Carnegie Hall, November 14 1943

March 17 2014

The first item, Schumann’s Manfred overture, in the event, reported on the front page of The New York Times on the following day, that launched Leonard Bernstein’s career. The CBS radio introduction tells us what we need to know (the words “American-born” are key); the heady wartime singing of The Star-Spangled Banner is moving (you can hear that they are winning), the Schumann thrilling:

One Response to “Carnegie Hall, November 14 1943”

  1. davidderrick Says:

    There must have been players on that evening who had played under Mahler.

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