Bernstein conducts Mahler: Symphony No. 8 (1975)
Concert

Bernstein conducts Mahler: Symphony No. 8 (1975)

Wiener Philharmoniker

Production Date: 31/08/1975
Available until: 31/12/2023
87 Min

Leonard Bernstein conducts Mahler's gargantuan Symphony No. 8 in this performance from the Konzerthaus in Vienna, whose stage had to be enlarged to accommodate the huge forces involved: eight soloists, two choruses, children's choir and an expanded orchestra. Captured in 1975 shortly after Bernstein had conducted the work at the Salzburg Festival, this filmed performance shows arguably the greatest Mahler conductor of the time bring his unique mixture of instinctive, passionate interpretation and inspiring musical leadership to one of the grandest works in the repertoire – to unforgettable effect.

Soloists
Agnes Baltsa (Mezzo-Soprano), Judith Blegen (Soprano), José van Dam (Bass), Edda Moser (Soprano), Hermann Prey (Baritone), Kenneth Riegel (Tenor), Gerti Zeumer (Soprano)
Ensembles
Konzertvereinigung Wiener Staatsopernchor, Wiener Philharmoniker, Wiener Singverein, Wiener Sängerknaben
Conductor
Leonard Bernstein