30 Thought-Provoking Quotes By Leonard Bernstein, The Music Maestro
Composer Whose Best-Known Work is the Broadway Musical 'West Side Story'
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Leonard Bernstein was an American composer, author, music lecturer, pianist and conductor, regarded as one of the most celebrated music composers. Bernstein is considered as the greatest music composer in American history, and throughout his tenure as the New York Philharmonic director; he produced some of great musical experiences ever witnessed. Additionally, Bernstein broke the mould in more ways than one when he became a television personality by delivering lectures on the different aspects of classical music and it continued from 1954 till his death 1990. Some of his most famous works include the music for ‘West Side Story’, ‘Mass’, ‘On the Town’, ‘Peter Pan’, ‘On the Waterfront’ and ‘Candide’ among many other compositions that made him the one of the most popular music composers of the 20th century. Other than being a highly skilled conductor, he was a gifted pianist and overall, an extremely versatile music maestro. Bernstein also wrote regularly on music and provided an insight into the finer aspects of music to a wide range of people. As was evident from his long tenure on television, Bernstein was a gifted orator and here is a collection of some of his famous quotes and thoughts. Let us browse through deceptively simple, sensible and inspirational quotes and thoughts by Leonard Bernstein that hold a world of wisdom.