On May 4, the finale of Renée Fleming's Perspectives series at Carnegie Hall is Vienna: Window to Modernity, a thoughtful tribute to the time and place where the European musical tradition, under the influence of literary and visual arts, gave way to the 20th century.
Here, in the first of three videos in which Ms. Fleming and conductor and music historian Leon Botstein discuss Vienna at the turn of the 20th century, they reveal the circumstances that led to the upheaval of society and art in Vienna, drawing parallels with New York City in its diversity and opportunities for social advancement.
Renée Fleming in Conversation with Leon Botstein: Change in Late-19th-Century Viennese Art and Society
May 4, Vienna: Window to Modernity
Renée Fleming Perspectives