Louise (Yelena Kuzmina) and Jean (Pyotr Sobolevsky) kiss prior to their separation

Heard, but not seen – some film credits

Reflections It’s the heavy metal season, and there’ll be lots of it exchanging hands now that we’re in the middle of the annual TV and cinema awards season, that time of year when Emmys, Baftas, Grammys and Oscars pop up … Read More →


Podcast: Leonard Bernstein’s Mass, with Marin Alsop and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

Leonard Bernstein wrote his Mass at the request of Jacqueline Onassis, for the opening of the John F. Kennedy Centre for the Performing Arts in Washington. It is a huge work, almost an hour and three-quarters long, that with bewildering … Read More →

Medici Arts presents LEONARD BERNSTEIN; A five-dvd box set celebrating the late conductor’s 90th birthday

Endorsed by the Leonard Bernstein Estate, the set features rare audiovisual footage of Bernstein as piano soloist, as well as historic performances including his final appearance with the Vienna Philharmonic performing Bruckner Symphony No. 9 On August 26-and in time … Read More →

Euroarts Presents Three Legendary Conductors In Performance: Herbert Von Karajan, Leonard Bernstein and Eugene Ormandy

Herbert VON KARAJAN Beethoven: Symphony No.9 “Choral” Anna Tomowa-Sintow • Agnes Baltsa • René Kollo • José Van Dam • Chor der Deutschen Oper Berlin Berliner Philharmoniker Herbert von Karajan, conductor Recorded live at the Philharmonie, Berlin, 31 December 1977 … Read More →


Podcast: Leonard Bernstein’s Ballet Music Dybbuk and Fancy Free

The ballet Dybbuk was Bernstein’s fourth and final collaboration with choreographer Jerome Robbins, written to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the state of Israel. The plot concerns a spirit that seeks to enter the body of a living person, and … Read More →