BBC SO Total Immersion: Leonard Bernstein
In the centenary year of his birth, Bernstein's extensive musical endeavours are celebrated in a day of concerts, film and conversation confirming his astounding genius.
Bernstein: Young People’s Concerts – What Is Impressionism?
Bernstein focuses on Impressionism in music, discussing the methods and styles of Debussy and Ravel.
BBC SO Total Immersion: Leonard Bernstein - chamber music
Bernstein on a small scale, revealing his prodigious ability to write music of charm, substance and a miraculous and genre-defying gift of melody.
BBC SO Total Immersion: Leonard Bernstein - talk
Had he just left us West Side Story, or his work as a conductor, or his inspirational TV lectures on music, Leonard Bernstein’s reputation would be have been secure.
BBC SO Total Immersion: Leonard Bernstein - choral music
Bernstein the choral composer drawing on his Jewish heritage as well as writing for the Christian church – both fused in his popular Chichester Psalms.
BBC SO Total Immersion: Leonard Bernstein - orchestral music
A rare chance to hear the song-cycle Songfest and Bernstein’s Plato-inspired Serenade in a concert launched with the fireworks of Candide’s Overture.