Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Today Is Tuesday. You Know What That Means.
Today is Tuesday.
You know what that means.
We're gonna have a Special Guest!!!
Today was the birthday of a man that the New York Times was quoted as being "one of the most prodigally talented and successful musicians in American history".
Leonard Bernstein (Aug 25, 1918-Oct 14, 1990) , was one of the first conductors that was born and educated in the United States, to receive worldwide acclaim. He received The Ditson Conductors Award, The Sonning Award (Denmark), The George Peabody Medal (Johns Hopkins University), 8 Grammys, A Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award and A Tony Award.....just to name a few.
He was a conductor, composer, author, teacher and pianist. He composed 3 symphonies, 2 operas, 5 musicals and numerous other pieces.
There is no doubt about what I think of when I hear his name. West Side Story. (You may want to fast forward to 2:22 on this clip. That's when the song starts.)