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The DVD presents a unique chance to see Leonard Bernstein conducting Bach’s Magnificat and Stravinsky’s Mass. Recorded in 1977 in Saint Augustine’s Church, London, it is an intimate and moving recording, presenting two of the most important pieces in the choral repertoire. Bernstein is joined by the distinguished soloists Anny Mory, Patricia Parker, Rodney Hardesty, John Mitchinson and Paul Hudson, accompanied by the English Bach Festival Choir & Orchestra. Sourced from the BBC archives, recorded live at Saint Augustine's Church, Kilburn, London, 16 April 1977. Directed by Brian Large. Produced by Pierre-Martin Juban. In cooperation with the Leonard Bernstein Office.
Johann Sebastian Bach: Magnificat, BWV 243, Igor Stravinsky: Mass