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BBC NOW - Gershwin, Adams, Harris, Bernstein

The BBC NOW live from St David's Hall in Cardiff. Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue. Adams: The Dharma at Big Sur. Harris: Symphony No 3. Bernstein: Symphonic Dances (West Side Story).

Live from St. David's Hall, Cardiff

Presented by Nicola Heywood Thomas

Harris: Symphony no. 3
Adams: The Dharma at Big Sur

8.20 Interval Music: BBC Young Musician 2016

Clemency Burton-Hill introduces the fifth of the finalists in this year's woodwind category.

Flautist Joanne Lee plays music by:

Telemann: Fantasia no.2 in Am
Schumann: Romance op.94 no.2
Frank Martin: Ballade

Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue
Bernstein: Symphonic Dances from West Side Story

William Wolfram (piano)
Chloe Hanslip (electric violin)
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Eric Stern (conductor)

The Symphonic Dances from West Side Story contain some of the most memorable tunes ever written, as Bernstein's iconic score created a whole new soundscape for the tale of the ill-fated lovers. Under the baton of celebrated American conductor Eric Stern, the Orchestra perform it, alongside Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue, known the world over for its opening phrase, and John Adams' The Dharma at Big Sur for electric violin and orchestra, played here by Chloë Hanslip.

Followed by: Menuhin 100 - classic recordings from Yehudi Menuhin's discography.

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Georg Philipp Telemann

    Fantasia no. 2 in A minor

    Performer: Joanne Lee.
  • Robert Schumann

    Romance op. 94 no. 2

    Performer: Joanne Lee.
  • Frank Martin

    Ballade

    Performer: Joanne Lee.
  • William Wolfram

    Rhapsody In Blue

  • Béla Bartók

    Viola Concerto

    Performer: Yehudi Menuhin. Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra. Conductor: Antal Doráti.
    • EMI.

Credit

Role Contributor
Performer BBC National Orchestra of Wales

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