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Leslie Wright
MusicWeb International, December 2019

BERNSTEIN AT 100 – The Centennial Celebration at Tanglewood (Sierra, Yazbeck, Boston Symphony, A. Nelsons, J. Williams) (NTSC) 747608
BERNSTEIN AT 100 – The Centennial Celebration at Tanglewood (Sierra, Yazbeck, Boston Symphony, A. Nelsons, J. Williams) (Blu-ray, HD) 747704

This concert DVD, a celebration in honor of Leonard Bernstein’s centenary that took place on his birthday at Tanglewood, the Boston Symphony’s summer home, is essential for all fans of the composer. The concert comprises music of Bernstein and other composers closely associated with him. It is indeed an occasion worth preserving and the powers that be did Bernstein proud with this production. © 2019 MusicWeb International



Kevin Filipski
The Flip Side, March 2019

For last summer’s celebration of the centennial of Leonard Bernstein’s birth, a star-studded list of performers descended on Tanglewood in the bucolic Berkshires of western Massachusetts to perform his own music and music he advocated like Mahler and Copland. Best performances are Nadine Sierra singing Bernstein’s Kaddish 2 and Isabel Leonard and Tony Yazbeck singing excerpts from West Side Story; host Audra McDonald leads the entire cast—and musicians, including Yo-Yo Ma and John Williams—in a rousing finale of Bernstein’s “Somewhere.” There’s superior hi-def video and audio; extras are brief featurettes and appreciations. © 2019 The Flip Side




BBC Music Magazine, March 2019

The production is served well in this HD presentation; engaging close-ups and sweeping wide shots from above and in front are crystal clear, as is the sound. © 2019 BBC Music Magazine



Margarida Mota-Bull
MusicWeb International, January 2019

A nice, funny and loving story that demonstrates how Bernstein managed to be popular with everyone. I thoroughly enjoyed this excellent tribute concert and to my mind, if you admire Bernstein and his music, this is definitely a Blu-ray you shouldn’t miss. © 2019 MusicWeb International Read complete review





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