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"leonard bernstein" Discussed on The Kitchen Sisters Present

The Kitchen Sisters Present

03:21 min | 3 months ago

"leonard bernstein" Discussed on The Kitchen Sisters Present

"Neither party expected for the war. The magnitude of the duration which it has already attained neiber anticipated that the cause of the conflict might cease with or even before the conflict itself should cease each look for an easier triumph and result.

"leonard bernstein" Discussed on The Kitchen Sisters Present

The Kitchen Sisters Present

06:44 min | 3 months ago

"leonard bernstein" Discussed on The Kitchen Sisters Present

"Statement. The fact that it was in the national cathedral raised the ante on all of that. So i think the chorus of your poster was already primed and so was the audience when it ended the chorus looked beat and the congregation exploded. It was thunderous. There was something like ten thousand people outside watching on television being soaked and i was not outside to hear their reaction but i would be surprised if that reaction wasn't thunderous as well i mean i think we were all on our feet for some time. It was what people could do that night if they wanted to make their statement and of course the next day on the mall you had tens of thousands of people in an anti war protest at the time of the inauguration but that night this was the event to do and it was clearly much more than simply a musical concert. It was a historic event before the music again. Gene mccarthy got up and gave a fairly long talk and the brunt of his talk was. We have tried everything to resist this war. And he made a long litany of all the activities and events that had gone into it and he said we have arrived at long last with the recognition that there is nothing more we can do our say and so we resort to music. There was a huge moral question of should musicians perform for this person for this event. And i think it's interesting to contrast the performers at the concert for peace with the performance at the inaugural at the concert for peace was a fifty piece. Local orchestra mostly national symphony players. Mostly i share musicians. Who donated their services so this shows a willingness to be present to protest hundred and twenty-five singers trained by norman scribner donated their services the solo quartet from new york. All young donated their services. In contrast at the kennedy center. The philadelphia orchestra was performing at nixon's inaugural and it became quite a moral question for a lot of the orchestra members. They even got telegrams from local churches and peace activism groups. Asking them to perform the musicians had to make a decision because it was in their contract that they had to perform and many people protested this they did not want to perform away out of their contract so some of them got sick. One person did not move at all. When hail to the chief was played that was his way of protests and they were articles than saying that there should be a morals clause in musicians contrast allowing them out if they disagree with the morality of the event or the person who's the event is honoring and nixon called himself a quaker who are pacifists and obviously that was not the case with nixon new read periodical time. You know those sort of collins to have about two. Who's who who went to this of that. Who was there. Of course they will talked about all the celebrities that were there and how wonderful party and they drank champagne and they had this lovely finger food. But when you look at the political commentary what you would find on. The opinion page was the exact opposite was not the frou frou. You know how lovely it was and who was wearing this and who was on the arm of this person. It was all discussion about this endless campaign vietnam and the removal of this piece of music that would to include the text by lincoln. So you get this very bizarre contrast between being an elite such occasion. And don't you wish you were there to. This is another instance of an administration. That's tone deaf and not listening to the american people. I think there are some people that were saying the situation in vietnam. Is it even appropriate to have you know. You can have the inauguration ceremony of course which is important but do you need an inaugural celebration. Do you need all of these concerts. This was the first time they were going to have three separate concerts the symphonic concert the american concert and the youth concert and a lot of people were saying you know. Look at the money that's being spent on this. This is money that could instead be diverted towards helping those were coming back from the war. Hoop and maimed. Who sustained injuries. And is it really appropriate to have this type of celebration. Considering what's going on. I think a lot of people saw this as being tone deaf so that counter concert at the national cathedral even though. I don't know that there's anything that hide. Never stated explicitly that it's antiwar it has sort of been taken up as an anti-war key. Something that's advocating for and reconciliation. I'd like to think of a parallel universe. Where the inaugural committee had allowed prosecutors to be included and to be performed. I think it would have been an opportunity for the healing process to begin. I think as pupil heard the words of lincoln again heard this gorgeous music by persichetti and to think about. There is a possibility for healing that this war will come to an end and we can come together and heal nation as they did at the end of the civil war. Neither party expected for the war. The magnitude of the duration which it has already attained neiber anticipated that the cause of the conflict might cease with or even before the conflict itself should cease each look for an easier triumph and result.

