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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. Sourced from the BBC Archive.
Shostakovich’s Fifth Symphony is given an electrifying reading by the London Symphony Orchestra under the baton of the great Leonard Bernstein.
His innate musicality and commanding presence is complemented by his unbounded energy, embracing the majestic properties of this great work.
As a bonus, this DVD offers an enthralling glimpse of Bernstein in rehearsal with the orchestra.
Picture format DVD: NTSC 4:3
Sounds formats DVD: PCM Stereo
Region code: 0
Original Languages: English
Subtitles: English, German, French
Booklet notes: English, German, French
Running time: 91 mins (40 mins performance, 51 mins interview)
German FSK: 0
“Shostakovich's Symphony No. 5 in a searing rendering from the LSO and Bernstein, but marred by variable sound in this 1966 broadcast.”
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