Lenny was indefatigable in his efforts to attract youngsters

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Lenny was indefatigable in his efforts to attract youngsters

Post  pinhedz on Sat Apr 30, 2011 1:03 am

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Leonard Bernstein's "Young People's Concerts," which were broadcast on the telly, consisted of accessible classical music performances, played before an audience of school kids that had been bused in, and with Lenny explaining the music to the youngsters--trying to convince them it was actually good, even if they could not tell right away that it was good.

Randy Newman thought that the series was brilliant: "He could almost make you like classical music."




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Tragically, Lenny was never able to get over his all-consuming hatred and jealousy for his more talented and successful twin brother, Elmer. Some say the realization that he would forever be Elmer's inferior lead Lenny to his Muslem conversion, when he changed his name to Lenny Islam and renounced western musics.


pinhedz

Now that he's gone, the charitable thing to do is to try and remember Lenny for the brilliant accomplishments of his prime years, rather than for the degradation and despair of his final years.


pinhedz

Of course he couldn't compete with Elmer.

How could anyone compete with Elmer?


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