Tag: Hope and Reconciliation (1970-1990)

The final two decades of Bernstein’s life are marked by highs and lows: composition successes and disasters; education masterpieces; the death of his beloved wife; conducting triumphs at historical moments; and battling illness. Bernstein made music and memories until the very end. In 1990, Bernstein’s legacy as an American icon begins.

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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