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  • Now comes the New York Times, with a delicious piece about how Mayor Michael Bloomberg's administration chooses some of its interns -- people with names such as Tisch, Blankfein, Leinsdorf and Doctoroff, names that echo in the power alleys of Manhattan.

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  • At the Salzburg Festival of 1937, he had befriended a young Austrian pianist and composer called Erich Leinsdorf.


  • Leinsdorf would go on to become a naturalized American and one of the most significant conductors of his day.


  • The following year Leinsdorf was conducting at the Metropolitan Opera in New York, when Marsh discovered his application to renew his visa had been refused.


  • It seemed Leinsdorf, a Jew, would have to return to a country that had just enthusiastically embraced Nazism.


  • However, I needed to go home and put on a great old bargain recording with Leontyne Price, Carlo Bergonzi, Shirley Verrett, Robert Merrill, and Reri Grist with Leinsdorf conducting, just to get a good performance back into my ears.

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  • If memory serves, the first complete opera recording I owned as a child was the RCA album of Mozart's "Nozze di Figaro" recorded in 1958, with Erich Leinsdorf conducting the Vienna Philharmonic and Ms. Elias as Cherubino, a role that became her calling card.

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  • LBJ sent him to the US Consulate in Havana to obtain a residency permit and Leinsdorf remained in the US.

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  • Marsh helped him out, prevailing upon his friend the Texas congressman Lyndon Johnson to pull strings on Leinsdorf’s behalf and enable his visa to be extended.


  • Romeo and Juliet (Leinsdorf / LAPO, Sheffield Lab 8), and Shostakovich's Symphony 6

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