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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