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"leonard bernstein" Discussed on Filmspotting
"With that, we will launch into our top 5 Josh and I are going to do a joint list here and we're going to get Michael's top 5. Now you as you are want to do from time to time on this show. You like to subvert our silly conventions. And you didn't do it with your number 5. So maybe we can table it. But you did decide to go even outside the box of all of those options. I just mentioned. Adam, I don't like this subvert. I just need to subvert. But in this case, I took your definition of let's say screen moments very loosely. And to Dave's point, there's so much wonderful stuff on YouTube that I first might have seen in a museum retrospective, 20, 30 years ago, I mean, it's just it's such precious stuff that I had to go into more like some television examples. In fact, my number one was unavoidably from a 1970 7 television production that nobody really remembers. It was called camera three. We'll get to that. We'll get to that. But yeah, I messed you up. You know, that's why I'm here. You did, but that's why we have you on. You are always here to elucidate and to educate and to entertain Michael and hopefully we'll get to all three of those ease on this show. You're going to start us off. Your number 5. It is from. A movie, a movie. Adaptation. A tradition of Sondheim's work. You're on film spotting. Yeah, sorry about that, yeah. We should just call it subversion spotting or something when I got. This is the song America music by Leonard Bernstein, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. And I'm picking the version of America from Spielberg's film version of the 2021 you mentioned. I love them both for different reasons. Those numbers, particularly, just to watch Renault and George Shakira in the 1961 version and just nailing every millisecond in every ion of Jerome Robbins choreography. In a patently confined studio setting, rooftop setting that doesn't look realistic in any way, but it's a showcase for the dance. What Spielberg has done is what I never get in most screen adaptations of any of Sondheim's work. I get a director who is as good at his job at moving a camera and finding the dynamics of a number when to cut when to move how to group the people how to just keep the rhythm surprising and propulsive. Spielberg is truly the artistic equal of Sondheim. And sometime never got to work with people that good. I mean, his whole career has been slightly dogged by working with librettists often good never up to sometimes level. And sometimes almost resents that kind of point being made over and over by many critics and I hate to be one of them, but there I am, but there you have Spielberg just setting this number on fire. Ariana debose, just setting the screen on fire. You know, a true triple threat. And it's such a rare occurrence in Sondheim's screen history where you get a number that is fully alive and up to the dynamics of the lyrics going on. And again, this is Bernstein's music, not Sondheim's, but it's a really, really sharp wooded set of lyrics still, even with an interesting adjustments made for this version all good. And I just think it's electricity.
"leonard bernstein" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Blair and PR news Washington 60 years after the Oscar winning musical hit movie theaters west side story is back with its songs by Leonard Bernstein Stephen Sondheim It all began tonight I saw you on the wall when the world Maria Tony Anita Bernardo riff and she know two rival gangs the white jets and the Puerto Rican sharks battling it out as two teenagers fall in love The new movie is directed by Steven Spielberg and written by Tony Kushner and Rachel ziegler who plays Maria and Ariana debose who plays Anita are both here with us Welcome to you Hi Thanks for having us Yeah thank you So west side story is of course one of the most famous musicals of all time I'm wondering if you both grew up with it We'll start with you Rachel Yes absolutely I grew up in a Colombian American household And so when I was 6 or 7 I was introduced to the original 1961 Robert Weiss film in the world by Rita Moreno twirling around on a rooftop in a purple dress and just being so in love with her and turning to my mom and saying mommy who is that and planted a seed and that seed has been growing for 15 years now And our Rihanna your earliest memories of this movie you're in this or this musical Do you have them Oh it's quite similar to Rachel's actually I didn't have much experience with the Broadway show but I fell in love with the film when I was 7 or 8 And I left the woman in the purple dress just dancing with furious abandon and great passion and I wanted to be just like her Of course we should point out Rita Moreno is in this film and she is the executive producer.
"leonard bernstein" Discussed on The Big Picture
"I'm Shawn fantasy. I'm Amanda Robbins. And this is the big picture, a conversation show about Steven Spielberg, perhaps you've heard of him. This week marks the release of west side story Spielberg's first musical, a remake and modest reimagining of the show that was originally conceived by Jerome Robbins with music by Leonard Bernstein and lyrics by the late great Stephen Sondheim, the original 1961 film, is legendary in Hollywood history at one best picture at the Academy Awards, along with 9 more Oscars and it remains one of the most gorgeously photographed and choreographed movies ever made. So I think Amanda, and I both had our doubts about the necessity of this remake and how foolish we were. Joining us to talk about ws S two and the work of Spielberg is a ringer senior staff writer, ringer versus co host, my partner in succession podcasting, a Spielberg fan as well. Joanna Robinson hello. Hello. I'm a silver fan, but I'm even more a musicals fan. So I'm so excited to be here for this. So excited to meet Amanda. Likewise, and join you all here. So thanks for having me. Joanna, before we get started, just because I want to share this great shame. Were you at all nervous about west side story, the remake? Oh, hugely. I was like, okay. Don't want it. Sean. Okay. I was again, I was against it. Would you say we were profoundly wrong, deeply wrong? Foolishly wrong? How wrong were we to have doubted Spielberg Tony Kushner and the aligned forces of this remake? I think I'll say I love the movie. So that's true. But I think there are some people who still have their doubts and I think that's worth addressing. But I love this movie. I was very surprised very surprised. Amanda, what do you make of it? Yeah. I mean, I put it on my top 5 movies of the year on our podcast started to spoil that for you guys. That was a great podcast..
