The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, which acknowledged decades after the fact that many of its players had been Nazi party members, will use a $1 million grant to digitalise and find a new home for its archives, it was announced on Wednesday.
Conductor Lorin Maazel, a child prodigy who later directed the New York Philharmonic, the Pittsburgh Symphony and the Munich Philharmonic, died on Sunday at the age of 84, according to music festival he founded.
The famed Vienna Philharmonic orchestra has revoked awards it made during Adolf Hitler’s rule to six leading Nazis, as it quietly responds to criticism of the way it has dealt with its past.
The famed Vienna Philharmonic has acknowledged that many of its musicians were Nazi party members during Hitler’s rule and that its director may have delivered a prestigious orchestra award to a Nazi war criminal two decades after the end of World War Two.
The Vienna Philharmonic has asked three historians to research the orchestra’s alleged Nazi past.
An Austrian lawmaker accused the Vienna Philharmonic of attempting to conceal the institution’s sympathy for the country’s Nazi leadership during World War II.
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