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Leonard Bernstein

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Aceasta va fi răspunsul nostru la violență: să facem muzică mai intensă, mai frumoasă, mai devotată decât oricând

Leonard Bernstein (1) Conducting The New York City Symphony, 1945Leonard Bernstein

25 august 1918, Lawrence, Massachusetts – 14 octombrie 1990, New York City

 

Leonard Bernstein a fost un compozitor, dirijor, autor, lector de muzică și pianist american, remarcat pentru realizările sale atât în muzica clasică, cât și în cea populară, pentru stilul său de dirijat flamboiant și pentru flerul său pedagogic, în special în concertele pentru tineri.

Johannes Brahms – Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op. 68 • Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Conductor Leonard Bernstein

Familia sa era originară din din localitatea Rovno, Ucraina; Leonard a cântat la pian de la vârsta de 10 ani. În 1943 a fost numit dirijor-asistent al Filarmonicii din New York. Siguranța sa tehnică în condiții dificile și excelența interpretativă au făcut o impresie imediată și au marcat începutul unei cariere strălucite.

Gustav Mahler – Symphony No. 1 „The Titan” • Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Conductor Leonard Bernstein

Este cunoscut și a rămas în memoria publicului mai ales pentru prodigioasa sa activitate dirijorală în lumea întreagă. A condus unele din marile orchestre ale lumii: New York City Center orchestra (1945–47), a fost primul American care a dirijat la La Scala din Milano, New York Philharmonic, cu care a avut numeroase turnee în America Latină, Europa, URSS, Japonia.

A compus simfonii, balete, operete.

Leonard Bernstein – Candide Overture • London Symphony Orchestra conducted by the composer himself

Ca promotor al muzicii, a realizat un remarcabil ciclu de emisiuni TV, de educație muzicală, transmis în multe țări ale lumii..

Mai mult: https://ro.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leonard_Bernstein

 

The Best of Bernstein • Royal Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Bernstein

 

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This will be our reply to violence: to make music more intensely, more beautifully, more devotedly than ever before

Leonard Bernstein (2)Leonard Bernstein

August 25, 1918, Lawrence, Massachusetts – October 14, 1990, New York City

 

Leonard Bernstein was an American composer, conductor, author, music lecturer, and pianist, noted for his accomplishments in both classical and popular music, for his flamboyant conducting style, and for his pedagogic flair, especially in concerts for young people.

Bernstein played piano from age 10. In 1943 was appointed assistant conductor of the New York Philharmonic. His technical self-assurance under difficult circumstances and his interpretive excellence made an immediate impression and marked the beginning of a brilliant career.

George Gershwin – Rhapsody in Blue Leonard Bernstein conducts the New York Philharmonic and plays piano at the Royal Albert Hall (1976)

He subsequently conducted the New York City Center orchestra (1945–47) and appeared as guest conductor in the United States, Europe, and Israel. In 1953 he became the first American to conduct at La Scala in Milan. From 1958 to 1969 Bernstein was conductor and musical director of the New York Philharmonic, becoming the first American-born holder of those posts. With this orchestra he made several international tours in Latin America, Europe, the Soviet Union, and Japan.

Piotr Ilici Ceaikovski– Symphony No 6 in B minor „Pathetique”, op 74, Part 1 • New York Stadium Symphony Orchestra, Conductor Leonard Bernstein

His popularity increased through his appearances not only as conductor and pianist but also as a commentator and entertainer. Bernstein explained classical music to young listeners on such television shows as Omnibus and Young People’s Concerts.

After 1969 he continued to write music and to perform as a guest conductor with several symphonies throughout the world…

More on: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leonard_Bernstein

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Ludwig van Beethoven – Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125 • Conductor Leonard Bernstein (The Berlin Celebration Concert marking the fall of the Berlin Wall, Christmas Day, 1989)

 

 

Leonard Bernstein Portrait By Henri Cartier-bresson
Leonard Bernstein, Carnegie Hall, New York City by Henri Cartier-Bresson, 1960 goes on view at the National Portrait Gallery on Bernstein’s 100th birthday

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