"leonard bernstein" Discussed on Classics for Kids
"Hello, welcome to classics for kids. I'm Naomi Lewin. Leonard Bernstein was born in Massachusetts and grew up in the Boston area. Turns out that Boston was an important place for a lot of American composers. William billings was born in Boston in 1746 before there even was a country called the United States of America. Billings was a Tanner, a leather worker by profession, but he also taught choral music in the singing schools that sprouted up all over New England, and he was a composer. In addition to writing patriotic songs that were popular during the Revolutionary War, billings wrote a lot of church music. Speaking of singing schools, the oldest independent music school in the United States is in Boston. The New England conservatory of music got its start just after the Civil War. Composer George Chadwick, who was born just before the Civil War, spent nearly half of his life as director of the New England conservatory. Chadwick was one of a group of composers known as the second New England school. William billings and other colonial composers having been the first. Another member of the second New England school was John Knowles Payne, who taught at Harvard, Payne was the first Professor of music in the United States. Since pain was the first American music professor, it makes sense that he and the other members of the second New England school all studied in Europe except one. Arthur foot got all his training in America. He was awarded the first master's degree in music given in this country. Of course, the university where foot got his music degree was Harvard, where he studied with pain. How many jokes do you think foot and pain had to put up with because of their names. Another member of the second New England school Edward McDowell became famous all over the world. In this country, Edward McDowell became most famous for the farm he and his wife owned in peterborough, New Hampshire, northwest of Boston. That farm is now the McDowell colony where all kinds of artists, writers, composers, playwrights, painters, can go and work without being interrupted. There was also a woman composer who belonged to the second New England school. Amy beach, who signed her work misses H a beach, was born in New Hampshire, but when she was little, her family moved to Boston, and that's where her career as a composer and pianist began. Boston also had its share of 20th century composers. Walter piston was another Harvard professor, he wrote important textbooks as well as music. John Adams is one of the most important American composers alive today. He lives in California now, but he was born in Massachusetts, and he studied in Boston. John Adams calls that piece short ride in a fast machine. His explanation for the title is, you know how it is when someone asks you to ride in a terrific sports car and then you wish you hadn't? Maybe you felt that way after riding a roller coaster..
"leonard bernstein" Discussed on Classics for Kids
"Where you want to. Of course, there were also American born composers who wrote operettas. Once upon a time, it was hard to go to a wedding without hearing this song from the operetta Robin Hood by reginald the coven. John Philip Sousa, the march king, also loved to write operettas. His most famous one is El Capitan, but this gallop is from a susa operetta called the Irish dragoon. After a while, in both England and America, the operetta began to develop into musical theater. Leonard Bernstein's candide is kind of a combination of the two. Music from the operetta candide by Leonard Bernstein. Leonard Bernstein grew up around Boston next week on classics for kids, music by other composers with a Boston connection. I'm Naomi Lewin, I write classics for kids and produce it with Tim lantern at wgc Cincinnati. Please join me again for more classics for kids..
"leonard bernstein" Discussed on Classics for Kids
"Welcome to classics for kids. I'm Naomi Lewin. Leonard Bernstein's candide was first performed on Broadway, but today it's usually done in opera houses. That's because candide is more of an operetta than a musical. As you can guess from the name, operetta is related to opera, which is a stage work that includes music as part of the drama. In opera, the characters sing everything, but an operetta has spoken lines between the singing. Operetta got started in France where one of the most famous composers was Jacques offenbach. When often Bach's work was translated and produced in London, it was a big influence on the man who became the most famous composer of operettas in English. The pirates of penzance was just one of the operettas for which sir Arthur Sullivan wrote the music, but you never refer to Sullivan's most famous operettas by his name alone. That's because Sullivan did his best work when William S Gilbert wrote the words. It is beauty in the battle of the past. They're the grand jury in the rolling of the game. There is a look. The Tiger is unless you go through. Yes, I'd like to see your tigers from the Congo or the Niger and especially when national Gilbert and Sullivan had a great time poking fun at 19th century British society. I've been in love with Gilbert and Sullivan operetta since I was a kid when I learned a lot of the songs by heart, especially the ones with very fast words known as pater songs. I know the scientific names are being done in Memphis in children. I had the very bundle of modern major generals. Another composer from the British Isles, Victor Herbert started out as a cellist. But when he moved from Ireland to the United States, he wound up composing over 30 operettas, including babes and toilet. There were also composers from non English speaking countries who brought operetta traditions with them when they came to America. Sigmund romberg was from Hungary, growing up in a country with a royal family gave him the idea for a story about a prince who masquerades as a college student, the student prince. Bright eyes will shine lovely long. When Czech composer Rudolph frim moved to North America. He wrote an operetta set in the Canadian rockies, complete with Canadian mounted police and an Indian love call..
"leonard bernstein" Discussed on Classics for Kids
"When he was growing up, Leonard Bernstein put on all kinds of musical shows with his friends, even operas. Eventually, Bernstein got a job putting on shows at a summer camp. After he graduated from college, Bernstein shared an apartment in New York with one of his coworker friends from that camp, adolph green, who was just getting started in the theater. Adolf green was a performer, and he also became very famous along with his partner Betty Camden for writing lyrics. The words to songs in Broadway shows. On the town is a musical that started out as a ballet. Jerome Robbins was a choreographer, the person who thinks up steps for how a dance should go. During World War II, he asked Leonard Bernstein to compose a ballet about three sailors who spend a day on shore leave in New York City. That ballet, fancy free, was such a success that Bernstein condon and green turned it into a musical comedy called on the town. The Bronx is something the batteries down the people ride in the home of the ground to your New York. There were people in the classical music world who criticized Leonard Bernstein for writing musical theater. They thought he was wasting his time composing music that wasn't serious enough. Fortunately, Bernstein ignored them. His next big Broadway musical was also about New York, and it also had town in its name. Wonderful town is based on the play my sister Eileen, about two girls from the Midwest who moved to the big city. Why did I love evil? Why did I walk too far? When life was so cold I had. Leonard Bernstein's Friends, Betty Camden and adolph green wrote the lyrics for wonderful town, too. But they weren't involved in Bernstein's most famous musical. As you can hear, the music for west side story is very dramatic. In 1957, when the show opened, Broadway had never seen or heard anything like it. The plot was familiar enough, it's based on Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet about two 14th century Italian teenagers who fall in love even though their families are at war. But west side story takes place in New York City and the teenagers are caught between warring gangs. Tony is a Polish American who falls in love with a Puerto Rican girl, named Maria. I've just managed a real and suddenly that name will never be the same to me the lyrics for west side story were by a young man who went on to write both words and music to his own shows. Stephen Sondheim. Okay, by me and my family. Everything freaking amazing. Not all of Bernstein's theater music was composed for the Broadway stage. In 1971, the John F. Kennedy Center for the performing arts opened in Washington D.C. with a new theater piece by Leonard Bernstein called mass. Speaking of Washington, Bernstein also wrote a musical called 1600 Pennsylvania avenue. Some incidental music for the play, Peter Pan, and two operas that were eventually combined into one. Trouble in Tahiti and a quiet place. Another Bernstein theater piece candide has been revised so many times, no one is exactly sure which version to perform. Stylish char. Thousand chickens. He's a cabbage. That's one of the tunes Bernstein put into the overture of candide, which is based on a book by the 18th century French philosopher Voltaire. The candide aria glitter and B gay is sung by a coloratura soprano, someone who can sing very high and very fast. Lemon Bernstein's candide falls more into the category of an operetta than a musical, more about operettas next week. I'm Naomi Lewin, I write classics for kids and produce it with Tim lantern at wgc Cincinnati. Please join me again.
