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Leonard Bernstein: Brahms Cycle I - Wiener Philharmoniker [DVD] 
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Between 1981 and 1984 Leonard Bernstein recorded nearly all of Brahms´s orchestral works with the Wiener Philharmoniker to honor the 150th anniversary of the composer's birth in 1983. For the concertos, Bernstein enlisted the services of some of the finest Brahms interpreters of the time: the violoninst Gidon Kremer, the cellist Mischa Maisky and the pianist Krystian Zimerman.
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There are other views of Brahms, but Bernstein is convinced and convincing. I certainly am not on a level to disagree. These are impassioned historic performances that will be around for a long time, and deservedly so. Every Brahms' lover like me needs to get them, pay them homage, note their brilliance and passion, and thank Bernstein for making such a contribution with this historic offering. They truly belong in the pantheon of great recordings.
On the way to a doctorate I had a number of profs with photographic minds. I was always amazed at how someone could retain that much information. Close your eyes and see it. Recall anything. Endless capacity. Amazing. Bernstein is obviously so magnificently gifted. His gesticular style -- and this is going to sound corny - is Elvis-like in effect and has always amused me. But he is with the music. That is the key. He's got it all up there, and out it comes with effervescence on the podium. Silvery hair waving in the breeze. His orchestra is as sold out as the hall. Together they produce passionate Brahms music with deliberate tempos. The music is not rushed, but moves right along.
These performances have great vision, great playing, great integrity, and great direction. If somebody had told me to go get them before I did, I probably wouldn't have. But now I have to say the same thing to you. Go get them. If you had not previously heard them, let me say it this way: they will probably be on your shelf a long time. The sound is great, and it is hard to imagine that these performances are 30 years old. Bernstein seems like a great friend to me, and I appreciate him more with each passing day. What a gift! We were fortunate to have had him. No wonder I think he is the most important musician in American history