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The paperback was released in June of The author also performs the audiobook. Jamie writes articles and poetry, which have appeared in such publications as Symphony, DoubleTake, the nation, Opera News, and Musical America.
Alexander Bernstein is Leonard Bernstein's second child. He is president of Artful Learning, Inc.
Bernstein taught for five years at the Packer-Collegiate Institute in Brooklyn, New York, first as a second grade teacher, then as a teacher of drama for the middle school.
He has studied acting, performed professionally, and worked as a production associate at the ABC News Documentary Unit.
Bernstein holds a Master's degree in English education from New York University and a Bachelor's degree from Harvard University.
Nina Bernstein Simmons is Leonard Bernstein's youngest daughter. The next day, The New York Times carried the story on its front page and remarked in an editorial, "It's a good American success story.
The warm, friendly triumph of it filled Carnegie Hall and spread far over the air waves. From to , Bernstein was the Music Director of the New York City Symphony, which had been founded the previous year by the conductor Leopold Stokowski.
The orchestra with support from Mayor Fiorello La Guardia had modern programs and affordable tickets. In , Bernstein discussed the possibility of acting in a film with Greta Garbo —playing Tchaikovsky opposite her starring role as the composer's patron Nadezhda von Meck.
In , he conducted opera professionally for the first time at Tanglewood with the American premiere of Benjamin Britten 's Peter Grimes , which was commissioned by Koussevitzky.
That same year, Arturo Toscanini invited Bernstein to guest conduct two concerts with the NBC Symphony Orchestra , one of which also featured Bernstein as soloist in Ravel 's Piano Concerto in G.
In addition to becoming known as a conductor, Bernstein also emerged as a composer in the same period.
In January , he conducted the premiere of his Jeremiah Symphony in Pittsburgh with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. His score to the ballet Fancy Free choreographed by Jerome Robbins commissioned by American Ballet Theatre in New York in April , which was later developed into the musical On the Town with lyrics by Comden and Green that opened on Broadway in December In , he made his overseas debut with the Czech Philharmonic in Prague.
He also recorded Ravel's Piano Concerto in G as soloist and conductor with the Philharmonia Orchestra. On July 4, , Bernstein conducted the European premiere of Fancy Free with the Ballet Theatre at the Royal Opera House in London.
In , Bernstein conducted in Tel Aviv for the first time, beginning a lifelong association with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra , then known as the Palestine Symphony Orchestra.
The next year he conducted an open-air concert for Israeli troops at Beersheba in the middle of the desert during the Arab-Israeli war.
In , he conducted the inaugural concert of the Mann Auditorium in Tel Aviv. In , he conducted a concert on Mount Scopus to commemorate the Reunification of Jerusalem , featuring Mahler's Symphony No.
During the s, Bernstein recorded his symphonies and other works with the Israel Philharmonic on Deutsche Grammophon.
The city of Tel Aviv added his name to the Orchestra Plaza in the center of the city. On December 10, , he made his first television appearance as conductor with the Boston Symphony Orchestra at Carnegie Hall.
The concert, which also included an address by Eleanor Roosevelt , celebrated the one-year anniversary of the United Nations General Assembly's ratification of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights , and included the premiere of Aaron Copland 's "Preamble" with Sir Laurence Olivier narrating text from the UN Charter.
The concert was televised by NBC Television Network. In April , Bernstein performed as piano soloist in the world premiere of his Symphony No.
Part of the rehearsal for the concert was recorded and released by the orchestra. When Koussevitzky died in , Bernstein became head of the orchestra and conducting departments at Tanglewood.
In , Bernstein composed incidental music for the Broadway play Peter Pan  starring Jean Arthur as Peter Pan , Boris Karloff in the dual roles of George Darling and Captain Hook , and Marcia Henderson as Wendy.
Throughout his career, Bernstein often talked about the music of Charles Ives , who died in In , Bernstein conducted the New York Philharmonic in the world premiere of Ives' Symphony No.
The composer, old and frail, was unable some reports say unwilling to attend the concert, but his wife did.
Ives reportedly listened to a broadcast of it on a radio in his kitchen some days later. Bernstein was a visiting music professor from to at Brandeis University , and he founded the Creative Arts Festival there in The festival was renamed after him in , becoming the Leonard Bernstein Festival of the Creative Arts.
In he was the first American conductor to appear at La Scala in Milan, conducting Maria Callas in Cherubini's Medea directed by Luchino Visconti.
This opera had been virtually abandoned by performers, and he learned it in a week. In , he wrote the music for Wonderful Town on very short notice, working again with Comden and Green, who wrote the lyrics.
