1918-1990

Field Manager
No. 21

Leonard Bernstein

This man orchestrates the contributions of 25 different individuals like no one else. Can handle virtually any circumstance, and it doesn't hurt that he was a hell of a player himself. As a composer, he found expression for mid-century's voice in the dance music for Fancy Free and in the matchless orchestral writing for Candide. As a songwriter, he created the vaulting melodies of West Side Story, the spiky rhythms of On the Town. As conductor, teacher, and proselytizer, he brought his passion for music to millions.