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Pick one

...the Composer
4 (28.6%)
...the Conductor
7 (50%)
...the Pianist
0 (0%)
...the Educator
2 (14.3%)
(Other)
1 (7.1%)

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Offline Maestro267

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Your favourite Bernstein
« on: August 25, 2018, 10:10:46 AM »
Leonard Bernstein (whose centenary falls on the day I post this) is highly regarded in all the professions mentioned above. Which do you enjoy most?

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Re: Your favourite Bernstein
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2018, 11:58:31 AM »
I voted for the conductor. I think he was more successful as a conductor than as a composer. Likewise I enjoy some of his works, albeit I'm not the hugest fan of him.

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Re: Your favourite Bernstein
« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2018, 02:29:10 PM »
He was a great conductor but I voted for the composer of the Jeremiah Symphony.
"Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm" (Churchill).

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Re: Your favourite Bernstein
« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2018, 10:26:42 AM »
I voted for conductor, but there are several works of his own that I really enjoy, so I could have easily voted composer as well.
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Re: Your favourite Bernstein
« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2018, 11:14:32 PM »
I voted for conductor, but there are several works of his own that I really enjoy, so I could have easily voted composer as well.

I'm looking forward to hearing his Serenade of Plato's Symposium at a concert in London next week.
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Re: Your favourite Bernstein
« Reply #5 on: August 26, 2018, 11:25:04 PM »
the man who wrote West Side Story will live longer in the memory than any amount of brilliance on the podium.......

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Re: Your favourite Bernstein
« Reply #6 on: August 27, 2018, 04:06:54 AM »
I'm looking forward to hearing his Serenade of Plato's Symposium at a concert in London next week.

Splendid!
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Re: Your favourite Bernstein
« Reply #7 on: August 27, 2018, 04:07:50 AM »
I voted Other because, he was not one of the four, he was a total package.  He cannot be filleted like this.
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Re: Your favourite Bernstein
« Reply #8 on: August 27, 2018, 04:36:44 AM »
I voted Other because....


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Re: Your favourite Bernstein
« Reply #9 on: August 27, 2018, 05:08:46 AM »
Clothes horse  8)
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Re: Your favourite Bernstein
« Reply #10 on: August 27, 2018, 06:22:06 AM »
Splendid!

I think with your local orchestra (Boston SO) performing Shostakovich's 4th Symphony.
Can't wait!
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