Leonard Bernstein's Young People's Concerts Volume II


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Leonard Bernstein's Young People's Concerts Volume II
9-DVD set
27 hours of video
Grades K+

The first boxed set of Leonard Bernstein's Young People's Concerts, was among the most eagerly awaited DVD releases in classical music's history. The set has sold many tens of thousands of copies and continues to be extremely popular. Now, the magnificent second volume of the concerts, featuring 27 programs on nine DVDs and completing the series, is finally available! Bernstein's wonderful combination of exceptional performances and clear, inspirational commentary superbly convey his own excitement about music. This new set will create further enthusiasm for the genre among young and old music lovers alike.

These were first viewed nationwide on CBS televeision and eventually were telecast in over 40 countries around the world. The Young People's Concerts turned an entire generation into music lovers.

The DVD set comes with an enclosed Episode Guide which lists each disc and program, the original broadcast date, helpful synopsis of each program and listing of all the pieces performed in each program. Black and white photos are also included.

Episode list:
    Young Performers No. 1
    Unusual Instruments of the Present, Past, and Future
    Overtures and Preludes
    Aaron Copland Birthday Party
    Young Performers No. 2
    The Road to Paris
    Young Performers No. 3
    The Sound of a Hall
    Young Performers No. 4
    A Tribute to Teachers
    Young Performers No. 5
    The Genius of Paul Hindemith
    Farewell to Nationalism
    Young Performers No. 6
    Young Performers No. 7
    Young Performers No. 8
    Charles Ives: American Pioneer
    Alumni Reunion
    Forever Beethoven Young Performers No. 9
    Fantastic Variations
    Bach Transmogrified
    The Anatomy of a Symphony Orchestra
    A Copland Celebration
    Thus Spake Richard Strauss
    Liszt and the Devil
    Holst: The Planets


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