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Video Flashback: Bert Bial on Playing Shostakovich With the Composer in Attendance

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The Philharmonic warmly remembers Bert Bial on his passing with a flashback video.

The former New York Philharmonic bassoonist / contrabassoonist and photographer (1957-95), recalls performing Shostakovich's Fifth Symphony in Moscow in 1959, led by then Music Director Leonard Bernstein, with the composer in attendance.

Watch the video below!

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