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Leonard Bernstein Collection

includes music and literary manuscripts, photos, audio and video recordings, and correspondence from one of 20th-century America's most important musical figures. See a photo gallery and timeline of Bernstein's life (1918-1990). Read an essay, "Professor Lenny." Learn about Bernstein's work and accomplishments as a composer, conductor, pianist, writer, and teacher. (Library of Congress)

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Interesting Fact:

The New York Philharmonic already had a tradition of presenting concerts for young people when between 1958 and 1972 Leonard Bernstein took advantage of the medium of television to introduce music to children and instruct them in how to become informed, discerning listeners.
Bernstein, 1936. Photographer unidentified. (Music Division)

Bernstein, 1936

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