14. Leonard Bernstein – “Bernstein in Berlin : Beethoven Symphony No. 9”

DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHONE – charted at #54 on 4th February 1990

This was recorded at the Christmas Day concert in 1989 in Berlin celebrating the fall of the Berlin Wall.

Famous for West Side Story this was his last performance before retirement. He died just 5 days after announcing his retirement.

Now I know nothing about classical music and so can’t honestly make any judgement on the performance. What I can say is that it was wonderful to get carried away with.

It’s the first time I’ve listened to a symphony in full, it won’t be the last.

85 – Essential recording of a historic performance

Published by fatmancunian

I used to work on the radio. Now I talk to myself for free!

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