Leonard Bernstein

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Leonard Bernstein (ˈbɜrnstn; August 25, 1918 – October 14, 1990) was an American composer, conductor, author, music lecturer, and pianist. He was among the first conductors born and educated in the United States of America to receive worldwide acclaim. According to Donal Henahan, he was "one of the most prodigiously talented and successful musicians in American history."

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Filmography

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Selected Leonard Bernstein film and TV show credits.

Music Department Credits

2003
Leonard Bernstein: Candide (TV Movie)
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2001
Trouble in Tahiti (TV Movie)
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1989
Bernstein Conducts Candide (TV Show)
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1988
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Requiem (TV Movie)
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1987
Side By Side By Sondheim
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1986
Der Rosenkönig
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1986
Haydn: Die Schöpfung (TV Movie)
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1985
The Making of 'West Side Story' (TV Movie)
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1984
Schumann: The Symphonies
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1978
Fidelio (TV Movie)
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1976
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1975
Gustav Mahler: Symphonie Nr. 8 (TV Show)
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1972
Gustav Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde (TV Show)
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1972
Oedipus Rex (TV Show)
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1971
Great Performances (TV Show)
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1970
Bernstein on Beethoven: A Celebration in Vienna (TV Movie)
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1970
Bernstein in London: Verdi's Requiem (TV Movie)
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1963
Young People's Concerts: The Latin American Spirit (TV Show)
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1962
Young People's Concerts: The Sound of a Hall (TV Movie)
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1961
Romanticism in Music (TV Movie)
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1952
Omnibus (TV Show)
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1949
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Soundtrack Credits

2013
The Vision of Paolo Soleri: Prophet in the Desert
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2013
From Broadway with Love: A Benefit Concert for Sandy Hook
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2013
Secret Voices of Hollywood
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2013
14.000.000.000$!!!
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2012
Game Change (TV Movie)
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2011
LA Phil Live (TV Show)
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2011
Die Harald Schmidt Show
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2010
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2010
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2010
Gent de paraula
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2009
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2009
Glee (TV Show)
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2009
David Garrett Live in Berlin (TV Movie)
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2009
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2009
Blanche Neige (TV Movie)
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2007
Banda sonora (TV Show)
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2007
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2007
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2007
Beethoven: The Piano Concertos
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2006
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2006
Ugly Betty (TV Show)
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2005
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2005
Grey's Anatomy (TV Show)
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2005
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2004
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2004
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2004
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2004
The Ninth (TV Show)
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2003
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2003
Harvie Krumpet (Short Film)
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2002
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2002
Contact (TV Movie)
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2002
Last Dance
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2002
Salvador Escamilla: 40 anys d'ofici (TV Movie)
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2001
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2001
Six Feet Under (TV Show)
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2000
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2000
Top Ten (TV Show)
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1999
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1999
Österreich - Unser Jahrhundert (TV Show)
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1998
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1998
It's Tough to Be a Bug (Short Film)
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1998
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1998
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1997
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1996
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1996
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1995
Barbra: The Concert (TV Movie)
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1995
Hamish Macbeth (TV Show)
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1995
Rock Family Trees (TV Show)
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1994
100 Years at the Movies (TV Show)
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1994
The 3 Tenors in Concert 1994 (TV Movie)
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1994
Bert (TV Show)
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1994
Friends (TV Show)
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1993
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1993
The Nanny (TV Show)
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1992
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1992
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1991
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1990
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1990
Waiting for God (TV Show)
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1990
Leonard Bernstein in Salzau
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1989
Quantum Leap (TV Show)
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1989
The Simpsons (TV Show)
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1988
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1988
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1988
The Wonder Years (TV Show)
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1988
Jean Sibelius: Symphonie No. 2 D-dur
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1987
Musical Toast: The Stars Shine on Public Television, A (TV Movie)
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1987
A Capitol Fourth (TV Movie)
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1986
One Voice (TV Movie)
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1986
Designing Women (TV Show)
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1986
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1985
The Making of 'West Side Story' (TV Movie)
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1984
Bernstein: Conductor, Soloist, Teacher (TV Movie)
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1980
The Late Late Lien Show (TV Show)
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1978
Fidelio (TV Movie)
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1978
Het is weer zo laat! (TV Show)
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1977
Jimmy Carter's Inaugural Gala (TV Movie)
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1977
Pink Lips
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1976
The Muppet Show (TV Show)
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1976
The Unanswered Question: Six Talks at Harvard (TV Show)
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1976
Bernstein in London (TV Movie)
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1976
The Story of Eloise
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1975
Austin City Limits (TV Show)
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1975
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1975
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1974
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1974
Pen Pals
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1973
Magnavox Presents Frank Sinatra (TV Movie)
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1972
Young People's Concerts: Liszt and the Devil (TV Movie)
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1972
John Lennon and Yoko Ono Present the One-to-One Concert (TV Movie)
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1971
Great Performances (TV Show)
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1970
Mary Tyler Moore (TV Show)
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1970
Liza (TV Movie)
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1970
Bernstein on Beethoven: A Celebration in Vienna (TV Movie)
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1970
New York Philharmonic Young People's Concerts: Fidelio - A Celebration of Life (TV Movie)
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1969
Young People's Concerts: Two Ballet Birds (TV Movie)
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1969
Young People's Concerts: Berlioz Takes a Trip (TV Movie)
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1968
Young People's Concerts: Fantastic Variations (Don Quixote) (TV Movie)
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1967
Young People's Concerts: Alumni Reunion
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1966
The Monkees (TV Show)
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1966
Young People's Concerts: Young Performers - Pictures at an Exhibition (TV Movie)
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1965
Señora, La
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1965
Young People's Concerts: A Tribute to Sibelius (TV Movie)
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1965
Young People's Concerts: Musical Atoms - A Study of Intervals (TV Movie)
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1964
Shindig! (TV Show)
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1964
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1964
Young People's Concerts: What Is Sonata Form? (TV Movie)
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1964
Jazz 625 (TV Show)
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1963
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1963
Young People's Concerts: The Latin American Spirit (TV Show)
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1963
John F. Kennedy Memorial Concert (TV Movie)
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1963
Young People's Concerts: Young Performers 5 (TV Movie)
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1962
Julie and Carol at Carnegie Hall (TV Movie)
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1962
Young People's Concerts: What Is a Melody? (TV Movie)
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1962
Young People's Concerts: Happy Birthday, Igor Stravinsky (TV Show)
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1962
Young People's Concerts: The Sound of a Hall (TV Movie)
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1962
Young People's Concerts: Young Performers 3 (TV Movie)
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1961
Young People's Concerts: What Is Impressionism? (TV Movie)
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1961
Young People's Concerts: Aaron Copland Birthday Party (TV Movie)
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1961
Young People's Concerts: Folk Music in the Concert Hall (TV Movie)
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1961
A Joyful Noise
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1960
Leonard Bernstein and the New York Philharmonic in Berlin (TV Movie)
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1960
Creative Performer, The (TV Movie)
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1960
Young People's Concerts: Young Performers 1 (TV Movie)
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1960
Rhythm
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1959
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1958
Wonderful Town (TV Movie)
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1958
Young People's Concerts: What Does Music Mean (TV Movie)
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1957
The Lux Show (TV Show)
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1954
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1952
Omnibus (TV Show)
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1949
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50 años de (TV Show)
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Daimei no nai ongakukai (TV Show)
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Òpera en texans
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Writer Credits

