Leonard Bernstein, Larger than Life

A Portrait by Georg Wübbolt

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Leonard Bernstein — Conductor, composer
Jamie Bernstein
Alexander Bernstein
Nina Bernstein
Stephen Sondheim
Sir Peter Jonas
Norman Lebrecht

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A passionate composer and conductor, brilliant pianist, dynamic pedagogue, and de facto American ambassador to the world, Leonard Bernstein was without a doubt of the most influential classical musicians of the 20th century. In this documentary portrait, Bernstein’s children (Jamie, Alexander, and Nina) and colleagues (Gustavo Dudamel, Kent Nagano, Marin Alsop, Christoph Eschenbach, Norman Lebrecht, among others...) reminisce about this larger-than-life man of near-universal appeal.

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Directed by:
Georg Wübbolt
Production date: 2015
Duration: 52 min
Production: © BFMI in co-production with Unitel and ZDF/3sat