Bernstein conducts Shostakovich (Symphonies nos. 6 and 9) ; Bernstein's BroadwayAdditional title: Bernstein's Broadway
NamesBernstein, Leonard, 1918-1990 (Conductor)Bernstein, Leonard, 1918-1990 (Commentator)Burton, Humphrey, 1931- (Commentator)Burton, Humphrey, 1931- (Director)Wiener Philharmoniker (Performer)British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service (Broadcaster)Unitel Film- und Fernsehproduktionsgesellschaft mbH (Production company)Österreichischer Rundfunk (Broadcaster)Video Music Productions (Production company)
Margaret Carson audio-visual materials
Dates / OriginDate Created: 1987Date Issued: 1995
Table of ContentsCommentary / Burton (4 min.) -- Symphony no. 6 / Shostakovich (39 min.) -- Commentary / Burton, Bernstein (7 min.) -- Symphony no. 9, 1st mvmt / Shostakovich ; Commentary / Bernstein ; Symphony no. 9, 2nd mvmt / Shostakovich ; Commentary / Bernstein ; Symphony 9, 3rd, 4th, 5th mvmts / Shostakovich (40 min.) -- Bernstein's Broadway (14 min.)
Library locationsRodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded SoundShelf locator: *LVH 2709
TopicsShostakovich, Dmitriĭ Dmitrievich, 1906-1975 -- AppreciationBernstein, Leonard, 1918-1990Shostakovich, Dmitriĭ Dmitrievich, 1906-1975. Symphonies, no. 6, op. 54, B minor -- Criticism and interpretationShostakovich, Dmitriĭ Dmitrievich, 1906-1975. Symphonies, no. 9, op. 70, E♭ major -- Criticism and interpretationSymphoniesSymphonyComposers -- Soviet UnionComposers -- United StatesConductors (Music) -- United States
GenresTelevision programsDocumentary filmsMusicFilmed performancesMotion pictures
NotesContent: Title from the opening screen; date from the label on the original container.Venue: Broadcast on BBC TV in London 1995; Recorded at Musikverin in Vienna 1987.Acquisition: Gift; Margaret Carson, 1992.
Physical DescriptionVideocassetteExtent: 1 videocassette (VHS) (106 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in.
DescriptionBBC program in commemoration of the 20th anniversary since the death in 1975 of the Soviet composer Dmitri Shostakovich. A brief biography of the composer narrated by the host is followed by the performance of two of his symphonies conducted by L. Bernstein and filmed in Vienna in 1987. Symphony no. 9 is transmitted with 2 intermissions during which Bernstein elaborates on the creation of symphonies by famous European composers and explores the mystic of symphonies numbered 9. Bernstein presents a detailed analysis of Shostakovich's Symphony no. 9 by dissecting it into movements and examining them individually. The end of this recording contains a 14 minute BBC promotional program reflecting on Bernstein's successful career of a composer of musicals. Commentators include his collaborators on Broadway: theatrical producer Harold Prince, lyricists Betty Comden and Adolph Green, stage director Arthur Laurents, singer Barbara Cook, conductor Lukas Foss, and orchestrator Sid Ramin.
Type of ResourceMoving image
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: 905910673NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20590820Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 07d10f50-4a9b-0133-7626-60f81dd2b63c
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