Leonard Bernstein

5 Maestro-Approved Online Picks for Classical Beginners

“In our fast-paced lives where our attention is pulled in 100 different directions at any given moment, classical music is a timeless and useful tool to help us learn how…

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Maestro Bernstein At 100

Conductor and educator Leon Botstein penned a thoughtful and substantive article entitled The Legacy of Leonard Bernstein for the Fall 2017 issue of Symphony, the publication of the League of…

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The Educational Legacy of Bernstein

If you were born in the United States before 1965, chances are you viewed at least one of Leonard Bernstein’s fifty-three televised Young People’s Concerts broadcast between 1958 and 1972….

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Maestro Maull’s Article on bachtrack about Leonard Bernstein

George Marriner Maull on the educational legacy of Bernstein If you were born in the United States before 1965, chances are you viewed at least one of Leonard Bernstein’s fifty-three…

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Mr. Rose’s Question – Not To Be Confused With Mr. Holland’s Opus

Last March I blogged about a Charlie Rose interview with outgoing New York Philharmonic Music Director Alan Gilbert. Below is the question posed to Maestro Gilbert that really captured my…

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Open Sesame

Do you remember the first time you encountered that phrase? Perhaps you saw it in an English translation of Antoine Galland’s Les Mille et une nuits (One Thousand and One…

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