Tag: Becoming a Celebrity (1943-1957)

This period begins at a turning point in Bernstein’s professional life: substituting for an ailing Bruno Walter to conduct the New York Philharmonic (Nov. 14, 1943). Bernstein’s performance launched him into early stardom: he appeared on the cover of The New York Times the next day. These years include numerous triumphs as a conductor and composer, as well as personally.

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