Vienna Philharmonic: Facing its Nazi Past But Struggling with Diversity

Vienna Philharmonic: Facing its Nazi Past But Struggling with Diversity

WQXR New York City classical radio interview with Joel Bell, Chair of the Chumir Foundation.

"Possibly no orchestra has prompted more hand-wringing and ambivalence than the Vienna Philharmonic. The 172-year-old orchestra is recognized the world over for a very specific sound that’s changed little over the decades, and a playing style that has been passed down from generation to generation."

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Participants:

  • James Oestreich
    former Classical Music Editor of the New York Times,
  • Joshua Joshua Kosman
    Classical Music Critic of the San Francisco Chronicle
  • Joel Bell
    Founding Chairman and President, Chumir Foundation for Ethics in Leadership
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