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DV-WBAME - WALDBUHNE IN BERLIN 1995: AMERICAN NIGHT
Waldbühne 1995 American Night
Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle
Picture Format: 4:3
A Fine Evening of Music
Sir Simon Rattle conducts music by George Gershwin and Leonard Bernstein in this concert celebration of Americana. The programme 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.
LEONARD BERNSTEIN - Candide Overture
Simon 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 colleague the conductor Bernard Haitink, 'he has such an open mind, and a really incredible charisma'.
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