The Leonard Bernstein Collection, ca. 1920-1989


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Bernstein standing in the doorway of an airplane.
descriptive record icon Leonard Bernstein eating a fish while another man watches. Bernstein departing for Israel to assume duties as musical director of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra (IPO). September 17, 1948. Photograph source: Enell, Inc. (Music Division)
Bernstein performing in front of a crowd.
descriptive record icon enlarge image icon Bernstein playing Beethoven's 1st Piano Concerto with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra at a concert for the armed forces during the Israeli War of Independence. Beersheba, November 1948. Photographer unidentified. (Music Division)
Leonard Bernstein at a desk with music sheets.
descriptive record icon enlarge image icon Bernstein with his class of conducting auditors at Tanglewood, summer 1948. Made available online with permission. (Music Division)
Bernstein on a horse.
descriptive record icon enlarge image icon Bernstein at the ranch of Frieda Lawrence, widow of the writer D.H. Lawrence (1885-1930) in Taos, New Mexico, 1948. Photographer unidentified. (Music Division)