Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Bernstein - The Last Message (Sapporo, 07/03/1990, MKV-Video)

Robert Schumann
Symphony No. 2 in C major, Op. 61

Leonard Bernstein
Pacific Music Festival Orchestra

Recorded: Sapporo, 07/03/1990
Bernstein and Tilson Thomas founded the Pacific Music Festival in Sapporo, Japan in the summer of 1990. He was already suffering from the lung disease at that time. Bernstein died 3 months later after this first Festival rehearsal and performance.



  2. First thing come to my mind is : The Japanese were so rich in the 80s, they could afford to tape everything !

    and to be a conductor, you have to dress differently, even the assistance conductor. ;)

    Thank you once again !

    Since it happened in Japan, let me ask one more : Do you have any Asahina video ? I was listening to one of his last Bruckner 7 CD this month, and it was perfect, perfect conducting, perfect orchestral execution and benefit of modern Japanese hi-fi recording.

  3. @KK,
    Sorry, I don't have any Asahina video.

  4. My heartiest thanks for this document of Lenny. I am a fan since I first heard West Side Story in the West End in 1958 [London cast] I was only 9.... so this has been a life long quest.... I could ask for nothing better than this to start my New Year. Puck!