Leonard Bernstein

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Birthday: Aug 25, 1918
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American composer, conductor, and educator Leonard Bernstein made an immense contribution to music in the twentieth century. His work in film and television helped to make his name known as the first American-born composer to reach international stardom. He scored numerous musicals and films, including the On the Town (1949), On the Waterfront (1954), Wonderful Town (1958), and West Side Story (1961). In 1952, he started making regular appearances on television as a musical educator on the CBS arts series Omnibus. In 1954, he received an Oscar nomination for his original score of On the Waterfront. After becoming the first American to direct the New York Philharmonic, he started performing his Young People's Concerts. Broadcast on CBS for nearly 15 years, the Saturday morning concerts eventually moved to prime time and earned Bernstein an Emmy award for Best Musical Contribution for Television. He would go on to win three more Emmys for Outstanding Classical Performance. He was a friend and/or collaborator to nearly every major musical figure in Hollywood and Broadway, including Stephen Sondheim, Aaron Copland, and the writing team of Betty Comden and Adolph Green. In the '70s, he gave several Norton lectures at Harvard, and in the '80s he adapted Voltaire's novel Candide into a musical. During his summers, he conducted the Boston Symphony Orchestra at Tanglewood, which he did until his death of a heart attack in 1990.

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet Mozart: Requiem Actor 2006
No Score Yet Leonard Bernstein: Mass Actor 2004
No Score Yet Leonard Bernstein: Trouble in Tahiti Actor 2003
No Score Yet Candide Actor 2003
No Score Yet American Masters Actor 1999
No Score Yet Bernstein in Rehearsal and Performance Actor 1998
No Score Yet Leonard Bernstein's New York Actor 1996
No Score Yet Leonard Bernstein: The Gift of Music Actor 1993
No Score Yet Carnegie Hall at 100: A Place of Dreams Actor 1991
No Score Yet Mozart - Great Mass in C Minor Actor 1990
No Score Yet Leonard Bernstein: Candide Actor 1989
No Score Yet Ode To Freedom Actor 1989
No Score Yet Shostakovich: Symphonies 6 & 9 Actor 1986
No Score Yet Karsh: The Searching Eye Actor 1986
No Score Yet Haydn: The Creation Director 1986
No Score Yet The Making of West Side Story (Leonard Bernstein Conducts West Side Story) Actor 1985
No Score Yet Leonard Bernstein: West Side Story Director 1985
No Score Yet Leonard Bernstein: Symphony no. 9 and Manfred Overture Actor 1985
No Score Yet The Little Drummer Boy: An Essay on Mahler Host 1985
No Score Yet Metropolitan Opera - Centennial Gala Actor 1983
No Score Yet Leonard Bernstein: Reflections Actor 1978
No Score Yet Leonard Bernstein: Reflections Actor 1978
No Score Yet Brahms - Symphonies Nos. 1 & 3 Actor 1978
No Score Yet Leonard Bernstein: Chichester Psalms Symphony Nos. 1 & 2 Actor 1977
No Score Yet Bernstein in Paris: Berlioz Requiem Actor 1975
No Score Yet Bernstein in Paris - The Ravel Concerts Actor 1975
No Score Yet Unanswered Question: Six Talks at Harvard by Leonard Bernstein Actor 1973
No Score Yet Leonard Bernstein: Four Ways to Say Farewell Actor 1971
No Score Yet Bernstein in London - Verdi Requiem Actor 1970
No Score Yet Bernstein in Vienna: Beethoven, the Ninth Symphony Actor 1970

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Live From Lincoln Center
2000
Performer
  • 2006
No Score Yet American Masters
2001
Appearing
No Score Yet Great Performances
2000
Host

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