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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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  • Agnus Dei from Mass has to be one of my favorite songs of all time. Very, very intense, especially towards the end.
  • @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]. ;-)
  • His Mass is brilliant.
  • favorite conductor
  • hey someoney know name of the composition from this track "The Young Person's Guide To The Orchestra, Op. 34: Themes A-F" ?
  • West Side Story is SUBLIME.
  • his Symphony no. 9 of Beethoven is just perfect.
  • Bernstein the Composer, Complete Chronological Catalogue on Spotify. This great conductor & educator also wrote 27 hours of music for the age of anxiety.
  • His symphony no. 2 is brilliant.
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