Hello again, after a week off is is good to be back. We will duly celebrate the birthday of Leonard Bernstein who was born on this date in 1918. He is the quintessential master of American music and arguable America's greatest composer/conductor/performer/teacher of music. So here is the music:
Overture to "Candide"Leonard Bernstein conducting the London Symphony Orchestra.
Chichester Psalms with Michael Pearce - treble, King's Choir of Cambridge, soloists: Peter Barley - organ, Rachel Masters - harp; David Corkhill - percussion
Symphonic Suite from the film "On the Waterfront" Leonard Bernstein conducting the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
"Gee, Officer Krupke!" from "West Side Story" Leonard Bernstein conducting a Studio orchestra
Symphony No. 1 "Jeremiah James Judd conducting the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
Symphonic Dances from "West Side Story" Leonard Bernstein conducting the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra
"Times Square" from "On the Town" as above.
Prelude, fugue and riffs (1955) Leonard Bernstein at the piano and leading the Columbia Jazz Combo
Concerto for Orchestra - "Jubilee Games" by Leonard Bernstein, James Judd conducting the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
Pagaini Lost (2008) by Jun Nagao with Kenneth Tse & Nobuya -saxes; Kazuo Murakami - piano
Violin Concerto in D by William Bolcom. Sergiu Luca - violin; Dennis Russel Davies and the American Composers Orchestra
Billy the Kid Suite of Aaron Copland with James Judd leading the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
Lonely Town from "On the Town" by Leonard Bernstein. Leonard Bernstein conducting the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra