Leonard Bernstein

1918–1990, AMERICAN

Known as much for his flamboyant conducting as for his own eclectic compositions, Bernstein was acclaimed worldwide for his contribution to both “serious” concert music and Broadway musicals.

LEONARD BERNSTEINBernstein is shown here in February 1970 at the Queen Elizabeth Hall in London. After leaving the New York Philharmonic in 1969, he performed as a guest conductor with numerous orchestras around the world.

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The New York Philharmonic

Founded in 1842, the New York Philharmonic is the oldest of the “Big Five” US orchestras (New York Philharmonic, ...

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