Documentary

AMERICAN MASTERS - LEONARD BERNSTEIN: REACH FOR THE NOTE

  • Description
  • One night in 1943, twenty-five year old

    Leonard Bernstein stepped in to guest

    conduct for the New York Philharmonic's

    ailing Bruno Walter and became an

    overnight sensation. Two years later, he

    was appointed symphony director - the

    first American director of a major

    orchestra in the world. Bernstein kept this

    post for 11 years, travelling extensively

    and winning international acclaim as both

    conductor and composer.

    Utilizing both personal and historic

    materials, including interviews with many

    of his contemporaries, a thorough portrait

    of Bernstein emerges as a humanitarian

    who assumed many roles and mastered

    them all through his own blend of energy,

    ego and passion.

    Filmography:

    Rod Serling: Submitted For Your Approval (1995);

    Lena Horn: In H er Own Voice (1996)

    Print Source:

    Four Media

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