NY Philharmonic’s Longtime Archivist & Historian Shows Us Her 10 Favorite Pieces from the NY Philharmonic Archives

As she prepares to embark on her newest adventure, getting her doctorate from Oxford University, the New York Philharmonic’s first archivist and historian Barbara Haws reminisces on her 10 favorite pieces that she has encountered during her 30 years of working for America’s oldest orchestra. She has photographed thousands of pieces in the collection, making much of it available to view in their digital archive. Among her favorites are the diary belonging to Philharmonic founder Ureli Corelli from the early 1800’s and a response letter from Leonard Bernstein to an annoyed audience member. Click to discover just a few of the other treasures Barbara has come across!