Review - Symposium on music education
On the occasion of Leonard Bernstein's 100th birthday, the Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde in Wien held a symposium on June 6, 2018 in the Gläserner Saal / Magna Auditorium of the Wiener Musikverein entitled "Musik – Die offene Frage. Ein Tag für Leonard Berstein." As a guest of honor, his daughter Jamie Bernstein participated in this symposium.
Leonard Bernstein influence, with his outstanding enthusiasm as a musician and as a music mediator, continues uninterruptedly into our present. Generations of young people have been inspired live or on television at the "Young People's Concerts" or through personal encounters, such as Dr. Thomas Angyan describes in his introduction. Bernstein was the epitome of the educated and passionate musician, who wanted to reach out to his audience in a variety of ways.
How Bernstein did that and which tasks music education is facing today, was illuminated and discussed at the symposium by experts and interested parties from different perspectives. The lectures and discussions can be read or viewed here. The texts are available for download.„Musik – Die offene Frage. Ein Tag für Leonard Berstein“
(PDF in German)