Leon Botstein

April 06, 2019
 
Leon Botstein conducts the American Symphony Orchestra at The Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College

Leon Botstein conducts the American Symphony Orchestra at The Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College on October 23, 2010. Photo by Matt Dine for the American Symphony Orchestra.

By American Symphony Orchestra – Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons

Conductor Leon Botstein has become famous as the reviver of neglected composers. Botstein is the president of Bard College, and every year Botstein hosts a festival there which explores the works of neglected composers. Botstein has made several recordings, mainly with the American Symphony Orchestra, but also with major European orchestras. Among the composers Botstein has recorded are Ernest Dohannyi, Karol Szymanowski, and Ernest Toch.

On this week's Classics of the Phonograph, Saturday at 11 am on WILL-FM, we will hear some of Botstein’s recordings.   


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