"leonard bernstein" Discussed on Classics for Kids
"Hello, welcome to classics for kids. I'm Naomi Lewin. His grandparents wanted him to be named Lewis, so that's what it says on the birth certificate. But his parents called him Leonard and to his friends, he was always Lenny. Leonard Bernstein was born in 1918 in Lawrence, Massachusetts, and grew up in the Boston area. For years, the only music in the house came from a wind up victrola and a radio, both of which Bernstein loved. When he was ten, his aunt Clara gave the family a piano, and he was hooked. It didn't take long before his first piano teacher told his parents they'd have to find another teacher because she couldn't keep up with her pupil. Bernstein's parents were both from Ukraine, where one of his grandfathers was a rabbi. So the Jewish religion was a very important part of Leonard Bernstein's life as he was growing up. He spent a lot of time in Hebrew school at synagogue, and the music he heard there had a big influence on him. Bernstein's father did not want his son to become a musician. Sam Bernstein sold wigs and beauty supplies, and he wanted his oldest son to take over the business. But there was no stopping Leonard Bernstein. He went to Harvard University where he majored in music. There he met conductor Dmitri metropolis, who encouraged him to become a composer. Then Bernstein met composer Aaron Copland, who became a lifelong friend and encouraged him to become a conductor. Throughout his career, Bernstein continued to be a musical triple threat. He played piano conducted and composed. Leonard Bernstein's first steady job was assistant conductor of the New York philharmonic, and that's how he got his big break. Bruno Walter, who was supposed to conduct the New York philharmonic in a live national radio broadcast from Carnegie Hall, got sick. So 25 year old Leonard Bernstein stepped in to conduct and the rest was history. The audience loved him. His picture made the front page of newspapers the next day and his conducting career was launched. Then his composing career took off too. In one year, 1944, Bernstein had his first symphony, ballet, and musical comedy performed. Bernstein was in demand all over the world as a conductor. He was the first American to conduct at the famous la Scala opera house in Milan, Italy, and he had a long association with the Israel philharmonic, but Bernstein is most famous for being the first American to become permanent conductor of a major American orchestra. The New York philharmonic. With the New York philharmonic, Bernstein used television, which was brand new back then to bring classical music to a much wider audience. When a composer writes a piece of what's usually called classical music, he puts down the exact notes that he wants, the exact instruments or voices that he wants to sign those notes. And he also writes down as many directions as he can think of to tell the players or singers everything they need to know about how fast or slow it should go allowed us soft. It should be and millions of other things to help the performers give an exact performance of those notes he thought up. A whole generation of kids and grown-ups learned about music from Bernstein's young people's concerts. Teaching young musicians was very important to Bernstein. He spent his summers at tanglewood, the Berkshire music center in Massachusetts, and he also helped start music festivals in Germany and Japan. Leonard Bernstein refused to put limits on any of his musical interests. He composed the score for the movie on the waterfront, and he wrote some great musical theater. More about Bernstein's musical theater next week. I'm Naomi Lewin. I write classics for kids and produce it with Tim lantern at wgc Cincinnati. Please join me next.
"leonard bernstein" Discussed on The Andrew Klavan Show
"The single greatest political essay written read. It it's a an essay about leonard bernstein holding dinner barney. Unbelievable and And the the whole this chapter of the book which was originally a cover piece in new york magazine before new york magazine was complete trash and and entire articles about leonard bursting the famous conductor hosting the black panthers in his in his penthouse apartment. All of these white celebrities and all these celebrities are fawning over. These exotic revolutionaries and the exotic revolutionaries are saying directly to them yet. We know when the time comes. We're going to kill you. We're asking all. These people are clapping for them ensuring for them. And the thing is that in this particular analogy. Anc is not the black panthers. She's leonard bernstein. Putting on the cap right blackheath. Joseph conrad's the secret agent this exactly where she hosts this woman. The rich woman who hosts saw the radicals in town who actually blowing people up and killing children and all the stuff she's hosting them and they keep saying to you know you're next. She goes yes. I know it's one so this week. i'm a young man forty two and yet i had to subject myself. So the humiliations have been olbermann forty-five and get a colonoscopy. Oh my god. It was welcome to the club fell. It was great. It was not great. Would be the official crucial. Oh you don't know what fun jeremy's life has not been bullshit. You're not they clean you out. But all i did yesterday with sleep and as you spend an entire day sleeping you think man..
"leonard bernstein" Discussed on The Ben Shapiro Show
"The marxists in the united states are costly revolution. If they don't actually want revolution they don't really want much of anything beyond simple. Moral virtue signaling. About how little they liked the systems under which they have gone rich and famous so what they do is they hobnob with one another and the fancy parties and were very fancy clothes and they talk about how dedicated they are to the revolution. See the thing is when you're an actual revolutionary. You kill people who go to the miguel. If you are looking at the old school communist revolution you go to the tires callous. You murder him and his family if you're looking at the french revolution the sun's quo they go over to the royals and they execute them but they don't do is go to the party with the royals. And then where slogans that say down with the royals because then it just looks frankly like you're kind of a tool and in fact that is what the met gala is. It is a bunch of marcus. Cost playing marxism. It is a bunch of radicals cost laying radicalism. They're not actually being radical. They're not actually going and protesting the met gala. In fact i. I think what is what is so funny about this. They are costly. Two things at once. One is their cost playing the revolution. Look at us. We are so low we are fighting the patriarchy by doing this event on behalf of the met gala to raise money for an institution the metropolitan museum of art. It's been around for over one hundred years in his institution largely staffed by men and also we fighting capitalism by wearing these expensive gowns and these expensive tuxedos made by companies that rake in money but they also put slogans on them so that means i mean we're revolutionaries so that haslingden revolution but they are also cost playing what marxists think capitalists are. It's amazing. I know lots of extraordinarily rich people. I know i know billionaires. I know multi billionaires. I know some of the richest people on earth actually. And let me tell you. They don't live like the people at the met gala address. The people at the met gala. Want you to think that this is what capitalists lived like but the only people who like this are the people to michaela it. Is these celebrities who spend their nights dressing like fools wherein in ten thousand dollar gowns that look like like a child made them in art class. It's an incredible thing. And so i kind of love the met gala because it exposes them for the frauds they. Are you know. There's very famous essay by tom. Wolfe is it's maybe the best political essay of all time it's called radical chic It's a it's about a it was originally printed in new york. Magazine is about a party at At leonard bernstein's house and that party was leonard bernstein and his then wife and they get together in penthouse with a bunch of black. Panthers is a cover story for new york magazine. And the whole thing is hysterically funny because it is a bunch of upper crust radical leftists who have benefited from the systems of the united states patronizing the black panthers who show up and are telling them how white pigs should be killed and all the way people are just clapping for them right. That's that's the entirety of the essay. Well the the only difference between radical chic that tom wolfe assay. And what happens. Michaela every year is that they are actually not even bringing in the black panthers actually bringing in your radicals. They're even bring anybody in to act as sort of like the the exhibits at the museum. They can stay on who. Those are the radicals we love them. They actually pretend to be them. It's as though leonard bernstein's dinner party. Leonard bernstein had dressed up as a black panther and then declared himself brave for doing