Updated: Nov 17, 2020
At this special visit, violinist Leia Zhu was graced the access to Wagner’s piano which normally locked due to the delicacy. She played Beethoven Piano Sonata No. 8
On 25 August 1938, the inaugural concert of the Lucerne Festival took place in front of the museum. Arturo Toscanini had assembled an 'elite' orchestra specifically for the occasion. He conducted a gala concert outdoors, attended by a large audience: approximately 2000 guests were invited.
This concert was broadcast on radio around the world and is considered to have been the birth of today's Lucerne Festival.
Here is the link to document this visit.
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