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Prom 58: Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and Louis Langree

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra with conductor Louis Langree perform music by Bernstein, Copland and Tchaikovsky.

Live at BBC Proms: the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra with conductor Louis Langrée perform music by Bernstein, Copland and Tchaikovsky

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London
Presented by Martin Handley

Bernstein: On the Waterfront - symphonic suite
Copland: Lincoln Portrait

c.20:25 Interval: PROMS EXTRA
Kathleen Burk, Professor of Modern and Contemporary History at UCL, reflects on the character and rhetoric of Abraham Lincoln, the great American president whose 'Gettysburg Address' is considered to be one of the greatest and most influential statements of national purpose and the principles of human equality. She's joined on stage by BBC Radio 3 New Generation Thinker Dr Joanna Cohen from Queen Mary College, London, and presenter Rana Mitter.
Recorded earlier as a Proms Extra with an audience at Imperial College. Producer: Katy Hickman

c20:45
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No 5 in E minor

Charles Dance, narrator
Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
Louis Langrée, conductor

The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra makes its Proms debut with Music Director Louis Langrée, bringing works by two celebrated American composers. Bernstein's symphonic suite drawn from his soundtrack to On the Waterfront is a cinematic journey through the docks and slums of post-war New Jersey, telling the story of one man's heroic fight against corruption and intimidation. In a year in which America has inaugurated a new president, Copland's Lincoln Portrait offers a musical homage to another. Lincoln's greatest speeches are set against a stirring orchestral tone-poem: America in music. The climax of the concert is another passionate statement of musical nationalism: Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 5.

2 hours, 15 minutes

Music and featured items

  • Part 1

    Duration: 44:58

  • Leonard Bernstein

    On the Waterfront – symphonic suite

    Orchestra: Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Louis Langrée.
  • Aaron Copland

    Lincoln Portrait (Proms 2017)

    Orchestra: Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Louis Langrée.
  • Interval

    Proms Extra Highlights 27th August 2017: Abraham Lincoln

    Duration: 20:00

  • Part 2

    Duration: 59:41

  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Symphony No 5 in E minor

    Orchestra: Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Louis Langrée.
  • Leonard Bernstein

    Overture to Candide (Proms 2017)

    Orchestra: Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Louis Langrée.
  • Post-concert

    • Frédéric Chopin

      Rondo à la mazur in F major, Op 5

      Performer: Vladimir Ashkenazy.
      • LONDON.
    • Frédéric Chopin

      Prelude in E minor, Op 28 No 4

      Performer: Martha Argerich.
      • Chopin: 26 Preludes Scherzo NR. 2 - Martha Argerich.
      • Deutsche Grammaphon.
      • 4.

Broadcast

  • Sun 27 Aug 2017 19:45

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