so. That is what the met. Gala is every single year. And it's an astonishing. I mean really is and so. We saw a lot of last night. we'll get to the. We'll save the best for last because we have to. But it began with folks like megan renault showing up and megan. Regina shows up wearing a red white and blue outfit and holding a small purse. That says enga- we trust. Zeke is not god. it's it's engaged. We trust see like it's. The theme was american fashion because nothing says respect for america replacing god with gay but she she such a revolutionary meghan. Piano she is standing up to the patriarchy every single day. Standing up to the patriarchy by making money from the patriarchy and And for the help of male politicians and spending all day long whining about her position as a very wealthy white woman who gets to play a sport no one watches other than once every four years and via social activists that has not actually achieved things. So that's that's exciting stuff to buy. But at least she trusted gay as pretty exciting. Engaging trust is we had megan renault and then we occur divine. An i may be screwing but frankly i don't care because i really don't know very much. She is apparently she. Some sort of model and here she was modeling a bib slash straightjacket. I i don't know what this top is supposed to be has pegged the patriarchy. Oh the courage. Oh the stunning. Courage and bravery pegged the patriarchy because pegging of course is an obscure sexual practice in which women perform the the The more aggressive sexual act on men pegged the patriarchy right which yeah and she's pregnant. The patriarchy by being model for the pleasure of men generally speaking and also pegging the patriarchy by wearing scantily clad outfits. That say this and the patriarchy is quaking. It's boots let me tell you. Just i mean well encourage you. Not by the way where the patriarchy is actually dominant. You think a woman could wear this. So afghantistan right now. The patriarch's pretty dominant. If carol devine walked out on the streets of afghanistan she would be dead within approximately twenty two seconds. because she doesn't live in a patriarchy that's the thing she lives in a free republic peg the patriarchy such courage and doing it at the met gala of all places should not even doing it like a a truck stop in ohio. She's doing at the met gala. That's where the patriarchy lives unbelievable courage stunning bravery. They'll get to more of this in just one second. Because it is indicative of the culture gap that has emerged in the united states and that actually has basically divided the country. Everybody thinks in the in the intelligencia. It's economics that divides america. Economics does not divide americans. Everybody seems to think that it's policy divides americans in some cases. It's policy but more than it. Is this cultural divide. We have half the country that believes that their politics our values and that their values are better..
"leonard bernstein" Discussed on Showcase from Radiotopia
"One's called finishing that and in these books since he wrote the lyrics sensory he has all these juicy tidbits about the process of what it was like working with leonard bernstein and how they went about finding all the actors in what the auditions were like. And it's just so much juicy nece. Wow that if you guys need some gossip from sixty seventy years ago and your life this is the place to to get amazing fam- while yeah okay so this is this is a good one so what what a what have we got. Caroline west side story jets characters riff action and ice leaning against a chain link. Fence that divides two outdoor basketball courts. They're all looking suspiciously with dark. Narrowed is in the same direction and holding their fingers up as if to snap their fingers and at the bottom of the image a closed caption reads finger snapping intensifies punchline when the pfizer gang. See them Boys on the streets. That's great yes so reactions very relevant relevant and unamused matthew. It's too close to home now. Exactly these memes. Sometimes matthew the memes. They don't make you laugh. They just make you a little bit sat wary of the world around you right..
Coming of Age During the AIDS Crisis
"My first time at circus. April thirtieth nineteen eighty three madison square garden. I'm twenty four years old. And i am not a date berry is not my date yet. We haven't fallen in love yet. But we are at the circus together. We're the very first big aids fundraiser. In new york a few early supporters of the gay men's health crisis got together and bought out a performance of the barnum and bailey circus. The greatest show on earth wasn't prepared to officially host an event for his cause. But gmc got around that by reselling the seventeen thousand six hundred seats to raise money and tackle the growing crisis ernest. See of gay men when the ringmaster introduces broadway star patti. Lupone lose it. After meeting speech from patty leonard bernstein walks across the floor of the arena to conduct the orchestra of the star spangled banner mezzo-soprano shirley varez voice feels. The garden joined by thousands of voices in the audience. Patriotism clowns and aids seems improbable now but felt so right in the moment.
"leonard bernstein" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Want to say that we do get a chance to celebrate this year, and it is wonderful that we get to be back. It is something that Bloomberg is always so proud to present every single year. Normally, we do it in Boston, which we consider a birthplace you in high class this year. Well, you know what Things have been a real tough with the pandemic. And so we decided we had to do a little bit differently, because, as you know, Tom, it is impossible to crowd control. When it comes to this concert we normally have. Well, we've had up to a quarter of a million people in person. At this concert, millions more watching on Bloomberg TV, Bloomberg radio. So this time we are going to that idyllic spot in the Berkshires, the summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, and I was telling some of the other. Thank you. The James cannot be rescued the agent right now, and you know what? James Taylor had to make way for us a little bit this year in order to Clear that venue force, but he's going to, of course, be back next year, But we are going to have this live music coming out of that shed, which is this beautiful, open air performance space. And, of course, it would be beamed around the world with Bloomberg is in there, Tom. Yes, you know, it's it's folks the shed the history of this place, starting with the fact it was Leonard Bernstein's final. Concert. But Janet explain to our national international audience the history of the shed if you're in Boston, and it's a little hot, you make the trek West Lenox just before the Hudson River, and this is the foundation of classical and popular music. Yes, indeed. This is the summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. This was created more than a century ago. And this is actually when a lot of the wealth of New York would come up here for their summer respite and they're good weather and they built spectacular mansions around here. Well, they're also built this beautiful area. It seats a couple 1000 people, but the sides are open, so it's So it's covered for the rain, the elements, But the sides are open and the acoustics are amazing, and what they're going to do is that the symphony will be in there. The Boston Pops will be in there and then they're also allowing a number of people on the lawn. So great news that picnic culture can return. This is when people bring out candelabras picnic baskets, the whole spread Tom, you would feel right at home because even though we are more relaxed Start orally. There are always people on both sides, including Keith Lost Art. You nailed it, Janet, you absolutely tied. It is un American to go to Tanglewood looking like a slob. I mean, you just can't do it. Okay, Janet, we're not having you on for the Boston perhaps. Are the Red Sox believable this year? Come on. They got the best team in baseball. 50 51 wins. Do you really believe in the Boston Red Sox? Will want to trust the New York Yankees about that. Yes. Thank you very much. She's exactly right on that. You want to dress them, right? The reason I heard the horn of their earlier maybe we can replay the horn can. But the horn was by that was Al from New Jersey, who was stumbling out of the car because he started the morning of the scoop at Lenox, which is the acclaimed ice cream. Is it okay? And you know, I didn't I didn't realize that, uh, Channel Channel. We've got to leave it there because of the clock. But thank you so much for what you've done. Janet will with the legend in Boston thrilled She's with Bloomberg now, and I really can't say enough about the simplicity. Of Homeward bound. The Boston Pops Fourth of July. Fireworks spectacular our coverage Sunday five PM Eastern that on Bloomberg radio fireworks while they begin eight PM We'll have live coverage for that. Throughout the evening. Bloomberg that should be great in Bloomberg. That should be great television as well..
