BBC Proms 2018 Prom 31, Bernstein, Gershwin and Ives (320kbps .mp3)
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.
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.
01. Bernstein - Candide - overture
01i. General introduction to BBC Proms 2018, Prom 30
02. Gershwin - Piano Concerto in F major
02i. Introduction to Gershwin’s Piano Concerto in F major
03. Gershwin - I Got Rhythm (encore)
04. Ives - Symphony No. 2
04i. Introduction to Part II of Prom 31
05. Trad. - Shosholoza (encore)
Inon Barnatan, piano
Osmo Vänskä, conductor
06. Prom 31, 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.
Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.
Presented by Petroc Trelawny, with Brian Newhouse from Minnesota Public Radio.
Broadcast: 6 August 2018, BBC Radio 3