2001
Trouble in Tahiti (TV Movie)
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1989
Bernstein Conducts Candide (TV Show)
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1985
Bernstein on Mahler (TV Show)
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1980
Teachers and Teaching: An Autobiographical Essay by Leonard Bernstein (TV Show)
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1976
The Unanswered Question: Six Talks at Harvard (TV Show)
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1975
Leonard Bernstein Rehearses Mahler
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1974
New York Philharmonic Young People's Concerts: What Makes a Gershwin Tune a Gershwin Tune?
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1972
Young People's Concerts: Holst - The Planets (TV Movie)
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1972
Young People's Concerts: Liszt and the Devil (TV Movie)
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1971
Young People's Concerts: Thus Spoke Richard Strauss (TV Movie)
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1971
Gustav Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde
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1970
Bernstein on Beethoven: A Celebration in Vienna (TV Movie)
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1970
Young People's Concerts: Anatomy of a Symphony Orchestra (TV Movie)
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1970
New York Philharmonic Young People's Concerts: Fidelio - A Celebration of Life (TV Movie)
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1970
Young People's Concerts: A Copland Celebration (TV Movie)
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1969
Young People's Concerts: Two Ballet Birds (TV Movie)
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1969
Young People's Concerts: Bach Transmogrified (TV Movie)
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1969
Young People's Concerts: Berlioz Takes a Trip (TV Movie)
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1968
Young People's Concerts: Fantastic Variations (Don Quixote) (TV Movie)
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1968
Young People's Concerts: Quiz Concert - How Musical Are You? (TV Movie)
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1968
Young People's Concerts: Forever Beethoven
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1967
Young People's Concerts: A Toast to Vienna in 3/4 Time (TV Movie)
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1967
Young People's Concerts: Charles Ives, American Pioneer (TV Movie)
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1967
Inside Pop: The Rock Revolution
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1967
Young People's Concerts: Alumni Reunion
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1967
Young People's Concerts: Young Performers No. 8
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1966
Young People's Concerts: What Is a Mode? (TV Movie)
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1966
Young People's Concerts: A Birthday Tribute to Shostakovich (TV Movie)
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1966
Young People's Concerts: Young Performers - Pictures at an Exhibition (TV Movie)
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1965
Young People's Concerts: The Sound of an Orchestra (TV Movie)
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1965
Young People's Concerts: A Tribute to Sibelius (TV Movie)
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1965
Young People's Concerts: Musical Atoms - A Study of Intervals (TV Movie)
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1965
Young People's Concerts: Young Performers 6 (TV Movie)
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1964
Young People's Concerts: What Is Sonata Form? (TV Movie)
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1964
Young People's Concerts: Farewell to Nationalism (TV Movie)
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1963
Young People's Concerts: The Latin American Spirit (TV Show)
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1963
Young People's Concerts: Young Performers 5 (TV Movie)
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1963
Young People's Concerts: Young Performers 4 (TV Movie)
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1962
Young People's Concerts: What Is a Melody? (TV Movie)
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1962
Young People's Concerts: Happy Birthday, Igor Stravinsky (TV Show)
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1962
Leonard Bernstein and the New York Philharmonic in Japan (TV Movie)
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1962
The Drama of Carmen (TV Show)
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1962
Young People's Concerts: The Road to Paris (TV Movie)
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1962
Young People's Concerts: Overtures and Preludes (TV Movie)
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1962
Young People's Concerts: The Sound of a Hall (TV Movie)
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1962
Young People's Concerts: Young Performers 3 (TV Movie)
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1961
Young People's Concerts: What Is Impressionism? (TV Movie)
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1961
Young People's Concerts: Aaron Copland Birthday Party (TV Movie)
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1961
Young People's Concerts: Folk Music in the Concert Hall (TV Movie)
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1961
Romanticism in Music (TV Movie)
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1961
Drama Into Opera: Oedipus Rex (TV Movie)
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1961
Young People's Concerts: Young Performers 2
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1961
Young People's Concerts: Modern Music from All Over
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1960
Leonard Bernstein and the New York Philharmonic in Berlin (TV Movie)
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1960
Creative Performer, The (TV Movie)
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1960
Young People's Concerts: Unusual Instruments of Past, Present and Future (TV Movie)
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1960
Young People's Concerts: The Second Hurricane (TV Movie)
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1960
Young People's Concerts: Young Performers 1 (TV Movie)
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1960
Rhythm
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1959
New York Philharmonic in Venice: The Ageless Mozart, The (TV Movie)
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1959
Young People's Concerts: What Is a Concerto? (TV Show)
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1959
Young People's Concerts: What Is Classical Music? (TV Show)
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1958
Young People's Concerts: What Does Music Mean (TV Movie)
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1958
Young People's Concerts: What Is American Music? (TV Show)
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1952
Omnibus (TV Show)
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1952
Trouble in Tahiti (TV Movie)
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Quotes

