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October 2, 2013

THE LETTERED BERNSTEIN

"By the time Leonard Bernstein died in 1990, he was unquestionably America's best-known classical musician. Yet his achievements were viewed with persistent skepticism by critics and scholars. They acknowledged his wide-ranging talents--he was equally gifted as a conductor, a pianist, and a composer of music for both the concert hall and the musical-comedy stage--but his underlying seriousness was always in question..."

Posted October 2, 2013 1:19 PM

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