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Shostakovich’s Fifth Symphony is given an electrifying reading by the London Symphony Orchestra under the baton of the great Leonard Bernstein. His innate musicality and commanding presence is complemented by his unbounded energy, embracing the majestic properties of this great work. As a bonus, this DVD offers an enthralling glimpse of Bernstein in rehearsal with the orchestra. Sourced from the BBC Archives, London, December 1966, film in b/w., directed by Humphrey Burton.
Dmitry Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5 in D minor, Op. 47