BBC Philharmonic - Bernstein's Final Concert
The BBC Philharmonic recreates Leonard Bernstein's final concert. Britten: 4 Sea Interludes (Peter Grimes). Bernstein: Serenade (Tasmin Little: violin). Beethoven: Symphony No 7.
The BBC Philharmonic recreate Bernstein's Final Concert
Live from the Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
Presented by Tom Redmond
Britten: Four Sea Interludes (from 'Peter Grimes')
Bernstein: Serenade after Plato's Symposium, for strings, harp, percussion and solo violin
Beethoven: Symphony No. 7
Tasmin Little, violin
Juanjo Mena, conductor
In the week of the 25th anniversary of his death, the BBC Philharmonic celebrate Leonard Bernstein with a concert drawing on repertoire from his final performance.
Some say that Leonard Bernstein was one of the most important classical composers of the twentieth century. Others think his music's too enjoyable for that! But there's only one man who could have written a violin concerto based on an ancient Greek drinking party and filled it with such melody and wit.