"leonard bernstein" Discussed on The Kitchen Sisters Present

The Kitchen Sisters Present

07:12 min | 3 months ago

"leonard bernstein" Discussed on The Kitchen Sisters Present

"At the same time. Francis sayer was the dean of the washington national cathedral and dean sayer and bernstein got together. Decided to give a concert for peace in protest and dean said. This is not an anti inaugural. It was scheduled on the same night at the same time. So what worked to perform haydn's mass in time of war it features a dona nobis parchin a desire for peace. This is what he was hoping for. Also i'm sure bernstein picked the haydn in part because he knew modernist works took too long to rehearse and this was put together very quickly with very little rehearsal i got a call from somebody from choral arts from norman scrivener he was the director of the choral arts society and he was like the guy to go to for acquire in dc. There wasn't time to do auditions for the concert for peace. Because i'm your signed called him and said. Can you have me acquire ready to rehearse in a week. I was on his list and he said you want to do something with bernstein again. And i said sure and i showed up for hersal. It got pulled together amazingly quickly with foam. Kohl's i remember bernstein walking out Somewhat resigned to rehearsal with an amateur choir and he gave the downbeat and conducted a clear pattern and the chorus sounded absolutely fantastic and bernstein lawson and began just conducting the feeling of the music we had one or two piano rehearsal and then we had maybe one or two rehearsals with bernstein and then we did the concert. It was pretty intense. My name's matt holson and in seventy three. I was base in the choir for the concert for peace. I was twenty at the time and it was extremely exciting. I really didn't understand a whole lot about what was going on in the war and politics at that age. I really didn't. But i was happy to be part of something. Protesting nixon second inauguration but mostly it was just you know working with bernstein which is a real pleasure. It's everything is so easy when you have a good conductor. There's something about. I as the only way i can explain it. Is you just latched onto his hands. And you did it. He made it easy. My impression right from the beginning was the bernstein had shouldered the burden of making up for any deficiencies in preparation or previous experience with this group that he was going to personally lead them through the piece by sheer force of will accrue wisma. He leaned into the peace and into the space of the orchestra and into the chorus. Exerting a level of psychic and even moral energy that by the end left him completely drained hair was wet and lynn is face was running. These clothes were soaked through he. Head basically wrong. This performance out of the orchestra and chorus. My name is bernie swain. I was working in washington in nineteen seventy three at the age of twenty three and i attended the anti inaugural concert for peace at the national cathedral on the evening before the inauguration of richard nixon when the news came out that bernstein might do a concert i was very interested. The ticket would be free and available at noon till they expected a big line of people. My girlfriend's classmate offered to go down. The limit was three tickets per person in line and she offered to get a ticket for herself and it takes for us and it turned out she got avenue was basically first in line and so we got first pew tickets to the concert. That was in the very first seat. The aisle seat of the first pew when the vip's around most of the people who filed in directly across from us where people that we recognized there was a senator. Charles mathias was gene mccarthy. Ted kennedy his sister was a whole range of big names of the democratic party lined up just opposite us made us feel even more privileged because we were basically have the sight lines they did. We were at the same distance they were there was no sense of fellow participation of common bond because we knew we were all there for the same reason. I understood it as a counter inaugural now. That's what people called it. We're the counter inaugural concert. And i remember a lot of people talking about how well i'm glad my name's not on any program because i work for the department of such and such in there were a lot of people. Were like federal employees members of the national symphony who played and who didn't want their names on there because controversial although i gather the national symphony felt snubbed because nixon had wanted the philadelphia symphony to play. And i think everybody in dc knew that the philadelphia was much better orchestra. Of course people were angry because they had not wanted nixon reelected they were doubly angry over the war. They were tripoli angry because of his choice of the inaugural concert not only had. He snubbed the national symphony. Which was the traditional agent for the inaugural concert but he'd selected schakowsky eighteen twelve overture which people took to be a fairly warlike choice. It just seemed like another lack of class on nixon's part so i was particularly happy. That bernstein had chosen in a sense to rescue them by bringing them back on his stage. And if anybody in this country was a bigger figure at the podium then somebody like ormondy. It was clearly somebody like bernstein. Who was the superstar american conductors. So there was a way in which the feeling was that. This had trumped ormondy had trumped philadelphia and above all had trumped nixon and the audience. They were kind of interventional. Would they were kind of almost triumphal that. Maybe we lost the election. But here's our chance to be heard. There was a kind of electric air as people gathered into the cathedral because they were so anxious to hear this event as a way of moving kind of flipping the finger to richard nixon. It seemed like both politically amusingly. It was the perfect revenge bernstein. His fan mail said. I commend you for taking this courageous position. I admire you. It takes much courage for public figure to take a stand this the most creative protest. I have heard the critic. Richard freed actually wrote the marvelous. Hide matt's you have chosen to perform is not a preacher from victory but a supplication for peace is as an inspired choice for such an event as the eighteen. Twelve overture in the context of.

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"leonard bernstein" Discussed on The Kitchen Sisters Present

The Kitchen Sisters Present

05:57 min | 3 months ago

"leonard bernstein" Discussed on The Kitchen Sisters Present

"Welcome beyond saying obama's inauguration celebrations were star-studded beyond say singing at last and etta james and pete seeger and bruce springsteen and my angelou reading on the pulse of the morning Come along president..

Classical agency Columbia Artists says it will shut down

The Sunday Show

00:24 sec | 8 months ago

Classical agency Columbia Artists says it will shut down

"Artists Management, One of the leading agencies representing classical music performers, says it is shutting down a statement emailed to agency artists since it's closing its doors as of tomorrow. Cos. Sites Sites difficulties difficulties dealing dealing with with the the pandemic pandemic in in the the statement. statement. The The agency agency was was founded founded in in 1930 1930 has has represented represented many many leading leading conductors, conductors, among among them them Leonard Leonard Bernstein and James Levine.

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The History Of Jazz in Classical Music

Classics for Kids

03:58 min | 9 months ago

The History Of Jazz in Classical Music

"Welcome to classics for Kids I'm Naomi Lewin. RHAPSODY in blue. The name that IRA Gershwin suggested to his brother. George is perfect for a piece of classical music. That uses Jazz George. Gershwin wrote a lot of classical music that uses jazz. Jazz the word blue refers to changing some of the notes of musical scale to blur the lines between major. And Minor. George Gershwin wasn't the only classical composer to put jazz his music. He wasn't even the first. French composer Darius Milhaud Love Jazz. He used different kinds of in different pieces. Neo wrote leboeuf's your Twat French. For the Hawks on the roof under the influence of a trip to Brazil then he studied American jazz and started using it to a lot of European composers were intrigued by American jazz, Maurice rebel, but composer who wouldn't let Gershwin study with him because he didn't want to corrupt, his music wrote a piano concerto. That sounded a lot like Gershwin. Russian composers got into the to when the Soviet Union held an official competition to raise the level of jazz in the country. Dmitri Shostakovich wrote his first jazz. After they organized an official. Soviet state jazz orchestra. Shostakovich wrote another jazz suite Russian composer eager. Stravinsky love jazz to his Ebony. Concerto is for clarinet and jazz band. Stravinsky wrote it for Woody Herman and his thundering herd. The clarinet soloist on that recording is Benny. Goodman and American musician, who back and forth between popular and classical music, just like George Gershwin another American. Who did that was Leonard Bernstein. This is from his ballet fancy free. In addition to classical composers who put jazz into their music, there are jazz composers who wrote for the Symphony Orchestra one of the greatest jazz musicians ever was Edward Kennedy Ellington better known as Duke.

