Lecture: Leonard Bernstein und die Wiener Philharmoniker
Leonard Bernstein’s 100th birthday in 2018 is a welcome occasion to commemorate the unique collaboration of the Vienna Philharmonic with its first US-born conductor. For this reason, the orchestra commissioned the Vienna Philharmonic archivist Silvia Kargl and the historian Friedemann Pestel from the Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg with research in the Philharmonic Archive, in the Leonard Bernstein Collection at the Library of Congress in Washington, and at other locations.
In their lecture they will highlight Bernstein’s importance for the Vienna Philharmonic, with 197 concerts within 24 years. New research results show the difficult path to the first concert in 1966, Bernstein’s relationship to Austrian politics, his travels with the orchestra, as well as projects that could not be realized after his death in 1990. In addition, photos from the Vienna Philharmonic Archive will be presented to the public for the first time.
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Photo (c) Franz Gittenberger