Digital Archives And Historic Broadcasts Released to Celebrate New York Philharmonic's 175th Birthday
In celebration of its 175th birthday today, the New York Philharmonic is releasing all of its 19th-century archival material through the New York Philharmonic Leon Levy Digital Archives, available free at archives.nyphil.org.
Highlights include 5,500 pages of handwritten minutes; nearly 800 scores and 8,000 orchestra parts; and letters from Mendelssohn, Brahms, and Berlioz. The Philharmonic also launches The New York Philharmonic at 175: A History of Innovation, a virtual archival exhibition highlighting seminal events in the Orchestra's history, at archives.nyphil.org/175. The celebration continues tomorrow, when almost 100 historic performances are released for streaming for the first time. They will be available on Apple Music and Google Play. The New York Philharmonic's 175th birthday concerts, led by former Music Director Alan Gilbert, are taking place this week, featuring music performed on the Orchestra's inaugural concert.