Bernstein – Complete Recordings on DG and Decca

Deutsche Grammophon is marking the Leonard Bernstein centenary (born 25 August 1918) in suitably monumental style. Bernstein – Complete Recordings on Deutsche Grammophon and Decca contains all Bernstein’s recordings as a conductor for DG and Decca, together with his complete DG/Unitel DVD catalogue. This landmark set proudly celebrates the compositional heritage bequeathed the world by one of the 20th century’s most important musical figures, and includes his music for ballet, opera and musicals, his incidental music, scores for film, orchestra and chamber ensembles, vocal scores and piano music.  Comprising 121 CDs, 36 DVDs and a Blu-ray Audio disc, it features such legendary recordings as Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde (1981), Bizet’s Carmen (1972), works by Stravinsky and Shostakovich and, of course, the complete symphonies of Beethoven and Mahler. Available now.

See full information about all our Bernstein centenary releases in our Bernstein 100 special webpage



Special Editions of West Side Story & Candide + seven new High Definition digital re-releases

January 19 - On the occasion of Bernstein's centenary year, the 100th anniversary of his birth, we continue a rolling program of new and re-releases commemorating this icon of the 20th century musical world. This week we present two deluxe hardback CD/DVD sets as well as seven new re-mastered albums re-released digitally in High Definition. The West Side Story CD/DVD edition brings together Bernstein’s own definitive recording of his great American musical and the acclaimed “Making-of” film. The Candide Edition for the first time brings together the separate audio and video performances, with identical cast - the video drawn from two London Barbican performances in December 1989, and the audio made a few days later in Abbey Road. Both editions include a hard-back book of over 100 pages and the Candide DVD is also in Surround Sound.

Our Bernstein 100 special webpage includes our selection of re-mastered audio albums re-released digitally in High Definition.