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Symphonies, The (complete) plus The Song of the Earth (9 Disc Set)

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Symphonies, The (complete) plus The Song of the Earth (9 Disc Set) on DVD
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October 14, 2005 will mark the 15th anniversary of Leonard Bernstein's death. This lapse of time has only served to secure Bernstein's prominence as one of the most respected musicians of the 20th century and to affirm his reputation as a master conductor, composer, and teacher. Bernstein's sphere of influence extends past orchestral, operatic, and choral music to Broadway and beyond. His legacy is multiple, including that of a cogent writer, impassioned humanitarian, and engaging lecturer. In all of these capacities, Leonard Bernstein imparted his total enthusiasm for music and its importance in the life of every individual. Bernstein's collaboration with Deutsche Grammophon began in the 1970's, and their extensive catalogue reflects the richness and breadth of Bernstein's recording experience. This autumn, Deutsche Grammophon will present the second installment of the Leonard Bernstein Collectors Edition, 5 capboxes in all, including three volumes of Bernstein's complete Mahler recordings, as well as his complete Deutsche Grammophon recordings of Schubert, Mendelssohn, and Schumann (6 CDs), and of Stravinsky, and Shostakovich (6 CDs). Deutsche Grammophon will also release the complete Mahler cycle on DVD, supplemented with a bonus DVD of rehearsal footage. The added visual dimension of these unique films illustrates not only Bernstein's distinctive conducting style but also the nature of the interpretive stamp he brought to bear on one of his favorite composers. Among his many achievements, Leonard Bernstein is remembered as one of Gustav Mahler's most inspired advocates. While few today can imagine a classical music landscape without Mahler, it is doubtful that Mahler would have attained such a prominent place in performance repertoire without Bernstein's promotion. Bernstein wrote and lectured extensively on Mahler and his compositions, effectively putting Mahler on the cultural map while bringing his own distinctive - many would say defining - interpretations of Mahler's music to the forefront.
Release date NZ
April 20th, 2006
Movie Format
  • DVD
DVD Region
  • Region 4
  • Standard Edition
Aspect Ratio
  • 1.33 : 1
Supported Audio
  • Dolby Digital Surround 5.1
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