From the Vaults, Part Five: Meet the Composer With Leonard Bernstein

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Friday, March 03, 2017

Leonard Bernstein seated at the piano in 1955. Leonard Bernstein seated at the piano in 1955. (Library of Congress. Al Ravenna, New York World-Telegram & Sun Collection/Wikimedia Commons)

Meet the Composer with Nadia Sirota – Q2 Music's podcast about the musical creative process – returns for its third season on Monday, March 6. Pre-game for the new season with a week of clips from the original WNYC radio program. Meet the Composer is available on iTunes or wherever you get your podcasts.

We conclude the week-long ramp-up to our next and third season with an interview with the legendary, charismatic Leonard Bernstein. Though mostly known for his work as a composer (West Side Story) and conductor (New York Philharmonic), Leonard Bernstein was also a consummate evangelist for classical music. This conversation focuses on Bernstein's efforts as a music educator and the role that education played for host Tim Page in his music criticism.

Hear a piece of music you loved? Discover it here!

0:05—Aaron Copland: Appalachian Spring Listen | Buy 
0:49—Leonard Bernstein: Overture from Candide | Listen  | Buy
1:13—Leonard Bernstein: "Maria," from West Side Story, feat. Jose Carreras | Listen | Buy 
2:33—Gioachino Rossini: Overture from William TellListen | Buy
2:49—Leonard Bernstein: Symphonic Dances from West Side Story | Listen | Buy 
3:44—Leonard Bernstein: Serenade after Plato's "Symposium" | Listen | Buy 
6:11—Leonard Bernstein: Suite from Candide | Listen | Buy 
7:16—Leonard Bernstein: Symphonic Suite from On the Waterfront | Listen | Buy 
9:12—Leonard Bernstein: Symphony No. 2, "The Age of Anxiety" | Listen | Buy 
10:37—Leonard Bernstein: Symphony No. 2, "The Age of Anxiety" | Listen | Buy 

Guests:

Leonard Bernstein and Tim Page

Hosted by:

Nadia Sirota

Produced by:

Jon Hanrahan and Alexander Overington

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