These performances are magnificent.
With the musicians of the Vienna Philharmonic, [Bernstein] found poetry and beauty often overlooked. And the way he built the climaxes in each of these symphonies is the work of a master conductor. © 2016 Musical Toronto Read complete review
…these are treasured performances that deserve a spot in every collection. © 2015 ClassicalCDReview.com Read complete review
I found myself spellbound by these recordings of four of Sibelius’ symphonies. The sound is excellent, and the video is quite good. These recordings were made during live performances in 1986, 1987, 1988 and 1990 in the days of his work with the Wiener Philharmoniker who play for him like the amazing players that they are. © 2012 My Classical Notes Read complete review
This is the old Lennie at his heavens-storming, emotion-wringing height…simply stupendous…the great performance in Symphony No.2 alone is worth the price of the set.