Leonard Bernstein's young people's concerts with the New York Philharmonic

DVD - 2004

Leonard Bernstein explores the inner workings of musical masterpieces and investigates how composers, performers and listeners work together to make music.

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West Long Branch, NJ : Kultur Video [2004]
Corporate Author
New York Philharmonic
Corporate Author
New York Philharmonic (-)
Other Authors
Leonard Bernstein, 1918-1990 (-), Roger Englander, Charles Dubin
Special collector's ed
Item Description
Originally televised between 1958-1972; originally released as a compilation in 1990.
Each episode is approximately 1 hour.
Physical Description
9 v. (1 videodisc per volume) (ca. 1500 min.) : sd., b&w and col. ; 4 3/4 in
Full screen (1.33:1) presentation; soundtracks in Dolby digital 5.1 and Dolby stereo.
MPAA rating: Not rated.
Production Credits
Produced and directed by Roger Englander; some episodes directed by Charles S. Dubin.
  • Disc 1. What does music mean? ; What is American music? ; What is orchestration?
  • Disc 2. What makes music symphonic? ; What is classical music? ; Humor in music
  • Disc 3. What is a concerto? ; Who is Gustav Mahler? ; Folk music in the concert hall
  • Disc 4. What is Impressionism? ; Happy Birthday, Igor Stravinsky ; What is Melody?
  • Disc 5. The Latin American spirit ; Jazz in the concert hall ; What is sonata form?
  • Disc 6. A tribute to Sibelius ; Musical atoms, a study of intervals ; The sound of an orchestra
  • Disc 7. A birthday tribute to Shostakovich ; What is a mode? ; A toast to Vienna in 3/4 time
  • Disc 8. Quiz-concert: how musical are you? ; Berlioz takes a trip ; Two ballet birds
  • Disc 9. Fidelio: a celebration of life.

Broadcast to millions in America and abroad, the immensely popular series was the winner of multiple Emmy, Peabody and Edison awards. Now this national treasure is available for the first time on DVD in a Special Collector's Edition 9-disc set that contains 25 programs from the Young People's Concert Series. Excerpted from Leonard Bernstein's: Young People's Concerts: D1503 All rights reserved by the original copyright owners. Excerpts are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher.