DVD 1: Widely acknowledged as one of the world’s most revered pianists, Arthur Rubinstein gives us a breathtaking performance of Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 2, accompanied by the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Zubin Mehta; this is followed by Chopin’s sparkling ‘Héroïque’ Polonaise No. 6.
DVD 2: The great musical communicator Leonard Bernstein joined forces with his favourite orchestra, the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, for this recording. In this live recording, filmed at the Great Concert Hall Jerusalem in 1978, Leonard Bernstein leads the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra in a revelatory performance of Brahms’ Symphonies Nos. 1&3.
DVD 3: Joint Concert in Tel Aviv, 1990. Israel Philharmonic Orchestra with the Berliner Philharmoniker! Zubin Mehta, Paul Ben Haim, Viviane Hagner, Sharon Kam.
DVD 4: 60th Anniversary Concert, 1996. With Isaac Stern, Gil Shaham, Maxim Vengerov, Pinchas Zukerman, Itzhak Perlman, Shlomo Mintz, Menahem Breuer, Ariel Shamai, conducted by Zubin Mehta. With an Anniversary Speech by Isaac Stern.
DVD 5: Recorded live in Tel Aviv in 2006, this DVD honours the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra on its 70th anniversary. With soloists Pinchas Zukerman and Daniel Barenboim, the celebratory concert encompassed artistry far beyond the usual scope of music performance as it presented the brilliant work of many of the musicians most responsible for, and most appreciative of, the orchestra’s rich history.
DVD 6: 75th Anniversary Concert 2011. With Julian Rachlin, Evgeny Kissin and Vadim Repin. Beethoven Symphony No.8, Saint-Saëns: Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso op. 28, Chausson: Poème for violin and orchestra, op. 25, Chopin: Piano Concerto No.1.
DVD 7: Documentary “Coming Home” – The Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, 2011 – A film by János Darvas.