Radio 3's week-long Bernstein season continues with his sophisticated and stylish Broadway musical Wonderful Town, in this performance from the BBC Proms in 1999.
The witty story centres on two sisters from Ohio, Ruth and Eileen, who come to the Big Apple in search of fame and fortune.
Presented by Tommy Pearson with Bernstein's biographer Humphrey Burton.
Robert Baker....Thomas Hampson
Guide/First Associate/Editor/Frank Lippencott....Rodney Gilfrey
Second Associate/Editor/Chick Clark....Karl Daymond
First Cop....Robert Fardell
Second Cop/Second Man....Lynton Atkinson
Third Cop/First Man/Cadet/Villager....Michael Dore
First Woman....Simone Sauphanor
Second Woman....Melanie Marshall
Violet....Kimberly CobbLONDON Voices
Simon Halsey (chorus master)BIRMINGHAM Contemporary Music Group
Sir Simon Rattle (conductor).