Leonard Bernstein


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in Lawrence, Massachusetts, The United States
August 25, 1918

Died
October 14, 1990

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Leonard Bernstein was an American conductor, composer, author, music lecturer and pianist. He was the first conductor born and educated in the United States of America to receive world-wide acclaim. He is perhaps best known for his long conducting relationship with the New York Philharmonic, which included the acclaimed Young People's Concerts series, and his compositions including West Side Story, Candide, and On the Town. He is known to baby boomers primarily as the first classical music conductor to make many television appearances, all between 1954 and 1989. Additionally he had a formidable piano technique and was a highly respected composer. He is one of the most influential figures in the history of American classical music, championi ...more

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The Joy of Music

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4.18 avg rating — 1,754 ratings — published 1959 — 15 editions
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West Side Story

4.35 avg rating — 1,811 ratings — published 1957 — 10 editions
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The Unanswered Question: Si...

4.48 avg rating — 162 ratings — published 1976 — 4 editions
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The Leonard Bernstein Letters

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4.28 avg rating — 108 ratings — published 2013 — 6 editions
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Young People's Concerts

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4.16 avg rating — 111 ratings — published 1970 — 14 editions
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Infinite Variety of Music

4.43 avg rating — 96 ratings — published 1966 — 7 editions
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Candide - Vocal Selections:...

3.87 avg rating — 53 ratings — published 1976
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Findings

4.06 avg rating — 36 ratings — published 1982 — 3 editions
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El maestro invita a un conc...

4.64 avg rating — 11 ratings — published 1962
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Wonderful Town: Piano/Vocal...

4.36 avg rating — 11 ratings — published 2004 — 2 editions
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“Music . . . can name the unnameable and communicate the unknowable.”
Leonard Bernstein

“To achieve great things, two things are needed: a plan and not quite enough time.”
Leonard Bernstein

“This will be our reply to violence:
to make music more intensely,
more beautifully,
more devotedly than ever before.”
Leonard Bernstein

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