Leonard Bernstein – An extraordinary Artist
Pianist, conductor and probably America's greatest composer
With the musical "West Side Story" Bernstein gained special popularity. From 1959 to 1969 Bernstein was Music Director of the New York Philharmonic Orchestra and established close ties with Austria, with the Konzerthaus in Vienna, Salzburg Festival and the Vienna State Opera. In 1987 he was named "Honorary Citizen of the City of Vienna". 2018 he would have celebrated his 100th birthday.