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Beloved Composer Leonard Bernstein on the Importance of Believing in Each Other and How Art Fortifies Our Mutual Dignity
Beloved Composer Leonard Bernstein on the Importance of Believing in Each Other and How Art Fortifies Our Mutual Dignity

“We must learn to know ourselves better through art. We must rely more on the unconscious, inspirational side of man… We must believe, without fear, in people.”

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Leonard Bernstein’s Moving Letter of Gratitude to His Mentor and a Prescient 1943 Manifesto for Crowdfunding the Arts
Leonard Bernstein’s Moving Letter of Gratitude to His Mentor and a Prescient 1943 Manifesto for Crowdfunding the Arts

Decades before Kickstarter, a vision for how micro-patronage can help creators “ascend to new heights” and “gain in confidence, in self-esteem and in fortitude.”

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The Interpretation of Leonard Bernstein’s Dreams
The Interpretation of Leonard Bernstein’s Dreams

Freud, Jung, sexual identity, and the creative process.

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Leonard Bernstein on the Only True Antidote to Violence and His Moving Tribute to JFK
Leonard Bernstein on the Only True Antidote to Violence and His Moving Tribute to JFK

“This must be the mission of every man of goodwill: to insist, unflaggingly, at risk of becoming a repetitive bore, but to insist on the achievement of a world in which the mind will have triumphed over violence.”

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On Motivation: Beloved Composer Leonard Bernstein on Why We Create
On Motivation: Beloved Composer Leonard Bernstein on Why We Create

A journey to the heart of “the mindless, useless, glorious pursuit of artistic truth.”

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Legendary Composer Leonard Bernstein on the Future of Music, Harvard 1973
Legendary Composer Leonard Bernstein on the Future of Music, Harvard 1973

“A great new era of eclecticism is at hand.”

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