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  • Leonard Bernstein: The Best of All Possible Worlds

    Leonard Bernstein made one of the most dramatic debuts in Carnegie Hall’s history. On November 14, 1943, when he stepped in at the last minute to conduct the New York Philharmonic, replacing the ailing Bruno Walter, he became an international celebrity—at the age of 25. “Lenny” was ready for it, and his name carried superlatives for the rest of his life …