Leonard Bernstein was one of America's foremost conductors and champions of classical music in the 20th century, along with composing such works as West Side Story, Candide, and his Mass. Developed and maintained by the Leonard Bernstein Society, this site contains a wealth of printed interviews, musical excerpts, and other ephemera that will be of great interest to those with a passion for American music. Visitors to the site can explore the sections through a pull-down menu located on the homepage, or search for a specific media type under the Browse Site section. A message board allows users to post and respond to questions about Leonard Bernstein, and the left side of the main page contains news updates about upcoming performances of his different works. Under the Life's Works section, users can access the Red Book, which is a comprehensive and detailed catalog of Bernsteins compositions, speeches, and honors, along with a discography and selection of recommended recordings. The site is rounded out with a nice collection of audio clips such as highlights of Mr. Bernstein's auspicious debut with the New York Philarmonic, the famed Norton Lectures at Harvard, and selections from the Young Peoples Concerts.
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