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Leonard Bernstein's Omnibus: The World of Jazz

Episode 2

Leonard Bernstein's Omnibus: The World of Jazz Episode 2


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.

The second episode of the Omnibus series by Leonard Bernstein is dedicated to jazz music. Instead of the classic 1950s historical approach, Leonard Bernstein brings us to the core of jazz while he comments live performances and teaches us the principal features of this typically American music.


  • Production date: 1955
  • Duration: 45 min
  • Production: © E1 Entertainment
  • Available version(s): EN

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