (Eroica) (first movement)
Preceded by Bernstein's talk on the piece.
Bernstein conducts Bizet's opera. Introduced by Schuyler Chapin , General Manager at the Met in 1972. Manhattan Opera Chorus
Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Children's Chorus
Acts 1 and 2 3.00 During the interval,
Marilyn Home discusses her experiences of working with Bernstein.
3.15 Acts 3 and 4
President Eisenhower's description of most
"serious" music, delivered to Bernstein after a White
House concert, gave him the title for a song cycle. Lukas Foss , Jack Gottlieb , Leonard Slatkin and John McClure discuss Bernstein's concert music.
Symphony No 1 (Jeremiah) was completed in 1942 and first performed during
Bernstein's fruitful 1943/44 season. It won the New York
Critics' Circle Award of 1944. The composer conducts the New York Philharmonic, with Jennie Tourel (mezzo-soprano).
Archivist Karen Bernstein , the composer's niece, shows Humphrey Burton round a fascinating treasure trove.
The night before his New York Philharmonic debut, Bernstein had his first big break as a composer when the mezzo-soprano Jennie Tourel gave the first public performance of his Five Kid Songs: I Hate Music.
A programme of Bernstein's smaller-scale concert music, including I Hate Music, Arias and Barcarolles, the Prelude, Fugue and Riffs and some of the solo piano pieces dedicated to various friends and called Anniversaries.
Carlos Moseley , Manager of the Philharmonic during the Bernstein years, introduces a recording made at the inaugural concert at the Lincoln Center in 1962: Vaughan Williams Serenade to Music.
Throughout the evening, many of Bernstein's friends and colleagues will be dropping in to the -studio to talk to Humphrey Burton and Jamie Bernstein Thomas and to introduce a selection of music with New York connections, including: Bernstein excerpts from Candide.
Vivaldi Spring (The Four Seasons) John Corigliano (violin)
Bernstein Chichester Psalms
Copland Clarinet Concerto with Stanley Drucker
Mahler Symphony No 5 (Adagietto)
Dances from West Side Story
The composer of On the Town, Wonderful Town,
Candide and West Side Story is recalled by his librettists, directors and producers in conversation with Mark Steyn.
Adolph Green and Betty Comden recall their collaboration with Bernstein in On the Town and introduce the recording he made in 1960. With narrations specially recorded for this broadcast by the composer's younger daughter and son, Nina and Alexander. During the interval,
Bernstein's sister Shirley talks to Humphrey Burton.
Producers Christopher Marshall and John Evans