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
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.
Ives: Symphony No. 2
Inon Barnatan, piano
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.