Leonard Bernstein

Composer, Conductor, Pianist
Brilliant, protean musical composer whose ouptut ranged from symphonies and the ballet "Fancy Free" (1943) to hit Broadway musicals "On the Town" (1944) and "West Side Story" (1957). Bernstein's film work was occasional ... Read more »
Born: 08/25/1918 in Lawrence, Massachusetts, USA

Filmography

Music (73)

The Bronze 2016 (Movie)

("Ohio") (Song)

Bad Words 2014 (Movie)

("Symphony No.1 In C Major, Op. 21,1.Adagio Molto; Allegro Con Brio") (Song Performer)

Six by Sondheim 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Music

Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted 2012 (Movie)

("New York, New York") (Song)

Moonrise Kingdom 2012 (Movie)

"The Young Person's Guide To The Orchestra, Op. 34 (Themes A-F)" (Song Performer)

Silver Linings Playbook 2012 (Movie)

("Maria") (Song)

Precious 2009 (Movie)

("No. 7 Librera Me") (Song Performer)

Last Holiday 2006 (Movie)

("I Feel Pretty") (Song)

Anger Management 2003 (Movie)

("I Feel Pretty") (Song)

Analyze That 2002 (Movie)

("Jet Song") (Song)

Death to Smoochy 2002 (Movie)

("I Feel Pretty") (Song)

Piano Grand! A Smithsonian Celebration 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Music

Bringing Out the Dead 1999 (Movie)

("Le du printemps (The Rite of Spring)") (Music Conductor)

Brush Up Your Shakespeare 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Music

Cincinnati Pops Holiday: Love Is in the Air 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Song

Man on the Moon 1999 (Movie)

conductor("Bartered Bride Overture" (New York Philharmonic)) (Music Conductor)

Star Crossed Lovers 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Music

He Got Game 1998 (Movie)

("Interlude") (Music Conductor)

Michael Crawford in Concert 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Music

A Capitol Fourth (1997) 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Music

Afterglow 1997 (Movie)

("Somewhere") (Song)

Halleluyah: A Celebration of Psalms 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Music

Leonard Bernstein's New York 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Music

The Devil's Own 1997 (Movie)

conductor("Voices of Spring Op 410" (The New York Philharmonic)) (Music Conductor)

Thomas Hampson: I Hear America Singing 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Music

Sunchaser 1996 (Movie)

("Appalchian Spring" (The New York Philharmonic)) (Song Performer)

Leonard Bernstein's 75th 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Music

On the Town in Concert 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Music

My Life 1993 (Movie)

conductor("Overture to William Tell") (Music Conductor)

Placido Domingo: The Concert For Planet Earth 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Music

The Age of Innocence 1993 (Movie)

("Artist's Life") (Song Performer)

Lorenzo's Oil 1992 (Movie)

("Ave Verum Corpus") (Music Conductor)

Malcolm X 1992 (Movie)

("Big Stuff") (Song)

The 1991 Miss America Pageant 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Music

The Metropolitan Opera Silver Anniversary 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Song

Defending Your Life 1991 (Movie)

("Something's Coming") (Music)

Johnny Mathis -- Chances Are 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Music

Hollywood Mavericks 1990 (Movie)

("The Open Prairie" "The Open Prairie Again") (Music Conductor)

Time Warner Presents the Earth Day Special 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Music

A Capitol Fourth 1989 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Music

The Prince's Trust Gala 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Music

Another Woman 1988 (Movie)

(New York Philharmonic) (Music Conductor)

Happy New Year, U.S.A.! 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Music

A Capitol Fourth -- 1987 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Music

Evening at Pops (08/15/87) 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Music

Terms of Endearment 1983 (Movie)

("Gee Officer Krupke" (from West Side Story)) (Song)

A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy 1982 (Movie)

Music Performer(Mendelssohn's "Symphony No. 3 (Scottish) in A Minor") (Performer)