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"leonard bernstein" Discussed on KIRO Radio 97.3 FM

KIRO Radio 97.3 FM

11:11 min | 10 months ago

"leonard bernstein" Discussed on KIRO Radio 97.3 FM

"Notes of Leonard Bernstein's music and Stephen Sondheim's lyrics stirred treasured memories. I will know right away soon as it shows but evil van who've a Tony Award winning director known for his cutting edge productions. Promises something new. A more raw and raging West Side story, Jack freeing in this thing that a loyal man it's van hooves, first Broadway musical. Updating this American masterpiece was his idea. The Belgian director says this story is universal jumping into this American classic. There must be things about this. That just scare you. Everything's hears about this. It's a huge challenge, because ah, everything has to be on the highest level of singing, dancing and the acting. And of course, everybody has an expectation songs and Arthur Lawrence's story are the same. The dancing All okay. One more time man. Ho tapped choreographer Anna Teresa de Keersmaeker, his friend and fellow Belgian to design more contemporary street influenced movement. Why waste my time in America? You get And the ladies. Could you think that there was a way that you would be closer to the guys? Let's try one's not tohave unified steps in the first curve. He don't gonna come in straight long. This's your first Broadway. Yes, yes, And this is a different animal. Would you call it an animal? What kind of animal lion? A serpent Dragon. Maybe in dragon like what It feels like sometimes It's huge. It's a lot off people is a lot of stage. And it's teamwork. You know, with clear leaders being evil, and I will tell me what is the situation there? Young cast reflects America today. In this version, the Jets are not all white and the Sharks are not just Puerto Rican Sze their recent Latino immigrants. 33 of the 50 cast members are making their Broadway debuts. It's not easy to sing these songs. You have to dance at the same time. Most of the time, you have to be able to act, so that's a very difficult thing. When you're very young, and then you don't have a lot of experience. Shocks will be here. Van Hoover is animated decisive. De Keersmaeker calls herself a patient collaborator, so I don't need a military line like this. I don't want to organize it like Army, another general. I'm not like way start to shape it together with the dancers. Her style is vastly different from the original balletic dancing of director choreographer Jerome Robbins, immortalized in the 1961 movie. So how do you change something like America the way she throws the dress around. Those dresses are very beautiful. They really enlarge the movement. But that's not the way young people dance these days. So that's that's out. That's that's out. No stepping on the fingers. No snapping No, because it's not in the score. That's an invention of Schumann. Robin said. We should respect that. You know you can be inspired by other people, but not stealing from them. I think Thiss was their vision after five weeks in the rehearsal hall, the last run through before moving to the theater Two days later, On November 18th the production went uptown to the Broadway Theatre. Theory is an enormous blackwall that opens up to reveal to hidden sets Central to van who've is reimagining. Cameras everywhere, 25 of them projecting images onto the wall designed to intensify the action. It's video on a scale Broadway has never seen and I would like sort of Keersmaeker had to scale up her dancers, movements to fit the bigger space and giant images figure wise, we have now to explore what we do there. Veteran producer Scott Rudin is the money and power behind this production. So when the audience walks in, that's what they're going to see, that's it. That's it. That's what side story. It's a black box. Fully exposed guts in all, it's not West Side Story of 1957. It's just not that it's huge. Are you concerned at all that that video image will overwhelm your actors on stage? I think we're managing our way into it. There are places where I think it still does slightly overwhelmed, kind of dwarf the actors in some places where it's incredibly exciting that it's there. But it's Xena fascinating. Cool kid to play with. It is off stage. Isaac Powell and Shirin Pimentel play the doomed lovers Tony and Maria. They took us to what they call a secret. Set four flights up above the stage out of sight of the audience, and they have a camera set up right here. In what was once a dressing room. Now is Maria's bedroom. There's a camera set up in the bedroom, so in in the play, you'll be running up and down the stairs to come to your hand. So is this a fear or a movie set? Why does it have to be either exactly both. It's it's happening in real time seamlessly. Sometimes, of course, there are about three bombs and things need to be ironed out. I saw him now into his friends. We saw some of those kinks the first time in the theater. Van Hoover rehearsed the bedroom scene when Maria learns Tony has killed her brother. It was like directing a movie. He blocked it with the actors and cameras, then went down to the theater to watch it unfold on the video law. I see him again. But this goes wrong. No, no, she should not stand there. It's out of focus. Out of focus, guys. This so many mistakes. Yeah, I give you a moment. But I was there already explaining five times. We were here One day when you were rehearsing the bedroom scene upstairs. The camera was out of focus. Actors were out of position. You were getting angry. You at one point said everything is so much of this is wrong. Did you ever have any questions through that about the use of a video like that? No, no, no, no, no, no. Never never never means you have doubts. The challenges were high. And of course, we know that it will be a journey, you know, and it took us a while to bring all the elements you know, in a perfect balance, So no, it's a normal process. In this case, a very intense one. The ring something else they had to fix the rain. Ah, a deluge that soaks the actors and sometimes musicians in the orchestra pit. Let's go. Calm in the middle of the storm Evo van home You take notes on everything. The next day you go up and you have production meetings with crew and you go work with the actors in this seems like a grueling process. I love that. I feel like a fish in the ocean, you know, And the ocean is a dangerous place to be sometimes you know, but also a great place to be. I love the sometimes violent but always the high energy off a rehearsal process. A CZ. The show evolved, We saw as much drama offstage as on sharks. Here's what we're missing. Two Latin Dance consultants were brought in to add more authenticity and Broadway flair to tears. Markers. Choreography tried that again, please. I don't like when they start to fuzz all with your material. Is that what they were doing Fuzz ling with your material? When there is a certain codified language in Broadway, you know how a number has to end. How you have to build tension, you know? And it's true. I don't have so much experience about that, I think finally turned out well, but I would be lying if I say that that went like Small fee like this, you know, So for us, it seemed the show was snake bit Isaac Powell. Tony injured his knee and had to take a month off. That delayed opening night by two weeks. Veteran actor Ben Cooke, who played Rift, the leader of the Jets, dislocated his shoulder and had to leave the show six weeks before opening, giving 22 year old cast meet Geran Jones, a newcomer to Broadway, the break of a lifetime. Then protest erupted over Amar Ramasar, a dancer with the New York City Ballet, who plays the leader of the Sharks. He's been named in a civil suit alleging he participated in an exchange of explicit pictures of female dancers, which he contests. Thomas R. Was initially fired by the New York City Ballet. The arbitrator found that there had been no firing offence. He got reinstated. I don't excuse it. I think what he did was really stupid. I mean, am I am I supposed to replace him in the show? I'm not going to do that. After 19 weeks, The performances have been polished video fine tuned, dancing, distinct. They're ready. After all the blood, sweat and tears. It's a bit like a battlefield, you know, was battle feet and you have to be like in general. You told us originally that you are not a general. Yeah, I know. I'm rather general. But I'm a dancer. So I mean, I'm flexible. I've patients in Italian, the sale of a little chick. Let's say you wanted the bicycle..

