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Fall/Winter 2020-2021

Celebrating Beethoven and Bernstein; So You Think You Know L(v)B?; Artful Learning Steps Into the Future; Bernstein and Beethoven's Fidelio; New York and Vienna: Assessing Bernstein's Beethoven Cycles; Bernstein Breathes Beethoven: A Look Into Bernstein's Legacy of the Beethoven Piano Concertos; Leonard Bernstein and the United Nations; From the Archives: Bernstein and Beethoven; Leonard Bernstein and His Impact on the Vienna Philharmonic; In the News: Dr. Jack Gottlieb Jewish Music Endowment Fund; The Schleswig Holstein Musik Festival Leonard Bernstein Award 2020; Leonard Bernstein's Songfest Receives Performance in Germany; New Book: Leonard Bernstein in Washington, D.C.
View online | Fall/Winter 2020-2021 PDF


Summer 2020

70th Edition of Prelude, Fugue & Riffs; Artful Learning: Love in the Time of COVID-19; Beethoven and Bernstein; Isaac Stern at 100: Lenny & Isaac; New Orchestrations of Dybbuk and Fancy Free; Joey, Donald, and West Side Story; West Side Story Website Re-design; Remembering Richard Ortner; A Tribute to Nick Webster; Hans Weber: A Personal Appreciation; Bernstein After 100: The Leonard Bernstein Office Looks Ahead; New Recordings; ASU Production of MASS Honored; Stephen Sondheim Turns Ninety; Sir Humphrey Burton.
View online | Summer 2020 PDF


Fall/Winter 2019/2020

Centennial Wrap-up; Artful Learning; On the Town in Japan; "Freiheit" Berlin: 1989; Pacific Music Festival; Remembering Friends; BTHVN2020; In the News; Looking Ahead
View online | Fall/Winter 2019/2020 PDF


Spring/Summer 2019

Annus Mirabilis; Artful Learning; Bernstein, Blitzstein and Weill; Candide as Existential Vaudeville; Remembering Friends; In the News; New Releases
View online | Spring/Summer 2019 PDF


Fall/Winter 2018-2019

Worldwide Centennial Celebrations in Pictures, One Helluva Virtual Party, The Masters Photograph the Maestro, 31 Austin Grants, Choreographers Celebete Bernstein at 100
View online | Fall/Winter 2018/2019 PDF


Spring/Summer 2018

Worldwide Centennial Celebrations, Library of Congress Bernstein collection, Vadim Gluzman on Serenade, Jamie Bernstein's memoir of growing up Bernstein, remembering Jose Antonio Abreu
View online | Spring/Summer 2018 PDF


Fall/Winter 2017-2018

The Bernstein Centennial around the world; remembering Richard Wilbur; Leonard and Felicia Take a Knee
View online | Fall/Winter 2017/2018 PDF



Spring/Summer 2017

Special Edition: Leonard Bernstein at 100
View online | Spring/Summer 2017 PDF



Fall/Winter 2016-2017

The Tanglewood Rituals; Artful Learning: Full STEAM Ahead; Lenny's Legacy; Violeta Parra's Centennial and Bernstein's Love for the Nueva Cancion Chilena Movement; Remembering Gordon Davidson; West Side Story in concert at the Hollywood Bowl View online | Fall/Winter 2016/2017 PDF




Spring/Summer 2016

High-brow, Low-brow, All-brow; Artful Learning: Exceeding Expectations; A Talk at IAMA; Leonard Bernstein's Batonmaker; Remembering John Evans; Music and Love in Chile; The Leonard Bernstein Scholar-in-Residence at the New York Philharmonic; MASS in the Czech Philharmonic; SONY Honors Carnegie Hall; There's a Place for Us...in Queens; Bernstein Through a Jazz Lens; On the Town; Some Performances; Note to Readers; Bernstein Meets Broadway Wins Award; Leonard Bernstein Collection: Volume 2. View online | Spring/Summer 2016 PDF



