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Leonard Bernstein

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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

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
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

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
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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