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Andre Previn, Four-Time Oscar-Winning Composer, Dies at 89

Press Play with Madeleine Brand

01:45 min | 2 years ago

Andre Previn, Four-Time Oscar-Winning Composer, Dies at 89

"Brand composer conductor and pianist Andre Previn died today in his Manhattan home. He was eighty nine years old. He won four Academy Awards for composing and arranging music for films. Like my fair lady g g Porgy and Bess and he won a bunch of Grammy's. He was the music director of the L A fell in the nineteen eighties on time K USA radio host and classical music commentator, Ellen Chapman is here now to remember prevalent. Hi, hi, how are you? Great. Well, you interviewed him a number of times. What was he like? Well, he's charming. He's witty. He's bright. He's funny. And it was just a great pleasure. Every time. I sat down with him. The the most significant time was several years back when he was being celebrated he and his music were being celebrated by Pacific symphony. And he was there and the way it worked was on three consecutive nights. We sat down for a half an hour in front of the audience and had a conversation and never do. Located ourselves never went over the same territory twice, but just a wonderful person. And I'm so glad that I got to know him at all. Yeah. Well, he really pushed some boundaries. Right. I mean, he wasn't just interested in classical music is interested in as I mentioned kind of the American songbook as well as jazz right now. He was he was one of those guys he sort of I could compare them to Leonard Bernstein in terms of a musician whose talents are so manifold. It's often said of Bernstein that his problem was he was too good at too many different things. I say think Copland said that about about Bernstein, and I feel the president in the same way had he decided to concentrate on being a film composer that would have been a brilliant career. How'd you decided to concentrate on being a jazz pianist that would have brilliant career if he decided only to be a conductor that would have been a brilliant career, but he was all

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Remembering versatile musician Andre Previn

The Frame

06:17 min | 2 years ago

Remembering versatile musician Andre Previn

"People who have been attending concerts by the L A fill for a while. No the name Andre Previn. He led the orchestra from nineteen eighty five to nineteen Eighty-nine before as a Pekka Solomon took over as its music director. But Previn who died in New York today at the age of eighty nine did far more than carry a baton like Leonard Bernstein to whom Previn has been favorably compared Previn wrote movie scores played piano and composed both operas and Broadway. Musicals I asked Dockery wolf, the classical music editor at the New York Times to weigh in on Previn eclectic musical career only really kind of Leonard Bernstein comes to mind as a sort of parallel in terms of one of these these mid-century Americans who as sort of classical music, achieved this unbelievably wide audience, the recordings and the rise of jazz musical theatre. Film. I mean, everything kind of sort of collided, and maybe sort of explosion coming out of the US. And there were a couple of people who had the versatility and the talent. And president was definitely one of them. I wanna play Andre Previn plane piano for a piece called just in time. Let's listen to it. So how did his work in jazz and film scoring make him a different conductor when he was with the baton the read on him. And I agree with was that. There was always I kind of amazing sense of spontaneity and rhythm and a lot of poise. And I mean, he did wonderful recordings of French music. I mean, and this was not necessarily that was jazzy per se. But I think that there must have been think taste for rhythmic flair and for certain spirit and vitality throughout the recordings that he made as a conductor of the music pearly times. There's a great little piece in the New York Times. Obituary says eh senior in high school he was called in to help with holiday in Mexico and MGM musical that starred Walter Pidgeon, and in which Fidel Castro was an extra sounds as if Andre Previn from a very early. Early age had a lot of talent. And that talent was recognized talk about his early career. And you know, when he was recognized as something of a prodigy. I mean, he was really studying music from very very early age. And when they left Berlin to escape the, Nazis, they were first in Paris. And then he was in LA and through all of that was advancing by leaps and bounds as a performer, and I think quickly the composer. And he could just even wanna be prodigies could just do anything. And I mean that gave a certain sense of him being. I mean, this was a read on Leonard Bernstein as well that he was a bit of a dilatot that he could do everything pause ably and often way more so defined himself in competition with Leonard Bernstein, or was it more that he saw his career trajectory and thought that there was a good model to follow their. I think that was the sense that I've always had. I mean, I don't know that they were in sort of direct competition, and you're inside was very New York based and I mean had made his first Mark and musical theater, and then was doing way more conducting kind of on the European continent, though, Previn obviously ended up at the Monday symphony early in his career. So they overlapped, but Previn was a creature of Hollywood. And I mean and located there and Bernstein was more New York. I think like a lot of music directors. He occasionally found himself in conflict with people with whom he was working. He had a falling out with Ernest Fleischmann at the LA philharmonic. And I'm wondering if you think back and his legacy in the podium as a conductor. What was he most remembered for and what we're his skills leading an orchestra. Yeah. I mean, my sense. I mean having never seen him as a conductor. I mean, I think the sense was he was excellent musician and had a real kind of taste for the repertoire, I mean. Given that he was a composer. I mean, he wasn't sort of famous for fostering, new music, and I think that there was a sense of certainly in LA of wanting to broaden the lineup by bringing us a pet as a principal guest. Whether or not that was intended to send a signal that it was sort of time for him to go. I don't know. I mean, I think probably politically it was a bit of a mess. But I think that there were certainly things that he was leaving out or things that I mean other emphases that Fleishman wanted, and, but I think that he was always extremely well respected at the podium and the recordings attest to this. They're extremely vibrance. And by kind of extremely polished. So Andre Previn was the music director or principal conductor for about a half dozen orchestras. He composed a variety of film scores including one for Elmer gantry. He was a jazz pianist, he wrote operas, can you think of any? Temporary of his living today who could cover such a broad spectrum of musical performance and styles and leadership roles. I don't think that it exists. I mean, these different strands of music have in a way become a little more professionalized over the past couple of decades. And while there's a lot of collaboration between them people. Stay I think in their lanes a little bit more. I mean, this came up last year when we here at the times were talking about it was a centennary of Bernstein's birth. And we were thinking about parallels today and people we might even want to have comment on that. And it is awfully hard to think about people of younger generation who are having that kind of career, but they weren't so many people even in the heyday of Bernstein and prevent I mean, they were always exceptional

