So who’s the best dressed?

Aaron Copland, Leonard Bernstein, Laurence Olivier, and Yehudi Menuhin on United Nations Human Rights Day, Carnegie Hall, December 10, 1949.

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  • Funny. Always had the impression that Copland was short of stature. But he is the taller of the four. Who knew.

  • This was the first telecast from Carnegie Hall and the first telecast with Bernstein conducting, in this case the Boston Symphony Orchestra. You can hear the audio by googling United Nations Human Rights Day Concert 1949 – quite exciting.

  • How many pics of Lenny do you see without a cigarette ?
    His lungs must have been a shamble in his last few years

  • The concert included the world premiere of Copland’s Preamble for a Solemn Occasion, with Olivier as narrator reading the Preamble to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and Bernstein conducting the Boston Symphony. It was composed to commemorate the first anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

  • An interesting prog

    Copland with Olivier
    Shostakovich : United Nations March
    Paganini 1st cto (only 1st movement) Menuhin
    Ravel Gmaj cto – Lenny from the piano

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