"leonard bernstein" Discussed on Podium Time
"Where he said Oh you're going to go out there. You know now I give you advice and you get advice from teachers and you know we we look you learn from this experience. But when you go out there into the real world or whatever it might be you're you're you're going to be in situations where you have to. You know if you make mistakes, you have to be very you know keep. Learning from yourself and whether it's videos or being very aware of what you're doing and what the response you're getting from the orchestra because you now no longer have someone who's just sitting back. There are listening or watching videos and giving you feedback as an outsider. You're you're you're doing it yourself so. David. Robbie. who is one of the reasons I came to University of Washington and he? He's an important. Figure and that I've said many times I think one of the smartest people I've ever met He. Literally I mean. If you listen to this, probably listened to it He's a fan of my podcast as well. He listens to many of the episodes and always messages me afterwards. He. He'll. He'll. He'll probably just nodded his head, but he's definitely one of the smartest people I know that he studies scores he knows them. So well, I mean you could him a random part from a second violin viola from Haydn symphony movements to of number thirty tour something he'll be like you look at it it'll be like, oh, this is the symphony this movement and he he'll just know it. He's just very I've I've learned a lot from him and also Ludvik more low and other reason why came to University of Washington? A. Just a approach and and the balance of of knowing how to push the orchestra. But at the same time making making it an enjoyable experience for the people who are involved and it's been wait following him and watching him in rehearsal with Seattle Symphony, as well as the in Washington because you could tell how he is able and the great conductors able to these this including, for example, Leonard Bernstein. If people are. You know no of his work and many conductors will obviously no Leonard Bernstein but being able to work with us, and then being able to work with the professionals and knowing the things that you could push the things you could like, go and work on other things were you know you just have to know where you are aware of the musicians that you have and be able to get the most out of those musicians? Great conductors are able to do that and watching Leonard Bernstein were her salon video obviously, and then watching losing poor law do that with. Orchestras great and learning from those experiences. and. Those are my conducting mentors I know there's a conducting most connecting podcast but I also see another mentor who has been a friend for a long time. Invited me to his show as I mentioned. Now I'm on Cape. Yeezy? Radio. Phil Andrews a love. From the first time I went I knew that he is such an experienced person in in radio and he knows how to do it and it's so awful knowledgeable. Always. Listening, and being aware of the person he's interviewing and you have a great style as well because you're you're you give the guest's space to to to do that and I think that that takes different kind of approach because not everyone who just wants to podcast is able to do it a high level or wants to be a radio personality could do a at a high level there what I've enjoyed about film. What I've learned from him is that space giving that person space to talk and then being able able to not just go off of the questions that you've written and prepared but to say, okay, you know. His making good point where she's making a point. Let me just add this other thing that I just thought about in the moment in and he's he's been such. A Great Mentor in listening to him and observing him also being on his show over a dozen times. And just watching him do it I think he's been. A great mentor to watch in the radio side of. Even though it's been a short time. I appreciate you mentioning fail because you know conducting a lot more than just been just conducting. We've got from from much more than just conducting teachers could learn. From. Everybody I remember reading rate right after Abbado died he He did an interview with gramophone magazine and the only thing I remember from it. was that was his advice was just to read more novels And I was like that's such a such as his we need to understand things in a much larger sense for used to. One. Hour to our symphonies at the most but. But. Sitting down with a novel and I just thought that was a great piece of extra musical advice that you know conducting teachers never gonNA teach you. Yeah so so I very much appreciate that you know it it. It gets into the skills we need as a conductor here and there, but you know how life is about talking with people so and you mentioned and you mentioned things I've learned. After. Maybe leaving school and doing the school thing and it was it was things I learned while I was in school and that while I was working with all these different orchestras during my time in school but. As as as a young conductor, as you know, there's only limited spots when you're younger when you're twenty, one, twenty, two, you're like the conductor, the greatest orchestras in the world and then. You know for various reasons it's not always because you're not good enough and you didn't make it but there's so many other things you have to be good enough..
Classical agency Columbia Artists says it will shut down
"Artists Management, One of the leading agencies representing classical music performers, says it is shutting down a statement emailed to agency artists since it's closing its doors as of tomorrow. Cos. Sites Sites difficulties difficulties dealing dealing with with the the pandemic pandemic in in the the statement. statement. The The agency agency was was founded founded in in 1930 1930 has has represented represented many many leading leading conductors, conductors, among among them them Leonard Leonard Bernstein and James Levine.
The History Of Jazz in Classical Music
"Welcome to classics for Kids I'm Naomi Lewin. RHAPSODY in blue. The name that IRA Gershwin suggested to his brother. George is perfect for a piece of classical music. That uses Jazz George. Gershwin wrote a lot of classical music that uses jazz. Jazz the word blue refers to changing some of the notes of musical scale to blur the lines between major. And Minor. George Gershwin wasn't the only classical composer to put jazz his music. He wasn't even the first. French composer Darius Milhaud Love Jazz. He used different kinds of in different pieces. Neo wrote leboeuf's your Twat French. For the Hawks on the roof under the influence of a trip to Brazil then he studied American jazz and started using it to a lot of European composers were intrigued by American jazz, Maurice rebel, but composer who wouldn't let Gershwin study with him because he didn't want to corrupt, his music wrote a piano concerto. That sounded a lot like Gershwin. Russian composers got into the to when the Soviet Union held an official competition to raise the level of jazz in the country. Dmitri Shostakovich wrote his first jazz. After they organized an official. Soviet state jazz orchestra. Shostakovich wrote another jazz suite Russian composer eager. Stravinsky love jazz to his Ebony. Concerto is for clarinet and jazz band. Stravinsky wrote it for Woody Herman and his thundering herd. The clarinet soloist on that recording is Benny. Goodman and American musician, who back and forth between popular and classical music, just like George Gershwin another American. Who did that was Leonard Bernstein. This is from his ballet fancy free. In addition to classical composers who put jazz into their music, there are jazz composers who wrote for the Symphony Orchestra one of the greatest jazz musicians ever was Edward Kennedy Ellington better known as Duke.
