Category: Concerts and Performing Arts
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Leonard Bernstein leads a series of energetic, entertaining classical concerts from 1973-1990 in this five-disc set. The maestro leads the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra in performances of Brahms Symphonies 1 and 3; the Orchestre National de France in renditions of Franck's Symphony in D Minor; Beethoven's Symphony No. 9, in celebration ... more
Beginning in 1958, famed composer/conductor Leonard Bernstein and the New York Philharmonic brought the many worlds of music, from classical to jazz, into America's homes with these acclaimed children's TV specials that became treats for all ages. Now 25 of the "Young People's Concerts" have been gathered in a nine-disc collector's ... more
The one and only Leonard Bernstein conducts the Vienna Philharmonic in an assortment of spectacular Mahler performances. The program also features Bernstein bringing out a uniquely powerful Mahler selection from the London Symphony Orchestra, and includes movements from Symphonies 1-9; features an appearance by mezzo-soprano Janet ... more
A special tribute to one of the giants of American music, this documentary look at the life and work of Leonard Bernstein includes excerpts from his acclaimed "Young People's Concerts" TV series, a performance with the New York Philharmonic in Moscow in 1959, rare interview footage, and much more. 90 min. Standard; Soundtracks: English ... more
Renowned conductor Leonard Bernstein leads the Vienna Philharmonic in performances of Brahms' Symphonies 1-4 as part of a series of recordings made from 1981-84 to celebrate the composer's 150th birthday. Watch maestro Bernstein make classical music magic in this memorable concert program. Soundtracks: DTS 5.1, PCM stereo; Subtitles: ... more
To mark the 150th anniversary of Brahms' birth, conductor Leonard Bernstein led the Vienna Philharmonic in a wide-ranging series of classical concerts highlighting the German master's finest music. This program features Bernstein conducting splendid renditions of Brahms' Piano Concertos Nos. 1 and 2. Krystian Zimerman is the featured ... more
The Vienna Philharmonic, led by Leonard Bernstein, celebrated the sesquicentennial of Brahms' birth with a 1981-84 series of performances of some of the composer's most remarkable works. These concerts from that memorable series feature renditions of Brahms' Violin Concerto, Op. 77, and the Concerto for Violin, Cello, and Orchestra, ... more
Leonard Bernstein: Brahms: Academic Festival Overture/Haydn Variations/Serenade No. 2/Tragic Overture
The one and only Leonard Bernstein leads the Vienna Philharmonic in this program of Brahms music, part of a series of 1981-84 concerts celebrating the 150th anniversary of the German composer's birth. The ensemble performs the "Academic Festival Overture," the "Tragic Overture," Serenade No. 2, and "Variations on a Theme by Haydn." ... more
Five-disc boxed set includes "Leonard Bernstein: Brahms: The Symphonies," "Leonard Bernstein: Brahms: The Piano Concertos," "Leonard Bernstein: Brahms: Violin Concerto/Double Concerto," and "Leonard Bernstein: Brahms: Academic Festival Overture/Haydn Variations/Serenade No. 2/Tragic Overture."
