Music: A Mass for Everyone, Maybe

RIGHT from the Sunday afternoon back in 1943 when he replaced an ailing Bruno Walter, and became one of the youngest men ever to conduct the New York Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein has been marked with the kind of golden-boy potential that novel and film heroes so often display. By and large over the years, he has fulfilled his promise handsomely. He is without doubt the U.S.'s finest native-born conductor. As a man of music, he has always radiated a special charm and authority in making the worlds of the classics and pop complement each...

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