Article : Leonard Bernstein as a father

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Re: Article : Leonard Bernstein as a father

Post by jbuck919 » Sun Mar 14, 2010 5:46 pm

I was unaware of the Marin Alsop connection.

At Bernstein's televised 70th birthday fete, his children performed a musical number in which they referred to him (basically affectionately) as an impossible person.

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Post by Corlyss_D » Sun Mar 14, 2010 9:28 pm

There was a good 10-part bio of Bernstein for radio, narrated I think by Susan Sarandon. I caught few of them. I liked the interview with the kids, which was near the end of the series. They had a little response in the family when one of them would get too serious about a subject. I think it was Lenny's originally, but don't quote me: "you're suffering from an irony deficiency."
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Re: Article : Leonard Bernstein as a father

Post by Lance » Sun Mar 14, 2010 9:56 pm

An excellent article, well worth reading. Bernstein was unquestionably a great man and artist. Complex personality ... hugely! If he had taken better care of himself (something we all could be better at, I'm sure), he might have lived another 10-15 productive musical years.
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Post by living_stradivarius » Mon Mar 15, 2010 3:14 am

Thanks for that Allen, I enjoyed learning about his family.
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Re: Article : Leonard Bernstein as a father

Post by maestrob » Mon Mar 15, 2010 11:10 am

Allen:

thank you for that well-researched article. Very interesting to read about Bernstein's family. Stars burn brightly, and often leave wreckage in their wake.

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