Fall/Winter 2015-2016

On The Waterfront: The Score; Artful Learning Update; On The Waterfront: Restoration and Adaptation; On The Waterfront Film With Live Orchestra Performances; Misty Copeland Dances "On The Town"; "Kaddish" for Samuel Pisar; Candide at Glimmerglass Festival; Candide in Munich; West Side Story Productions; A Quiet Place; Somewhere Project Update; Leonard Bernstein: An Album of Family & Friends; Bernstein in China; Leonard Bernstein Award; Leonard Bernstein Honored in Chicago; Some Performances; New Recordings. View online | Fall/Winter 2015/2016 PDF



Spring/Summer 2015

A Father Champions His Son; From the Artful Learning Blotter; Bernstein's Seemingly Simple Song; MASS in Philadelphia; LB, MLK, and American Diplomacy in Berlin; Leonard Bernstein at 100; Boosey & Hawkes Program Guide; "Age of Anxiety" Ballet; New Books. The Somewhere Project: A Citywide Exploration of "West Side Story"; A Memory of "On The Town"; New York Philharmonic to Premiere "On The Waterfront Film with Live Orchestra"; La Guardia Goes "On The Town"; "On The Town" Cast Album; Sony Releases Remastered Sibelius Recordings. View online | Spring/Summer 2015 PDF



Fall/Winter 2014-2015

Leonard Bernstein: Artist as Educator; Artful Learning Snapshot; West Side Story Film with Live Orchestra; West Side Berlin; Pacific Music Festival; Bernstein Meets Broadway. View online | Fall/Winter 2014-15 PDF




Spring/Summer 2014

Leonard Bernstein: America's Music Director; Artful Learning Spotlight; News; Upcoming Performances; New York Festival of Song; NY Philharmonic Gala. View online | Spring/Summer 2014 PDF




Fall/Winter 2013-2014

A Quiet Place; Artful Learning National Snapshot; The Leonard Bernstein Letters: Questions and Answers with author Nigel Simone; Tribute to John F. Kennedy; Leonard Bernstein, My Rabbi; Young People's Concerts DVDs, Volume 2 View online | Fall/Winter 2013/2014 PDF




Spring/Summer 2013

Artful Learning Celebrates Success; West Side Story Film with Live Orchestra: Creating the Score; New York Philharmonic Archives Update; Le Sacre at 100. View online | Spring/Summer 2013 PDF




Fall/Winter 2012-2013

Leonard Bernstein & POTUS; Artful Learning; West Side Story around the world; remembering Carlos Moseley View online | Fall/Winter 2012-13 PDF




Spring/Summer 2012

Includes the West Side Story Project at Phoenix House; Artful Learning Update; Late Night with LB; West Side Story on tour; West Side Story film with live orchestra; Wonderful Town in UK View online | Spring/Summer 2012 PDF




Fall/Winter 2011-2012

Letters Shed New Light on Bernstein Era; Artful Learning Update; MASS turns 40; Musical Instrument Museum Leonard Bernstein Display; Bernstein Online; Wonderful Town; Schleswig Holstein Presents Leonard Bernstein Award. View online | Fall/Winter 2011/2012 PDF




Spring/Summer 2011

West Side Story Film with Live Orchestra; A Quiet Place at The New York City Opera; Lessons Learned from Chichester Psalms; Artful Learning Summit; The New York Philharmonic Digital Archives; Remembering Jack Gottlieb. View online | Spring/Summer 2011 PDF




Fall/Winter 2010/2011

Special Edition: Remembering Leonard Bernstein Fall/Winter 2010/2011 PDF




Spring/Summer 2010

A Quiet Place at New York City Opera; West Side Story Project Addresses Explores Youth Issues; Bernstein Festival in Seattle; A Choral Quilt; Working with Bernstein, by Jack Gottlieb, Published Spring/Summer 2010 PDF




