It wouldn’t be an exaggeration to call the late Ernest Fleischmann a titanic figure in the world of classical music. He put Los Angeles on the cultural map in his long reign as head of the LA Philharmonic and revived the Hollywood Bowl as an LA tradition. Guest host Martin Perlich remembers Ernest with LA Times Music Critic Mark Swed, composers William Kraft and John Williams, and longtime Fleischmann associate, Vanessa Butler.
Music intro: Esa-Pekka Salonen, LA Variations: Five Images after Sappho · Mania · Gambit · Giro / Upshaw · Karttunen; Los Angeles Philharmonic and the London Sinfonietta
Outro: Beethoven recording, part of Deutsche Grammophon's "DG Concerts" series, recorded live from Walt Disney Concert Hall in 2005/2006, Volume 3. (Available as a digital release)