Discreet lobbying by the outgoing music director Kirill Petrenko has prompted Bavarian State Opera to make belated amends to the man who conducted the first Parsial.
The statement says:
In memory of Hermann Levi, the Orchestra Academy of the Bavarian State Opera will be renamed the Hermann Levi Academy of the Bavarian State Orchestra during the memorial concert on July 23, under the musical direction of Kirill Petrenko . Because of his Jewish origins, recognition for Levi’s work has been downplayed and his memory neglected since the 1930s. With the renaming of the orchestra academy, this omission is to be remedied and the work of Hermann Levi is to be given due importance again.