Fall/Winter 2009

The Bernstein Project at London's Southbank Centre; Marin Alsop on MASS; MASS in Recordings and at the Vatican; Remembering Julia Vega; Thomas Hampson Named Scholar-in-Residence Fall/Winter 2009/2010 PDF




Spring/Summer 2009

Leonard Bernstein's Connecticut Studio Contents Given to Indiana University; Bernstein and Mendelssohn; Bernstein Boston Archive at Harvard; Peter Pan Flies Again; Remembering Lukas Foss Spring/Summer 2009 PDF




Fall/Winter 2008/2009

West Side Story Returns to Broadway; Leonard Bernstein Scholar-in-Residence at the New York Philharmonic; Opening Night at Carnegie Hall an All-Bernstein Celebration; Worldwide Festival Updates Fall/Winter 2008/2009 PDF




Spring/Summer 2008

"Bernstein: The Best of All Possible Worlds" Festival in New York; Bernstein's 90th Birthday Celebrated Worldwide; Teachers Reflect on Bernstein Model; Remembering Harry Kraut; A White House Cantata Spring/Summer 2008 PDF




Fall/Winter 2007/2008

Special Edition: Celebrating 50 Years of West Side Story Fall/Winter 2007/2008 PDF




Spring/Summer 2007

Candide Kerfuffle in Paris; Artful Learning Goes to College; New Dybbuk Engraving; New Edition of Peter Pan; Carol Oja on Wonderful Town; Remembering Betty Comden Spring/Summer 2007 PDF




Fall/Winter 2006/2007

Candide at Theatre du Chatelet; Leonard Bernstein Center Update; Exulting Freedom in Music; New Kaddish Narration from Samuel Pisar; Bernstein on DVD Fall/Winter 2006/2007 PDF




Spring/Summer 2006

Bernstein Showcase at Harvard; Harvard Seminar Explores Bernstein's Boston Ties; Concerto for Orchestra; Stanley Drucker Remembers Lenny Spring/Summer 2006 PDF




Fall/Winter 2005/2006

Leonard Bernstein Center Moves to Gettysburg College; List of Leonard Bernstein Schools; "The Little Motive That Could"; MASS at Oakland East Bay Symphony; Bernstein Scholar-in-Residence at New York Philharmonic; New Kaddish Recording Fall/Winter 2005/2006 PDF




Spring/Summer 2005

A Talk with Betty Comden/The Birth of On The Town; Jamie Bernstein on Candide; Bernstein and On The Waterfront; Peter Pan; BBC Salutes Bernstein; Peabody Award for An American Life Spring/Summer 2005 PDF




Fall/Winter 2004/2005

Young People's Concerts Premiere on DVD; Proud To Be a Liberal; Leonard Bernstein Center for Learning Milestones and Progress Report; Leonard Bernstein: An American Life on WFMT; Songfest Critical Edition Fall/Winter 2004/2005 PDF




Spring/Summer 2004

The "Artful Learning" School Improvement Model; The Hook for Student Achievement; artfullearning.com; New Chichester Psalms Ballet; Wonderful Town Wows Broadway; DG's Bernstein Collectors Edition Spring/Summer 2004 PDF




Fall/Winter 2003/2004

Sixtieth Anniversary of Leonard Bernstein's Historic New York Philharmonic Debut; Philharmonic Musicians Remember; Bernstein: A Jewish Legacy; Broadway Stars Salute Bernstein Fall/Winter 2003/2004 PDF




Spring/Summer 2003

Bernstein's Congressional Testimony in Support of the Arts; Leonard Bernstein Center Update; Remembering Adolph Green; Bernstein Beat at Carnegie Hall; West Side Story Around the World Spring/Summer 2003 PDF




Fall/Winter 2002/2003

Bernstein's Mahler on CD and Video; Jamie Bernstein on Discovering Mahler; "The Handshake That Changed My Life"; Festival Updates; Bernstein Live Edition for Teachers Fall/Winter 2002/2003 PDF




