The impact of Leonard Bernstein's passion and intelligence still ripples through our lives. That's why we're spending so much time reflecting on him and his influence on how we listen to music.
Got five minutes? Reacquaint yourself with his ideas by watching the short video below. It's a kind of musical manifesto recorded in front of a live audience at Harvard University. Bernstein quotes Keats, answers Charles Ives' "Unanswered Question," and argues that music springs from the earth itself.