Music: A Trip to Remember

It was a day that Leonard Bernstein was not likely to forget—nor would his audience. In Moscow last week, for the fourth of 18 Russian concerts scheduled for the world-touring New York Philharmonic Orchestra, Lenny celebrated his 41st birthday by shattering Soviet musical tradition, and except for a little official sniping, came away unscathed, a hero.

Musical Revolution. Never before had a conductor in Russia lectured his audience from the podium. But Bernstein, being Bernstein, wanted everyone to know the fine points of Charles Ives's 1908 The Unanswered Question, and with help from...

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