Bandleaders #5

Leonard Bernstein

1 comment:

Fred said...

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.