Quote Originally Posted by blansky
Didn't Leonard Bernstein, the composer/conductor (West Side Story etc)
have the same sort of scrutiny after the war as well.


Michael
I've never heard of anything like that. There were, however, some truly marvelous musicians (not that Bernstein wasn't) who were wrongfully vilified after the war, such as Wilhelm Furtwangler and Kirsten Flagstad. Herbert von Karajan, who was a card carrying Nazi, and who routinely opened his concerts with the Horst Wessel Song, became Director for Life of the Berlin Philharmonic and retired fabulously wealthy.