In the 20th anniversary year of Bernstein's death,
GIUSEPPE PENNISI writes about
Italy's homage to Lenny
Leonard Bernstein passed away on 14 October 1990. He was born on 25 August 1918 in Lawrence, Massachusetts, into a wealthy Jewish family which had emigrated from Rovno, then in Poland but today in Ukraine. He was among the first conductors born and educated in the United States of America to receive worldwide acclaim. He was probably best known to the public as the longtime music director of the New York Philharmonic, for conducting concerts given by many of the world's leading orchestras, and for writing the music for West Side Story, Candide, Wonderful Town and On the Town.
Bernstein was the first classical music conductor to make numerous television appearances, perhaps more than any other, all between 1954 and 1989...
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