Friday 3 June 2011

Leonard Bernstein conducts the VPO in the finale to Haydn's Symphony no.88

I learned this symphony from Karl Böhm's divine Vienna Philharmonic recording, one of the very first CDs I owned. Bernstein's own particular brand of magic gives Herr Dr Böhm a  run for his money, with the same orchestra, different vintage. And what a splendid choice of encore!