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Double Bravo! “Lenny” & “Steve”

Let the record show I’m as excited as anyone free of all musical training that this coming Saturday (August 25) is the centennial of Leonard Bernstein’s birth.  Classical MPR, especially, has been making a big deal of the milestone, properly so, as it’s impossible not to be amazed by the depth, width, and length of Bernstein’s brilliance.  I recall, if only vaguely, his popular televised “Young People’s Concerts in the 1950s.  And given that I grew up in New York, his “West Side Story” was metaphorically down the street. Note what I just wrote: “his” West Side Story.  The musical, which...

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