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NPR's Performance today, Leonard Bernstein tribute
Additional title: NPR's Performance today
Bernstein, Leonard, 1918-1990 (Interviewee)
Bernstein, Leonard, 1918-1990 (Conductor)
Goldsmith, Martin, 1952- (Host)
Goldsmith, Martin, 1952- (Interviewer)
Libbey, Theodore, 1951- (Commentator)
Alsop, Marin (Interviewer)
Slatkin, Leonard (Conductor)
McDuffie, Robert (Performer)
Rostropovich, Mstislav, 1927-2007 (Performer)
Price, Leontyne (Performer)
St. Louis Symphony Orchestra (Performer)
Wiener Philharmoniker (Performer)
Tizmoret ha-filharmonit ha-Yiśreʼelit (Performer)
National Public Radio (U.S.) (Distributor)
Pacific Music Festival. Orchestra (Performer)
Tilson Thomas, Michael, 1944- (Conductor)
Tilson Thomas, Michael, 1944- (Interviewee)

Margaret Carson audio-visual materials

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1990-10-15
Table of Contents
Musical works played during the program. Somewhere, from West Side story / music by Leonard Bernstein (conducted by Leonard Bernstein at the historic 1987 Music for life AIDs benefit concert ; Leontyne Price, singer) -- finale of Serenade, for violin, string orchestra, harp and percussion / Leonard Bernstein (Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra ; Leonard Slatkin, conductor ; Robert McDuffie, violin soloist) -- 1st movement of the Symphony No. 1 "The Titan" / Mahler (Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra ; Leonard Bernstein, conductor) -- Finale (Allegro molto vivace) of the Symphony no. 2 in C major, op. 61 / Robert Schumann (Pacific Music Festival Orchestra ; conducted by Leonard Bernstein) -- Mass: Meditations, no. 1 / Leonard Bernstein (Israel Philharmonic Orchestra ; Bernstein, conductor ; Mstislav Rostropovich, cello) -- One hand, one heart, from West Side story / Bernstein -- Chichester Psalms / Bernstein.
Library locations
Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound
Shelf locator: *LTC-A 1573
Bernstein, Leonard, 1918-1990 -- Interviews
Bernstein, Leonard, 1918-1990 -- Appreciation
Radio programs, Musical
Musicals -- Excerpts
Symphonies -- Excerpts
Orchestral music
Suites (Violin with string orchestra)
Psalms (Music)
Cello with orchestra
Conductors (Music) -- United States
Music critics -- United States
Schumann, Robert, 1810-1856. Symphonies, no. 2, op. 61, C major. Allegro molto vivace
Bernstein, Leonard, 1918-1990. West Side story. Somewhere
Bernstein, Leonard, 1918-1990. West Side story. One hand, one heart
Bernstein, Leonard, 1918-1990. Symposium, after Plato. Selections
Mahler, Gustav, 1860-1911. Symphonies, no. 1, D major. Feierlich und gemessen
Bernstein, Leonard, 1918-1990. Meditations from Mass. No. 1
Bernstein, Leonard, 1918-1990. Chichester Psalms
Radio programs
Source note: Title from original cassettes.
Venue: Broadcast on National Public Radio [1990 October 15] [Washington, D.C.]
Physical Description
Extent: 2 audiocassettes (approximately 133 min.) : analog, stereo
Martin Goldsmith recalls the prominent American conductor and composer Leonard Bernstein on the day after his death (October 14, 1990). Inlcudes announcements of upcoming concerts and other cultural events, excerpts from recorded interviews with Bernstein and his friends, colleagues, former students such as conductor Marin Alsop, classical music critic and commentator Ted Libbey, and others; excerpts from recordings of his lectures at the Harvard University; and excerpts from various musical works that Bernstein composed or conducted which are played during the program.
Type of Resource
Sound recording
RLIN/OCLC: 925492430
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20819834
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): cdc21a20-b927-0133-b152-60f81dd2b63c
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Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library. "NPR's Performance today" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1990.

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NPR's Performance today