Leonard Bernstein - Reflections

From Carnegie Hall, scenes of his debut, to the living room of his home and his private studio, "Reflections" explores Bernstein's colourful career.

  • Leonard Bernstein - Reflections Cover | Copyright: © EuroArts Music International

    Leonard Bernstein - Reflections Cover © EuroArts Music International

  • Leonard Bernstein  | Copyright: © Peter Rosen

    Leonard Bernstein © Peter Rosen

Seldom has the genius of one man so influenced the musical conscience of his age. Leonard Bernstein triumphed as composer, conductor, writer and teacher.

The spontaneous joy of his Broadway hits, the bold, spiritual quest of his orchestral works, his intensity and vitality as conductor made Bernstein one of the central figures in 20th-century music. In Leonard Bernstein – Reflections, he discusses his Boston childhood, his musical growth at Harvard and the Curtis Institute and the influence of great masters like Reiner, Mitropoulos and Koussevitzky. He shares his feelings on the primacy of tonal music and speculates on the nature of the creative process. From Carnegie Hall, scene of his debut, to the living room of his home and his private studio overlooking New York’s Central Park, Reflections explores the artist’s varied and colorful career.

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Original title Leonard Bernstein - Reflections
Genre Documentary
Production year 1978
Duration 50’ (Film) 20’ (Bonus)
Video format NTSC 4:3
Audio format PCM Stereo (Film & Bonus), DD 5.1 · DTS 5.1 (Bonus)
Production Company Unitel
Director Peter Rosen
Composer Ludwig van Beethoven, Stephen Sondheim
Orchestra / Band Israel Philharmonic Orchestra (Reflections); Orchestre National de France (Bonus)
Main Actor Leonard Bernstein



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