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This Is New York

William Hope and Laurel Lefkow read works by Walt Whitman, Langston Hughes, Lorca and Ginsburg, accompanied by music from Dvorak, Bernstein, Sondheim, Adams, Ives and Tom Waits.

William Hope and Laurel Lefkow read poems and prose on the theme of New York with work by Walt Whitman, Langston Hughes, Federico Garcia Lorca, Emma Lazarus (the author of the poem inscribed on the Statue of Liberty), Allen Ginsberg and E.B. White with music by John Adams, Charles Ives, Steve Reich, Tom Waits, Dvorak, Rodgers and Hart and Bernstein.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Last on

Sat 7 Aug 2010 18:00

Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • 00:00

    Leonard Bernstein

    Prologue

    Performer: Leonard Bernstein (conductor), Los Angeles Philharmonic

    • Symphonic Dances.
    • DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 4270882.
  • Emma Lazarus

    The New Colossus read by Laurel Lefkow

  • Federico Garcia Lorca

    Dawn read by William Hope

  • 00:02

    Ned Rorem

    Violin Concerto

    Performer: Gidon Kremer (violin), New York Philharmonic

    • DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 4292312.
  • 00:07

    Steve Reich

    Electric Counterpoint

    Performer: Pat Metheny, guitar

    • NONESUCH 7559-79962-2.
  • Kenneth Fearing

    Manhattan read by William Hope

  • 00:12

    Tom Waits

    Somewhere (from West Side Story)

    • Asylum Years.
    • ASYLUM 7559-60494-2.
  • Langston Hughes

    Good Morning read by Laurel Lefkow

  • 00:17

    Duke Ellington

    Echoes of Harlem

    • Drop me off at Harlem.
    • CONIFER TQ151.
  • 00:20

    Lou Reed

    Walk On The Wild Side

    • Transformer.
    • RCA LABEL.
  • Sara Teasdale

    Broadway read by Laurel Lefkow

  • 00:25

    Richard Rodgers & Lorenz Hart - I Could Write a Book

    Performers: Dick Beavers and Helen Gallagher

  • William Carlos Williams

    The Great Figure read by William Hope

  • 00:28

    Steve Reich

    Different Trains

    Performer: Kronos Quartet

    • NONESUCH 7559791762.
  • Walt Whitman

    Crossing Brooklyn Ferry read by Laurel Lefkow

  • 00:35

    George Gershwin

    Rhapsody in Blue

    Performer: Los Angeles Philharmonic

    • DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 4270882.
  • Wislawa Szymborska

    Photograph from September 11th read by William Hope

  • 00:51

    Charles Ives

    Central Park in the Dark

    Performer: New York Philharmonic

    • DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 4292202.
  • Audre Lord

    A Trip on the Staten Island Ferry read by Laurel Lefkow

  • 00:59

    Thomas Newman

    Ellis Island

    • Angels in America.
    • NONESUCH 7559-79837-2.
  • Allen Ginsberg

    My Sad Self read by William Hope

  • 01:01

    Morton Feldman

    For Frank O'Hara

    Performer: Ensemble Recherche

    • MONTAIGNE MO 782018.
  • E.B. White

    Here is New York read by William Hope

  • 01:12

    Antonín Dvořák

    Suite in A Major 'American'

    Performer: Stefan Veselka, piano

    • NAXOS 8557478.
  • C.K. Williams

    from War read by William Hope

  • 01:17

    John Adams

    On the Transmigration of Souls

    Performer: New York Philharmonic, Lorin Maazel (conductor)

    • NONESUCH 559 9810.

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