It won five Tony Awards , including Best Musical. In Bernstein presented the first of his television lectures for the CBS arts program Omnibus.
The live lecture, entitled "Beethoven's Fifth Symphony", involved Bernstein explaining the symphony's first movement with the aid of musicians from the "Symphony of the Air" formerly NBC Symphony Orchestra.
The program featured manuscripts from Beethoven's own hand and a giant page of the score covering the floor. Nine more Omnibus lectures followed from to later on ABC and then NBC covering jazz, conducting, American musical comedy, modern music, J.
Bach, and grand opera. Bernstein was named the music director of the New York Philharmonic in , replacing Dimitri Mitropoulos. He began his tenure in that position in , having held the post jointly with Mitropoulos from to In , Bernstein and Mitropoulos took the New York Philharmonic on tour to South America.
In his first season in sole charge, Bernstein included a season-long survey of American classical music. Bernstein held the music directorship until with a sabbatical in although he continued to conduct and make recordings with the orchestra for the rest of his life and was appointed "laureate conductor".
He became a well-known figure in the United States through his series of fifty-three televised Young People's Concerts for CBS , which grew out of his Omnibus programs.
His first Young People's Concert was televised a few weeks after his tenure began as principal conductor of the New York Philharmonic. He became as famous for his educational work in those concerts as for his conducting.
The Bernstein Young People's Concerts were the first and probably the most influential series of music appreciation programs ever produced on television, and they were highly acclaimed by critics.
All of them were released on DVD by Kultur Video half of them in Around the time he was appointed music director of the New York Philharmonic, and living opposite Carnegie Hall at The Osborne ,  Bernstein composed the music for two shows.
The first was for the operetta Candide , which was first performed in with a libretto by Lillian Hellman based on Voltaire 's novella.
The second was Bernstein's collaboration with the choreographer Jerome Robbins , the writer Arthur Laurents , and the lyricist Stephen Sondheim to produce the musical West Side Story.
The first three had worked on it intermittently since Robbins first suggested the idea in Finally, with the addition of Sondheim to the team and a period of concentrated effort, it received its Broadway premiere in and has since proven to be Bernstein's most popular and enduring score.
In , he took the New York Philharmonic on a tour of Europe and the Soviet Union, portions of which were filmed by CBS Television.
A highlight of the tour was Bernstein's performance of Dmitri Shostakovich 's Fifth Symphony , in the presence of the composer, who came on stage at the end to congratulate Bernstein and the musicians.
In October, when Bernstein and the orchestra returned to the U. He recorded it for a second time with the orchestra on tour in Japan in Bernstein seems to have limited himself to only conducting certain Shostakovich symphonies, namely the numbers 1, 5, 6, 7, 9, and He made two recordings of Shostakovich's Leningrad Symphony No.
In Bernstein and the New York Philharmonic held a Mahler Festival to mark the centenary of the composer's birth. Bernstein, Walter and Mitropoulos conducted performances.
The composer's widow, Alma , attended some of Bernstein's rehearsals. In Bernstein also made his first commercial recording of a Mahler symphony the Fourth and over the next seven years he made the first complete cycle of recordings of all nine of Mahler's completed symphonies.
All featured the New York Philharmonic except the 8th Symphony which was recorded with the London Symphony Orchestra following a concert in the Royal Albert Hall in London in The success of these recordings, along with Bernstein's concert performances and television talks, was an important, if not vital, part of the revival of interest in Mahler in the s, especially in the U.
Bernstein claimed that he identified with the works on a personal level, and once said of the composer: [He] showered a rain of beauty on this world that has not been equaled since.
Other non-U. Bernstein eventually recorded a complete cycle in New York of Sibelius's symphonies and three of Nielsen's symphonies Nos.
He also recorded Nielsen's 3rd Symphony with the Royal Danish Orchestra after a critically acclaimed public performance in Denmark. Bernstein championed American composers, especially those that he was close to like Aaron Copland , William Schuman and David Diamond.
For Columbia Records, he also started to record his own compositions more extensively. This included his three symphonies, his ballets, and the Symphonic Dances from West Side Story with the New York Philharmonic.
He also conducted an LP of his musical On The Town , the first almost complete recording of the original featuring several members of the original Broadway cast, including Betty Comden and Adolph Green.
The film version only contains four of Bernstein's original numbers. Bernstein also collaborated with the experimental jazz pianist and composer Dave Brubeck resulting in the recording Bernstein Plays Brubeck Plays Bernstein In one oft-reported incident, in April Bernstein appeared on stage before a performance of the Brahms Piano Concerto No.
