Friday, May 8, 2015

BSO/Classical New England — 2015/05/09

Last Saturday's BSO concert was their final broadcast until the Tanglewood season begins in July. The May 2 concert will be rebroadcast and streamed on Monday, May 11 at 8:00 p.m., Boston Time. This Saturday, instead of giving us a concert from a recent season — which they have often done during hiatuses — WCRB will present a program about past conductors. They describe it as follows on their BSO page:
Ron Della Chiesa tells the story of the BSO through the influence of the last five music directors, with performances led by Charles Munch, Erich Leinsdorf, William Steinberg, Seiji Ozawa, and James Levine.
This is a repeat of a show they presented last winter. I missed it at that time (It was not given in the Saturday evening time slot, as I recall.), but it sounds very interesting, and I'm definitely looking forward to hearing it. Munch was a great favorite in his day and Leinsdorf was very accomplished when he arrived. I was sorry to see him go.

Notice, at the bottom of WCRB's BSO page, the link to a program devoted just to Leinsdorf, in addition to all the other links available.

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