Leonard Bernstein

Fishko Files

Bernstein's Debut

Thursday, November 14, 2013

On this very day in November of 1943, Leonard Bernstein made a historic debut that played out like a hokey melodrama. WNYC’s Sara Fishko has more in this edition of Fishko Files…

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Fishko Files

Lenny's Letters

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Earlier this week, selections from the letters of Leonard Bernstein were released in book form for the first time. As WNYC’s Sara Fishko tells us in this edition of Fishko files, the letters are pure Lenny.


Reflections from the Keyboard

'S Wonderful Gershwin

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Host David Dubal features several fine piano transcriptions of George Gershwin's work.

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Annotations: The NEH Preservation Project

A Chorus of Conversation: What Is American Music?

Monday, February 11, 2013


In recognition of tonight's State of the Union address, hear a spirited 1950 roundtable on American music, featuring Aaron Copland, Leonard Bernstein, Lukas Foss and Irving Fine.

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Classics For Kids

American Composers with a Boston Connection

Saturday, November 24, 2012

This week on Classics for Kids you’ll enjoy the music of composers who all have a Boston connection.

New York Philharmonic This Week

Bernstein Conducting Bernstein

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Leonard Bernstein conducts his own works on this week's trip into the Philharmonic archives. It features a choral work, his dramatic Third Symphony and two suites from The Dybbuk ballet.


Classics For Kids

Operettas in English

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Leonard Bernstein’s Candide is an American operetta. This week, Classics for Kids presents some more on operettas in English.

Classics For Kids

Bernstein and Musical Theatre

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Leonard Bernstein was as comfortable composing for the Broadway stage as he was for the concert hall. Find out more about the music that Bernstein wrote for the theatre this week on Classics for Kids.

WQXR Features

Audio Slideshow: Leonard Bernstein at Work

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Steve J. Sherman is a familiar face to concertgoers in New York, as the city's most prominent concert photographer. One of his most famous subjects was iconic conductor and composer Leonard Bernstein.

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