Tag: Growing Fame and Family (1958-1969)

Bernstein became a household name through his music education programs on national television. Following the success of the Omnibus series, the New York Philharmonic Young People’s Concerts began in 1958 (and continued through 1972). This period concludes the birth of Bernstein’s third child (and third symphony), numerous European travels, and concludes with his final concert as music director of the NY Philharmonic, and the death of his father.

Best of Bernstein: 10 Quotes for Inspiring and Motivating Musicians and Artists (and Every One Who Dares to Hope and Dream)

Need a little inspiration? Look no further: Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990), the great American-born and -trained conductor and composer, educator and humanitarian, spoke volumes in words and deeds: from understanding loss and disappointment, to persisting amid frustration (and fame), to devoting concerts to social causes. Here are ten of our favorite quotes (for musicians and the rest of us).

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