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"leonard bernstein" Discussed on The Guilty Feminist

The Guilty Feminist

02:46 min | 2 years ago

"leonard bernstein" Discussed on The Guilty Feminist

"Do you? How many of you have seen the images of a young Leonard Bernstein in his prime? Let me tell you my God a hottie much your fancy to be conducted by young. But it's just you and him though, he's only conducting you money loan in the room. Yeah. Exactly. And then he comes towards the piano yet. He was notoriously like very strict Z comes as you want out of time. Yeah. Yeah. Smoking as well. I've got to opt out. I think you'll find your out of time. I need to set a metronome for you. Nice. Company if you've got metro Dave into my sexual fantasy. This is incredible. It's a very strict as the I'm. I'm a feminist. But I am jealous of female singers. Like personally jealous in an all About Eve way where I sort of secretly hope they sprained their ankle. And then there's no one else you can do the bowl, and then I get called upon to do the role. I'd say including and especially our guest tonight Nadine Benjamin. Are you going at the idea that d- measurements in the building? All that. She might sprained her ankle. Because I've cursed her. The full month format you just Medine if you're in over here somewhere, and there was this mini orgasm from the audience at the idea of you being in the building. It was lovely young. I do when I hear in the dean sing I do. I sort of melt inside. But I'm also imagining not tripping her up that's too much, but her tripping of her own a cord and may coming into save her. I would definitely get a chair to get a leg up. I'm not. I'm not about feminist. I'm a feminist booked. I would accept a low and grossly underpaid position on a film set. If it meant getting close to an Kendrick. I actually had a Twitter exchange with Anna Kendrick this week. So that dream is coming true. Thank you for being excited about it. I we'll see if she were to offer to conduct you. I mean, it would work for me. They you go they go you are open to female conductors as long as you're attracted to. From the London. To show presents guest co host Rachel powers and very.

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"leonard bernstein" Discussed on Latino USA

Latino USA

02:33 min | 2 years ago

"leonard bernstein" Discussed on Latino USA

"Hey, we're back. And earlier we mentioned a column that Bobby Sanabria wrote for the National Institute of not no policy, and we're gonna dive into that piece of writing now. So in your reading of Leonard Bernstein's work ending, you're writing Bobby. Your interpretation is that in west side story, Leonard Bernstein is sensually was working with the OD Shas. People might be like, what are the issues. Superhuman deities. Compare them for a reference point for your listeners to marvel. Superheroes. The religion comes from the euro by people in geria- in west Africa, and it was bought to the island of Guba and spread out to Brazil in height. The excetera Dorigo in during the colonial period. One of them is Allegra, and he is the avatar of what we share, which is the positive energy force that permeates all throughout the universe. And that is vote by Bernardo. Colors, red and black red for life and black for death. These the beginning, he's the end. So when you see Bernardo for the first time it right in the beginning of the movie was dressed as. He's wearing black, and then I was like, oh, wait. So Bobby, you're saying that Leonard Bernstein actually knew that that Leonard Bernstein because of relationship with Latin American Latino community. He had an inkling into what you're on Sunday was and maybe knew who Allegra one. I'm sure you did because he used to go to Playdium ballroom. He was good friends with appointed, and that was permeated throughout the culture in the music, especially in the nineteen fifties. Because Cuban music was ubiquitous, not only New York, but all over the world at that time. And there's other references when you see riff in the beginning walking across the park, there's a little girl and she's joined concentric circles in Chuck on the ground and the cement that's like was always represented by young child and concentric circles. The trip. Opening on the opening whistle. The tribes on the three notes was numbers three. The whole show is based on those three notes the number three. I mean, and then in the prologue when you hear the prologue in the beginning, the melody of the prologue three bar pattern that keeps inverting in on it self. So when you hear it in our version with the club, it keeps inverting in reverting..

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"leonard bernstein" Discussed on The Documentary Podcast

