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Leonard Bernstein

March 12, 2013

Performance Today for Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Leonard Bernstein's friends knew him as a virtuoso procrastinator. One day when he was working on his show "Candide," Bernstein claimed he was having trouble putting some lyrics to music. The director knew better. "You were waterskiing all day," he said. "Now will you please sit down and write this music?" Coming up, we'll hear some of what Bernstein finally got around to writing. We'll hear Bernstein's Overture to Candide on Tuesday's Performance Today from APM.

Today's Playlist

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hour 1

  • Hector Berlioz
    Rakoczy March, from The Damnation of Faust
    New York Philharmonic; Leonard Bernstein, conductor
  • Jehan Alain
    Variation sur Lucis Creator
    Marie-Claire Alain, organ
    Organ at Basilque Saint-Ferjeux, Besancon, France
  • Hector Berlioz
    Harold in Italy, Op. 16
    Jonathan Vinocour, viola; San Francisco Symphony; Michael Tilson Thomas
    Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco, California

hour 2

  • Alfredo Carrasco
    Adios
    Roberto Plano, piano
    Fitzgerald Theater, St. Paul, MN
  • Francisco Tarrega
    Recuerdos de Alhambra (arr. Roberto Plano)
    Roberto Plano, piano
    Fitzgerald Theater, St. Paul, MN
  • Guiseppe Verdi
    Il Trovatore: Miserere (arr. Franz Liszt)
    Roberto Plano, piano
    Fitzgerald Theater, St. Paul, MN
  • Andrea Luchesi
    Sonata in D Major - I. Andante
    Roberto Plano, piano
    Fitzgerald Theater, St. Paul, MN
  • Leonard Bernstein
    Overture to "Candide"
    Orchestre National de France; Sofi Jeannin, conductor
    Cirque d'Hiver, Paris
  • Giuseppe Verdi
    Celeste Aida (arr. Robert Sadin)
    BBC Concert Orchestra; Barry Wordsworth, conductor
  • Giovanni Perluigi Palestrina
    Laudate Dominum
    Odhecaton Ensemble; Paolo da Col, director
    Regensburg Early Music Days
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