Monday, November 25, 2013

Conductor Erich Leinsdorf breaks the news of Kennedy's assassination [Audio]

A recording of the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s live reaction (and audience reaction) to JFK’s assassination:
 “Ladies and gentlemen, we have a press report over the wireless. We hope that it is unconfirmed, but we have to doubt it. That the president of the United States has been the victim of an assassination. We will play the funeral march from Beethoven’s Third Symphony.”