Leonard Bernstein conducts JS Bach & Stravinsky

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Leonard Bernstein conducts JS Bach & Stravinsky



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26th Sept 2011




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Leonard Bernstein conducts JS Bach & Stravinsky

Recorded live Saint Augustine's Church, Kilburn, London, 16 April 1977

Bach, J S:

Magnificat in D major, BWV243



Anny Mory, Patricia Parker, Rodney Hardesty, John Mitchinson & Paul Hudson

Trinity Boys' Choir & English Bach Festival Choir & Orchestra, Leonard Bernstein

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Lovingly restored, using the finest state-of-the-art technology, classic archive features great performances from legendary artists, offering a unique historical glimpse into our classical heritage. Part of the new 3 DVD batch of Classic Archive releases, sourced from the BBC Archive.

This DVD presents a unique chance to see Leonard Bernstein conducting Bach's Magnificat and Stravinsky's Mass.

Recorded in 1977 in Saint Augustine's Church, London, it is an intimate and moving recording, presenting two of the most important pieces in the choral repertoire.

Bernstein is joined by the distinguished soloists Anny Mory, Patricia Parker, Rodney Hardesty, John Mitchinson and Paul Hudson, accompanied by the English Bach Festival Choir & Orchestra.

Beautifully filmed by Humphrey Burton.

Picture format DVD: NTSC 4:3

Sounds formats DVD: PCM Stereo

Region code: 0

Original Languages: Latin, English

Subtitles: Latin, English, German, French

Booklet notes: English, German, French

Running time: 54 mins

German FSK: 0

BBC Music Magazine

December 2011


“The austere piety of Stravinsky's Mass is given a searching performance by Bernstein in this 1978 BBC broadcast, juxtaposed with Bach's Magnificat.”

MusicWeb International

February 2012

“For many people, used to seeing Leonard Bernstein conducting the world’s leading orchestras in big symphonic works these performances will probably come as a revelation...This DVD offers an unfamiliar view of Leonard Bernstein conducting small-scale works with great care and affection and, as such, it’s an important document.”

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