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How Leonard Bernstein introduced classical music to kids.
This fall New York is celebrating what would've been Leonard Bernstein's 90th birthday. As conductor of the New York Philharmonic, he changed the way audiences understood classical music. Five musicians from the Philharmonic remember playing under Bernstein's baton. Produced by WNYC's Sara Fishko.
Fifty years ago, a pianist from Texas named Van Cliburn won the Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow. It was the height of the Cold War and when he returned to the States, he was honored with a ticker tape parade down Broadway's ?Canyon of Heroes.? Produced by WNYC's Sara Fishko.