Leonard Bernstein conducts Shostakovich

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Leonard Bernstein conducts Shostakovich



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30th Aug 2011




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Leonard Bernstein conducts Shostakovich

Recorded live Concert: live recording from the Royal Festival Hall, London, 9 June 1968


Symphony No. 5 in D minor, Op. 47

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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

BBC Music Magazine

December 2011


“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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