Leonard Bernstein

 

Leonard Bernstein, composer, conductor, pianist, teacher, and writer, was born August 25, 1918. Among his accomplishments, he served from 1957 to 1969 as conductor and musical director of the New York Philharmonic, inaugurated two seminal television series on the performing arts, "Young People's Concerts" and "Omnibus," and lectured and mentored extensively on musical subjects. He died on October 14, 1990.

Books by Mr. Bernstein include Leonard Bernstein's Young People's Concerts,  Findings, The Joy of Music, and The Unanswered Question.