During rehearsals, Gould had argued for tempi much broader than normal, which did not reflect Bernstein's concept of the music. Bernstein gave a brief address to the audience starting with "Don't be frightened; Mr Gould is here The answer is, of course, sometimes the one and sometimes the other, depending on the people involved.
Schonberg , music critic for The New York Times , as abdication of personal responsibility and an attack on Gould, whose performance Schonberg went on to criticize heavily.
Bernstein always denied that this had been his intent and has stated that he made these remarks with Gould's blessing.
Throughout his life, he professed admiration and friendship for Gould. Schonberg was often though not always harshly critical of Bernstein as a conductor during his tenure as music director.
However, his views were not shared by the audiences with many full houses and probably not by the musicians themselves who had greater financial security arising from Bernstein's many TV and recording activities amongst other things.
In the New York Philharmonic moved from Carnegie Hall to Philharmonic Hall now David Geffen Hall in the new Lincoln Center.
The move was not without controversy because of acoustic problems with the new hall. Bernstein conducted the gala opening concert featuring vocal works by Mahler, Beethoven and Vaughan Williams , and the premiere of Aaron Copland's Connotations , a serial-work that was merely politely received.
During the intermission Bernstein kissed the cheek of the President's wife Jacqueline Kennedy , a break with protocol that was commented on at the time.
In Bernstein had conducted at President John F. Kennedy 's pre-inaugural gala, and he was an occasional guest in the White House.
Years later he conducted at the funeral mass in for President Kennedy's brother Robert F. Kennedy , featuring the Adagietto from Mahler's 5th Symphony.
Jackie Kennedy famously wrote to Bernstein after the event: When your Mahler started to fill but that is the wrong word — because it was more this sensitive trembling the Cathedral today — I thought it the most beautiful music I had ever heard.
On November 23, , the day after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy , Leonard Bernstein conducted the New York Philharmonic and the Schola Cantorum of New York in a nationally televised memorial featuring the " Resurrection Symphony " by Gustav Mahler.
This was the first televised performance of the complete symphony. Mahler's music had never been performed for such an event, and since the tribute to JFK, Mahler symphonies have become part of the Philharmonic's standard repertoire for national mourning.
In Bernstein conducted Franco Zeffirelli 's production of Verdi 's Falstaff at the Metropolitan Opera in New York.
In he made his debut at the Vienna State Opera conducting Luchino Visconti 's production of the same opera with Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau as Falstaff.
During his time in Vienna he also recorded the opera for Columbia Records and conducted his first subscription concert with the Vienna Philharmonic which is made up of players from the Vienna State Opera featuring Mahler's Das Lied von der Erde with Fischer-Dieskau and James King.
He returned to the State Opera in for a production of Der Rosenkavalier and in for Otto Schenk 's production of Beethoven's Fidelio.
Sixteen years later, at the State Opera, Bernstein conducted his sequel to Trouble in Tahiti , A Quiet Place , with the ORF orchestra.
Bernstein's final farewell to the State Opera happened accidentally in following a performance of Modest Mussorgsky 's Khovanshchina , he unexpectedly entered the stage and embraced conductor Claudio Abbado in front of a cheering audience.
With his commitment to the New York Philharmonic and his many other activities, Bernstein had little time for composition during the s.
The two major works he produced at this time were his Kaddish Symphony , dedicated to the recently assassinated President John F. Kennedy , and the Chichester Psalms , which he produced during a sabbatical year he took from the Philharmonic in to concentrate on composition.
Wanting to make more time for composition was probably a major factor in his decision to step down as Music Director of the Philharmonic in , and to never again accept such a position elsewhere.
After stepping down from the New York Philharmonic, Bernstein continued to appear with them in most years until his death, and he toured with them to Europe in and to Asia in He also strengthened his relationship with the Vienna Philharmonic —he conducted all nine completed Mahler symphonies with them plus the Adagio from the 10th in the period from to All of these were filmed for Unitel with the exception of the Mahler 2nd, which instead Bernstein filmed with the London Symphony Orchestra in Ely Cathedral in In the late s Bernstein conducted a complete Beethoven symphony cycle with the Vienna Philharmonic, and cycles of Brahms and Schumann were to follow in the s.
Other orchestras he conducted on numerous occasions in the s include the Israel Philharmonic , the Orchestre National de France , and the Boston Symphony Orchestra.
In Bernstein wrote and narrated a ninety-minute program filmed on location in and around Vienna as a celebration of Beethoven's th birthday.
