The importance of Leonard Bernstein will be discussed again and again this year, the centennial of his birth. The multitalented musician can be a little hard to pin down, though, because he did so many things so well (and not as well as he wanted to do). In the podcast below, Bernstein’s talent as an educator is cogently considered, specifically as host of the Young People’s Concerts at the New York Philharmonic, broadcast on CBS television from 1958-1972. From Sara Fishko at WYNC.
A radio piece, in which I am interviewed, about what it sounds like on stage playing in a symphony orchestra. Gideon Brower produced.
On stage with the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Public Radio International, Studio 360, Sept. 21, 2017.