Leonard Bernstein

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Leonard Bernstein
Leonard Bernstein by Jack Mitchell.jpg
BornLouis Bernstein
25 August 1918(1918-08-25)
Lawrence, Massachusetts, U.S.
Died14 October 1990(1990-10-14) (aged 72)
New York Ceety, New York, U.S.
ThriftComponer, conductor, author, lecturer, pianist
Years active1940–1990
Hauf-marrae(s)Felicia Montealegre (m. 1951; d. 1978)
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Leonard Bernstein (/ˈbɜːrnstn/ BURN-styne;[1] August 25, 1918 – October 14, 1990) wis an American componer, conductor, author, muisic lecturer, an pianist. He wis amang the first conductors born an eddicatit in the US tae receive warldwide acclaim. Accordin tae muisic creetic Donal Henahan, he wis "ane o the maist prodigiously talentit an successfu muisickers in American history."[2]

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  1. Karlin, Fred (1994). Listening to Movies 8. New York: Schirmer. p. 264. Bernstein's pronunciation o his ain name as he introduces his Peter and the Wolf.
  2. Henahan, Donal (October 15, 1990). "Leonard Bernstein, 72, Music's Monarch, Dies". New York Times. Retrieved February 11, 2009. Leonard Bernstein, one of the most prodigally talented and successful musicians in American history, died yesterday evening at his apartment at the Dakota on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. He was 72 years old. Mr. Bernstein's spokeswoman, Margaret Carson, said he died of a heart attack caused by progressive lung failure.