The stony silence was deafening.

The Boston Symphony With Erich Leinsdorf – JFK Memorial Concert – Nov. 23, 1963 – Past Daily Mid-Week Concert

The stony silence was deafening.

The stony silence was deafening.

Click on the link here for Audio Player – The Boston Symphony, in concert – Erich Leinsdorf. Memorial Concert to JFK – Nov. 23, 1963 – Part 1

Click on the link here for Audio Player – The Boston Symphony, in concert – Erich Leinsdorf. Memorial Concert to JFK – Nov. 23, 1963 – Part 2

A historic concert this week, given on November 23, 1963 as a memorial for President Kennedy, who had been assassinated the day before. Music Director Erich Leinsdorf leads the Boston Symphony in music of Gluck, Wagner and Beethoven. This was the concert given the day after the historic announcement from Leinsdorf that Kennedy had been assassinated. But the stunned silence still says it all.

The first half consists of music from Orpheus and Eurydice by Gluck and music from  Act 3 of Parisfal and Wager. The second half is Beethoven’s Symphony Number 3 (Eroica).

 

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