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Leonard Bernstein, a unique source of creative energy in America’s music throughout his entire adult lifetime, was born in Lawrence, Massachusetts, on August 25, 1918.

He was given piano lessons as a boy and had his pre-college education at the Garrison and Boston Latin schools. Going on to Harvard University, he worked with Walter Piston, Edward Burlingame Hill, and A. Tillman Merritt, among others. By the time of his graduation, in 1939, he had made an unofficial conducting debut… read more

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  • Avatar for noff01
    Agnus Dei from Mass has to be one of my favorite songs of all time. Very, very intense, especially towards the end.
  • Avatar for hjbardenhagen
    @tRAJAm: Well, that actually is the name of the composition, it's [album artist=Benjamin Britten]The Young Person's Guide To The Orchestra[/album] by [artist]Benjamin Britten[/artist]. ;-)
  • Avatar for Yamamanama
    His Mass is brilliant.
  • Avatar for Nakkinak
    favorite conductor
  • Avatar for tRAJAm
    hey someoney know name of the composition from this track "The Young Person's Guide To The Orchestra, Op. 34: Themes A-F" ?
  • Avatar for Zlotythepoet
    West Side Story is SUBLIME.
  • Avatar for Nypansolinap
    his Symphony no. 9 of Beethoven is just perfect.
  • Avatar for ulyssestone
    Bernstein the Composer, Complete Chronological Catalogue on Spotify. This great conductor & educator also wrote 27 hours of music for the age of anxiety. http://www.spotifyclassical.com/2012/06/leonard-bernstein-composer-complete.html
  • Avatar for Alexface21
    His symphony no. 2 is brilliant.
  • Avatar for Hotton5
    Eita...

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