This rare material represents some of the
earliest concert footage that exists of Klaus
Tennstedt from this key chapter in his career
and has been restored using the greatest care
and state-of-the-art techniques. It is of
exceptional musical interest and historic value.
This concert took place just 3 years after
Tennstedt made his dramatic US debut with the
BSO performing Bruckner 8 - a newspaper
headline the following day described the
experience as 'once in a lifetime'.
Tennstedt formed a very special relationship
with the BSO, conducting it regularly for
10 years. They covered a great deal of the
core Austro-German repertoire that suited
Tennstedt so well.
This DVD is only the second instance of a
performance featuring Tennstedt with the
BSO having been made available to the public
and represents some of the earliest concert
footage with this great conductor.