The program was first telecast in on Austrian and British television, and then on CBS in the U. The show, originally entitled Beethoven's Birthday: A Celebration in Vienna , won an Emmy and was issued on DVD in In the summer of , during the Festival of London, he conducted Verdi's Requiem Mass in St.
Paul's Cathedral, with the London Symphony Orchestra. Bernstein's major compositions during the s were his Mass: A Theatre Piece for Singers, Players, and Dancers ; his score for the ballet Dybbuk ; his orchestral vocal work Songfest ; and his U.
The world premiere of Bernstein's MASS took place on September 8, Commissioned by Jacqueline Kennedy for the opening of the John F.
Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D. Hastily written in places, the work represented a fusion not only of different religious traditions Latin liturgy, Hebrew prayer, and plenty of contemporary English lyrics but also of different musical styles, including classical and rock music.
In the present day, it is perhaps seen as less blasphemous and more a piece of its era: in it was even performed in the Vatican.
In Bernstein recorded Bizet 's Carmen , with Marilyn Horne in the title role and James McCracken as Don Jose, after leading several stage performances of the opera at the Metropolitan Opera.
The recording was one of the first in stereo to use the original spoken dialogue between the sung portions of the opera, rather than the musical recitatives that were composed by Ernest Guiraud after Bizet's death.
The recording was Bernstein's first for Deutsche Grammophon and won a Grammy. Bernstein was appointed in to the Charles Eliot Norton Chair as Professor of Poetry at his alma mater, Harvard University, and delivered a series of six televised lectures on music with musical examples played by the Boston Symphony Orchestra.
However, these lectures were not televised until Taking the title from a Charles Ives work , he called the series The Unanswered Question ; it was a set of interdisciplinary lectures in which he borrowed terminology from contemporary linguistics to analyze and compare musical construction to language.
The lectures are presently available in both book and DVD form. The DVD video was not taken directly from the lectures at Harvard, rather they were recreated again at the WGBH studios for filming.
This appears to be the only surviving Norton lectures series available to the general public in video format. Noam Chomsky wrote in on the Znet forums about the linguistic aspects of the lecture: "I spent some time with Bernstein during the preparation and performance of the lectures.
My feeling was that he was onto something, but I couldn't really judge how significant it was. Bernstein played an instrumental role in the exiling of renowned cellist and conductor, Mstislav Rostropovich , from the USSR in Rostropovich, a strong believer in free speech and democracy, was officially held in disgrace; his concerts and tours both at home and abroad cancelled, and in he was prohibited to travel outside of the Soviet Union.
During a trip to the USSR in , Massachusetts Senator Ted Kennedy and his wife Joan, urged by Bernstein and others in the cultural sphere, mentioned Rostropovich's situation to Leonid Brezhnev , the Soviet Union Communist Party Leader.
Two days later, Rostropovich was granted his exit visa. Chevy Chase stated in his biography that Lorne Michaels wanted Bernstein to host Saturday Night Live in the show's first season — Chase was seated next to Bernstein at a birthday party for Kurt Vonnegut and made the request in person.
However, the pitch involved a Bernstein-conducted SNL version of West Side Story , and Bernstein was uninterested.
In October , Leonard Bernstein led the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra and pianist Claudio Arrau in an Amnesty International Benefit Concert in Munich.
To honor his late wife and to continue their joint support for human rights, Leonard Bernstein established the Felicia Montealegre Bernstein Fund of Amnesty International USA to provide aid for human rights activists with limited resources.
At the same time, Bernstein made a studio recording of the opera for Deutsche Grammophon and the opera itself was filmed by Unitel and released on DVD by Deutsche Grammophon in late In May , the Israel Philharmonic played two U.
On consecutive nights, the Orchestra, with the Choral Arts Society of Washington , performed Beethoven's Ninth Symphony and Bernstein's Chichester Psalms at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.
In , Bernstein conducted the Berlin Philharmonic for the first time, in two charity concerts for Amnesty International involving performances of Mahler's Ninth Symphony.
The invitation for the concerts had come from the orchestra and not from its principal conductor Herbert von Karajan. There has been speculation about why Karajan never invited Bernstein to conduct his orchestra.
Karajan did conduct the New York Philharmonic during Bernstein's tenure. The full reasons will probably never be known—reports suggest they were on friendly terms when they met, but sometimes practiced a little mutual one-upmanship.
One oddity of the recording is that the trombone section fails to enter at the climax of the finale, as a result of an audience member fainting just behind the trombones a few seconds earlier.
Bernstein received the Kennedy Center Honors award in For the rest of the s he continued to conduct, teach, compose, and produce the occasional TV documentary.
