The Leonard Bernstein Collection - Volume One by Deutsche Grammophon
He wrote the music for West Side Story
"When I am with composers, I say I am a conductor. When I am with conductors, I say I am a composer."
Mr. Bernstein was influenced from Beethoven to jazz.
I think Leonard Bernstein is worthy of study for the following reasons. The first reason is he wrote many different types of music. He wrote film scores, orchestral works, choral music, ballets, chamber works, Broadway musicals, and songs. Bernstein was a great music educator. He had "Young People's Concerts" which introduced millions of young people to the joy of music. He was one of America's greatest composer and conductor of the Twentieth Century. These are the reasons why I think Leonard Bernstein is worthy of study.