Detusche Grammophon release Leonard Bernstein conducts Mahler’s Resurrection video
December. A month of twinkling lights, festive cheer, and, for us music lovers, the sweet anticipation of discovering the year’s most treasured musical moments.
This year, Deutsche Grammaphon has gifted us a musical treasure: a collection of Leonard Bernstein’s recordings that will resonate with both seasoned listeners and those just starting their journey into the world of classical music.
Imagine yourself nestled comfortably on a couch. As the first notes of Gustav Mahler’s “Resurrection” Symphony fill the air, conducted by the legendary Leonard Bernstein and the London Symphony Orchestra, you are transported back to Ely Cathedral in 1974. Bernstein’s passion and energy electrify every note, making the music come alive.
Soloists: Sheila Armstrong (Soprano), Janet Baker (Mezzo-Soprano)
Ensembles: Edinburgh Festival Chorus, London Symphony Orchestra
American Classical Music at its best
The gift doesn’t stop there. The Maestro’s soundtrack album offers a rich tapestry of Bernstein’s genius. From Gershwin’s iconic melodies to Dvorak’s vibrant compositions and Elgar’s profound emotions, each piece is conducted with the maestro’s unique mastery.
Music by Leonard Bernstein
Bernstein • Mahler
Beethoven • Walton
Bradley Cooper · Carey Mulligan
London Symphony Orchestra
London Symphony Chorus
New York Philharmonic
Cooper’s film, Maestro – released by Netflix – brings Bernstein and Montealegre’s (Carey Mulligan) 30-year love story to life — from the day they met in 1946 to their two engagements, 25-year marriage and three children.
So, as you unwind this December, let Deutsche Grammaphon curate the perfect soundtrack. Whether you’re seeking solace in a quiet corner in the winter or enjoying the tropical warmth with a refreshing lemonade, allow the music to wash over you, transport you to different worlds, and remind you of the transformative power of art.
So raise a glass, not only to Bernstein and the power of music, but also to world peace. And may your December be filled with joy, music, and the spirit of giving.
Click here to buy the CD from Deutsche Grammophone official website.
Click here to watch the original performance of Mahler’s “Resurrection” Symphony on STAGE+.