Leonard Bernstein (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 The New York Times, he was "one of the most prodigiously talented and successful musicians in American history." He is quite possibly ... more »
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''Technique is communication: the two words are synonymous in conductors.''Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990), U.S. composer, conductor. Times (London, June 27, 1989).