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Leonard Bernstein

Leonard Bernstein

  • On the Waterfront (1954) November 15 (ET) - Reminder REMINDER
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Also Known As: Died: October 14, 1990
Born: August 25, 1918 Cause of Death: heart attack and progressive lung failure
Birth Place: Lawrence, Massachusetts, USA Profession: Music ...
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Played piano for musical group, The Revuers (Adolph Green, Betty Comden, Judy Holliday), at Village Vanguard, New York
1940:
Worked at Harms-Remick music publishing company, writing popular arrangements under pseudonym, Lenny Amber (Bernstein in English) (date approximate)
1942:
Composed first symphony, "Jeremiah" (Symphony No. 1)
1942:
Hired by Artur Rodzinski as assistant conductor of New York Philharmonic
1943:
Substituted for Bruno Walter as conductor of New York Philharmonic concert on November 14
1944:
Composed first ballet score, "Fancy Free"
1944:
Scored first Broadway musical, "On the Town
1947:
Made principal conductor of New York Philharmonic
1949:
First film credit (song composer), "On the Town"
1953:
Was first American-born conductor to be engaged by La Scala in Milan, Italy
1954:
First original film score, "On the Waterfront"
1957:
Made co-director of New York Philharmonic (with Dimitri Mitropoulos)
1958:
First American-born director of New York Philharmonic
1973:
As Charles Eliot Norton Professor of History at Harvard, lectured on linguistics as applied to musical analysis
1993:
Honored with the renaming of 65th Street between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue as Leonard Bernstein Place

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