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On Broadway with Bernstein

The 1900s were Leonard Bernstein’s century. He took possession of it with curiosity, a zest for life and an amazing degree of musicality. Besides conducting in Boston, Tel Aviv, London and New York, he wrote musicals, film music and operas, and became a big name on Broadway where West Side Story was a huge success and quickly spread all over the world.

The charming, smiling Bernstein appeared at cocktail parties, on television, in the entertainment pages in newspapers and was part of the celebrity crowd. Everybody wanted to be around Bernstein! In 2018, there will be celebrations to mark his 100th birthday and the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra will provide the entertainment for the event with musical gems like Maria from West Side Story, New York, New York from On the Town and Glitter and Be Gay from Candide.

With acclaimed international soloists Kim Criswell, Scarlett Strallen, Nadim Naaman and Julian Ovenden under the leadership of the much sought-after Bernstein expert, John Wilson.

Programme

Bernstein New York, New York ur On The Town
Bernstein Lonely Town ur On The Town
Bernstein I Can Cook Too ur On The Town
Bernstein Dream With Me ur Peter Pan
Bernstein A Little Bit in Love ur Wonderful Town
Bernstein One Hundred Easy Ways To Loose a Man ur Wonderful Town
Bernstein On the Waterfront
Bernstein Uvertyr till Candide
Bernstein I Am Easily Assimilated ur Candide
Bernstein Nothing More Than This ur Candide
Bernstein Glitter and Be Gay ur Candide
Bernstein Take Care of This House ur 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue
Bernstein Dance at the Gym ur West Side Story
Bernstein Maria ur West Side Story
Bernstein Island Magic ur Trouble in Tahiti
Bernstein Wrong Note Rag ur Wonderful Town

Participants

Gothenburg Symphony
John Wilson conductor
Kim Criswell solist
Scarlett Strallen solist
Julian Ovenden solist
Nadim Naaman solist

Recorded for GSOplay 10 February 2018

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