A Baltimore birthday for Bernstein

A Baltimore birthday for Bernstein
Leonard Bernstein in action during his heyday

Next Wednesday, the world-renowned Baltimore Symphony Orchestra will perform, on his centenary year, a special Bernstein birthday concert at the NCH

‘Why do so many of us try to explain the beauty of music, thus depriving it of its mystery?’’

Leonard Bernstein was always good for a quote, like the one above, so his regular appearances on American television during his life peeved many of his contemporaries, who considered him too much of a showman to be considered in the top rank of composers or conductors.

Maybe it was just because he was photographed more than...

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