Leonard Bernstein is one of the most widely performed composers of the 20th-century * Works successfully bridge divide between classical and popular idioms * Music combines jazz-inspired energy, theatrical panache and active stylistic eclecticism * Acclaimed stage works include West Side Story, On the Town and Candide* Dance collaborations with Jerome Robbins including Fancy Free, Facsimile and The Dybbuk* One of the most admired conductors of the post-war era, particularly associated with the New York, Israel and Vienna Philharmonics, Boston and London Symphony Orchestras and Tanglewood Festival * Important role as an educator, including pioneering work on television * Output recorded extensively on Sony and Deutsche Grammophon
Looking Ahead: The Leonard Bernstein Centennial will be celebrated during the 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 seasons, with series and special programming being planned by artists and presenters all over the world.
"Bernstein's music is cross-over without compromise, a corpus of work that simply had to be." — Independent
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