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“… I didn’t exist without music”

Leonard Bernstein describes the importance of playing piano when he was growing up:

I just ran for the piano as soon as I could get in the door and stayed there until they threw me out. It was as though I didn’t exist without music.

Source: “Wunderkind” in Time, February 4, 1957.

Explore more of Bernstein’s love of music in this collection, on the Bernstein timeline, or using the tags below. Click here to see all collections.

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