Leonard Bernstein's range of accomplishments was uniquely broad; in the new millennium, his legacy resonates more than ever. Leonard Bernstein at 100 will celebrate the career of this monumental artist by focusing on four pillars of Bernstein's legacy: his work as a Composer; Conductor; Educator; and Activist/Humanitarian.
Bernstein's legacy as a conductor is unequaled. Its very beginning is now legend: on November 14, 1943, Bernstein stepped in at the last minute for ailing conductor Bruno Walter, in a nationally broadcast concert, which created a sensation that was reported on the front page of The New York Times the next morning. Bernstein went on to conduct the great orchestras of the world for over four decades, creating a priceless trove of audio and video recordings that comprise a masterwork of the symphonic repertoire. Bernstein's voluminous, award-winning recordings for Deutsche Grammophon and Columbia Masterworks remain landmarks to this day.
Bernstein's legendary Ludwig van Beethoven symphony cycle with the Vienna Philharmonic, from 1977-1979, newly remastered at half-speed affording a greater fidelity of higher frequencies and an epic improvement in sound quality. The lacquers were newly cut from the original analog tapes at Emil Berliner Studios and pressed on eight 180g vinyl LPs which come housed in a numbered lift off-lid box with an adaptation of the original cover from the 1980 release. 9 Symphonies is reissued in celebration of the 100th anniversary of Leonard Bernstein's birth in 2018.
Ludwig Van Beethoven, composer
Leonard Bernstein, conductor
• Numbered 180g 8LP box set
• Half-speed mastered from the original analog tapes
• Lacquers cut at Emil Berliner Studios
• Adapted original cover of original 1980 release
• Lift-off lid box