Joan Sutherland at her debut at the Old Met in Lucia.
Mr Alfred Brendel Born in Czechoslovakia, but resident in London since 1971, the pianist Alfred Brendel’s career has extended over sixty years, during which he performed with the world’s leading orchestras & conductors. Known for his cerebral & disciplined approach to music, & for his wide-ranging intellect, he retired from public performance at the end of 2008. Appointed an Hon KBE in 1989, and was appointed Visiting Professor, in Chamber Music in 2011. He is an Hon Fellow of Peterhouse
Leonard Bernstein (1918–1990), was an American composer, conductor, author, music lecturer, and pianist. He was among the first conductors born and educated in the United States of America to receive worldwide acclaim. His fame derived from his long tenure as the music director of the New York Philharmonic, from his conducting of concerts with most of the world's leading orchestras, and from his music for West Side Story, as well as Candide, Wonderful Town, On the Town and his own Mass.