The Tanglewood Tapes
Unreleased Bernstein Recordings
The Tanglewood Tapes comprise 5 CDs of previously unreleased live recordings from the Tanglewood Festival – the unique music festival whose early days were presided over by Bernstein’s mentor Serge Koussevitzky and with which Bernstein himself maintained close links throughout his life.
Among audio files spanning almost half a century are some real gems, including excerpts from Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade dating back to the early 1940s. As a whole, they provide a fascinating insight into Bernstein’s development as a conductor.