Heaven's Gate 1980 (Movie)

("The Blue Danube Waltz") (Music Conductor)

Bernstein Conducts Mahler 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Music Conductor

Trouble in Tahiti 1972 (Movie)

music composer and conductor (Music)

West Side Story 1961 (Movie)

(Music)

West Side Story 1961 (Movie)

songs (Song)

Wonderful Town 1958 - 1959 (TV Show)

Music

On the Waterfront 1954 (Movie)

(Music)

On the Town 1949 (Movie)

songs (Song)

Blast! (TV Show)

Music

Candide (TV Show)

Music
Actor (26)

The Love of Three Orchestras 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

West Side Story: The Making of An Album 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

An Evening With Alan Jay Lerner 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Bernstein in East Berlin 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Bernstein at 70 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

JFK -- That Day in November 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Bernstein on Brahms: Symphony No. 3 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Celebrating Gershwin 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Irving Berlin's 100th Birthday Celebration 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Solti at 75: A Celebration! 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Carnegie Hall: The Grand Reopening 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Aaron Copland: A Self-Portrait 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Met Centennial Gala Telecast 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Actor

Bernstein Conducts Mahler 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Actor

Bernstein Conducts the Boston Symphony 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Actor

Bernstein and the New York Philharmonic 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Actor

Bernstein and the Vienna Philharmonic 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Actor

Music From America: Rhapsody in Blue 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Actor

Bernstein at Tanglewood 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Actor

Art Is... 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

Actor

Bernstein's Mass 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

Actor

George Gershwin Remembered (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Brilliant, protean musical composer whose ouptut ranged from symphonies and the ballet "Fancy Free" (1943) to hit Broadway musicals "On the Town" (1944) and "West Side Story" (1957). Bernstein's film work was occasional but distinguished, notably his "On the Town" (1949), "On the Waterfront" (1954) and "West Side Story" (1961).

Relationships

Jennie Bernstein

Mother

Felicia Bernstein

Wife
born in Chile married 1951 separated died of cancer 1978

Samuel Bernstein

Father

Nina Bernstein

Daughter

Alexander Bernstein

Son

Burton Bernstein

Brother

Shirley Bernstein

Sister
died on May 20, 1998 at age 74

Jamie Thomas

Daughter

EDUCATION

Curtis Institute of Music

Philadelphia , Pennsylvania
studied conducting with Fritz Reiner and piano with Isabella Vengerova

studied with Serge Koussevitzky at the Boston Symphony's summer retreat at Tanglewood in 1940

Harvard University

Cambridge , Massachusetts 1939
graduated cum laude; studied composition with Walter Piston and Edward Burlingame Hill

Boston Latin School

Boston , Massachusetts

Milestones

1993

Honored with the renaming of 65th Street between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue as Leonard Bernstein Place

1973

As Charles Eliot Norton Professor of History at Harvard, lectured on linguistics as applied to musical analysis

1958

First American-born director of New York Philharmonic

1957

Made co-director of New York Philharmonic (with Dimitri Mitropoulos)

1954

First original film score, "On the Waterfront"

1953

Was first American-born conductor to be engaged by La Scala in Milan, Italy

1949

First film credit (song composer), "On the Town"

1947

Made principal conductor of New York Philharmonic

1943

Scored first Broadway musical, "On the Town

1943

Composed first ballet score, "Fancy Free"

1942

Substituted for Bruno Walter as conductor of New York Philharmonic concert on November 14

1941

Hired by Artur Rodzinski as assistant conductor of New York Philharmonic

1941

Composed first symphony, "Jeremiah" (Symphony No. 1)

1940

Worked at Harms-Remick music publishing company, writing popular arrangements under pseudonym, Lenny Amber (Bernstein in English) (date approximate)

Played piano for musical group, The Revuers (Adolph Green, Betty Comden, Judy Holliday), at Village Vanguard, New York

Bonus Trivia

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Elected to the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters in 1982.

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