Leonard Bernstein was a musical titan of the 20th Century as a composer, a conductor and a communicator. This Limited Numbered Edition boxed set is the largest of DG’s suite of beautifully-conceived albums and sets marking the 2018 centenary of a remarkable human being and musical legends.
Leonard Bernstein unquestionably was one of the most astonishing and dazzling personalities in the world of classical music. He bestrode the musical scene in the second half of the 20th century like few others: As composer, conductor, pianist, but it as a great communicator – of music and through music – that every facet of his life and legacy is bound together. The love of music (and of humanity) he shared so passionately with his fellow musicians is audibly communicated to all of us today through the recordings in this limited edition 158-disc Anniversary set.
For the last decade of his life he recorded exclusively for Deutsche Grammophon, having also made several recordings for the label in the 1970s. Bernstein’s recordings on Deutsche Grammophon and Decca capture an artist in the full flower of his creative power with deep mastery of the repertoire – and his performances with some of the world’s greatest orchestras reflect the most profound mutual respect, giving rise to one memorable performance after another.
121 CDs, 36 DVDs and 1 Blu-ray audio disc
100th Anniversary Limited Numbered Edition
Leonard Bernstein’s complete recordings for Deutsche Grammophon and Decca presented together for the first time with his video-taped performances on Unitel
Each album presented in original jackets
200-page book with extensive documentation