BBC Philharmonic - Bernstein, Mozart, Schumann
Yutaka Sado conducts the BBC Philharmonic in a concert dedicated to Leonard Bernstein. Bernstein: Symphony No 1. Mozart: Piano Concerto No 17. Schumann: Symphony No 2.
Twenty-five years after Bernstein died, the BBC Philharmonic and conductor Yutaka Sado, one of his students, perform music that was important to him; his own First Symphony and music by Mozart and Schumann.
From the Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
Presented by Petroc Trelawny
Bernstein: Symphony No 1 (Jeremiah)
Mozart: Piano Concerto No 17, K453
8.25 Music Interval
Schumann: Symphony No 2
Rebecca Evans (soprano)
Ronald Brautigam (piano)
Yutaka Sado (conductor)
Twenty-five years after he died, the BBC Philharmonic perform music which was important to Leonard Bernstein in a concert conducted by one of his students, Yutaka Sado. When Bernstein conducted his own 'Jeremiah' Symphony for the first time in 1944 it was an immediate success and is just as powerful today. This piano concerto by Mozart is one he referred to as his favourite and which was a constant companion throughout his career. Bernstein often directed performances from the keyboard. The programme closes with Schumann's lyrical Second Symphony, another cornerstone of Bernstein's repertoire.