Leonard Bernstein conducts Beethoven & Haydn
Judith Blegen (soprano), Brigitte Fassbaender (mezzo), Claes H. Ahnsjö (tenor), Hans Sotin (bass)
Wiener Philharmoniker, Sinfonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Leonard Bernstein
Bernstein delivered a powerful and now legendary live performance of Beethoven’s String Quartet Op. 135 – transcribed for String Orchestra and performed by the Vienna Philharmonic. For the first time ever this performance is now being released on DVD and Blu-ray.
Another definitive Bernstein performance debuting now on both mediums is the enigmatic maestro’s reading of Haydn’s Missa in tempore belli, filmed live in concert at Ottobeuren in 1984, using to maximum effect the deeply impressive setting of the monastery’s magnificent Baroque basilica.
Running Time Total: 93 minutes
DVD: DTS 5.1, PCM Stereo
Subtitles Haydn: English, German, French, Spanish, Korean, Chinese