Follow by Email

Monday, August 6, 2012

Erich Leinsdorf "exit interview" from Boston Symphony

A fascinating series of interviews with Erich Leinsdorf after he conducted his final concert at Tanglewood following his 7-year tenure at the Boston Symphony Orchestra. He speaks of what he considers the highlights, including the American premiere of Britten's great War Requiem.

Leinsdorf was always articulate about music and had a great career. His book, The Composer's Advocate: A Radical Orthodoxy for Musicians, is one that all conductors (and perhaps all musicians) should know.