Leonard Bernstein, Composer
(1918-1990). American conductor, composer, pianist, author, educator. A Grammy and Tony Award winner, and an Oscar nominee, Bernstein's musical legacy is intertwined with the developments in mass media dissemination and celebrity exposure, as evidenced by the massive multi-genre body of works, recordings and taped radio and TV broadcasts he left behind. He was the only student to ever get an A in Fritz Reiner's conducting class at the Curtis Institute, and many of the performances he gave...