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Leonard Bernstein

August 25, 1918 - October 14, 1990

 

—The Osborne, 205 West 57th, Manhattan —

 
Leonard Bernstein Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, November 24, 2017
1. Leonard Bernstein Marker
Inscription. World-renowned composer and conductor, Leonard Bernstein was an American musical icon of the 20th century. He turned millions of viewers into music lovers through his televised Young People's Concerts with the New York Philharmonic, establishing him as a leading educator. Bernstein's orchestral and choral compositions include three symphonies (No. 1 "Jeremiah", No. 2 "Age of Anxiety", and No. 3 "Kaddish"), Serenade, Chichester Psalms, Mass, and many others. His works for the Broadway stage include On the Town, Wonderful Town, Candide and the immensely popular West Side Story. Bernstein also wrote three major ballets (Fancy Free, Facsimile, and Dybbuk) and the score to the film On the Waterfront. Bernstein's copious audio and video recordings, numerous books, and lifelong outspoken views on human rights, together with his music, comprise his profound and lasting cultural and humanitarian legacy.
 
Erected 2017 by Historic Landmarks Preservation Center.
 
Location. 40° 45.949′ N, 73° 58.823′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is at the intersection of West 57th Street and 7th Avenue on West 57th Street. Touch for map
Leonard Bernstein Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, November 24, 2017
2. Leonard Bernstein Marker - Wide View
The marker is visible here just to the right of the entrance.
. Marker is at or near this postal address: 205 West 57th Street, New York NY 10019, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Rodin Studios (within shouting distance of this marker); Alwyn Court Apartments (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Alwyn Court Apartments (within shouting distance of this marker); 163-165 West 57th Street (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 130 West 57th Street (about 600 feet away); Maine Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); To Christopher Columbus (approx. 0.2 miles away); Bela Bartok (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
 
Also see . . .  HLPC, Cultural Medallion: Leonard Bernstein, May 4, 2017 (YouTube, 70 min.). Installment of a Cultural Medallion honoring Leonard Bernstein on May 4, 2017, at 205 West 57 Street, Manhattan. The ceremony was led by Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel, who established the Cultural Medallion program for the Historic Landmarks Preservation Center. (Submitted on November 29, 2017.) 
 
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Leonard Bernstein Marker - Wider View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, November 24, 2017
3. Leonard Bernstein Marker - Wider View
<i>Leonard Bernstein, young conductor & musical director of New York City Symphony</i> image. Click for full size.
Fred Palumbo (World Telegram), courtesy of the Library of Congress, 1945
4. Leonard Bernstein, young conductor & musical director of New York City Symphony
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 29, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 29, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 42 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 29, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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