"leonard bernstein" Discussed on KIRO Radio 97.3 FM
"Notes of Leonard Bernstein's music and Stephen Sondheim's lyrics stirred treasured memories. I will know right away soon as it shows but evil van who've a Tony Award winning director known for his cutting edge productions. Promises something new. A more raw and raging West Side story, Jack freeing in this thing that a loyal man it's van hooves, first Broadway musical. Updating this American masterpiece was his idea. The Belgian director says this story is universal jumping into this American classic. There must be things about this. That just scare you. Everything's hears about this. It's a huge challenge, because ah, everything has to be on the highest level of singing, dancing and the acting. And of course, everybody has an expectation songs and Arthur Lawrence's story are the same. The dancing All okay. One more time man. Ho tapped choreographer Anna Teresa de Keersmaeker, his friend and fellow Belgian to design more contemporary street influenced movement. Why waste my time in America? You get And the ladies. Could you think that there was a way that you would be closer to the guys? Let's try one's not tohave unified steps in the first curve. He don't gonna come in straight long. This's your first Broadway. Yes, yes, And this is a different animal. Would you call it an animal? What kind of animal lion? A serpent Dragon. Maybe in dragon like what It feels like sometimes It's huge. It's a lot off people is a lot of stage. And it's teamwork. You know, with clear leaders being evil, and I will tell me what is the situation there? Young cast reflects America today. In this version, the Jets are not all white and the Sharks are not just Puerto Rican Sze their recent Latino immigrants. 33 of the 50 cast members are making their Broadway debuts. It's not easy to sing these songs. You have to dance at the same time. Most of the time, you have to be able to act, so that's a very difficult thing. When you're very young, and then you don't have a lot of experience. Shocks will be here. Van Hoover is animated decisive. De Keersmaeker calls herself a patient collaborator, so I don't need a military line like this. I don't want to organize it like Army, another general. I'm not like way start to shape it together with the dancers. Her style is vastly different from the original balletic dancing of director choreographer Jerome Robbins, immortalized in the 1961 movie. So how do you change something like America the way she throws the dress around. Those dresses are very beautiful. They really enlarge the movement. But that's not the way young people dance these days. So that's that's out. That's that's out. No stepping on the fingers. No snapping No, because it's not in the score. That's an invention of Schumann. Robin said. We should respect that. You know you can be inspired by other people, but not stealing from them. I think Thiss was their vision after five weeks in the rehearsal hall, the last run through before moving to the theater Two days later, On November 18th the production went uptown to the Broadway Theatre. Theory is an enormous blackwall that opens up to reveal to hidden sets Central to van who've is reimagining. Cameras everywhere, 25 of them projecting images onto the wall designed to intensify the action. It's video on a scale Broadway has never seen and I would like sort of Keersmaeker had to scale up her dancers, movements to fit the bigger space and giant images figure wise, we have now to explore what we do there. Veteran producer Scott Rudin is the money and power behind this production. So when the audience walks in, that's what they're going to see, that's it. That's it. That's what side story. It's a black box. Fully exposed guts in all, it's not West Side Story of 1957. It's just not that it's huge. Are you concerned at all that that video image will overwhelm your actors on stage? I think we're managing our way into it. There are places where I think it still does slightly overwhelmed, kind of dwarf the actors in some places where it's incredibly exciting that it's there. But it's Xena fascinating. Cool kid to play with. It is off stage. Isaac Powell and Shirin Pimentel play the doomed lovers Tony and Maria. They took us to what they call a secret. Set four flights up above the stage out of sight of the audience, and they have a camera set up right here. In what was once a dressing room. Now is Maria's bedroom. There's a camera set up in the bedroom, so in in the play, you'll be running up and down the stairs to come to your hand. So is this a fear or a movie set? Why does it have to be either exactly both. It's it's happening in real time seamlessly. Sometimes, of course, there are about three bombs and things need to be ironed out. I saw him now into his friends. We saw some of those kinks the first time in the theater. Van Hoover rehearsed the bedroom scene when Maria learns Tony has killed her brother. It was like directing a movie. He blocked it with the actors and cameras, then went down to the theater to watch it unfold on the video law. I see him again. But this goes wrong. No, no, she should not stand there. It's out of focus. Out of focus, guys. This so many mistakes. Yeah, I give you a moment. But I was there already explaining five times. We were here One day when you were rehearsing the bedroom scene upstairs. The camera was out of focus. Actors were out of position. You were getting angry. You at one point said everything is so much of this is wrong. Did you ever have any questions through that about the use of a video like that? No, no, no, no, no, no. Never never never means you have doubts. The challenges were high. And of course, we know that it will be a journey, you know, and it took us a while to bring all the elements you know, in a perfect balance, So no, it's a normal process. In this case, a very intense one. The ring something else they had to fix the rain. Ah, a deluge that soaks the actors and sometimes musicians in the orchestra pit. Let's go. Calm in the middle of the storm Evo van home You take notes on everything. The next day you go up and you have production meetings with crew and you go work with the actors in this seems like a grueling process. I love that. I feel like a fish in the ocean, you know, And the ocean is a dangerous place to be sometimes you know, but also a great place to be. I love the sometimes violent but always the high energy off a rehearsal process. A CZ. The show evolved, We saw as much drama offstage as on sharks. Here's what we're missing. Two Latin Dance consultants were brought in to add more authenticity and Broadway flair to tears. Markers. Choreography tried that again, please. I don't like when they start to fuzz all with your material. Is that what they were doing Fuzz ling with your material? When there is a certain codified language in Broadway, you know how a number has to end. How you have to build tension, you know? And it's true. I don't have so much experience about that, I think finally turned out well, but I would be lying if I say that that went like Small fee like this, you know, So for us, it seemed the show was snake bit Isaac Powell. Tony injured his knee and had to take a month off. That delayed opening night by two weeks. Veteran actor Ben Cooke, who played Rift, the leader of the Jets, dislocated his shoulder and had to leave the show six weeks before opening, giving 22 year old cast meet Geran Jones, a newcomer to Broadway, the break of a lifetime. Then protest erupted over Amar Ramasar, a dancer with the New York City Ballet, who plays the leader of the Sharks. He's been named in a civil suit alleging he participated in an exchange of explicit pictures of female dancers, which he contests. Thomas R. Was initially fired by the New York City Ballet. The arbitrator found that there had been no firing offence. He got reinstated. I don't excuse it. I think what he did was really stupid. I mean, am I am I supposed to replace him in the show? I'm not going to do that. After 19 weeks, The performances have been polished video fine tuned, dancing, distinct. They're ready. After all the blood, sweat and tears. It's a bit like a battlefield, you know, was battle feet and you have to be like in general. You told us originally that you are not a general. Yeah, I know. I'm rather general. But I'm a dancer. So I mean, I'm flexible. I've patients in Italian, the sale of a little chick. Let's say you wanted the bicycle..
