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Leonard Bernstein

1918 - 1990

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Leonard Bernstein ( BURN-styne; August 25, 1918 – October 14, 1990) was an American conductor, composer, pianist, music educator, author, and humanitarian. Considered to be one of the most important conductors of his time, he was the first American conductor to receive international acclaim. According to music critic Donal Henahan, he was "one of the most prodigiously talented and successful musicians in American history". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Leonard Bernstein has received more than 5,579,623 page views. His biography is available in 63 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 62 in 2019). Leonard Bernstein is the 89th most popular composer (down from 86th in 2019), the 266th most popular biography from United States (down from 244th in 2019) and the 4th most popular American Composer.

Leonard Bernstein was a composer, conductor, and pianist. He is most famous for his work with the New York Philharmonic, which he conducted from 1958-1969.

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Among composers, Leonard Bernstein ranks 89 out of 1,216Before him are César Franck, Leoš Janáček, Alban Berg, Olivier Messiaen, François Couperin, and John Cage. After him are Pietro Mascagni, Franz Xaver Wolfgang Mozart, Luigi Cherubini, Léo Delibes, Carlo Gesualdo, and Jacopo Peri.

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Among people born in 1918, Leonard Bernstein ranks 13Before him are Richard Feynman, Robert Wadlow, Rita Hayworth, Ken Miles, Louis Althusser, and Helmut Schmidt. After him are Kurt Waldheim, Frederick Sanger, Gertrude B. Elion, Alberto Ascari, Katherine Johnson, and Jørn Utzon. Among people deceased in 1990, Leonard Bernstein ranks 8Before him are Lev Yashin, Greta Garbo, Ava Gardner, B. F. Skinner, Roald Dahl, and Louis Althusser. After him are Alberto Moravia, Norbert Elias, Paulette Goddard, Sarah Vaughan, Friedrich Dürrenmatt, and John Bowlby.

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Among people born in United States, Leonard Bernstein ranks 266 out of 18,182Before him are Nina Simone (1933), Christopher Lloyd (1938), Mary Cassatt (1844), B.B. King (1925), Robert Peary (1856), and Margaret Mitchell (1900). After him are John Quincy Adams (1767), Claude Shannon (1916), Robert Andrews Millikan (1868), Rachel Carson (1907), Benjamin Harrison (1833), and Robert Fulton (1765).

Among COMPOSERS In United States

Among composers born in United States, Leonard Bernstein ranks 4Before him are George Gershwin (1898), John Williams (1932), and John Cage (1912). After him are Henry Mancini (1924), Philip Glass (1937), Scott Joplin (1868), Steve Reich (1936), Samuel Barber (1910), Jerry Goldsmith (1929), James Horner (1953), and Cole Porter (1891).

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