生于: 1918 年8月25日
Bernstein) 是音乐界的先锋。他是第一个享誉国际的美国管弦乐队指挥。在伯恩斯坦出现前，所有欧洲及美国的伟大管弦乐队都是由欧洲人或亚洲人所领导。伯恩斯坦以乐队指挥身份环游全世界并不停的鼓舞欣赏美国作曲家，特别是艾伦柯普兰 (Aaron
Copland) 。伯恩斯坦不只为古典音乐作曲，也为百老汇 (Broadway) 谱乐，他的作品有「西城故事」 (West
Side Story， 1957) 及「锦城春色」 (On
the Town ，1944) 。 他大多与纽约爱乐交响乐团一起合作，他们携手进行了好几次的巡回演出并共同录制音乐。
Leonard Bernstein was a pioneer in the field of music. He was the first internationally acclaimed American-born orchestra conductor. Before Bernstein, all the great orchestras in Europe, as well as America, were led by someone from Europe or Asia. Bernstein traveled the world as a conductor and encouraged appreciation of the music of American composers, especially Aaron Copland. Bernstein not only composed classical works but also wrote music for Broadway, including West Side Story (1957) and On the Town (1944). For much of his life, he worked closely with the New York Philharmonic, with which he made several international tours and recordings.