Leonard Bernstein Conducts Mussorgsky, Borodin and Shostakovich
Thursday, May 22, 2014
This week's New York Philharmonic broadcast features historic recordings of Leonard Bernstein conducting three Russian Romantic classics: Rimsky-Korsakov’s orchestration of Musorgsky's Prelude: "Dawn on the Moskva River" from Khovanshchina, Borodin’s In the Steppes of Central Asia, and Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 7, "Leningrad." The latter piece was a calling card of Bernstein's.
The Russian-themed program also includes Kurt Masur conducing Giya Kancheli’s And Farewell Goes Out Sighing... with violinist Gidon Kremer and countertenor Derek Lee Ragin as soloists.
Mussorgsky: Prelude: "Dawn on the Moskva River," Khovanshchina
Kancheli: And Farewell Goes Out Sighing…
Borodin: In the Steppes of Central Asia
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 7, "Leningrad"