Leonard Bernstein: A Centenary Celebration
100 years after composer Leonard Bernstein's birth, his son Alexander, biographer Humphrey Burton and former pupil, the conductor Marin Alsop, discuss his life and work.
This year marks the centenary of Leonard Bernstein's birth and to celebrate the occasion Front Row explores his life and music.
John Wilson is joined by his son, Alexander Bernstein, who remembers his father composing at home, and who attended many of his Young People's Concerts; by his friend and biographer, Humphrey Burton, who discusses Bernstein's multiple talents as a conductor, composer and educator; and by his pupil, the conductor Marin Alsop, who was inspired by Bernstein to take up the baton.
Presenter: John Wilson
Producer: Rebecca Armstrong.