The Documentary Podcast

05:25 min | 2 years ago

"leonard bernstein" Discussed on The Documentary Podcast

"Welcome to the documentary from the BBC World Service where we report the world time ever difficult to the issue. However, hard to reach podcasts from the BBC World Service are supported by advertising. A hundred years ago on the twenty fifth of August nineteen eighteen. One of the greatest musicians in American history was born Leonard Bernstein. The original energizing mood that lakes compose is the urge to communicate and communicate with as many people as possible. Composer conductor pianist and icon of the twentieth century. Leonard Bernstein is perhaps the most influential American musician of all time is extraordinarily diverse array of talents, saw him become the first American celebrity conductor. By the age of forty. He was a household name partly due to his enormously successful, hit the nineteen fifty, seven musical west side story. Bernstein Lenny as he was affectionately known offered the world, dynamic new model of what a classical maestro be. He told down musical barriers to declare the symphony hall open to everyone for him. Music was a means of creating mutual understanding, and it was part of his lifelong commitment to social change his belief that music promotes tolerance and inspiration to try to be the best citizen of the world. That one can be motivate me every day Bernstein died in one thousand nine hundred ninety, but his legacy isn't Odeon his music or his many hundreds of recordings. His charismatic way of conveying his own excitement about music has left a lasting impression on everyone who encountered him. He heard him Sarbaz of meat if I couldn't possibly there or possible to celebrate the teen of Leonard. Stein's birth in this program, I'll be talking to some of the people whose lives were touched by him. Some of his friends and some were taught by him. Others never met him or even heard him perform live, but all were inspired by him to take palm. So they might otherwise never have imagined. I really don't know how I would have made it through that period. If I hadn't had it, they come saved me without knowing it. I'm John Lansky and you're listening to Leonard Bernstein in me and the BBC winds. So. Sensational. That may be my favorite song. Oh. My own first encounter with Leonard Bernstein was watching one of his young people's concerts. Those were his series of family concerts, the New York Philharmonic of which he was the music director, Carnegie Hall in New York City. Today's event is one in a series of New York, though, harmonic young people's concerts. They would televised in America and also a brawl between nineteen fifty three to nineteen seventy-two. They made the complexities of orchestral music engaging accessible to millions of people. Each one tackled a different musical question. I sold the constantly called what is impressionism for nineteen year old me that was the revelation and that was because of the riveting imaginative way that Bernstein explained the artistic concept of impressionism in music. And then the waters begin to stir and rock as the first breeze comes up. Listen watching that concert. I thought about music in the way that Bernstein had showed me seeing it in a wide range in context. When I was about nine years old, my dad took me to one of his concerts. Someone else who I came across Leonard Bernstein in one of his young, people's concerts is the conductor Marin Alsop. She's the music director of both the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, and the Sao Paulo, state Symphony. Orchestra played the violin. I especially love playing in the orchestra, but I was often getting into trouble because I moved around too much, or I talked too much. So when I saw Leonard Bernstein conduct in person, it was as though a light bulb went on because he was jumping around and talking to the audience and having a good time. And I thought, oh, if you're the conductor, your loud to have fun. So I turned to my dad and I said, this is great. I want to be the conductor and I never changed my mind. Grownups or good at your kids already. It was claimed of for grownups too because they would be watching with their kids and examined Bernstein Leonard Bernstein's son. He just knew what might ignite interest in. He would play Beatles music in those days that was unheard of of pop music in the concert hall. An as section and singing. Terrible boys. That's all I do. And if you. Saw my love. You'd love her too.

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"leonard bernstein" Discussed on Classics for Kids

Classics for Kids

02:39 min | 2 years ago

"leonard bernstein" Discussed on Classics for Kids

"As you can hear the music for west side story is very dramatic in nineteen fifty seven. When the show opened Broadway had never seen or heard anything like it, the plot was familiar enough. It's based on Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet that to fourteenth century Italian teenagers who fall in love, even though their families are at war. But west side story takes place in New York City and the teenagers are caught between warring. Gangs. Tony is a polish American who falls in love with a Puerto Rican girl named Maria. Joss manteca neymar. And suddenly that name will never be the same. The lyrics for west side story whereby young man who went on to write both words and music to his own shows Stephen Sondheim. Okay. By seven ingredient stocks, Florida smoking. Not all of fern Stein's theater music was composed for the Broadway stage in nineteen seventy one. The John f. Kennedy Center for the performing arts opened in Washington, D, C, with a new theatre piece by Leonard Bernstein called mass. Speaking of Washington Bernstein also wrote a musical called sixteen hundred Pennsylvania Avenue. Some incidental music for the play. Peter Pan and two operas that were eventually combined into one trouble into Hiti and a quiet place. Another Bernstein theater piece candied has been revised so many times. No one is exactly sure which version to perform. That's one of the tunes Bernstein put into the overture of candy which is based on a book by the eighteenth century French philosopher Voltaire the candied aria glitter and be gay is sung by cholera. Torah soprano someone who can sing very high and very fast. Leonard Bernstein's candied polls more into the category of an operetta than a musical more about operas next week. I'm Naomi Lewin. I ride classics for kids and produce it with Tim Lander at w. g. UC Cincinnati. Please join me again from more classics for kids.

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A New Kind of Musical on Broadway

Classics for Kids

00:31 sec | 2 years ago

A New Kind of Musical on Broadway

"As you can hear the music for west side story is very dramatic in nineteen fifty seven. When the show opened Broadway had never seen or heard anything like it, the plot was familiar enough. It's based on Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet that to fourteenth century Italian teenagers who fall in love, even though their families are at war. But west side story takes place in New York City and the teenagers are caught between warring. Gangs. Tony is a polish American who falls in love with a Puerto Rican girl named Maria. Joss manteca neymar. And suddenly that name will never be the same.

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"leonard bernstein" Discussed on KTTH 770AM

KTTH 770AM

01:42 min | 2 years ago

"leonard bernstein" Discussed on KTTH 770AM

"Tony. Awards this song sucks this, is a beautiful song, a meditation on art Have you don't They should on is this? What you're right And? There's a whole musical about a painting right there. Was, the yet Sunday Legrand jet by. George Sarah who was a surrealist painter crayons what, I watched with my kids this last weekend a west side. Story. Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim by Leonard Bernstein right have you ever heard of either have you ever heard? Of west side Bernstein guy The guy okay. Great. And what's so west side someone? With something Indiana is the place to be God That's Greenacres what are you talking about Green, Indiana, song. No that's. That's music man music man Great Who could translate Greenacres the music fan and west side. Story I'm working Oh. My God I have of speaking for the people. Out there they can relate. With me O Deanna Gary Indiana That's, about, it I want to let's take I wanna get Michael Riedel's take on this. Latest Broadway revival what do you? Think of this Church It's a musical called Les.

