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1 Leonard Bernstein in 5 or so minutes. By: Arthur BOB Silverstein.

2 Brief Overview Born on August 25, 1918, in Lawrence Massachusetts. Born on August 25, 1918, in Lawrence Massachusetts. Went to an orchestral performance and heard the piano. Went to an orchestral performance and heard the piano. Fell in love and started to learn how to play. Fell in love and started to learn how to play. Ironically, when his father found out, he stopped paying for them, even though money was not a problem. Ironically, when his father found out, he stopped paying for them, even though money was not a problem. He started teaching kids, and used to money to pay for lesson for himself. He started teaching kids, and used to money to pay for lesson for himself. He went to Harvard University. He went to Harvard University. Then went to study music at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia. Then went to study music at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia. Was a revered conductor, composer, pianist and educator. Was a revered conductor, composer, pianist and educator. He conducted Beethovens 9 on December 25, 1989 as part of a celebration of the Berlin wall collapse. He conducted Beethovens 9 on December 25, 1989 as part of a celebration of the Berlin wall collapse. It was broadcast in 20 countries and estimated 100 million people watched. It was broadcast in 20 countries and estimated 100 million people watched. Died on October 14, Died on October 14, He was buried in Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, New York. He was buried in Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, New York.

3 Life: Highs First Jewish conductor on PBS in the 1980s. First Jewish conductor on PBS in the 1980s. Got to conduct many different orchestras. Got to conduct many different orchestras. Won many Grammys and 1 Tony. Won many Grammys and 1 Tony. Married Felicia Montealegre, a Chilean actress, in 1951 and with her had three children. Married Felicia Montealegre, a Chilean actress, in 1951 and with her had three children.

4 Music Pieces (Listening Example) West Side Story. West Side Story. The plot is loosely adapted from William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, in that the best friend of a gang leader falls in love with the relative of a rival gang's leader. The plot is loosely adapted from William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, in that the best friend of a gang leader falls in love with the relative of a rival gang's leader. Watching/Listening Example: Watching/Listening Example: The Overture/Opening The Overture/Opening

5 This is the advertising poster that was made for the movie when the started to advertise.

6 1 more Watching/Listening Example: I would tell you, but it would ruin the surprise. I would tell you, but it would ruin the surprise. 16 Theatre Pieces 16 Theatre Pieces 16 Concert Hall Pieces 16 Concert Hall Pieces 3 Church or Synagogue Pieces 3 Church or Synagogue Pieces 3 Chamber Pieces 3 Chamber Pieces 4 Vocal Pieces 4 Vocal Pieces 4 Books 4 Books

7 Awards 22 Grammys 22 Grammys Best Album for Children (3) Best Album for Children (3) Best Orchestral Performance (3) Best Orchestral Performance (3) Best Choral Performance (3) Best Choral Performance (3) Best Opera Recording (2) Best Opera Recording (2) Best Classical Vocal Performance (1) Best Classical Vocal Performance (1) Best Instrumental Soloist(s) Performance (with orchestra) (2) Best Instrumental Soloist(s) Performance (with orchestra) (2) Best Classical Contemporary Composition (1) Best Classical Contemporary Composition (1) Best Classical Album (7) Best Classical Album (7) 1 Tony 1 Tony Best Original Score (Wonderful Town) Best Original Score (Wonderful Town)

8 The End That was Leonard Bernstein.


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