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28.11.2018 - Article

The Wagner Society of New York will present a program dealing with the major music figures Richard Wagner and Leonard Bernstein, on Wednesday, January 23, 2019.

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The Wagner Society of New York will present two programs dealing with the major music figures Richard Wagner and Leonard Bernstein. On Friday, Dec. 7, at 7:30 p.m., well-known lecturer Saul Lilienstein,  who was a student of Bernstein, will trace the progression of Wagner's orchestral inventions, beginning with his youthful works, and his influence on composer into the 20th century. His talk is titled “Wagner's Sonic Explorations.”

On Wednesday, Jan. 23, at 7:30 p.m., Michael Sherwin, music critic and recording engineer/producer, will focus on Bernstein's Wagnerian connections, including his 1973 Harvard lectures and his recording of “Tristan und Isolde”, in a talk titled “Leonard Bernstein at 100: A Master Wagnerian” .

Both programs will be at the Liederkranz Foundation, 6 East 87th St., Manhattan.

More information at  the newly redesigned website: Wagner Society NY

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