The Omnibus series was launched by the Ford foundation to improve America's knowledge has become a hit show of the 1950s and was awarded by seven Emmy Awards among other prices. It was broadcast successively by ABC, CBS and NBC. The episodes hosted and conceived by Leonard Bernstein as the maestro's TV debuts as a pedagogue, are now available on medici.tv! In 1954, the first episode of this series, dedicated to Beethoven's Fifth Symphony gained such a success that it made it to the cover of Life Magazine, two weeks later, on November 29.
The penultimate episode of the Omnibus series hosted by Leonard Bernstein is studying the music of Johann-Sebastian Bach, one of the most popular composers of all times. With his orchestra, he is rehearsing pieces and commenting them.
Benoît Dunoyer de Segonzac (bass) - André Arpino (drums)