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Leonard Bernstein: An American Musician

Leonard Bernstein:  An American Musician

by Allen Shawn,
The Jerusalem Post, October 24, 2014

Leonard Bernstein made his debut as the conductor of the New York Philharmonic at Carnegie Hall on November 14, 1943, replacing Bruno Walter, who had the flu. Although he had never rehearsed the compositions on the program with the orchestra, the 25-year-old received a standing ovation at the end of concert.


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