Leonard Bernstein: Omnibus - The Historic TV Broadcasts

19/04/2010
  |  Buy to Own: 19/04/2010
  |  449 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC

Synopsis

Seven episodes of the culture series hosted by Alistair Cooke, featuring lectures, performances and master classes from legendary conductor and composer Leonard Bernstein. Episodes are: 'Beethoven's Fifth Symphony' (1954), 'The World of Jazz' (1955), 'The Art of Conducting' (1955), 'American Musical Comedy' (1956), 'Introduction to Modern Music' (1957), 'The Music of Johann Sebastian Bach' (1957) and 'What Makes Opera Grand?' (1958). Also included is a live performance of Handel's 'Messiah' recorded for CBS television in 1955, featuring soloist William Warfield.

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