Stamp of the Month: August 2018

Leonard Bernstein

The American conductor, composer and pianist Leonard Bernstein was born in Lawrence, Massachusetts on August 25, 1918th He died on 14 October 1990 in New York. In August 2018, his birthday will mark the 100th time. Bernstein began playing the piano at the age of 10 years. He studied piano and composition at Harvard University and became famous overnight in 1943 when he short notice for the ailing Bruno Walter took over the management of a broadcast concert with the New York Philharmonic. Amber is one of the greatest conductors of the 20th century and led throughout his career including the New York City Center Orchestra, the New York Philharmonic, the Vienna

Austria 6.7.2018
Philharmonic and the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra. As a guest conductor, he has worked with numerous orchestras and at all major opera houses around the world. As a composer, Bernstein created next to the famous musical “West Side Story” several orchestral works, stage works, chamber, piano and film music, as well as some vocal works.

In addition, Leonard Bernstein was an important music teacher. Take some time for the video: Leonard Bernstein answers the question “What is a Melody?” during one of his legendary “Young People’s Concerts” with the New York Philharmonic, recorded December 21.12.1962.

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Hungary 2.3.2018

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