Leonard Bernstein in 1955 The Leonard Bernstein Office has announced worldwide celebrations of what would have been the composer and conductor’s 100th birthday on 25 August. Among the highlights on the day is the London Symphony Orchestra’s concert performance of Bernstein’s first Broadway hit, On the ...
In this extract from an article exploring the great composer and conductor’s string legacy, Tully Potter takes a close look at the creation of his violin concerto in all but name, the Serenade after Plato’s Symposium
Liza Ferschtman (violin), Prague Symphony Orchestra/Jiří Malát, Christian Vásquez
As the violinist heads to London to perform the work with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, he tells The Strad what is special about this violin concerto in all but name – and of his surprise that it is not programmed more often