Music: Bernstein Talks About His Work

Several days after the great moment, Leonard Bernstein was sick in bed in his Washington hotel suite. He looked gaunt, and was exhausted from more than a year's work on the Mass in places as far-flung as Montauk, Tel Aviv and Vienna, and by a final bout of rehearsing that over the past few months has permitted him only three hours' sleep a night. Disappointed but not discouraged by the critical reception of his Mass, Bernstein was overwhelmed by the passionate response he felt it had stirred among the audience in general. On this and other topics he spoke to TIME...

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