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Tchaikovsky: Symphonies No 4 & 5 / Bernstein

Bernstein / Tchaikovsky / Belkin / Nyp / Bso
Release Date: 11/25/2008 
Label:  Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog #: 001227009  
Composer:  Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York PhilharmonicBoston Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

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Picture Format: 4:3
A production of UNITEL, Munich in association with Amberson Productions

* Leonard Bernstein gives a rousing account of Tchaikovsky’s 4th Symphony with the New York Philharmonic and leads the Boston Symphony Orchestra in a performance of his 5th Symphony.
* Winner of the prestigious Emmy Award in 1976, Leonard Bernstein´s recording of Tchaikovsky’s 4th Symphony and Andante cantabile with the New York Philharmonic was filmed live at Avery Fisher Hall in 1975.
* Live from Tanglewood, Bernstein´s 1974 centenary tribute to his beloved mentor: “It was like Serge Koussevitzky’s signature, his theme song,
Read more one of his national hymns, and I felt his presence on stage” (Leonard Bernstein on Symphony 5).
* Russian violin virtuoso Boris Belkin’s gives his US debut as the sensitive soloist of Tchaikovsky´s Concerto for violin and orchestra.

“A stunning performance.” (New York Times of the symphony no.4)

“He was out to get the drama out of the music (Symphony 4), and he did…without losing emotional control…The Bernstein electricity reaches into the orchestra as well as the audience” (New York Times).
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Works on This Recording

Symphony no 4 in F minor, Op. 36 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877-1878; Russia 
Date of Recording: 1975 
Symphony no 5 in E minor, Op. 64 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1888; Russia 
Date of Recording: 1974 

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 WHAT A PERFORMANCE! August 30, 2012 By K. PAGE (ORRS ISLAND, ME) See All My Reviews "The great Leonard Bernstein was known for his passionate involvement in whatever piece he was directing. This might be the greatest example of that passion. From the first, almost imperceptible opening notes to the overwhelming finale, you will be watching a master craftsman at work. Truly an experience worth repeating!" Report Abuse
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