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Prom 31: Bernstein, Gershwin and Ives

Live at the BBC Proms: the Minnesota Orchestra, conducted by Osmo Vänskä, perform music by Bernstein and Ives, and are joined by pianist Inon Barnatan in Gershwin's Piano Concerto.

Live at BBC Proms: Minnesota Orchestra & Osmo Vänskä play music by Bernstein, Ives and are joined by pianist Inon Barnatan in Gershwin's piano concerto.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.
Presented by Petroc Trelawny, with Brian Newhouse from Minnesota Public Radio.

Bernstein: Candide - overture
Gershwin: Piano Concerto in F major

c.7.40pm
Interval: Proms Plus: Presenter Ivan Hewett discusses Ives' Symphony No. 2 with musicologist J.P.E. Harper-Scott. Recorded earlier at the Imperial College Union.

c.8pm
Ives: Symphony No. 2

Inon Barnatan, piano
Minnesota Orchestra
Osmo Vänskä, conductor

A great American orchestra marks Leonard Bernstein's 100th-anniversary year with a concert of 20th century American classics that represent Bernstein in his multiple guises as composer, conductor and pianist.

The breathless exuberance of Bernstein's Candide overture is extended by Inon Barnatan in Gershwin's Concerto in F major, which filters the composer's popular jazz idiom through classical structures and Lisztian virtuosity.

Premiered by Bernstein and the New York Philharmonic in 1951, Ives's attractive Second Symphony melds European techniques with an all-American sound-world.

2 hours, 14 minutes

Music Played

  • Leonard Bernstein

    Candide - Overture

    Orchestra: Minnesota Orchestra. Conductor: Osmo Vänskä.
  • George Gershwin

    Piano Concerto in F major

    Performer: Inon Barnatan. Orchestra: Minnesota Orchestra.
  • George Gershwin

    I Got Rhythm

    Music Arranger: Earl Wild. Performer: Inon Barnatan.
  • Charles Ives

    Symphony No 2

    Orchestra: Minnesota Orchestra. Conductor: Osmo Vänskä.
  • Trad.

    Shosholoza

    Orchestra: Minnesota Orchestra. Conductor: Osmo Vänskä.
  • Jean Sibelius

    Sonatine in F sharp minor, Op 67 No 1

    Performer: Glenn Gould.
    • SONY CLASSICAL.

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