The Full Works Concert - Monday 4 February 2013: Great Orchestras of the World

Every weeknight in February, Jane Jones profiles a different ensemble as part of our Great Orchestras of the World series – and tonight, we’re heading Stateside for a fine concert of music from the New York Phil.

We’ll begin with the rousing overture to Candide composed and conducted by Leonard Bernstein; we’ll also enjoy a historic, live concert performance of Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No.3 featuring Vladimir Horowitz at the keyboard, as well as appearances from soloists Bryn Terfel, Andrea Bocelli and Midori.  Plus – a beautiful American orchestral poem by Copland, and a cracking performance of Ravel’s most famous piece of music.

Leonard Bernstein: Candide – Overture
Conductor: Leonard Bernstein

Felix Mendelssohn: Capriccio Brilliant in B minor
Piano: Helen Huang
Conductor: Kurt Masur

Antonin Dvorak: Romance in F minor
Violin: Midori
Conductor: Zubin Mehta

Georges Bizet: The Pearlfishers – Duet
Tenor: Andrea Bocelli
Bass-baritone: Bryn Terfel
Conductor: Alan Gilbert

Sergei Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No.3 in D minor
Piano: Vladimir Horowitz
Conductor: Eugene Ormandy

Aaron Copland: Quiet City
Conductor: Leonard Bernstein

Maurice Ravel: Bolero
Conductor: Kurt Masur