"leonard bernstein" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"I mean, Imagine me growing up in New York recon with my sister. My parents had experience racial prejudice, bigotry. And then all of a sudden we see people portraying us on film. It validated us. And because I have that music gene inside of me, the music just blew my freaking head apart. I just couldn't believe what I was hearing everywhere. And so now, Bobby, you have re imagined what Leonard Bernstein reimagine and your version. It's basically a Latin jazz version of West Side Story. Well, First of all Western star in and of itself is the most difficult music that has ever been composed for a Broadway show. It's gold standard Combined, it combined lyric opera show music, vaudeville. Jazz, Latin music, orchestral music, All that and a bag of chips as we would say in the Bronx. I mean, it's all in there and you have to have Incredible skills to play the music. Just the song Cool. Get cool boy. Got a rocket in your pocket. Keep cooly cool boy is what we.
"leonard bernstein" Discussed on AP News
"Bradley Cooper becoming conductor Leonard Bernstein he leads today's birth a round of working on starring and directing a biopic on the famed orchestral conductor and composer a year ago Cooper could only say he had an idea for his next project but didn't want to say more no okay you they have like real meat let's see Hooper on E. last year he's forty five the film Apocalypse Now celebrated its fortieth in recent months with its brief but memorable role played by Robert Duvall you know coming from a military family I wanted to check to military with respect to not know it was a broad interpretation but still with respect without care that kept caricature of all talking with the upcoming he's eighty nine and January Jones now stars in spinning out a Netflix series where she is the mother of a young competitive skater you'll never be a champion never she's forty one and that's our birthday around it for this weekend January fourth and fifth I'm Bob Kessler Germany's labor market is showing some signs of economic weakness and its unemployment rate ticked up to four point nine percent in December though it remained generally robust Germany's federal labor agency said the unadjusted jobless rate the headline figure in Germany was up from four point eight percent in November the economy narrowly avoided a widely anticipated recession in the third quarter it grew point one percent in the July September period compared with the previous quarter when it contracted by point to percent strong domestic spending helped spark the modest growth Germany's central bank has said that output will likely remain flat in the fourth quarter a woman who was told by someone claiming to be a psychic that her ten year old daughter was possessed by a demon says seventy thousand dollars were stolen from her the alleged victim says thirty seven year old Tracy Milosevic tricked her into handing over large sums of cash to battle the so called demon starting last November when she first went to a lot of it is business in Somerset Massachusetts one of its now faces charges of larceny obtaining property by trick and witness intimidation according to a police statement for Friday January third Jackie Quinn around the basket is urging the UN security council to condemn what he calls a criminal act of state terrorism by the United States referring to the air strike that killed general.
"leonard bernstein" Discussed on MyTalk 107.1
"Backstreet boys no I don't know who wrote the music everyday yes who wrote the music for the musical cats Leonard Bernstein no no no I don't hold is a nickname for which pop star pop star well over a whole via I don't know Emma stone won her Oscar for and only see if I'm feel bad really Steve never had a prayer I was very impressed by his knowledge of Broadway Hamlin mazing actually deep tracks there we should be given a reward just for that but he did not get a correct let's go back and answer the questions he didn't get correct who wrote the music for caps sets and Lloyd Webber hold but is Jay Z. Emma stone won her Oscar for online lands and Mary Jane Watson these are some detracts today Mary Jane Watson as a love interest for which super hero spider man deep a girl that's I would and Steve Hawley little deep one no I would have accepted Mary Jane the would been fine I would maybe a minimal to get to merry Holly room I love you and you are one of the smartest people I know I want some times your concept of deep is my concept of a shower or fights for me it was the other way please tweet me at Holly D. Roberts with your support that you know Mary Jane find specter man now that we have a no that spider man had a love it they all do there you can't be is super hero without you know a love interest with no love is part of what makes our heroes have to be she never let it get into a relationship in order to be happy welcome kids too only the Incredibles in a marriage all right if you do not get the opportunity to play the thirty second pop culture challenge today do not fear you get another opportunity again tomorrow because we do it every day at twelve thirty AM the Colleen Bradley show now we can move on to solve some mysteries we do that in the form of blind items which Holly has brought forth today in this segment we call blinded by the item.
