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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.

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What is Impressionism?

Aired date: Dec 1, 1961

Plot: Bernstein focuses on Impressionism in music, discussing the methods and styles of Debussy and Ravel. He conducts three movements from La Mer and the final dance of Daphnis et Chloe.

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

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What is Sonata Form?

Aired date: Nov 6, 1964

Plot: Bernstein describes the three-part sonata form, and exemplifies it by singing the Beatles “And I Love Her.” Veronica Tyler sings Micaela’s aria from Bizet’s Carmen and Bernstein conducts the Philharmonic in the first movement of Mozart’s Jupiter Symphony.

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