Saturday, August 21, 2010

In Memory of August 19, 1990 -- Twenty Years Ago

On August 19, 1990, Leonard Bernstein conducted his last concert, which featured the Beethoven Seventh Symphony.  Bernstein died less than two months later, on October 14.

August 19, 2010 was the last day I spent on the beach on my Atlantic City vacation; it was a gloriously beautiful day, the finest day of my two week vacation.


Gary Freedman said...

Bernstein's son Alex was named after the conductor Serge Koussevitsky.

Gary Freedman said...

Coincidentally, the Beethoven 7th Symphony is in the key of A, the same key as the Prelude to Wagner's Tristan und Isolde. Whatever that means!