Bernstein, Leonard

The Sound of Bernstein

30 Mar 2018

Barcode: 0190295687908

Other participants: Yehudi Menuhin, Chœur de Radio France, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Yutaka Sato, London Symphony Orchestra, André Previn, Wayne Marshall, Paavo Järvi, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Sir Simon Rattle, Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, Sabine Meyer, Wayne Marshall, Ambrosian Chorus, London Sinfonietta, John McGlinn, Andrew Litton, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

Few personalities of our time unite so many diverse talents with such passion, generosity and charisma as the immensely gifted American composer, pianist, conductor and music communicator Leonard Bernstein, world citizen and all-round star. His death in October 1990 did nothing to diminish his legacy, still deeply felt to this day, 100 years after his birth.

He was the epitome of a universal musical genius: Leonard Bernstein - conductor, composer, pianist and music educator, a crossover artist in the purest sense of the word. Maestro of a vast repertoire from classical to jazz, from songs to symphonies, he gave America its musical voice. With the global success of West Side Story and many other works he tore down genre barriers, and with his books and legendary televised appearances opened people's ears and hearts to music from Bach and Beethoven to modern times. Featuring performances by great international classical musicians, 'The Sound of Bernstein' brings together his most famous works to commemorate 100 years since his birth on 25 August 2018.