Biography of Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990)

Born in Lawrence Massachussetts
Studies with Piston (Harvard) and Reiner (Curtis Institute of Music)
Assistant of Koussevitzky
until 1948 head of the New York City Symphony Orchestra
Teaches in Tanglewood
Professorship for music at the Brandeis University
West Side Story
Until 1969 head of New York Philharmonics
"The Joy of Music" is published
Young People`s Concert
is published
Premiere of Halil in Israel by Jean-Pierre Rampal and the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra under Bernstein. The title ist the hebraic word for "flutequot&. Dedicated is this piece to all soldiers of Israel who died in the war of 1973, among them the 19 year old flutist Yadin Tanenbaum.
Declines a medal president Bush wanted to give him, to protest against the censorship in arts in America. Conducts the ninth symphony of Beethoven after the Berlin wall falls.
Dies in New York

Sheet music for flute:

Leonard Bernstein for flute (Sammlung)
edition on amazon
(flute, piano)
Boosey & Hawkes, HL48005945
Rating: mid-grade
  1. Maria (West Side Story)
  2. Tonight (West Side Story)
  3. Somewhere (West Side Story)
  4. Psalm 23 - 2nd Movement (Chichester Palms)
  5. A Simple Song (Mass)
  6. There is a garden (Trouble in Tahiti)
  7. Lucky to be me (On the Town)
  8. Oh, Happy we (Candide)
  9. One Hand, one heart (West Side Story)
  10. I feel pretty (West Side Story)

CDs with/from Leonard Bernstein

Klaus Arp, Jean-Claude Gérard, Rundfunkorchester des Südwestfunks
    Joaquín Rodrigo: Concierto Pastoral:
  1. Allegro (07:58:00)
  2. Adagio (11:19:00)
  3. Rondo Allegro (06:37:00)
  4. Leonard Bernstein: Halil (15:52:00)
  5. Klaus Arp: Memoires (10:05:00)
Sharon Bezaly, Brett Dean, Alan Gilbert, Jean-Jacques Kantorow, John Neschling, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, Sao Paulo Symphony Orchestra, Swedish Chamber Orchestra, Tapiola Sinfonietta
    Nicolas Bacri: Concerto for Flute and Orchestra op. 63:
  1. Largo misterioso - Allegro moderato (04:55:00)
  2. Estatico (05:22:00)
  3. Andante scorrevole (05:21:00)
  4. Leonard Bernstein: Halil (14:39:00)
  5. Brett Dean: The Siduri Dances (12:10:00)
  6. Christopher Rouse: Flute Concerto:
  7. Amhrán (04:02:00)
  8. Alla Marcia (04:15:00)
  9. Elegia (09:37:00)
  10. Scherzo (04:53:00)
  11. Amhrán (05:07:00)

Literature von/über Leonard Bernstein

Last edit 28.05.2020