A special exhibition at Haus der Musik celebrates Bernstein’s 100th birthday

Exhibition until May 5th, 2019

Without a doubt, Leonard Bernstein is considered America’s greatest composer and conductor. On August 25, 2018, Bernstein would have been a 100 years old. To celebrate this, the Haus der Musik is devoting the new special exhibition to this exceptional artist (October 17, 2018 to May 5, 2019). As a dedicated conductor, composer, pianist and not least as a passionate educator, Bernstein knew like no other how to enthuse an audience of all ages. The special exhibition shows hand-written documents from his pen, „behind the scenes“ photos & working scripts for YPC-TV recordings, as well as new pictures and exhibits from the Historical Archive of the Vienna Philharmonic.

„Bernstein on Wagner“ – A diamond in the rough of movie history: world premiere in the Haus der Musik

In the special exhibition, the short movie „Bernstein on Wagner…to be continued“ (1985) by Horant H. Hohlfeld will be, for the very first time, shown to the public: the film takes place in Berggasse 19, Vienna, which happens to be the office of the one and only Sigmund Freud, the father of psychoanalysis. For approximately 30 minutes, the audience can watch Leonard Bernstein’s monologue, reflecting on his ambivalent relationship with Richard Wagner the musician and the personality. In fictional manner, Bernstein asks Freud to help him finally understand the outstanding Richard Wagner:

„There are moments when (…) I hear myself saying: Richard Wagner, I hate you; but I hate you on my knees“ Can you help me resolve that one, Dr. Freud?“

Impressions from „Bernstein on Wagner“: World Premiere and Discussion Panel on October 18, 2018 at Haus der Musik

EMBRACING MUSIC – Leonard Bernstein at 100
Special Exhibition in the Inner Courtyard
Until May 5th, 2019
Free Entry!