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Bernstein's Songfest: Thomas Dausgaard and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Thomas Dausgaard and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra perform Bernstein's Songfest. They are joined by pianist Marc-Andre Hamelin for Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue.

Live from City Halls, Glasgow

Presented by Jamie MacDougall

Thomas Dausgaard and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra perform Bernstein's Songfest, and they're joined by Marc-André Hamelin in Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue.

Copland: Fanfare for the Common Man
Augusta Read Thomas: Brio
Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue

20:00 Interval

20:20
Bernstein: Songfest

Marc-André Hamelin (piano)
Tracy Cantin (soprano)
Michele Losier (mezzo)
Kelley O'Connor (alto)
Paul Appleby (tenor)
Nmon Ford (baritone)
Musa Ngqungwana (bass)
Thomas Dausgaard (conductor)
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

To open its 2018/2019 Glasgow Concert Season the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and their chief conductor Thomas Dausgaard explore the American roots and resonances of Leonard Bernstein in this his centenary year.

Before his richly-scored, multi-voiced and genre-defying Songfest, Dausgaard and the orchestra play Copland's stately Fanfare for the Common Man; the European premiere of a vivid work by one of America's leading contemporary composers, Augusta Read Thomas; and a pioneering musical experiment whose vernacular virtuosity would have a major impact on Bernstein - Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue.

2 hours, 28 minutes

Music Played

  • Aaron Copland

    Fanfare for the Common Man

    Orchestra: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Thomas Dausgaard.
  • Augusta Read Thomas

    Brio

    Orchestra: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Thomas Dausgaard.
  • George Gershwin

    Rhapsody in Blue

    Orchestra: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Thomas Dausgaard.
  • orch. Igor Stravinsky

    The Star Spangled Banner

    Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Michael Tilson Thomas.
  • Gertrude Stein

    The Making of Americans (extract)

    Performer: Gertrude Stein.
  • Ruth Crawford Seeger

    Piano Study in Mixed Accents

    Performer: Reinbert de Leeuw.
  • Philip Braham

    Limehouse Blues

    Conductor: Maurice Peress.
  • Langston Hughes

    Weary Blues

    Performer: Langston Hughes.
  • James 'Yank' Rachell

    Expressman Blues

    Performer: Sleepy John Estes. Performer: Jab Jones.
  • Leonard Bernstein

    Songfest

    Orchestra: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Thomas Dausgaard.
  • Robert Schumann

    Papillons, Op. 2

    Performer: Marc-André Hamelin.
    • Schumann: Carnaval, Fantasiestücke, Papillons: Marc-Andre Hamelin.
    • Hyperion.
    • 1-13.
  • César Camargo Mariano

    Samambaia

    Performer: Yo‐Yo Ma. Performer: Romero Lubambo. Performer: César Camargo Mariano.
    • Obrigado Brasil.
    • Sony.
    • 10.
  • Heitor Villa‐Lobos

    Bachiana brasileira No 5

    Singer: Renée Fleming. Ensemble: New World Symphony. Conductor: Michael Tilson Thomas.
    • Villa-Lobos: Bachianas Brasileiras: Michael Tilson Thomas.
    • RCA.
    • 5-6.
  • Anonymous

    Terantela

    Ensemble: Ensemble Banza. Director: Rogério Budasz.
    • Iberian and African-Brazilian Music of the 17th Century.
    • Naxos.
    • 7.

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