The Bernstein Centennial Celebration at Tanglewood spotlighted Leonard Bernstein’s wide-ranging talents as a composer, his many gifts as a great interpreter and champion of other composers, and his role as inspiration for a new generation of musicians and music lovers across the country and around the globe. This gala concert featured a kaleidoscopic array of artists and ensembles from the worlds of classical music, film, and Broadway, like Mr. Hampson, Audra McDonald, Midori, Yo-Yo Ma, Nadine Sierra, Susan Graham and Isabel Leonard among others.

This luxury recording features a program devoted to selections from such brilliant Bernstein works as Candide, West Side Story, Mass, and his Serenade (after Plato’s Symposium) for violin and orchestra, a new work by John Williams, which focuses on classical repertoire particularly dear to Bernstein’s heart, including excerpts from Mahler’s Des Knaben Wunderhorn and Copland’s Appalachian Spring, and, for a dramatic close, the finale of Mahler’s Resurrection Symphony.

This blu-ray is available for pre-order from the Boston Symphony Orchestra Store and will be shipped early December.

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