Spring/Summer 2002

Young People's Concerts Return to TV; A West Side Story Teaching Diary; Bernstein Research; Teaching Teachers; Discography Overview; Milestones for Trouble in Tahiti; New Ballet with Dybbuk Score Spring/Summer 2002 PDF




Fall/Winter 2001/2002

Bernstein's Conducting Classes at Juilliard; A New Young People's Concert; Bernstein's Music in Cuba; New West Side Story Website; 40th Anniversary of West Side Story Movie Fall/Winter 2001/2002 PDF




Spring/Summer 2001

United States Postal Service Issues Leonard Bernstein Stamp; New West Side Story Suite for Violin and Orchestra; Leonard Bernstein Center Guides More Schools; The Bernstein Family Foundation; Pacific Music Festival 2001; New Online Store Spring/Summer 2001 PDF




Winter 2001

Leonard Bernstein and the Vienna Philharmonic; Bernstein Tribute/Benefit in Paris; Bringing Bernstein to Beijing; In Depth with Leonardbernstein.com; The Bernstein Plaque in Vienna Winter 2001 PDF




Fall 2000

A Maestro for the Ages; Ten Years Since Bernstein's Death; Bernstein Live Special Edition from New York Philharmonic; Kaddish in Nuremburg; Bernstein Day in France Fall 2000 PDF




Spring/Summer 2000

Library of Congress Online Bernstein Collection; Midori on How Leonard Bernstein Inspired Her; West Side Story at La Scala; West Side Story and The Gap; MASS at the Vatican Spring/Summer 2000 PDF




Winter 2000

The Correspondence of Koussevitsky and Bernstein; Orchestra of St. Luke's Arts Education; Bernstein and the MacDowell Colony; Bernstein Performances Featured in New York Philharmonic's An American Celebration Winter 2000 PDF




Autumn 1999

Bernstein's Late-Night Thoughts; Leonard Bernstein Music Publishing Co. Updates; New Photobook of Leonard Bernstein's Last 10 Years Autumn 1999 PDF




Spring/Summer 1999

Bernstein at the Piano; Indiana University School of Music and Bernstein; Pacific Music Festival; Kaddish; Candide in London; Latest Recordings Spring/Summer 1999 PDF




Winter 1999

The Norton Lectures Revisited; Bernstein at Madame Tussaud's; Looking Back and Looking Forward at Indiana University; The Harvard Years; Happy Birthday Sid Ramin Winter 1999 PDF




Autumn 1998

Dedication of Leonard Bernstein Oberschule in Berlin; "On the Road with Lenny"; Bernstein's Work Desk; Lenny and the LSO; Bernstein Featured on American Masters; Sony Classical, DG and the Smithsonian Celebrate Bernstein; Remembering Shirley Bernstein Autumn 1998 PDF




Spring/Summer 1998

Leonard Bernstein's Living Legacy in His 80th Year; Library of Congress and Website Updates; Lincoln Center Festival and Tanglewood Honor Bernstein; Deutsche Grammophon Update Spring/Summer 1998 PDF




Winter 1998

The Bernstein Auction at Sotheby's; The Website Turns One Year Old; Educational Essay Contest Winners; Leonard Bernstein Young Composers Competition; New Bernstein Ballet in Hamburg Winter 1998 PDF




Autumn 1997

Rethinking 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue; Berlin School Takes Leonard Bernstein's Name; On The Town at Shakespeare in the Park; Bernstein Auction; Bernstein-Inspired Initiatives in London and the Netherlands Autumn 1997 PDF




Spring/Summer 1997

Candide's Evolution; Barbara Cook's Cunegonde Audition; Saluting Schuyler Chapin; New Website Update; Remembering Robert Saudek; Wall-to-Wall Bernstein Spring/Summer 1997 PDF




Winter 1997

A Close Look at leonardbernstein.com; BETA Fund Supports Lawrence Philharmonic; Young People's Concerts Rebroadcast on Cable TV; Peter Jennings on Education; NY Phil Releases Debut Concert Winter 1997




