containing multitudes since 2004
I know he may be one of the most controversial figures in post-war classical music (some loved him, others derided him as a hack), but I will always have fondness for Bernstein and his series of Saturday afternoon concerts for children. My mom dragged my brothers and me to a performance of Holst's The Planets and it turned me on to classical music, watching him conduct a full orchestra from front row center. I owe a great deal of my appreciation for classical music to those concerts in general, and that specific one.
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