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Leon Botstein

On the Future of Wagnerism: Do New Revelations About Hitler's Taste in Art Cast New Light on Wagner Appreciation?

Lawrence D. Mass, M.D. | Posted 04.20.2014 | Arts
Lawrence D. Mass, M.D.

What's to be done about someone whose art is or seems to be so great, but whose prejudices were unquestionably contributory to great evil? How do you continue to appreciate art once aware of the enormity it was accessory to?

William Weaver's Eco Chamber

Elizabeth Kiem | Posted 11.17.2013 | Arts
Elizabeth Kiem

William Weaver, the American dean of modern Italian literature, died last Tuesday in Rhinebeck, New York. Weaver ('Bill' to friends) was a musicologis...

The Global Search for Education: Change Leaders -- Leon Botstein

C. M. Rubin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
C. M. Rubin

In the traditionally conservative world of academia, Leon Botstein is unafraid to challenge the status quo. His most recent cause du jour is of course the new Bard College admissions exam.

The Global Search for Education: If Music Be the Food....

C. M. Rubin | Posted 09.25.2011 | Education
C. M. Rubin

Let us speak of even greater things with the innovative educator and president of Bard College, Leon Botstein: a man who understands the juxtaposition of art and education better than any.

The Global Search for Education: The Way Out of Poverty

C. M. Rubin | Posted 07.10.2011 | Education
C. M. Rubin

American educators and policy makers are trying to figure out how we, as a highly developed nation, can improve our education systems so that America can stay at the top in a rapidly changing world.

WATCH: Colbert Grills Bard College President Leon Botstein

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Bard College President, American Symphony Orchestra Conductor, public intellectual and bow-tie aficionado Leon Botstein paid a visit to Stephen Colber...

Apocalypse Wow -- "Berg and His World" at Bard SummerScape

Albert Imperato | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Albert Imperato

The Bard Music Festival now makes up the last two weekends of the seven-week SummerScape festival, and is SummerScape's centerpiece and guiding spirit.

DIVERSE ART: Summerscape Festival

bloomberg.com | Zinta Lundborg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

Head up the Hudson Valley to Bard College for Odon von Horvath's "Judgment Day." First seen in 1937 and not much since, the play shows a town ripped ...

Susan Wadsworth: Almost 50 Years of Young Concert Artists Series

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Jim Luce

Not many people can fulfill their passion - and build an institution - for fifty years. Susan Wadsworth can. The founder of the Young Concert Artist...

Leon Botstein and the American Symphony Orchestra Perform the Music of Henry Cowell

Albert Imperato | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Albert Imperato

It's Cowell's biography that pushes this concert into the realm of serious social importance. For four years he was imprisoned in San Quentin for homosexual relations with a consenting man.