An insanely complete tribute to the legacy of Leonard Bernstein at Columbia Records – a huge package that brings together all the many different recording projects he did for the label – served up in a massive box that offers up each album in a tiny LP-styled cover! Bernstein later rose to international fame as a conductor on the Deutsche Grammophon label in the 70s and 80s – but at the time of these recordings, he was all ours, 100% – a new American genius in the postwar years, with a never-ending flow of energy that saw him composing material both classic and contemporary, and able to embrace a huge range of work from both other composers and important instrumentalists too. The set features Bernstein conducting the New York Philharmonic, Columbia Symphony Orchestra, and Vienna Philharmonic – and working with important soloists as well. The set features Bernstein's compositions – mostly classic, but with a handful of important soundtracks too – yet the wealth of the box is devoted to his now-classic interpretations of other composers, from early work by Vivaldi, right up to 20th century material by Shostakovich, Hindemith
, and others. Box features 100 CDs, comprising 225 individual works – and also comes with a heavy coffee table book, filled with notes and many rare images. All albums are newly remastered from the original tapes!