Leonard Bernstein http://tpr.org en Leonard Bernstein's Letters http://tpr.org/post/leonard-bernsteins-letters Leonard Bernstein is widely considered one of the great American composers and conductors. Fri, 29 Nov 2013 04:25:14 +0000 editor 22727 at http://tpr.org Leonard Bernstein's Letters Energetic, Intimate 'Letters' Reveal Private Leonard Bernstein http://tpr.org/post/energetic-intimate-letters-reveal-private-leonard-bernstein <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15234027/leonard-bernstein" target="_blank">Leonard Bernstein</a> was a singular American genius. One of the great orchestra conductors of the 20th Century, he was also a composer of hit musicals like <em>West Side Story</em>, as well as symphonies and ballets. He was a teacher and television personality — his Young People's Concerts introduced generations of children to classical music.<p>But that was the public man. A new collection of letters written both by and to Bernstein is being published this week. Mon, 28 Oct 2013 14:50:30 +0000 Jeff Lunden 20917 at http://tpr.org Energetic, Intimate 'Letters' Reveal Private Leonard Bernstein Leonard Bernstein's Lone Film Score, "On the Waterfront" http://tpr.org/post/leonard-bernsteins-lone-film-score-waterfront <p></p><p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Helvetica"><span style="letter-spacing: 0.0px">Leonard Bernstein wrote only one original film score in his career, for Elia Kazan’s classic film, “On the Waterfront,” starring Marlon Brando as Terry Malloy, a troubled longshoreman and one-time contender who’s gotten mixed up with the wrong crowd. Like Brando’s character, Bernstein’s score is a mixture of tenderness, violence, and nobility.</span></p> Wed, 20 Feb 2013 04:47:48 +0000 Nathan Cone 6666 at http://tpr.org Leonard Bernstein's Lone Film Score, "On the Waterfront"