Bernstein conducts Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring and Sibelius's Symphony No. 5
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.