In honor of the 25th year since the passing of Leonard Bernstein, I thought I would run this 1976 concert with Bernstein as Laureate Music Director and Murray Perahia, piano soloist.
An interesting, historic program, recorded circa June 29, 1976 (no exact date, but it was broadcast on that date) featuring the U.S. Premier of Benjamin Britten‘s Suite on English Folk Tunes “A Time There Was”. Followed by a performance of William Schuman‘s Concert On English Rounds and finishing the concert with Robert Schumann‘s Piano Concerto in A Minor with Murray Perahia as Piano soloist.
It’s on two players, since it runs almost 2 hours. So here’s what’s what:
New York Philharmonic
Leonard Bernstein, Conductor
Murray Perahia, Piano
Part 1 – Top Player
1.Britten: Suite on English Folk Tunes – A Time There Was (U.S. Premier)
2. William Schuman: Concerto on Old English Rounds
Part 2 – Bottom Player
1.Robert Schumann – Piano Concerto A Minor.
A tribute to a remarkable musician, whose presence is still missed.
Enjoy the show. Editors Note: Thanks to one of our intrepid readers, the dates for this performance are – April 15-17 and 20, 1976.
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