This set comprises 5CDs + 1 Blu-ray Audio disc presenting Bernstein’s legendary Beethoven cycle with the Wiener Philharmoniker.
Recorded live at the Musikverein between 1977-1979 (though with some studio repairs after each concert), it has remained a staple of the catalogue ever since.
Remastered at 192kHz/24-bit
Hardback book (English + German) with slipcase including: • Transcripts of Bernstein’s introductions to the symphonies from his 1980 television broadcasts • An essay about Bernstein and Beethoven by Jed Distler
This release marks the start of Bernstein At 100, a world-wide celebration of the 100th birthday of Leonard Bernstein, the composer, conductor, educator, musician, cultural ambassador, and humanitarian, officially beginning on August 25, 2017, Bernstein’s 99th birthday, and continuing through his 100th year until August 25, 2019. This remastered Beethoven Symphonies is the first product in DG’s suite of Bernstein releases to mark the occasion.