Leonard Bernstein – Young Peoples Concerts – Two Ballet Birds

November 11, 2014


Two Ballet Birds

Aired date: Sep 14, 1969

Plot: Bernstein compares the main theme of Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake with Stravinsky’s Firebird. A performance of the pas de deux from Swan Lake illustrates the concept of abstract ballet, followed by excerpts from Stravinsky’s Firebird.

For full script: http://leonardbernstein.com/ypc_scrip.