Andre Previn, Four-Time Oscar-Winning Composer, Dies at 89
"Brand composer conductor and pianist Andre Previn died today in his Manhattan home. He was eighty nine years old. He won four Academy Awards for composing and arranging music for films. Like my fair lady g g Porgy and Bess and he won a bunch of Grammy's. He was the music director of the L A fell in the nineteen eighties on time K USA radio host and classical music commentator, Ellen Chapman is here now to remember prevalent. Hi, hi, how are you? Great. Well, you interviewed him a number of times. What was he like? Well, he's charming. He's witty. He's bright. He's funny. And it was just a great pleasure. Every time. I sat down with him. The the most significant time was several years back when he was being celebrated he and his music were being celebrated by Pacific symphony. And he was there and the way it worked was on three consecutive nights. We sat down for a half an hour in front of the audience and had a conversation and never do. Located ourselves never went over the same territory twice, but just a wonderful person. And I'm so glad that I got to know him at all. Yeah. Well, he really pushed some boundaries. Right. I mean, he wasn't just interested in classical music is interested in as I mentioned kind of the American songbook as well as jazz right now. He was he was one of those guys he sort of I could compare them to Leonard Bernstein in terms of a musician whose talents are so manifold. It's often said of Bernstein that his problem was he was too good at too many different things. I say think Copland said that about about Bernstein, and I feel the president in the same way had he decided to concentrate on being a film composer that would have been a brilliant career. How'd you decided to concentrate on being a jazz pianist that would have brilliant career if he decided only to be a conductor that would have been a brilliant career, but he was all
Remembering versatile musician Andre Previn
"People who have been attending concerts by the L A fill for a while. No the name Andre Previn. He led the orchestra from nineteen eighty five to nineteen Eighty-nine before as a Pekka Solomon took over as its music director. But Previn who died in New York today at the age of eighty nine did far more than carry a baton like Leonard Bernstein to whom Previn has been favorably compared Previn wrote movie scores played piano and composed both operas and Broadway. Musicals I asked Dockery wolf, the classical music editor at the New York Times to weigh in on Previn eclectic musical career only really kind of Leonard Bernstein comes to mind as a sort of parallel in terms of one of these these mid-century Americans who as sort of classical music, achieved this unbelievably wide audience, the recordings and the rise of jazz musical theatre. Film. I mean, everything kind of sort of collided, and maybe sort of explosion coming out of the US. And there were a couple of people who had the versatility and the talent. And president was definitely one of them. I wanna play Andre Previn plane piano for a piece called just in time. Let's listen to it. So how did his work in jazz and film scoring make him a different conductor when he was with the baton the read on him. And I agree with was that. There was always I kind of amazing sense of spontaneity and rhythm and a lot of poise. And I mean, he did wonderful recordings of French music. I mean, and this was not necessarily that was jazzy per se. But I think that there must have been think taste for rhythmic flair and for certain spirit and vitality throughout the recordings that he made as a conductor of the music pearly times. There's a great little piece in the New York Times. Obituary says eh senior in high school he was called in to help with holiday in Mexico and MGM musical that starred Walter Pidgeon, and in which Fidel Castro was an extra sounds as if Andre Previn from a very early. Early age had a lot of talent. And that talent was recognized talk about his early career. And you know, when he was recognized as something of a prodigy. I mean, he was really studying music from very very early age. And when they left Berlin to escape the, Nazis, they were first in Paris. And then he was in LA and through all of that was advancing by leaps and bounds as a performer, and I think quickly the composer. And he could just even wanna be prodigies could just do anything. And I mean that gave a certain sense of him being. I mean, this was a read on Leonard Bernstein as well that he was a bit of a dilatot that he could do everything pause ably and often way more so defined himself in competition with Leonard Bernstein, or was it more that he saw his career trajectory and thought that there was a good model to follow their. I think that was the sense that I've always had. I mean, I don't know that they were in sort of direct competition, and you're inside was very New York based and I mean had made his first Mark and musical theater, and then was doing way more conducting kind of on the European continent, though, Previn obviously ended up at the Monday symphony early in his career. So they overlapped, but Previn was a creature of Hollywood. And I mean and located there and Bernstein was more New York. I think like a lot of music directors. He occasionally found himself in conflict with people with whom he was working. He had a falling out with Ernest Fleischmann at the LA philharmonic. And I'm wondering if you think back and his legacy in the podium as a conductor. What was he most remembered for and what we're his skills leading an orchestra. Yeah. I mean, my sense. I mean having never seen him as a conductor. I mean, I think the sense was he was excellent musician and had a real kind of taste for the repertoire, I mean. Given that he was a composer. I mean, he wasn't sort of famous for fostering, new music, and I think that there was a sense of certainly in LA of wanting to broaden the lineup by bringing us a pet as a principal guest. Whether or not that was intended to send a signal that it was sort of time for him to go. I don't know. I mean, I think probably politically it was a bit of a mess. But I think that there were certainly things that he was leaving out or things that I mean other emphases that Fleishman wanted, and, but I think that he was always extremely well respected at the podium and the recordings attest to this. They're extremely vibrance. And by kind of extremely polished. So Andre Previn was the music director or principal conductor for about a half dozen orchestras. He composed a variety of film scores including one for Elmer gantry. He was a jazz pianist, he wrote operas, can you think of any? Temporary of his living today who could cover such a broad spectrum of musical performance and styles and leadership roles. I don't think that it exists. I mean, these different strands of music have in a way become a little more professionalized over the past couple of decades. And while there's a lot of collaboration between them people. Stay I think in their lanes a little bit more. I mean, this came up last year when we here at the times were talking about it was a centennary of Bernstein's birth. And we were thinking about parallels today and people we might even want to have comment on that. And it is awfully hard to think about people of younger generation who are having that kind of career, but they weren't so many people even in the heyday of Bernstein and prevent I mean, they were always exceptional
A New Kind of Musical on Broadway
"As you can hear the music for west side story is very dramatic in nineteen fifty seven. When the show opened Broadway had never seen or heard anything like it, the plot was familiar enough. It's based on Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet that to fourteenth century Italian teenagers who fall in love, even though their families are at war. But west side story takes place in New York City and the teenagers are caught between warring. Gangs. Tony is a polish American who falls in love with a Puerto Rican girl named Maria. Joss manteca neymar. And suddenly that name will never be the same.
Leonard Bernstein's Teacher Quit Because He Was Too Good
"Leonard Bernstein was born in nineteen eighteen in Lawrence, Massachusetts. Then grew up in the Boston area for years. The only music in the house came from a wind up Victoria and a radio, both of which Bernstein loved when he was ten. His aunt Clara gave the family Appiano and he was hooked. It didn't take long before. His first Pano teacher told his parents, they'd have to find another teacher because she couldn't keep up with her pupil. Bernstein's parents were both from Ukraine where one of his grandfathers was a rabbi. So the Jewish religion was very important part of Leonard Bernstein's life as he was growing up. He spent a lot of timing Hebrew school and synagogue, and the music heard there had a big influence on him.
The First Superstar Classical Musician.
"When FRANZ Liszt was twenty. He went to a concert by violinist Niccolo Pattani. The first superstar classical musician. Pannonia was as big as any rockstar today, and he put on a great show. He was pale and then dressed in black. He also memorized all his music which most performers didn't do then. And he came up with new very difficult effects on his instrument. List left pregnancies concert thinking. That's what I want to do. So he invented the solo piano recital with the piano facing sideways on the stage so that the audience could watch his hands and face.
Who is Van Clyburn?
"Van Clyburn was from Texas and in nineteen fifty eight at the height of the Cold War between the United States and Russia. He went to Moscow and won the very first Tchaikovsky competition which made him an instant superstar. When Dan Clyburn got back to the state, he became the only musician ever to get tickertape parade in New York.