The Leonard Bernstein Collection, ca. 1920-1989

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The following items are included in The Leonard Bernstein Collection ca. 1920-1989, with the permission as noted:

Correspondence

Correspondence to Leonard Bernstein from Aaron Copland used by permission of The Aaron Copland Fund for Music, Inc., 254 West 31st Street, 15th floor, New York, NY 10001, (212) 461-6956, fax: (212) 810-4567.

Correspondence to Leonard Bernstein from Serge and Olga Koussevitzky used by permission of the Koussevitzky Music Foundation, Inc., 254 West 31st Street, 15th floor, New York, NY 10001, (212) 461-6956, fax: (212) 810-4567.

Correspondence to Bernstein and family members from Helen Coates used by permission from Marianne Langner Zeitlin, 204 Warren Avenue, Rochester, NY 14618.

Bernstein Family Correspondence

Correspondence written by Leonard Bernstein used by permission from Marie Carter, VP Licensing and Publishing, The Leonard Bernstein Office, Inc., 121 West 27th St., Suite 1104, New York, NY 10001, Fax: 212 315 0643.

Correspondence written by Felicia Bernstein used by permission from Ms. Nina Bernstein, President, The Leonard Bernstein Office, Inc., 121 West 27th St., Suite 1104, New York, NY 10001.

Correspondence written by Shirley Bernstein used by permission from Mr. Harry Kraut, The Leonard Bernstein Office, Inc., 121 West 27th St., Suite 1104, New York, NY 10001.

Correspondence written by Sam and Jenny Bernstein used by permission from Mr. Burton Bernstein, P.O. Box 236, Wewaka Brook Rd., Bridgewater, CT 06752.

Scripts

Scripts of both the "Young People's Concerts" and the "Thursday Evening Previews" used by permission from: Marie Carter, VP Licensing and Publishing, The Leonard Bernstein Office, Inc., 121 West 27th St., Suite 1104, New York, NY 10001, Fax: 212 315 0643.

Article

The article Professor Lenny by Joseph Horowitz is reproduced with permission from The New York Review of Books (external link). Copyright © 1993 NYREV, Inc. Drawing by David Levine. Reproduced with permission from The New York Review of Books. Copyright © 1993 NYREV, Inc.

Bernstein Photo Gallery, 1920s-1942

The first known photograph of Bernstein as a conductor. As a camp counselor, he is conducting the Camp Onota Rhythm Band, 1937. © Made available online with permission from The Berkshire Eagle. David Scribner, Editor, The Berkshire Eagle, 75 S. Church Street, Pittsfield, Massachusetts 01201-6166.

Bernstein conducts Stravinsky's L'histoire du Soldat at an informal Tanglewood tea party. Serge Koussevitzky- conductor and Bernstein mentor- and his wife Natalie look down from the balcony. The inscription to Helen Coates refers humorously to L'histoire D'un éléve- the tale of the student. 1940. © Made available online with permission from The Berkshire Eagle. David Scribner, Editor, The Berkshire Eagle, 75 S. Church Street, Pittsfield, Massachusetts 01201-6166.

Bernstein Photo Gallery, 1943-1945

Bernstein with Leo Gomberg, Werner Gebauer and Werner Lywen at rehearsal of New York City Symphony at the City Center. September 1945. Photographer: Ruth Orkin. Made available online with permission from The Ruth Orkin Archives, 65 Central Park West, New York, N.Y. 10023.

Bernstein Photo Gallery, 1946

Bernstein at party following Gershwin Memorial concert playing Palestinian songs (in this context, Palestine refers to the territory which in 1948 became part of the state of Israel) with Marc Blitzstein, David Oppenheim, Naomi Berman, Sam Bernstein, and Cantor David Putterman. Hotel Dorset, New York. March 16, 1946. Made available online with permission from © WHITESTONE PHOTO/Heinz- H. Weissenstein. All Rights Reserved. P.O. Box 456, Lenox, Massachusetts, 01240-0456.

Bernstein with Composer Igor Stravinsky, 1946. Photographer: Ben Greenhaus. Donald Greenhaus has asserted copyright ownership of his late father’s photographs. Donald Greenhaus may be contacted at 130 Greene Street, 4th Floor, New York City, NY 10012, and at 212-925-6763.

Bernstein playing piano at Tanglewood (Berkshire Music Festival) party. August 1946. Photographer: Ruth Orkin. Made available online with permission from The Ruth Orkin Archives, 65 Central Park West, New York, N.Y. 10023.

Bernstein Photo Gallery, 1947

Bernstein rehearsing with singer Marian Anderson at Lewisohn Stadium, New York. June 1947. Photographer: Ruth Orkin. © 1977. Made available online with permission from The Ruth Orkin Archives, 65 Central Park West, New York, N.Y. 10023.

Bernstein Photo Gallery, 1948

Bernstein with his class of conducting auditors at Tanglewood, summer 1948. © Made available online with permission from the family of photographer Howard S. Babbitt, Jr.

