Latest Leonard Bernstein Stories

2008-07-13 09:00:25

By WORDS BY DAVID BENEDICT This month, 'West Side Story' returns to the London stage in a form unchanged since 1957. Time for a 21st-century makeover? Certainly not, says its original lyricist, Stephen Sondheim...

2008-07-06 15:00:18

By Channing Gray If you missed last year's Newport Music Festival, not to worry. Acorn Media has just released a set of 10 DVDs featuring many of the best concerts from the 2007 season, along with commentary from festival director Mark Malkovich.

2008-07-04 09:00:29

By John Von Rhein, Chicago Tribune Jul. 4--Bill McGlaughlin's folksy but informed manner as host of the popular radio series "Exploring Music" has pulled thousands of listeners into the classical experience.

2005-10-07 06:39:11

By Michael Roddy POOLE (Reuters) - Marin Alsop broke a taboo to become the first woman to head a major U.S. orchestra, then won a $500,000 "genius" grant.

2005-09-01 06:46:40

By Isabel Reynolds MATSUMOTO, Japan (Reuters) - For a couple of weeks in late summer each year, the small Japanese mountain town of Matsumoto becomes the kind of place where even the taxi drivers talk classical music. The reason is simple -- Seiji Ozawa.

Word of the Day
  • The act of sweetening by admixture of some saccharine substance.
The word 'edulcoration' comes from a Latin word meaning 'making sweet'.