Leonard Bernstein was a prodigiously gifted musician, a man of enormous energy and talent, who touched so many spheres of music.  His was a conductor who became front-page news in 1943 and brought Mahler back to the public’s ear in the 1960’s.  He was a composer who chronicled his beloved New York in musicals, notably “West Side Story,” and his religion in works like the “Chichester Psalms”.  He brought music to television viewers with the famous “Young Peoples’ Concerts”.  And there is so much more that could be said about Leonard Bernstein, born August 25, 1918.   We will share that information along with many of his recordings on that day as we celebrate an American genius.

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