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An all-Bernstein concert with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

An all-Bernstein concert with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam conducted by John Wilson, featuring highlights from West Side Story, Candide and On the Town.

Launching a week of concerts recorded at last year's Robeco SummerNights festival in Amsterdam, an all-Bernstein concert with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra conducted by John Wilson, featuring some of the best-known numbers from the American stage works including West Side Story, Candide and On The Town, as well as the Suite from his film score On the Waterfront. Plus the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra playing Ravel's Rapsodie espagnole, Poulenc's Concerto for Two Pianos with the brothers Arthur and Lucas Jussen as soloists, and highlights from Prokofiev's ballet Romeo and Juliet.
Presented by Fiona Talkington.

2.00pm
Bernstein: 'On the Town' - New York, New York; Lonely Town; I can cook too
Bernstein: 'Peter Pan' - Dream with me
Bernstein: 'Wonderful Town' - A little bit in love; One hundred easy ways to lose a man
Bernstein: 'On the Waterfront' - Suite
Bernstein: 'Candide' - Overture; I am easily assimilated (Buenos Aires); Nothing more than this; Glitter and be Gay
Bernstein: '1600 Pennsylvania Avenue' - Take care of this house
Bernstein: 'West Side Story' - The Dance at the Gym Blues; Promenade; Mambo; Cha-Cha; Jump; Maria
Bernstein: 'Trouble in Tahiti' - Island Magic
Bernstein: 'Wonderful Town' - Wrong note rag
Bernstein: 'On the Town' - Some other time
Bernstein: 'West Side Story' - Tonight
Scarlett Strallen (soprano)
Kim Criswell (mezzo-soprano)
Julian Ovenden (tenor)
Nadim Naaman (baritone)
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Conductor John Wilson

3.35pm
Ravel: Rapsodie espagnole
Poulenc: Concerto for Two Pianos in D major, Op. 61
Prokofiev: 'Romeo and Juliet' - highlights
Arthur Jussen and Lucas Jussen (pianos)
Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor Stanislav Kochanovsky.

3 hours

Music Played

  • Leonard Bernstein

    'On the Town' i New York, New York ii Lonely Town iii I Can Cook Too

    Singer: Kim Criswell. Singer: Scarlett Strallen. Singer: Julian Ovenden. Singer: Nadim Naaman. Orchestra: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. Conductor: John Wilson.
  • Leonard Bernstein

    Peter Pan i Dream with Me

    Singer: Kim Criswell. Singer: Scarlett Strallen. Singer: Julian Ovenden. Singer: Nadim Naaman. Orchestra: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. Conductor: John Wilson.
  • Leonard Bernstein

    Wonderful Town - i A Little Bit in Love; ii One hundred easy ways

    Singer: Kim Criswell. Singer: Scarlett Strallen. Singer: Julian Ovenden. Singer: Nadim Naaman. Orchestra: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. Conductor: John Wilson.
  • Leonard Bernstein

    On the Waterfront

    Orchestra: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. Conductor: John Wilson.
  • Leonard Bernstein

    Candide - i Overture; ii I am easily assimilated; iii Nothing more than this; iv Glitter and be gay

    Singer: Kim Criswell. Singer: Scarlett Strallen. Singer: Julian Ovenden. Singer: Nadim Naaman. Orchestra: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. Conductor: John Wilson.
  • Leonard Bernstein

    Take care of this house [from "1600 Pennsylvania Avenue"]

    Singer: Kim Criswell. Singer: Scarlett Strallen. Singer: Julian Ovenden. Singer: Nadim Naaman. Orchestra: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. Conductor: John Wilson.
  • Leonard Bernstein

    West Side Story - i The Dance at the Gym; ii Blues; iii Promenade; iv Mambo; v Cha-cha; vi Jump; vii Maria

    Singer: Kim Criswell. Singer: Scarlett Strallen. Singer: Julian Ovenden. Singer: Nadim Naaman. Orchestra: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. Conductor: John Wilson.
  • Leonard Bernstein

    Trouble in Tahiti - i Island magic

    Singer: Kim Criswell. Singer: Scarlett Strallen. Singer: Julian Ovenden. Singer: Nadim Naaman. Orchestra: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. Conductor: John Wilson.
  • Leonard Bernstein

    Wonderful town i Wrong note rag

    Singer: Kim Criswell. Singer: Scarlett Strallen. Singer: Julian Ovenden. Singer: Nadim Naaman. Orchestra: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. Conductor: John Wilson.
  • Leonard Bernstein

    On the town - i Some other time

    Singer: Kim Criswell. Singer: Scarlett Strallen. Singer: Julian Ovenden. Singer: Nadim Naaman. Orchestra: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. Conductor: John Wilson.
  • Leonard Bernstein

    West Side Story - i Tonight

    Singer: Kim Criswell. Singer: Julian Ovenden. Singer: Nadim Naaman. Orchestra: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. Conductor: John Wilson.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Rapsodie espagnole

    Orchestra: Radio Filharmonisch Orkest. Conductor: Stanislav Kochanovsky.
  • Francis Poulenc

    Concerto in D minor for 2 pianos and orchestra

    Performer: Arthur Jussen. Performer: Lucas Jussen. Orchestra: Radio Filharmonisch Orkest. Conductor: Stanislav Kochanovsky.
  • Johannes Brahms

    21 Hungarian dances for piano duet i no.6 in D flat major

    Performer: Arthur Jussen. Performer: Lucas Jussen.
  • Sergei Prokofiev

    Romeo and Juliet - suite no. 2 Op.64b - Montagues and Capulets

    Orchestra: Radio Filharmonisch Orkest. Conductor: Stanislav Kochanovsky.
  • Sergei Prokofiev

    Romeo and Juliet - suite no. 2 Op.64b - Juliet - the young girl

    Orchestra: Radio Filharmonisch Orkest. Conductor: Stanislav Kochanovsky.
  • Sergei Prokofiev

    Romeo and Juliet - suite no. 2 Op.64b - Romeo and Juliet before parting

    Orchestra: Radio Filharmonisch Orkest. Conductor: Stanislav Kochanovsky.
  • Sergei Prokofiev

    Romeo and Juliet - suite no. 1 Op.64a - Masks (Romeo and Mercutio masked)

    Orchestra: Radio Filharmonisch Orkest. Conductor: Stanislav Kochanovsky.
  • Sergei Prokofiev

    Romeo and Juliet - suite no. 1 Op.64a - Romeo and Juliet (The balcony scene)

    Orchestra: Radio Filharmonisch Orkest. Conductor: Stanislav Kochanovsky.
  • Marco Dall'Aquila

    Ricercar (18) / Ricercar (19) / Cara Cossa No 10

    Performer: Paul O’Dette.

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Performer BBC Philharmonic

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