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Bernstein on TV

Posted at 2:18 PM on February 22, 2010 by Rex Levang
Filed under: In the media, Musician stories

Leonard Bernstein's initial outings on TV are well-known--the famous image is of him and his musicians, standing on a huge blow-up of the score of Beethoven's Fifth. But they haven't been widely available on video till now. This New York Times article* recalls those golden days of television.

(Check out the video clip of Bernstein the vocalist, doing lines from "Macbeth" in the style of a blues.)

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