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Leonard Bernstein's Teacher Quit Because He Was Too Good

Classics for Kids

00:15 sec | 2 years ago

Leonard Bernstein's Teacher Quit Because He Was Too Good

"Leonard Bernstein was born in nineteen eighteen in Lawrence, Massachusetts. Then grew up in the Boston area for years. The only music in the house came from a wind up Victoria and a radio, both of which Bernstein loved when he was ten. His aunt Clara gave the family Appiano and he was hooked. It didn't take long before. His first Pano teacher told his parents, they'd have to find another teacher because she couldn't keep up with her pupil. Bernstein's parents were both from Ukraine where one of his grandfathers was a rabbi. So the Jewish religion was very important part of Leonard Bernstein's life as he was growing up. He spent a lot of timing Hebrew school and synagogue, and the music heard there had a big influence on him.

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Who is Van Clyburn?

Classics for Kids

05:57 min | 3 years ago

Who is Van Clyburn?

"Van Clyburn was from Texas and in nineteen fifty eight at the height of the Cold War between the United States and Russia. He went to Moscow and won the very first Tchaikovsky competition which made him an instant superstar. When Dan Clyburn got back to the state, he became the only musician ever to get tickertape parade in New York.

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The First Superstar Classical Musician.

Classics for Kids

05:57 min | 3 years ago

The First Superstar Classical Musician.

"When FRANZ Liszt was twenty. He went to a concert by violinist Niccolo Pattani. The first superstar classical musician. Pannonia was as big as any rockstar today, and he put on a great show. He was pale and then dressed in black. He also memorized all his music which most performers didn't do then. And he came up with new very difficult effects on his instrument. List left pregnancies concert thinking. That's what I want to do. So he invented the solo piano recital with the piano facing sideways on the stage so that the audience could watch his hands and face.

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"leonard bernstein" Discussed on 1410 WDOV

1410 WDOV

02:19 min | 3 years ago

"leonard bernstein" Discussed on 1410 WDOV

"Project and the idea is to go abroad impair with host institutions and perform music that's important both our cultures and that is an extension of what we'll be doing leaving on may twenty ninth of this year will be going to china for two weeks and will pair with students from a bejon university in beijing xinhua university in beijing east china normal university in shanghai in the xiang conservatory and we'll have some of their directors will conduct music that's important to their cultures and i'll conduct the music that reflects our our cultural values and so we've created a program that really is this beautiful combination of american music and chinese music the a little bit about the we start the program with an american poser by the name of robert moran fabulous composer lives in the philadelphia area piece called points of departure which i think is aptly named as as we head overseas and assists incredible rhythmic drive that dance music that really is a perfect way to kick off the program and then we have several chinese works jasmine flower which is one of their most important folksongs a piece called the love of butterflies which will feature to peking opera singers and then we perform really one of america's great iconic composers and conductors leonard bernstein's suite from the movie on the waterfront which is absolutely fabulous and and very it represents that americana that brassy jazzy sort of music of the fifties right in leonard bernstein's only film score which is a little puzzling to me i i it's such a beautiful score and fits the movie perfectly some would say west side story was a film score but originally it was well that's true stage originally and he's that that that element i think was really something that bernstein had a clear oh yeah and so i'm definitely looking forward to that piece actually looking forward to the entire program after that we have intermission and then we have a few other chinese pieces.

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"leonard bernstein" Discussed on 1410 WDOV

1410 WDOV

03:44 min | 3 years ago

"leonard bernstein" Discussed on 1410 WDOV

"Then we have several chinese works jasmine flower which is one of their most important folk songs a piece called the love of butterflies which will feature to peking opera singers and then we perform really one of america's great iconic composers and conductors leonard bernstein's suite from the movie on the waterfront which is absolutely fabulous and and very it represents that americana that brassy jazzy sort of music of the fifties leonard bernstein's only film score out which is a little puzzling to me i i it's such a beautiful score and fits the movie perfectly some would say west side story was a film score but originally it was well that's true stage originally and he's that that that element i think was really something that bernstein had a clear right yeah and so i'm definitely looking forward to that piece actually looking forward to the entire program after that we have intermission and then we have a few other chinese pieces labyrinth in chinese okay and i think the focal point of our program really that that summarizes this idea of immersion is a work that was commissioned by the master players at the university of delaware by mark haggerty the triple concerto will feature sean gal who is violent professor fabulous performer i'm cathy yang who is this incredible are who a traditional chinese some say it's a double fiddle instrument and and the third soloist is a percussionist cans in ballista from incredible israeli percussionist so multitalented but the three of them together it's a superstar combination and sean gal and kathy yang formed six wire which is a cultural close crossover ensemble that blends jazz and latin music and ethnic and i think this becomes a showpiece for that type of ensemble mark hager the composer as created a piece set his blending it's not trying to be chinese it's not trying to be latin such trying to be solely american but rather fusing all these elements together and that's how we'll close the program seven performances what's her official title while she's she's one of the great office assistance rise dedicated to helping logistics with on she works with.

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"leonard bernstein" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

02:26 min | 3 years ago

"leonard bernstein" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Maestra onstage in baltimore for that leonard bernstein celebration on mayfield julian barnes new novel the only story opens with the question would you rather love the more and suffered the more her love the less and suffered the leash keep that question in your mind as you read through the story of susan and paul susan mother of two in her late forties and paul a nineteen year old student younger than her children who is just home from university one summer in the nineteen sixties there paradis is mixed doubles at a tennis club in the suburbs south of london they fall into an affair but it outlast the summer the older woman younger man run away together and stay together but not forever it is paul becomes an old man himself he calls his young love for an older woman the one story of his life julian barnes the man booker prize winning author of more than twenty books including the sense of ending an england england joins us from london thanks so much for being with us could be hit what draws susan paul together usual mixture of positives negatives i guess in in love a searing attraction on both sides and an emptiness within which they seek to fill she is unhappy in her marriage to a man she calls mr elephant patch sorry i have to laugh as i as i say as i under the moniker you've given him and this is a man who each onions before he each dinner belch drinks breaks wind as an artist was he fun too yes he was often the people who you almost repelled by armel funds the danger is that they run away with you sometimes and you give them too much freedom that the more flamboyant or in this case the more difficult angry aggressive they are you get more impact by scaling them back without giving too much of the story away susan develops a drinking problem and paul wonders is the reader may wonder why didn't she have a drinking problem when she was with this reprehensible man mr elephant pants but does when she's with paul who loves her in his show kind.

