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Waldbuhne Concert - American Night

Gershwin / Bernstein / Rattle
Release Date: 08/25/2009 
Label:  Kultur Video   Catalog #: 4522  
Composer:  Leonard BernsteinGeorge GershwinPaul Lincke
Performer:  Wayne MarshallMarietta SimpsonCynthia HaymonWillard White,   ... 
Conductor:  Simon Rattle
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Length: 1 Hours 25 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Sir Simon Rattle conducts music by George Gershwin and Leonard Bernstein in this concert celebration of Americana. The program features the vocal talents of Willard White in highlights from Gershwin's Porgy and Bess, as well as interpretations of Rhapsody in Blue, I got Rhythm and begins with Bernstein's Candide Overture. Rattle conducted his first concert as music director of the Berliner Philharmoniker in September 2002. He was elected by the orchestra on 23 June 1999, when he was just 44, the first British conductor to hold the post. It is the latest step in a journey, which has already made an extraordinary impact on the musical world. “It is a remarkable development, beginning from a very, very high point of achievement”, says his Read more colleague the conductor Bernard Haitink, “he has such an open mind, and a really incredible charisma”. Based on the amphitheater in the ancient Greek city of Epidaurus, and nestled in a natural valley, the Waldbuhne theater seats 22,000 in leafy comfort and remains one of Berlin's favorite open air concert venues, with magnificent views of the stage. World class conductors lead the Berlin Philharmonic in evening concerts of popular Italian, French, Russian and American favorites.

FEATURING:
Wayne Marshall, piano
Willard White
Marietta Simpson
Cynthia Clarey
Cynthia Haymon
Damon Evans
Daniel Washington

Berliner Philharmoniker
Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle

MUSIC BY COMPOSERS:
George Gershwin
Leonard Bernstein
Paul Lincke

Directed for Video: Brian Large

Region: 1 (US and Canada)
Running Time: 85 minutes
Format: NTSC, Full Screen, LPCM
Color: Color
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Works on This Recording

1.
Candide: Overture by Leonard Bernstein
Conductor:  Simon Rattle
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1956; USA 
2.
Prelude, Fugue and Riffs by Leonard Bernstein
Conductor:  Simon Rattle
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1949/1955; USA 
3.
Rhapsody in Blue by George Gershwin
Performer:  Wayne Marshall (Piano)
Conductor:  Simon Rattle
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1924; USA 
4.
Porgy and Bess: Excerpt(s) by George Gershwin
Performer:  Marietta Simpson (Mezzo Soprano), Cynthia Haymon (Soprano), Willard White (Bass),
Damon Evans (Tenor), Daniel Washington (Baritone), Cynthia Clarey (Soprano)
Conductor:  Simon Rattle
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1935; USA 
5.
Girl Crazy: I got rhythm by George Gershwin
Conductor:  Simon Rattle
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1930; USA 
6.
Oh, Kay!: Someone to watch over me by George Gershwin
Conductor:  Simon Rattle
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1926; USA 
7.
Berliner Luft by Paul Lincke
Conductor:  Simon Rattle
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: Germany 

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