Original Cast Recording of MASS inducted into GRAMMY Hall of Fame
Bernstein's 1971 MASS recording among the 25 in this year's GRAMMY Hall Of Fame class
Read January 30, 2019
Celebrating the 75th Anniversary of the Premiere of Symphony No. 1: Jeremiah
On January 28, 1944, Leonard Bernstein conducted the premiere of his "Symphony No. 1: Jeremiah" with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and mezzo-soprano Jennie Tourel as the soloist.
Read January 24, 2019
Happy 100th birthday to American composer, arranger and orchestrator Sid Ramin!
"Sid," as he was known by one and all, is the quintessential superstar-behind-the-scenes. To Leonard Bernstein, Sid was almost like a magic totem.
Read January 18, 2019
"Leonard Bernstein 100: The Masters Photograph the Maestro" Hits Bookstores on Dec 11
To crown this year’s Bernstein centennial celebrations, powerHouse Books presents Leonard Bernstein 100: The Masters Photograph the Maestro by curator/photographer Steve J. Sherman and Jamie Bernstein. Due for publication in hardcover on December 11, this remarkable photo essay tells Bernstein’s life story through 100 revelatory images, combining iconic photos with previously unpublished ones.
Read November 28, 2018
75th Anniversary of Bernstein's Debut Concert with the New York Philharmonic
On November 14, 1943, Leonard Bernstein substituted on a few hours’ notice for the ailing Bruno Walter at a Carnegie Hall concert of the New York Philharmonic.
Read November 14, 2018
Test your Leonard Bernstein knowledge on Jeopardy!
Watch and play along with these Jeopardy! contestants as they test their knowledge of Leonard Bernstein on this classic American trivia game show.
Read September 20, 2018
West Side Story School Edition to be released
One of the most memorable musicals of all time has been adapted for the high school stage. With additional resources for students and directors, West Side Story School Edition makes the iconic musical more accessible and meaningful for high school performers.
Read September 5, 2018
Your comprehensive guide to all new recording releases, and some broadcasts, for the centennial.
Read July 25, 2018
Countdown to Leonard Bernstein's 100th Birthday - August 25, 2018
International summer festivals focus on Leonard Bernstein in his centennial year, with a series of prestigious events around the birthday itself on August 25.
Read July 24, 2018
The Wall Street Journal: The Maestro at the Piano
Leonard Bernstein was the king of the podium, but he also played piano on the side—well enough to have had a full-time solo career had he wished it.
Read June 26, 2018
Deutsche Grammophon releases 100th Anniversary Limited Edition Leonard Bernstein: The Complete Works
At the heart of DG’s Bernstein 100 project is Bernstein: Complete Works – The first complete edition of recordings of Bernstein’s published works, making available less familiar pieces such as his chamber music or his song cycles alongside West Side Story and the Chichester Psalms. It also includes a number of new recordings made expressly for this edition.
Read May 4, 2018
Bernstein – Complete Recordings on Deutsche Grammophon and Decca
Bernstein – Complete Recordings on Deutsche Grammophon and Decca contains all Bernstein’s recordings as a conductor for DG and Decca, together with his complete DG/Unitel DVD catalogue.
Read February 23, 2018
Vanity Fair: Leonard Bernstein, Jerome Robbins, and the Road to West Side Story
When Leonard Bernstein and Jerome Robbins met 75 years ago, they were young men hungry for their Big Break. Little did they know their partnership would make waves for decades to come.
Read February 1, 2018
Opera News: 'His Way' by William R. Braun
Leonard Bernstein didn’t apply his protean talents to opera very often—but he made magic when he did.
Read January 31, 2018
Bernstein at the Grammys®
Leonard Bernstein was represented at the GRAMMY® Awards this past weekend, with tribute concerts and performances, as well as a win for SONY Classical's™ box set "Leonard Bernstein - The Composer."
Read January 29, 2018
Explore The Bernstein Experience on Classical.org!
Bernstein was a conductor, a pianist, a composer, a lyricist, a teacher, a poet, a writer, a father, a friend, a colleague, an activist, a humanist, and a concerned citizen.
He was a man of his amazing times, whose echo still resounds, perhaps more loudly today than ever before.
The Bernstein Experience, powered by Classical.org, aims to be as reflective of this Renaissance man as any experience without him here to host it himself could possibly be.
Read January 25, 2018
Lang Lang To Celebrate Leonard Bernstein: GRAMMY Salute To Classical Music
Recognizing a synergetic opportunity, the Recording Academy and CAMI Music will produce GRAMMY Salute To Classical Music, a special GRAMMY Week event taking place in New York at Carnegie Hall's Stern Auditorium on Jan. 26, 2018.
Read January 4, 2018
PBS Now Streaming NY Philharmonic's New Year's Eve Gala "BERNSTEIN ON BROADWAY"
In case you missed PBS's Live from Lincoln Center - "Bernstein on Broadway" this New Year's Eve, you can now stream the entire broadcast! In the show, stars from Broadway, including Annaleigh Ashford, Laura Osnes, Chris Jackson and Aaron Tveit joined the Philharmonic in tribute to the legendary composer.
Read January 1, 2018
The New Yorker: “West Side Story” and the American Idea of Getting Along
From “West Side Story” I learned about tragedy, and love, and sex—there were broken hearts all over the place, like broken glass—and the idea that things can go very, very wrong, in an instant, but that the most important thing in the world was that we all learned to get along.
Read December 21, 2017
The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts Honors Leonard Bernstein in New Exhibition
To celebrate the centennial of America’s greatest classical composer and conductor, the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts is partnering with the GRAMMY Museum® on a new, exciting exhibition opening December 9th.
Read December 9, 2017