Leonard Bernstein was an internationally acclaimed American composer, conductor, author, music lecturer and pianist. His fame stems from being for long the director of the New York Philharmonic. He was the conductor in concerts with many of the world’s leading orchestras, and his music for West Side Story is sung by thousands or millions of people around the world. He has also composed Candide, Wonderful Town, On the Town and his own Mass.
We quote him:
The original energizing motor that makes me compose, is the urge to communicate, and communicate with as many people as possible ; bacause what I love about the world and life is people […]
Created by a student, Louis Thomas, of the Gobelins School of Image, the film that follows is the story of a ballet at the Paris Opera, from the musical overture to curtain. Inspired most probably by Bernstein’s quote, it is a very pleasant and humorous portrait of the public.