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The only available DVD of Bernstein conducting Sibelius. Includes DTS 5.1 sound!
Recorded live at Wiener Musikvereinssaal 1990, 1986, 1987, 1988. These ecstatic performances were the object of stellar reviews.
"Bernstein painted a canvas of late-romantic splendour with the Philharmonic's sound - the incomparable brilliancy of the strings, the glowing intensity of the brass - in a way that only the greatest conductors can." Salzburger Nachrichten about Symphony No. 1
"Bernstein makes this concert to a sensational sound adventure." Neue Kronenzeitung about Symphony No. 2
Running Time 166 Minutes
Picture 4:3, colour
Sound PCM Stereo, DTS 5.1
“Bernstein, unsurprisingly, takes [Sibelius] on a journey of his own...Against the odds, the result is a totally memorable interpretation operating at a higher voltage than almost any other. We can observe now how much the orchestra's intensity and commitment delights the man on the rostrum”
“These are among the very finest DVD recordings Leonard Bernstein made in America and Europe to climax his career.”
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