One of the few celebrated 20th-century composers whose catalogue consists in large proportion of works on Jewish themes, Leonard Bernstein was a composer of symphonic works and Broadway musicals, a world-renowned conductor, and a passionate teacher.
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Leonard Bernstein, Cantor David Putterman, and Max Helfman. World premiere performance "Hashkivenu" by Leonard Bernstein, May 11, 1945. The Park Avenue Synagogue/David J. Putterman Music Collection, Box 11, The Library of the Jewish Theological Seminary.
Leonard Bernstein conducts the CBS broadcast of his Hashkiveinu with Cantor David Putterman (front) and the Park Avenue Synagogue choir.
Leonard Bernstein and Aaron Copland.
Composer Leonard Bernstein with his wife Felicia in Jerusalem, 1948.
David Amram and Leonard Bernstein. 1967. Bernstein appointed Amram as the first composer-in-residence at the New York Philharmonic.
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