In June 1988, Leonard Bernstein made his final appearances with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, leading Shostakovich’s Leningrad Symphony. Recorded live by Deutsche Grammophon, the recording received the 1990 Grammy Award for Best Orchestral Performance. Bernstein’s Symphonic Dances from West Side Story open the program under the baton of ninth music director Daniel Barenboim.
Bernstein Symphonic Dances from West Side Story
Daniel Barenboim conductor
May 1997 (Warner Classics)
Shostakovich Symphony No. 7 in C Major, Op. 60 (Leningrad)
Leonard Bernstein conductor
June 1988 (Deutsche Grammophon)
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