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In the same year he launched a series of televised children’s concerts. Bernstein was also active as a writer and regular broadcaster, although he managed to find time to create a large output of works. It could be reasonably argued that his work as a composer, performer and educator has had a greater influence on current trends in contemporary music than, for example, the avant-garde compositions of Stockhausen or Boulez. Unlike many of his contemporaries, Bernstein kept faith with the aesthetic ideals and artistic concerns of composers from an earlier age, reaching audiences with powerful, often dramatic, scores, and crafting memorable, heart-on-sleeve melodies.
He posed music that was approachable without being banal, sentimental without being mawkish. Above all, he knew how to write a good tune.
from notes by Andrew Stewart © 2018