Classics of the Phonograph

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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. New York World-Telegram & Sun Collection. Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons.

On November 14, 1943, Leonard Bernstein became famous. An assistant conductor of the New York Philharmonic, Bernstein was called upon to sub for ailing Bruno Walter. Bernstein excelled even in the complex Richard Strauss tone poem "Don Quixote." The next day "Lennie" was on every front page in America.

The Sunday concert was broadcast, and on Saturday at 11 am on WILL-FM, we can hear what all the excitement was about. So, make sure to join us for this week's Classics of the Phonograph.