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List of Leonard Bernstein quotes.

A liberal is a man or a woman or a child who looks forward to a better day, a more tranquil night, and a bright, infinite future.


Inspiration is wonderful when it happens, but the writer must develop an approach for the rest of the time... The wait is simply too long.


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Magazine Covers

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Magazine issues featuring Leonard Bernstein on the cover.
  • Leonard Bernstein - Time Magazine [United States] (4 February 1957)

Dating History

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List of Leonard Bernstein relationships, in date order.

Songs

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List of top 10 songs by Leonard Bernstein.
Song TitleYear Released *Song Rank
Rhapsody In Blue 1990 447,937
Adagio for Strings 1993 580,779
The Young Person's Guide To The Orchestra, Op. 34: Themes A-F 81,460
Symphony No. 5 in D-Minor, Op. 47: I. Moderato -
Le Carnaval des Animaux: "Volière" 98,650
The Young Person's Guide To The Orchestra, Op. 34 Fugue: Allegro Motto 110,551
America 1989 186,616
Maria 1985 193,821
Symphony No. 8 (9) In C Major, D. 944, "The Great": I. Andante; Allegro Ma Non Troppo -
An American In Paris 1997 -
* Approximate (assumes song was released same year as the album it was first released on)

Music Videos

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List of music videos for all major Leonard Bernstein songs.




First NameLeonard
Last NameBernstein
Full Name at BirthLouis Bernstein
Age72 (age at death)
Date of BirthAugust 25, 1918
BirthplaceLawrence, MA
Date of DeathOctober 14, 1990
Location of DeathNew York City
Cause of DeathHeart Failure
Star SignVirgo
ReligionJewish
EthnicityWhite
NationalityAmerican
High SchoolBoston Latin School, Boston, MA
UniversityBA, Harvard University (1939)
Curtis Institute of Music, Philadelphia, PA (1941)
Occupation CategoryConductor
Claim to FameConductor, New York Philharmonic
Music GenreClassical, Piano
Music StyleShow Tunes, Cast Recordings, Stage & Screen, Classical Crossover, Vocal, Standards, Modern Composition, Musicals, Avant-Garde
Music MoodAmiable/Good-Natured, Freewheeling, Complex, Sophisticated, Stylish, Theatrical, Sentimental, Romantic, Bright, Light, Literate, Campy, Exuberant, Refined/Mannered, Joyous, Boisterous, Fun, Lively, Brassy, Confident, Rousing
InstrumentConductor, Composer, Piano
FatherSam Bernstein
FriendsJerome Robbins, Betty Comden, Adolph Green, Donald Davidson

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