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Gershwin in Hollywood and Tchaikovsky in New York

Kate Molleson introduces highlights of a concerts from around the world, featuring music from Hollywood by Gershwin, and Tchaikovsky from the Orchestra Now in New York.

"Let me entertain you" is the motto of this concert, featured this week and next, by the WDR Radio Orchestra. The focus is on two of the most important American composers of the twentieth century - George Gershwin and Leonard Bernstein. This week's highlights feature the music of Gershwin, under the musical direction of Wayne Marshall.

The US remains a theme with a performance of Tchaikovsky's Symphony No 3 by one of New York's newest orchestras.

Introduced by Kate Molleson

George Gershwin - Rhapsody No. 2, for piano and orchestra
George Gershwin arr. Robert Russell Bennett - Gershwin in Hollywood {Medley}

WDR Radio Orchestra, Cologne
Wayne Marshall, conductor/piano

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky - Symphony No. 3 in D Major, op. 29 (Polish)
The Orchestra Now
Leon Botstein, conductor

1 hour, 14 minutes

Music Played

  • George Gershwin

    Rhapsody No. 2

    Orchestra: WDR Rundfunkorchester Köln. Conductor: Wayne Marshall.
  • George Gershwin

    Gershwin in Hollywood

    Music Arranger: Robert Russell Bennett. Orchestra: WDR Rundfunkorchester Köln. Conductor: Wayne Marshall.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Symphony no. 3 in D major, Op.29

    Orchestra: The Orchestra Now. Conductor: Leon Botstein.

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