Bernstein Photo Gallery, 1949

Bernstein with conductor Serge Koussevitzky after performance of Bernstein's The Age of Anxiety, Symphony No. 2 at Tanglewood. Made available online with the permission of © WHITESTONE PHOTO/Heinz- H. Weissenstein. All Rights Reserved. P.O. Box 456, Lenox, Massachusetts, 01240-0456.

Bernstein with composer Lukas Foss and Serge Koussevitzky celebrating Koussevitzky's seventy-fourth birthday. Made available online with permission of © WHITESTONE PHOTO/Heinz- H. Weissenstein. All Rights Reserved. P.O. Box 456, Lenox, Massachusetts, 01240-0456.

Bernstein with Serge Koussevitzky at Tanglewood. Photographer: Ruth Orkin. © 1977. Made available online with permission from The Ruth Orkin Archives, 65 Central Park West, New York, N.Y. 10023.

Bernstein with conductor Serge Koussevitzky after performance of Age of Anxiety, Symphony No. 2 at Tanglewood, August 11, 1949. ©; Made available online with permission from the family of photographer Howard S.Babbitt, Jr.

Bernstein Photo Gallery, 1950-1953

Bernstein with Felicia at their wedding. Bernstein's suit had previously belonged to Serge Koussevitzky. September 9, 1951. Photographer: Bradford Bachrach. © Made available online with permission of Robert D. Bachrach.

Bernstein and Felicia leaving for their honeymoon. September 9, 1951. Photographer: Bradford Bachrach. © Made available online with permission of Robert D. Bachrach..

Bernstein with Olga Naovmoff Koussevitzky, widow of conductor Serge Koussevitzky, 1952. Made available online with permission of © WHITESTONE PHOTO/Heinz- H. Weissenstein. All Rights Reserved. P.O. Box 456, Lenox, Massachusetts, 01240-0456.

Bernstein with sister Shirley in the Green Room at Carnegie Hall after a performance with the Israel Philharmonic, March 1951. Photographer: Ruth Orkin. © 1977. Made available online with permission from The Ruth Orkin Archives, 65 Central Park West, New York, N.Y. 10023.

Bernstein Photo Gallery, 1955-1957

Bernstein, 1956. © Made available online with permission of The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts. Friedman-Abeles, Billy Rose Theatre Collection. Astor, Lenox, and Tilden Foundations.

Bernstein at rehearsal for West Side Story. Carol Lawrence (who played Maria) is at his left, and lyricist Stephen Sondheim is playing the piano, 1957. © Made available online with permission of The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts. Friedman-Abeles, Billy Rose Theatre Collection. Astor, Lenox, and Tilden Foundations.

Bernstein with Felicia, Jamie, and Alexander. Seasons Greetings on music. Made available on- line with permission of © WHITESTONE PHOTO/Heinz- H. Weissenstein All Rights Reserved. P.O. Box 456, Lenox, Massachusetts, 01240-0456.

Bernstein with wife Felicia, and children Jamie and Alexander. Made available online with permission of © WHITESTONE PHOTO/Heinz- H.Weissenstein. All Rights Reserved. P.O. Box 456, Lenox, Massachusetts, 01240-0456.

Bernstein Photo Gallery, 1960s

Bernstein and Felicia in evening dress at Philharmonic Pension Fund Concert. September. Photographer: Henry Krupka © Made available online with permission of Christina Krupka of D'Arlene Studios, Inc. Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, 301 Park Avenue, Suite 1860, New York, N.Y. 10022.

Bernstein with Felicia, Jamie, Alexander, and Nina on rooftop with New York skyline. © Made available online with permission of photographer, Don Hunstein.

Bernstein with Felicia, Jamie, and Alexander. © Made available online with permission from the copyright holder.

Bernstein Photo Gallery, 1970s

Bernstein and family. Holiday card. Date. © Made available online with permission of photographer, Henry Grossman. 216 West 89th Street, New York, N.Y. 10024.

Bernstein with Felicia, Jamie, Alexander, and Nina. Holiday card. © Made available online with permission of photographer Henry Grossman. 216 West 89th Street, New York, N.Y. 10024.

Bernstein Photo Gallery, 1980s

Bernstein in Budapest, 1983. © Made available online with permission of Bela Mezey, the photographer of the Hungarian State Opera, Budapest.

Bernstein rehearsing his opera A Quiet Place in Houston, August 1983. © Made available online with permission of photographer Arthur Elgort.

Bernstein conducting the New York Philharmonic on tour at the Blossom Music Center, Cleveland, 1986. © Made available online with permission of photographer Frances M. Barkas.

Bernstein with conductor James Levine in Bernstein's apartment at the "Dakota building, New York", 1987. © Made available online with permission of photographer Henry Grossman. 216 West 89th Street, New York, N.Y. 10024.

Bernstein rehearsing at Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival, Germany. 1988. © Made available on- line with permission of Reinhold Friedrun Fotograf, Hamburg, Germany.

Bernstein in his studio at his home in Fairfield, Connecticut. August 1988. © Made available online with permission of photographer Joe McNally.

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