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Leonard Bernstein's Omnibus: American Musical Comedy

Episode 4

Leonard Bernstein's Omnibus: American Musical Comedy Episode 4


Omnibus, the cultural hit TV-show of the 50s is brought back to your screens by medici.tv!

The Omnibus series was launched by the Ford foundation to improve America's knowledge has become a hit show of the 1950s and was awarded by seven Emmy Awards among other prices. It was broadcast successively by ABC, CBS and NBC. The episodes hosted and conceived by Leonard Bernstein as the maestro's TV debuts as a pedagogue, are now available on medici.tv! In 1954, the first episode of this series, dedicated to Beethoven's Fifth Symphony gained such a success that it made it to the cover of Life Magazine, two weeks later, on November 29.

Take a trip back in time with this episode dedicated to American musical comedy. Leonard Bernstein, became a true master of the genre with his Candide and West Side Story and he now tries to expose the main features of this musical format, remarkable for being very popular and highly praised by classical musicians at the same time.


  • Production date: 1956
  • Duration: 1 h 15 min
  • Production: © E1 Entertainment
  • Available version(s): EN

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