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New York Philharmonic
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The New York Philharmonic is one of the world's longest-running and most celebrated orchestras. This weekly radio program presents concerts from the orchestra's subscription season, along with selections from the Philharmonic's tours, Summertime Classics, and residency at the Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival in Colorado. There are also occasional thematic programs and encore presentations that explore the breadth and depth of the Philharmonic's extensive library of commercial and archival recordings. The New York Philharmonic's first live national radio broadcast took place on October 5, 1930, over the CBS radio network. Since that historic broadcast, the Philharmonic has enjoyed an almost continuous presence on national radio. Hosted by Emmy and Golden-Globe Award-winning actor Alec Baldwin, the New York Philharmonic This Week has been the recipient of numerous broadcasting awards.


A Celebration of Young People’s Concerts

Leonard Bernstein, conductor

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Overture to The Marriage of Figaro, K. 492
Claude Debussy: La Mer
Igor Stravinsky: Petrushka
Silvestre Revueltas: Sensamaya
Dimitri Shostakovich: Symphony No. 9 in E-flat Major, Op. 70
Maurice Ravel: Bolero


Dmitri Mitropoulos, conductor
Robert Schumann: Manfred Overture, Op. 115
Arnold Schoenberg: Verklarte Nacht, Op. 4

Zubin Mehta, conductor
Aaron Copland: Orchestral Variations
George Gershwin: Cuban Overture

Vladimir Ashkenazy, piano
Sergei Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 2


A Century of Bernstein, Part I

Leonard Bernstein: Overture to Candide
Robert Schumann: Manfred Overture, Op. 115
Johann Sebastian Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 5, BWV 1050
John Wummer, flute; Isaac Stern, violin

Virgil Thomson: Four Saints in Three Acts: Acts III and IV (abridged)
William Jonson, conductor;  Betty Allen; mezzo; McHentry Baotwright, bass; Lee Venora, soprano; Arnold Voketaitis, baritone; Robert Eckert, tenor; Choral Art Society

Leonard Bernstein: Chichester Psalms
Abraham Kaplan, conductor; John Bogart, boy alto; Camerata Singers

William Russo: Symphony No. 2 in C, Op. 32 "Titans"
Maynard Ferguson, trombone

Claude Debussy: Rhapsody for Saxophone and Piano
Sigurd Rascher, saxophone

Dave Brubeck: Dialogues for Jazz Combo and Orchestra, Andante-Ballad
Dave Brubeck Quartet


A Century of Bernstein, Part II

New York Philharmonic: Four Improvisations by Orchestra

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Overture to The Magic Flute, K. 620
Aaron Copland: Concerto for Clarinet
Stanley Drucker, clarinet

Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 5, Adagietto  
Samuel Barber: Second Essay for Orchestra
Rodion Shchedrin: Mischievous Folk Ditties

Leonard Bernstein: Symphonic Dances from West Side Story
Alan Gilbert, conductor

Ludwig van Beethoven: Mass in D Major, Op. 123, “Gloria”  
Eileen Farrell, soprano; Shirley Verrett, mezzo-soprano; Jon Vickers, tenor; Donald Bell, baritone; Schola Cantorum, Hugh Ross, director

Aaron Copland: Fanfare for the Common Man


Alan Gilbert, conductor
New York Choral Artists
Angela Meade, soprano;  Lilli Paasikivi, mezzo-soprano;  Russell Thomas, tenor;  Eric Owens, bass-baritone

Giuseppe Verdi:  Messa da Requiem


Alan Gilbert, conductor
Stephanie Blythe, mezzo-soprano

Samuel Barber:  Essay for Orchestra No. 1
John Corigliano:  One Sweet Morning
Antonin Dvorak:  Symphony No. 7


Jaap van Zweden, conductor

Ludwig van Beethoven:  Symphony No. 5
Ludwig van Beethoven:  Symphony No. 7