Bach/ Strav: Bernstein (Magnificat Bwv 243/ Mass) (Anny Mory/ English Bach Festival Orchestra/ John Mitchinson/ Leonard Bernstein/ Patricia Parker/ Paul Hudson/ Rodney Hardesty) (EuroArts DVD: 3085308)
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Lovingly restored, using the finest state-of-the-art technology, classic archive features great performances from legendary artists, offering a unique historical glimpse into our classical heritage. Part of the new 3 DVD batch of Classic Archive releases, sourced from the BBC Archive. This 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. Beautifully filmed by Humphrey Burton.