Famous classical composers

December 29, 2018
Bernstein conducting the New York City Symphony (1945)

Bernstein conducting the New York City Symphony (1945)

By Fred Palumbo, World Telegram staff photographer - Library of Congress.

Among composers who were born 100 years ago, the name of Leonard Bernstein stands out, at least to an American audience. Other composers who were born in 1918 include Gottfried von Einem, whose opera "Danton's Death" was a post-World War II success, George Rochberg, who switched from atonal music back to a form of Romanticism, and Bernd Alois Zimmerman, whose opera "The Soldiers" earned him fame before his suicide in 1970.

On this week's Classics of the Phonograph, Saturday at 11 am on WILL-FM, we will sample these "class of 1918" composers.  

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