[ DG The Leonard Bernstein Collector's Edition / 4 CD Box Set ]
Release Date: Saturday 22 December 2007
"Joy is unconfined in Bernstein's view of Haydn" (Bernard Jacobson)
"This is music, and music-making, that belongs not in a historicist museum, but in a living tradition." (Bernard Jacobson)
Bernstein's complete Haydn recordings for DG: four symphonies (including the Sinfonia concertante) and the acclaimed interpretation of The Creation (sung in German).
In addition we include the Mass "In Time Of War", recorded for Philips - a work of symbolic significance for Bernstein.
These are all live recordings featuring a distinguished team of vocal soloists.
New booklet notes by the distinguished US critic Bernard Jacobson.
Symphony in G, H.I No.88
Symphony in G, H.I No.92 - "Oxford"
Symphony in G, H.I No.94 - "Surprise"
Sinfonia concertante in B flat, H.I No.105
Missa in tempore belli "Paukenmesse", Hob. XXII:9 in C
Die Schöpfung Hob. XXI:2