Legacy

  • Boston Symphony Orchestra / Michael Tilson Thomas

    Boston Symphony Orchestra / Michael Tilson Thomas

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    Less than one year after Michael Tilson Thomas’s first appointment with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, a series of concerts were filmed for television that demonstrate an electric relationship with the orchestra’s newest assistant conductor. Featuring Three Places in New England by Charles Ives, a composer whom Tilson Thomas has long since championed, as well as two works that are completely new to his discography and videography, this DVD gives a valuable account of his early performances with the BSO. Exclusive bonus interviews with this dynamic Maestro provide a fascinating insight into the performances captured here on film.
  • Erich Leinsdorf / Boston Symphony Orchestra

    Erich Leinsdorf / Boston Symphony Orchestra

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    Intense and driven, Leinsdorf’s interpretation of Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony gives us a fresh reading of this familiar music. With insightful performances featuring a flexible and brilliant Boston Symphony Orchestra, all three works are new to Leinsdorf’s discography. The ICA Classics Legacy series represents an historic account of performances by some of the world’s greatest artists. This DVD features some of the earliest televised concerts with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and their Music Director, Erich Leinsdorf. While the material has been restored using the greatest care and state-of-the-art techniques, certain visual artefacts and distortions remain in some instances due to the age of the film. Despite this, it remains of exceptional musical interest and historic value and is released here for the first time on DVD.
  • Erich Leinsdorf / Boston Symphony Orchestra

    Erich Leinsdorf / Boston Symphony Orchestra

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    Leinsdorf’s recordings of Mahler’s symphonies on RCA Victor became benchmarks for both sound and performance quality. Intense, warm and expressive, this rendition of Mahler’s First Symphony is a deeply personal account, whilst Till Eulenspiegel - a party piece during Leinsdorf’s tenure - is performed with great precision and finesse by the Boston Symphony Orchestra. The ICA Classics Legacy series represents an historic account of performances by some of the world’s greatest artists. This DVD features some of the earliest televised concerts with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and their Music Director, Erich Leinsdorf. While the material has been restored using the greatest care and state-of-the-art techniques, certain visual artefacts and distortions remain in some instances due to the age of the film. Despite this, it remains of exceptional musical interest and historic value and is released here for the first time on DVD.
  • Erich Leinsdorf / Boston Symphony Orchestra

    Erich Leinsdorf / Boston Symphony Orchestra

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    The BSO’s Music Director for seven seasons, Leinsdorf had a long and distinguished career, having worked at the Metropolitan Opera, New York City Opera, Cleveland Orchestra and Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra in addition to his tenure at the BSO. A particular favourite of Leinsdorf’s, the Schumann is powerful and precise under his direction, whilst the Good Friday Music is a warm and sensitive rendition from a great Wagnerian conductor. Schubert’s Ninth Symphony is a new addition to his discography.
  • John Cranko

    John Cranko

    THE LADY AND THE FOOL
    Svetlana Beriosova, Ray Powell, Ronald Hynde
    Royal Opera House Orchestra / Charles Mackerras
    STUDIO RECORDING, TRANSMITTED 3 MAY 1959
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    PINEAPPLE POLL
    Merle Park, David Blair, Stanley Holden, Brenda
    Taylor, Gerd Larsen
    London Symphony Orchestra / Charles Mackerras
    STUDIO RECORDING, TRANSMITTED 1 NOVEMBER 1959

DVD releases from the Legacy Series