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Two Love Songs (1949)

In 1949, Bernstein set a pair of texts by the poet Rainer Maria Rilke: Extinguish My Eyes and When My Soul Touches Yours.

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The Leonard Bernstein Office (LBO) sustains and strengthens Leonard Bernstein’s legacy by inspiring global engagement with his work as a composer, conductor, educator, and humanitarian. Through licensing, promotion, music editing, and publishing, the LBO strives to communicate his lifelong devotion to the transformative power and joy of music.

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Thus Spake Leonard Bernstein:

"When I get in my composing period, it takes at least two, if not three weeks to get everyone else's notes [of the composers I've been conducting] out of my head -- Stravinsky's, Brahms', Mozart's."

-Leonard Bernstein, 1964

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