The 1954-58 series "Omnibus" hosted by Alistair Cooke offered master conductor Leonard Bernstein a stunning showcase for his energetic delivery of classical music to the masses. In this four-disc set, a collection of seven complete episodes features Bernstein leading performances of "Beethoven's Fifth Symphony" (1954); a program on ... more
The acclaimed composer/conductor leads the world's greatest orchestras in a series of concerts recorded throughout the 1970s. Performances with the Israel Philharmonic, the London Symphony Orchestra, the National Orchestra of France, the New York Philharmonic, and the Vienna Philharmonic are included, as well as a special documentary ... more
Leonard Bernstein brings his energetic touch to these performances of Brahms' second and fourth symphonies. Conducting the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the renowned Bernstein helps the ensemble deliver unforgettable renditions of the German master's works. 86 min. Standard; Soundtracks: English DTS 5.1, Dolby Digital 5.1, PCM stereo, ... more
This memorable series of six lectures given in 1973 by Bernstein at Harvard University also features the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Vienna Philharmonic and Bernstein in performance. The maestro explores the work of Mozart, Beethoven, Copland, Schoenberg, Stravinsky and others in this six-disc collection. 13 hrs. total. Standard; ... more
In 1951, Leonard Bernstein composed this groundbreaking seven-scene opera that takes a satirical look at the American suburbs. Live actors perform on an animated set, and the music, which Bernstein conducts himself, is a mix of jazz and American musical-comedy. The cast includes Nancy Williams and Julian Patrick. 46 min. Standard; ... more
Trouble In Tahiti(2001)
Paul Daniel conducts director Tom Cairn's remake of the remarkable Leonard Bernstein opera set in America during the 1950s. A biting satire of suburban culture and married life, this jazz-inspired comedy stars Karl Daymond and Stephanie Novacek as the not-so-happily wedded couple. 75 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English ... more
Leonard Bernstein conducts the New York Philharmonic Orchestra (making their Australian performance debut) in this recital of Tchaikovsky's Sixth Symphony, the "Pathetique." Recorded live at the Sydney Opera House, the concert presents an unforgettable portrait of musical mastery. 52 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital ... more
Leonard Bernstein conducts the National Orchestra of France in a salute to the works of Maurice Ravel. "Sheherazade," "Alborada del Gracioso," "Tzigane" and "Bolero" are among the selections; Marilyn Horne is a featured soloist. 87 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo.
Paris' Chapel of St. Louis des Invalides is the setting for this stirring recital of Berlioz's masterpiece in which Bernstein conducts the Orchestre National de France, the Orchestre Philharmonique de France and Les Choeurs de Radio France, with lead tenor Stuart Burrows. 97 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo.
Recorded at the Philharmonic in Berlin, Germany, this splendid recital from Leonard Bernstein features the famed composer, conductor and pianist leading the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra in performances of his Chichester Psalms works. Includes Symphony No. 1, "Jeremiah" and Symphony No. 2, "The Age of Anxiety." With the Wiener Jeunesse ... more
World-renowned composer/conductor Leonard Bernstein leads the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra in spectacular renditions of Brahms' Symphony No. 1 in C minor and Symphony No. 3 in F major. The concert was recorded at Jerusalem's Great Concert Hall. 94 min. Standard; Soundtracks: English DTS 5.1, Dolby Digital 5.1, PCM stereo.
Celebrated maestro Leonard Bernstein conducts the Wiener Philharmoniker in these powerful renditions of Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 17 in G Major and Symphony No. 39 in E flat Major. Bernstein also performs as a piano soloist during the Vienna concert. 72 min. Standard; Soundtracks: DTS 5.1, Dolby Digital 5.1, PCM stereo.
Renowned composer/conductor Leonard Bernstein exports his passion for music in person to Japan in this spellbinding program. Though ill in the summer of 1990, the maestro joined the festivities at the Pacific Music Festival to offer aspiring young musicians the benefit of his wisdom and experiences, leading them in a performance of ... more
Bruckner: Symphony No. 9(1990)
World-renowned conductor Leonard Bernstein leads the Wiener Philharmoniker in a stirring performance of Anton Bruckner's Symphony No. 9 in D minor, his final (and incomplete) symphony. The bravura Vienna concert also marks Bernstein's farewell performance with the Wiener orchestra, a group he held in high esteem. 74 min. Widescreen ... more
Celebrate the career of composer and conductor Leonard Bernstein with this musical tribute to his adopted hometown of New York City. Focusing on works from "On the Town," "Wonderful Town" and "West Side Story" filmed at such iconic locations as Central Park, Coney Island and Times Square, the program illustrates the relationship between ... more
Commissioned by Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis to commemorate her slain husband, this stirring performance was recorded as part of the Jubilee 2000 celebrations of the Roman Catholic Church. Join Leonard Bernstein, over 200 performers and a company of 45 dancers for an unforgettable religious experience. 118 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); ... more
Leonard Bernstein's theatrical musical from 1953 is given a breathtaking concert performance on New Year's Eve 2002 at the Philharmonie in Berlin. The Berliner Philharmoniker is led by ace conductor Simon Rattle; songs include "A Little Bit in Love," "One Hundred Ways to Lose a Man," "Pass the Football," "It's Love," and more. Kim Criswell, ... more