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Leonard Bernstein

Leonard Bernstein
Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990) was an American composer, conductor, author, music lecturer, and pianist. He was the long-time music director of the New York Philharmonic, composing the scores of the broadway musicals West Side Story and Candide. Bernstein was among the first conductors born and educated in the United States to receive worldwide acclaim, and he was the first conductor to give a series of television lectures on classical music, starting in 1954 and continuing until his death.
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The element of the unexpected is so often associated with Beethoven. But surprise is not enough; what makes it so great is that no matter how shocking and unexpected the surprise is, it always somehow gives the impression—as...
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Every artist copes with reality by means of his fantasy. Fantasy, better known as imagination, is his greatest treasure, his basic equipment for life. And since his work is his life, his fantasy is constantly in...
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Leonard Bernstein "The gift of the imagination is by no means an exclusive property of an artist; it is a gift we all share; to some degree or other all of us, all of you,...