With introductions by Leonard Bernstein
Leonard Bernstein, conductor
Directed by: Humphrey Burton
STEREO: PCM / SURROUND: DTS 5.1
Bonus in English
A production of UNITEL, Munich
* Leonard Bernstein leads the Wiener Philharmoniker in revelatory performances of Symphony no. 6 and Symphony no. 9 by Dmitri Shostakovich – works that are as much vivid historical testaments as they are extraordinary musical achievements.
* Filmed at the Musikvereinssaal, Vienna in 1986, the performance of Symphony no. 6 – a rarely-performed, pre-WWII composition thatRead more Bernstein describes as Shostakovich’s “secret confession in public” – was part of a benefit concert for the restoration of this world-famous concert hall.
* The short, festive Symphony no. 9 celebrates the end of the war – a masterpiece Bernstein calls “the least predictable and most surprising Ninth that exists.” Read less
Works on This Recording
Symphony no 6 in B minor, Op. 54by Dmitri Shostakovich Conductor:
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century Written: 1939; USSR