Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990) – composer (including Candide, three Symphonies and West Side Story), conductor (music director of the New York Philharmonic, 1958-69), pianist, and educator (not least through the six televised Harvard Lectures) – is quoted as saying: “Music can name the unnameable and communicate the unknowable.”
Here is a film about him:
Thank you so much for posting this homage. What a great man in so many ways.
I visited Tanglewood the year this great maestro died. He appeared in a concert I think including Beethoven 7 and suffered a coughing fit. I alas was not there having left. It was an indelible visit. I had an opening tea on the lawn and greeted a jet lagged Ozawa plus received a recommendation from Ollie Knussen to visit the Peter and Francine Collection of mainly Impressionists at what was their “cottage” for which read mansion.
A great visit and a sad reminder for me of Lennie’s passing.
I also now recall it as the year before The Perfect Storm as we also holidayed in Nantucket a delightful location very peaceful then but probably badly battered a year later.
Lennie’s glorious career among them.