Leonard Bernstein conducts Debussy

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Leonard Bernstein conducts Debussy


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1st March 2010




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Leonard Bernstein conducts Debussy


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Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune

La Mer

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With his legendary ability to conjure up magical sonorities, Leonard Bernstein offers his definitive reading of Debussy´s impressionistic sound worlds. His series of concerts with Accademia di Santa Cecilia in Rome was recorded in 1989, the year before his death, and featured three of the French composer´s masterpieces. Images, La Mer and Prélude à l´après-midi d´un faune, in a feast of Mediterranean sesuality.

The first Bernstein Debussy DVD on the market. Includes DTS 5.1 sound!

Includes Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune, Debussy's most famous work.

This highly acclaimed concert with the Orchestre Dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia was recorded 1989 in Rome, one year before Bernstein´s death in 1990.

83 minutes

4:3, color

PCM Stereo, DTS 5.1

BBC Music Magazine

September 2010


“In Debussy's best-known orchestral works, Bernstein conveys his every last wish”

Penguin Guide

2011 edition

“In response to Bernstein's inspired direction, the Santa Cecilia orchestra play with great virtuosity and all the subtlety of detail Bernstein can command, to say nothing of the electrifying intensity.”

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