Among others he worked with Hermann Scherchen at the German radio company ORAG. During the war he wrote a libretto for Boris Blacher's "Der Großinquisitor". On May 26th, 1945 he conducted the Philharmoniker's first performance just two weeks after WWII, eventuelly becoming the leader of the Philharmoniker.
In 1938, during the Nazi regime he founded the resistance group "Onkel Emil" together with his partner Ruth Andreas-Friedrich, helping Jews in Berlin. On August 23rd, 1945 Leo Borchard was shot by an American soldier while entering the American sector of Berlin.
Leo Borchard Discography Tracks
|L-8051||Francaix* - Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra*, Leo Borchard / Hamburg Chamber Orchestra*, Eugen Jochum||Francaix* - Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra*, Leo Borchard / Hamburg Chamber Orchestra*, Eugen Jochum - Concertino For Piano And Orchestra / Serenade (For Twelve Instruments) (10", Album)||Telefunken Capitol||L-8051||US||Unknown||Sell This Version|
Singles & EPs
|E 1714||Leo Borchard, Berliner Philharmoniker||Leo Borchard, Berliner Philharmoniker - Tosca - Potpourri (Shellac, 12")||Telefunken||E 1714||Germany||Unknown||Sell This Version|