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Early Influences

Donald Macleod focuses on Leonard Bernstein's early influences and student years, from his weekly visits to the synagogue in Boston to his time as a student at Harvard.

Donald Macleod explores the extraordinary life of Leonard Bernstein; inexhaustible conductor, educator, performer and personality. Despite his prowess on the podium, Bernstein considered himself to be first and foremost a composer. The first programme explores his early influences, from weekly visits to the local synagogue in Boston, to his years as a student at Harvard University. A chance meeting with Aaron Copland led to Bernstein's entree into New York's elite cultural circles.

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Mon 6 Sep 2010 12:00

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  • Leonard Bernstein

    Shivaree

    Performers: London Philharmonic Orchestra, Jorge Mester (conductor)

    • KOCH 37012 2.
    • 14.
  • Leonard Bernstein

    Hashkivenu

    Performers: Hans Peter Blochwitz (tenor), BBC Singers, Arnal Ital (conductor), Christopher Bowers-Broadbent (organ)

    • NAXOS 855940 6.
    • 2.
  • Leonard Bernstein

    7 Anniversaries

    Performer: Leonard Bernstein (piano)

    • RCA GD 60915.
    • 11.
  • Leonard Bernstein

    Symphony no. 1 "Jeremiah"

    Performers: Christa Ludwig (mezzo-soprano), Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Leonard Bernstein (conductor)

    • DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 457757 2.
    • 4.
  • Leonard Bernstein

    I hate music

    Performers: Leonard Bernstein (piano), Jennie Tourel (soprano)

    • SMK 60697.
    • 10.

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