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Conductor Eric Stern celebrates Bernstein's centenary with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales

Conductor Eric Stern celebrates Bernstein's centenary with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, soprano Emily Birsan and clarinettist Annelien Van Wauwe.

Conductor Eric Stern celebrates Bernstein's centenary with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and the soprano Emily Birsan. Plus Annelien Van Wauwe is the soloist in an orchestrated version of Bernstein's Sonata for Clarinet.

Live from the Brangwyn Hall, Swansea.

Nicola Heywood Thomas presents.

Bernstein: Three Dance Episodes from "On the Town"
Bernstein: What a movie from Trouble in Tahiti
Bernstein: Take Care of this House from 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue
Bernstein (orch. Ramin): Sonata for Clarinet
Copland: El Salón México

Interval

c. 8.55pm
Bernstein: Overture from Candide
Sondheim: Night Waltz from A Little Night Music
Bernstein: Glitter and Be Gay from Candide
Bernstein: Fancy Free

Emily Birsan (soprano)
Annelien van Wauwe (clarinet)
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Eric Stern (conductor)

Conductor Eric Stern explores Bernstein's glittering music for the stage, as we join the celebrations for the composer's centenary. Taking his lead from the light music of mentor and friend, Aaron Copland, Bernstein channelled his enthusiasm for musicals and dance into a string of successful Broadway shows and we hear highlights of his unique musical blend or jazz, classical and pure entertainment.

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Leonard Bernstein

    Three Dance Episodes from On The Town

    Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor: Eric Stern.
  • Leonard Bernstein

    What a Movie (Trouble in Tahiti)

    Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor: Eric Stern.
  • Leonard Bernstein

    Take Care of this House (1600 Pennsylvania Avenue)

    Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor: Eric Stern.
  • Leonard Bernstein

    Clarinet Sonata

    Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor: Eric Stern.
  • Aaron Copland

    El Salon Mexico

    Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor: Eric Stern.
  • Leonard Bernstein

    Overture (Candide)

    Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor: Eric Stern.
  • Stephen Sondheim

    Night Waltz (A Little Night Music)

    Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor: Eric Stern.
  • Leonard Bernstein

    Glitter and Be Gay (Candide)

    Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor: Eric Stern.
  • Leonard Bernstein

    Fancy Free

    Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor: Eric Stern.
  • Leonard Bernstein

    Wrong Note Rag (Wonderful Town)

    Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor: Eric Stern.
  • Sheena Phillips

    Songs of Sorrow

    Choir: Icosa Chamber Choir.
  • Richard Strauss

    Kaiser-Walzer arr Schoenberg

    Music Arranger: Arnold Schoenberg. Ensemble: Orchestre de l’Opéra de Lyon.
    • Schoenberg: Kaiserwalzer and other Transcriptions: Soliste de l'Opera National d.
    • Erato.
    • 4.
  • Trad.

    Rew di ranno

    Performer: Osian Ellis. Singer: Osian Ellis.
    • DECCA.

Credit

Role Contributor
Performer BBC National Orchestra of Wales

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