Autumn 1996

Bernstein the Philanthropist; Boston Latin School Frieze; Marin Alsop and Jack Gottlieb on MASS; Launch of New Website; Remembering Clare Grundman Autumn 1996 PDF




Spring/Summer 1996

The Leonard Bernstein Center Goes National; Bernstein and Mitropoulos; Leonard Bernstein's New York; Nina Bernstein Honored; Tanglewood and Pacific Music Festival Updates Spring/Summer 1996 PDF




Winter 1996

West Side Story in Today's World; Moab Music Festival; First Leonard Bernstein Conducting Laureate; Joint Publishing Venture with Polygram; Place Leonard Bernstein in Paris Winter 1996 PDF




Autumn 1995

The Joy of Words (and Crosswords); NYU Honors Bernstein; Bernstein Center Update; BETA Fund Supports Alliance for Young Artists & Writers Autumn 1995 PDF




Spring/Summer 1995

"The Next Step" at Bernstein Center Pilot Schools; "The Day I Met Leonard Bernstein"; A Japanese Candide; Conducting Competition Announced; Pacific Music Festival Spring/Summer 1995 PDF




Winter 1995

"My Father and the FBI"; Remembering Bernstein in Vienna; "The Songs of West Side Story" Album Benefits Music Education; First Printing of Candide and West Side Story Full Scores Winter 1995 PDF




Fall 1994

A Conversation with Comden and Green/Wonderful Town; Launching the Special Music School; Why Nashville?; Licensing Leonard Bernstein's Music Fall 1994 PDF




Spring/Summer 1994

"Jeremiah" at 50; Young People's Concerts in Today's Classrooms; Country Music Association Supports Bernstein Center; Boston Symphony Announces Bernstein Memorial Spring/Summer 1994 PDF




Winter 1994

The Library of Congress and The Leonard Bernstein Archive; Aaron Davis Hall's International Series; Young People's Concerts Study Guide; Tel Aviv Salutes Leonard Bernstein Winter 1994 PDF




Fall 1993

Behind the Scenes at the Young People's Concerts; Brooklyn Philharmonic launches SOUNDSCAPE Program; On The Town Recording; Bernstein Exhibit at Carnegie Hall Fall 1993 PDF




Summer 1993

O Happy Birthday, Dear Daddy-O; A Weekend of Learning and Art; West Side Story and Candide in Full Scores; Young People's Concerts on Home Video; Street Dedication; BBC Radio Celebrates the Maestro's 75th Summer 1993 PDF




Spring 1993

Bernstein Recordings–Attempting the Impossible; Bernstein vs. The Studio; "I Hate Retakes"; Bernstein vs. Offcialdom; In Memoriam: Jennie Bernstein; Grammy Awards Spring 1993 PDF




Winter 1993

A Quiet Place/Trouble in Tahiti; Latest Bernstein Education Through the Arts Fund Grant; Critical Praise for Notes from a Friend by Schuyler Chapin Winter 1993 PDF




Fall 1992

Bernstein and Politics; Lenny and Israel; Leonard Bernstein and Amnesty International; Bernstein and AmFAR; 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue Fall 1992 PDF




Summer 1992

Spreading the Tanglewood Idea; Bernstein Education Center; Notes from a Tanglewood Guide Summer 1992 PDF




Spring 1992

The Television Journey; The BETA Funds; Bernstein on Video; Final New Releases from Deutsche Grammophon Spring 1992 PDF




Winter 1992

Scraps and Scribbles–In Search of the Definitive Edition; NATAS Hall of Fame; ASCAP Remembers Bernstein; Critical Acclaim for Candide Winter 1992 PDF




Autumn 1991

Premiere Issue: The Definitive Candide; Young Conductors Remember their Teacher; Humphrey Burton's Bernstein "Portrait"; Recalling the Memorial Events Autumn 1991 PDF


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