Glorious Vienna, Warts and All

Glorious Vienna, Warts and All

NY Times coverage of the Chumir Foundation symposium on Vienna's History and legacy of the past 150 years.

"The Philharmonic’s behavior and that of individual members during the Nazi era was, by any accounting, execrable. But the orchestra has taken significant steps in the last quarter-century, and especially since Mr. Hellsberg took over in 1997, to own up to that past and acknowledge its complicity with the Nazis, to honor those hurt or killed through the actions or inactions of an earlier generation of players and to devote itself to social good and the cause of international peace.

Has it done enough?"

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