Leonard Bernstein - Quotes

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To achieve great things, two things are needed; a plan, and not quite enough time.

To achieve great things, two things are needed; a plan, and not quite enough time.

Music can name the unnameable and communicate the unknowable. ---->>>

This will be our reply to violence: to make music more intensely, more beautifully, more devotedly than ever before.

This will be our reply to violence: to make music more intensely, more beautifully, more devotedly than ever before.

The key to the mystery of a great artist is that for reasons unknown, he will give away his energies and his life just to make sure that one note follows another... and leaves us with the feeling that something is right in the world. ---->>>

I'm not interested in having an orchestra sound like itself. I want it to sound like the composer. ---->>>

A liberal is a man or a woman or a child who looks forward to a better day, a more tranquil night, and a bright, infinite future.

A liberal is a man or a woman or a child who looks forward to a better day, a more tranquil night, and a bright, infinite future.

In the olden days, everybody sang. You were expected to sing as well as talk. It was a mark of the cultured man to sing. ---->>>

Technique is communication: the two words are synonymous in conductors.

Technique is communication: the two words are synonymous in conductors.

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: 08-25, 1918
Birthplace: Lawrence, Massachusetts, U.S.
Die: 10-14, 1990
Occupation: Composer
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Leonard Bernstein ( BURN-styne; August 25, 1918 – October 14, 1990) was an American composer, conductor, author, music lecturer, and pianist. He was among the first conductors born and educated in the US to receive worldwide acclaim. According to music critic Donal Henahan, he was "one of the most prodigiously talented and successful musicians in American history (wikipedia)