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Leonard Bernstein conducts Stravinsky and Sibelius: Symphonic Twilight

London Symphony Orchestra. 1966

Leonard Bernstein conducts Stravinsky and Sibelius: Symphonic Twilight London Symphony Orchestra. 1966

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Leonard Bernstein conducts the London Symphony Orchestra in an exceptional archive from the BBC!

This concert was given especially for the cameras of the BBC, in November 1966. Leonard Bernstein had been music director of the New York Philharmonic Orchestra for eight year and was famous for his performances with the orchestra in Moscow, Berlin and around the world. However, in Britain, he was mainly known as the composer of the much acclaimed musical West Side Story and little was known of his conductor activities.

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Program

  • Igor Stravinsky, The Rite of Spring
    • Adoration of the Earth : Introduction
    • Dances of the Young Girls
    • Ritual of Abduction
    • Spring Rounds
    • Ritual of the Two Rival Tribes
    • Procession of the Oldest and Wisest One
    • The Dancing Out of the Earth
    • The Exalted Sacrifice : Introduction
    • Mystic Circle of the Young Girls
    • The Naming and Honoring of the Chosen One
    • Evocation of the Ancestors
    • Ritual Action of the Ancestors
    • Sacrificial Dance
  • Jean Sibelius, Symphony No. 5 in E-flat Major, Op. 82

Details

  • Venue: Fairfield Hall (Croydon, London, Great Britain)
  • Production date: 2012
  • Recording date: 27/11/1966
  • Duration: 1 h 10 min
  • Production: © BBC, under licence to International Classical Artists Ltd
  • Available version(s): EN
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