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"leonard bernstein" Discussed on Monday Morning Podcast

Monday Morning Podcast

02:02 min | 3 years ago

"leonard bernstein" Discussed on Monday Morning Podcast

"I'd played with leonard bernstein that was a tangle would i count the jusen symphony orchestra what the fuck is that have to do with getting song on the radio to be number one i didn't know i was looking to a telescope and that is looking to a microscope will you it's a different direction is an end and i didn't understand it and i venture he did obviously but i when i'm a fighter fayka i didn't know that so i loved his book i thought i'm just as i i can't wait to read this i can't wait three africans tell me on the order in order to john should i he'd like charlie once he wanted the charlie what's one rat com one floor tom one ride symbol when crash of high it that's it so that was a tough casino drummers really particular about to set up joint all right really pissed about that but okay i did it and um and then we went on tour a c maybe i did the first tour with one red combat then jack in diane which could next door vowed ibm next record which was which is a big drawing solo boom plant betty jews didn't do to do better drew boom and it was four times so iconic they use thing does click on the set aside so on so i'm playing or maybe this is what happened before jack than a mental i had a twelve and tricalm sixteen inge floor tom tomen eight kings didn't even have hardware in the bottom i have deal yet hardware ants and i had the evans hydraulic hence fat the kids to for the oil in the media hub yeah yeah and and it was the end so the engineer comes up to me were playing opened up three hey teams like a concert on like this no bottom had built of autumn alka in the body opening up for the kinks um sold point a big venues and the engineer comes up to me goes kenny you tom's a kick in of definition out of those slums do you.

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"leonard bernstein" Discussed on The IVY Podcast

The IVY Podcast

02:13 min | 3 years ago

"leonard bernstein" Discussed on The IVY Podcast

"Firstly he's borrowing from latin tradition i believe the mambo actually is a cuban dance originally but of course was very popular in puerto rico as well in the sedan's that had become very popular during this time period in the in the thirties 40s and now the 1950s sowa certainly peculiar for a classical composer to use this kind of dance in surf serious music but again that was from that bernie sanders released sort of looking to do at this point in time and of course sure of signature to the land style you hear a lot of latin percussion instruments i'm bongo's tim bali's that kind of thing that really sort of if that latin ronkko sound two mm two the.

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"leonard bernstein" Discussed on The IVY Podcast

The IVY Podcast

02:10 min | 3 years ago

"leonard bernstein" Discussed on The IVY Podcast

"On you know sheet music notes on piece of paper with a lot of different parts to it in it's sort of your job to sort of synthesize you know internalize all that information figure out sort of based on what you see on the page what that means it could suppose the sound like and then gets eighty or ninety people onstage with you are playing different elements in different parts to sort of by into one vision and the concept of what you think that these would be if you were to have every single were catcher musician play their part where they think it should be played you'd get relative chaos the same way if you had the costume designer remove ian than the composer and an actor and this would ever do their own thing you get a mass do you need somebody through over the top to sort of unify the vision to create some kind of continuity and that's really what we do in essence there are more sort of technical things yes it's our job to help them play together and set the right beaded tempo and all that stuff but in the real important thing is how we interpret these of music how we take the notes on the page sort of figure out how that really should sound and then make that happen would you are constrained in a unified way um i think what was so compelling about brunson has a conductor wishes the shearer emotion i'm an energy that he brought enthusiasm wrought i think before him conductors were a little bit more sort of reserved inside the box sort of did their job in a very dutiful way emmett bernstein it was all just note extroverted and so much energy and so much passion and i think that was incredibly inspiring not just for the musicians on stage that were playing with him but for the audience as well and you know you see a lot of people emits hidden that now um that kind of really enthusiastic conducting but he was really the one who brought that sort of um to the forefront and sort of change the way we view conductors i think.

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"leonard bernstein" Discussed on WCTC

WCTC

02:19 min | 3 years ago

"leonard bernstein" Discussed on WCTC

"Leave this all right here with it like the seventy seventy eight seventy nine go the earth who wrote this candour in ebb out great great great writing trader and have no no no this is where this may have been an old song the venue grace i truly saying but kanter number a lot of the songs for that particular credit must uniform mood but i this is a longwinded way of saying only raymond arroyo would know a song that would go with allergies i'm trying to find a rachel saw all order and and i'm thinking allergies and then fifteen seconds before we go to air colder my nose forty lady and james's james is on the board i turn of what are they get generally well i might be able to get it he's scramble my first thought was the diary all song a person could develop ecole which is an old song a person could develop person could develop a cold about a girl who can't give mary's increase no it's too early and i've been up to luciano but maybe another time okay so another saw leonard bernstein some other time so we rolled in the vegas last night at eleven thirty what time was at least one other i dunno diseases mike even work i think sir my cousin even work on my gosh of our lisa has no mike very dealer laura high i think it felt like 1130 but it was actually nine now yeah how's it then we didn't get to sleep until all because the time difference so as midnight was 9 o'clock this time but midnight yes coastal zone of course we we land in vegas a lisa has never been to vegas so we're say okay what are we gonna do we're going to go right to sleep now way so as it let's go to the belies ceo all right of the vlajko and of course raisman who you have to feed every few hours or he gets grumpy raymond says let's eat and as it oh kids midnight we have to get up for the show at six am vegas i eat something light and they ramos has eat something light so we go to a restaurant and it was right in the casino area balaj he'll care fair have faye and so which had very good food and so we are already in breakfast mode because it felt like morning because it was the.

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