Friday June 5, 2020

A Baltimore birthday for Bernstein

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

26th August, 2018
Leonard Bernstein in action during his heyday

‘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...

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