Bernstein, Leonard [Louis]
- David Schiff
(b Lawrence, MA, 25 Aug 1918; d New York, 14 Oct 1990). American composer, conductor and pianist. He was the most famous and successful native-born figure in the history of classical music in the USA. As a composer, conductor, pianist and pedagogue he bridged the worlds of the concert hall and musical theatre, creating a rich legacy of recordings, compositions, writings and educational institutions....