You may or may not know that Leonard Bernstein (Aug. 25, 1918 - Oct. 14, 1990) was the first American-born leader of an American orchestra, but what you should know is that he created a legacy for American music that will never be forgotten. His composing created classics like Broadway's West Side Story. Below is Bernstein conducting another great piece of his, Candide Overture. Also check out AARP's beautiful slideshow of this incredible composer.
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