Bernstein’s birthday and his legacy

Composer/Conductor Leonard Bernstein

 

Today Google has a charming and ingenious homage to Leonard Bernstein, with  cartoons of him in action.  It is a good occasion to ponder the role of artists in our society–who gets to leave a mark in the culture, and is it always the one who eschews popular taste and sentiment for high academic complexity…or vice versa. I say, great music is not in the style… 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=24&v=O8fQyb6tkdk

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