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Leonard Bernstein
(1918-1990) born on
Aug 25
US composer, conductor. He was the immensely popular conductor of the N.Y. Philharmonic and best known for "West Side Story," 1957.
It was an initiation into the love of learning, of learning how to learn . . . as a matter of interdisciplinary cognition - that is, learning to know something by its relation to something else.

Music . . . can name the unnameable and communicate the unknowable.
I'm not interested in having an orchestra sound like itself. I want it to sound like the composer.
The key to the mystery of a great artist is that for reasons unknown, he will give away his energies and his life just to make sure that one note follows another inevitably . . . and leaves us with the feeling that something is right in the world.
Any great work of art . . . revives and readapts time and space, and the measure of its success is the extent to which it makes you an inhabitant of that world - the extent to which it invites you in and lets you breathe its strange, special air.
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: On Boston Latin School, in NY "Times."
R: "The Unanswered Question," 1976.
A: In "Orchestras in the Age of Jet-Set Sound," "NY Times," 6 Jan 1985.
N: "The Joy of Music," 1959.
K: "What Makes Opera Grand?," in "Vogue," Dec 1958.

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