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concert Sir Simon Rattle conducts an all-American program – With Thomas Quasthoff and Pauline Malefane 2008 New Year's Eve Concert

2008 New Year's Eve Concert

Sir Simon Rattle conducts an all-American program – With Thomas Quasthoff and Pauline Malefane 2008 New Year's Eve Concert

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Under Sir Simon Rattle’s baton, the Berliner Philharmoniker gives a New Year’s Concert honoring American composers. From Gershwin to Copland, from Adams to Barber, the maestro effortlessly spans the varying styles of these great classics of the repertoire. Thomas Quasthoff and Pauline Malefane lend their radiant voices to the exciting evening.

Cast

Program

  • Kurt Weill, Lost in the Stars
  • George Gershwin, Cuban Overture
  • Samuel Barber, Adagio for Strings, Op. 11
  • Aaron Copland , Old American Songs
    • Set 1, I. The Boatman's Dance (minstrel song from 1843)
    • Set 1, II. The Dodger (campaign song)
    • Set 1, III. Long Time Ago (ballad)
    • Set 1, IV. Simple Gifts (Shaker song)
    • Set 1, V. I Bought Me a Cat (children's song, Roud Folk Song Index No. 544)
  • John Adams, Short Ride in a Fast Machine
  • George Gershwin, Porgy and Bess
    • "Summertime"
    • "Bess, You is my woman now"
  • George Gershwin, An American in Paris
  • Jerome Kern, Show Boat
  • John Philip Sousa, "Liberty Bell"

Details

  • Production date: 2008
  • Duration: 1 h 21 min
  • Production: © ZDF, EuroArts
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