Leonard Bernstein



Leonard Bernstein

Rating
Active
1940 to 1990
Born
August 25, 1918 in Lawrence
Died
October 14, 1990
Location
Lawrence, MA, United States
Biography
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 (his own incidental music to The Birds), and directed and performed in Marc Blitzstein's The Cradle Will Rock.
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Top Songs by Leonard Bernstein


West Side Story: Act I: America

by , Johnny Green, Suzie Kaye, West Side Story Orchestra, & George Chakiris

West Side Story: Act II: I Feel Pretty

by , Johnny Green, Yvonne Othon, Suzie Kaye, , Marni Nixon & West Side Story Orchestra

West Side Story: Somewhere

by , Johnny Green, Marni Nixon, Jim Bryant & West Side Story Orchestra

West Side Story: Act I: Something's Coming

by , Johnny Green, Jim Bryant & West Side Story Orchestra

West Side Story: Act II: One Hand, One Heart

by , Johnny Green, Marni Nixon, Jim Bryant & West Side Story Orchestra

West Side Story: Act I: Maria

by , Marianne Cooke, Robert Dean, Mike Eldred, Betsi Morrison, Michael San Giovanni, Nashville Symphony Orchestra & Kenneth Schermerhorn

America (West Side Story)

by , , , , San Francisco Symphony Chorus, Jessica Vosk, Juliana Hansen, Cassie Simone & Louise Marie Cornillez

Albums, Releases & Mixtapes


Bernstein: The Essentials

Bernstein: The Essentials

Leonard Bernstein February 16, 2018

25 Tracks

Tribute to Leonard Bernstein

Tribute to Leonard Bernstein

Leonard Bernstein April 28, 2017

26 Tracks

Leonard Bernstein & Wiener Philharmoniker

Leonard Bernstein & Wiener Philharmoniker

Leonard Bernstein April 21, 2017

50 Tracks

Bernstein: Chamber and Concert Music

Bernstein: Chamber and Concert Music

Leonard Bernstein March 3, 2017

13 Tracks

Bernstein: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 2

Bernstein: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 2

Marin Alsop January 13, 2017

21 Tracks

Leonard Bernstein - The Composer

Leonard Bernstein - The Composer

Leonard Bernstein August 10, 2016

50 Tracks

Copland: Orchestral Works

Copland: Orchestral Works

New York Philharmonic May 27, 2016

27 Tracks

Leonard Bernstein - The Conductor

Leonard Bernstein - The Conductor

Leonard Bernstein April 22, 2016

50 Tracks

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