Best of Leonard Bernstein on Carnegie Hall+

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Carnegie Hall+ spotlights six not-to-be-missed performances by legendary conductor, composer, and pianist Leonard Bernstein. The extensive collection features documentaries, Emmy Award–winning telecasts, and historic performances, including completely remastered selections that can only be seen on Carnegie Hall+.

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Best of Leonard Bernstein

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Leonard Bernstein: Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony from East Berlin on Christmas 1989
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New York Philharmonic: Tchaikovsky’s Fourth Symphony
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Leonard Bernstein: The Making of West Side Story
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Leonard Bernstein’s Mass
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London Symphony Orchestra: Mahler’s “Resurrection”
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Schumann’s Cello Concertowith Mstislav Rostropovich and the Orchestre National de France
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Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony in East Berlin with Leonard Bernstein on Christmas Day, 1989

Recorded in East Berlin on Christmas Day in 1989, this historic concert celebrates the Berlin Wall’s fall six weeks earlier. Bernstein leads an orchestra and soloists drawn from East and West Germany, the Soviet Union, US, UK, and France.

New York Philharmonic: Tchaikovsky’s Fourth Symphony
conducted by Leonard Bernstein

In this Emmy Award–winning performance by the New York Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein reaffirms his reputation as one of the most daring and emotionally resonant interpreters of Tchaikovsky’s classic symphonies.

Bernstein: The Making of West Side Story A Documentary

In 1984—27 years after the premiere of West Side Story—Bernstein conducted the first complete recording of the work, with soprano Kiri Te Kanawa and tenor Jose Carreras. This documentary explores the making of the acclaimed recording.

Leonard Bernstein’s Mass featuring Jubilant Sykes

Wayne Marshall leads the Orchestre de Paris in Bernstein’s exuberant and transgressive Mass, with baritone Jubilant Sykes. Premiered in 1971, the work mixes musical idioms as it explores the strain of keeping faith during turbulent times.

London Symphony Orchestra: Mahler’s “Resurrection”
conducted by Leonard Bernstein

Soprano Sheila Armstrong and mezzo-soprano Janet Baker join the London Symphony Orchestra for Mahler’s musical contemplation on life and death in his Symphony No. 2, “Resurrection.”

Schumann’s Cello Concerto
with Mstislav Rostropovich and the Orchestre National de France conducted by Leonard Bernstein

With chamber-like intimacy, Robert Schumann’s Cello Concerto prizes poetic expression over solo virtuosity. The music is unusually reflective, with the cello’s melody interwoven throughout the work, becoming increasingly introspective and serene.

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