Eisenhower had made to him in In in the U. Bernstein gave spoken introduction and actor Maximilian Schell was also featured on the programs, reading from Beethoven's letters.
In addition to conducting in New York, Vienna and Israel, Bernstein was a regular guest conductor of other orchestras in the s.
In , he and Ernest Fleischmann founded the Los Angeles Philharmonic Institute as a summer training academy along the lines of Tanglewood.
Bernstein served as artistic director and taught conducting there until Around the same time, he performed and recorded some of his own works with the Los Angeles Philharmonic for Deutsche Grammophon.
Bernstein was also at the time a committed supporter of nuclear disarmament. In he took the European Community Youth Orchestra in a "Journey for Peace" tour across Europe and Japan.
In , he conducted a recording of West Side Story , the first time he had conducted the entire work. The recording, featuring what some critics [ who?
A TV documentary The Making of West Side Story about the recording was made at the same time and has been released as a DVD.
Bernstein also continued to make his own TV documentaries during the s, including The Little Drummer Boy , in which he discussed the music of Gustav Mahler, perhaps the composer he was most passionately interested in, and The Love of Three Orchestras , in which he discussed his work in New York, Vienna, and Israel.
In his later years, Bernstein's life and work were celebrated around the world as they have been since his death. The Israel Philharmonic celebrated his involvement with them at festivals in Israel and Austria in In the London Symphony Orchestra mounted a Bernstein Festival in London with one concert that Bernstein himself conducted attended by the Queen.
Born: August 25, Lawrence, Massachusetts Died: October 14, New York, New York American composer, conductor, and pianist.
Leonard Bernstein was an American composer writer of music , conductor, and pianist. His special gift of bridging the gap between the concert hall and the world of Broadway made him one of the most glamorous musical figures of his day.
Leonard Bernstein was born Louis Bernstein in Lawrence, Massachusetts, on August 25, , to Russian-Jewish immigrants. A shy and sickly child, Louis Bernstein fell in love with music after a relative gave his family an old, weathered upright piano.
He began taking piano lessons and changed his name to Leonard at the age of sixteen. The family soon moved to Boston, Massachusetts, where Leonard studied at Boston Latin School.
He excelled in academics and graduated in From there Bernstein went on to Harvard University, where he studied business.
Although he had taken piano lessons from the age of ten and engaged in musical activities at college, his musical training began in at the Curtis Institute.
The following summer, at the Berkshire Music Festival, he met Serge Koussevitsky, who was to be his chief mentor teacher during his early years.
On Koussevitsky's recommendation two years later, Artur Rodzinski made Bernstein his assistant conductor at the New York Philharmonic.
The suddenness of this appointment, coming after two somewhat directionless years, was replaced only by the dramatic events of November 14, With less than 24 hours' notice and no rehearsal, Bernstein substituted for the sick Bruno Walter — at Carnegie Hall and led the Philharmonic through a difficult program that he had barely studied.
By the concert's end the audience knew it had witnessed the debut of a born conductor. The New York Times ran a front-page story the following morning, and Bernstein's career as a public figure had begun.
During the next few years he was guest conductor of every major orchestra in the United States until, in , he became music director of the New York Philharmonic.
Bernstein's career might have filled several average lives. It is surprising that one who had never given a solo recital performance would be recognized as a pianist.
Nevertheless, he was recognized as such from his appearances as conductor-pianist in performances of Mozart concertos and the Ravel Concerto in G.
As a composer Bernstein was a controversial open to dispute figure. His large works, including the symphonies Jeremiah , Age of Anxiety , and Kaddish , are not considered masterpieces.
Yet they are skillfully shaped and show his sensitivity to small changes of musical variety. He received more praise for his Broadway musicals.
The vivid On the Town and Wonderful Town were followed by Candide , which, though not a box-office success, is considered by many to be Bernstein's most original score.
West Side Story received international praise. Bernstein's music, with its strong contrasts of violence and tenderness, determines the feeling of the show and contributes to its special place in the history of American musical theater.
His role as an educator, in seminars at Brandeis University — and in teaching duties at Tanglewood, should not be overlooked.
He found an even larger audience through television, where his animation and distinguished simplicity had an immediate appeal.Leonard Bernstein was born in Lawrence, Massachusetts on 25 August to Samuel and Jennie Bernstein. His birth name was Louis though it was renamed to Leonard at the age of Most of his childhood was spent doing odd jobs like mopping floors and stocking wigs for a dealer. 1/26/ · Genealogy for Leonard Bernstein ( - ) family tree on Geni, with over million profiles of ancestors and living relatives. People Projects Discussions Surnames.