Leonard Bernstein and Krystian Zimerman Interpret Brahms
Documentary

Leonard Bernstein and Krystian Zimerman Interpret Brahms

Magic Moments of Music

Production Date: 01/01/2021
53 Min

It was a unique coming together in Vienna in 1984 when Krystian Zimerman and Leonard Bernstein stepped onto the stage and in front of the cameras to perform Brahms's Piano Concerto No. 2. The result was indeed a magic moment of music and a landmark in Zimerman's career. In a rare interview, and for the first time in a TV documentary, the pianist speaks in detail about the background to the concert recording and why the collaboration with Bernstein radically changed the course of his artistic life. The film also features contributions from eminent colleagues including Hélène Grimaud and Igor Levit, as well as close confidants of Leonard Bernstein, including the conductor Marin Alsop.

Soloists
Hélène Grimaud (Piano), Krystian Zimerman (Piano)
Ensemble
Wiener Philharmoniker
Conductor
Leonard Bernstein

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