Bernstein

1983 DE. Discovered 1983 Feb. 19 by E. Bowell at Anderson Mesa.

Named in memory of Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990), American composer, conductor, pianist, educator, and author. A colorful, multifaceted musician, Bernstein wrote music in many forms: symphonies, ballet music, operas, sacred music, chamber music and musicals, the last including West Side Story, an innovative recasting of Romeo and Juliet in terms of New York street gang rivalries. From 1958 to 1969, Bernstein was chief conductor of the New York Philharmonic Orchestra; during this tenure he devised a series of brilliant televised lecture demonstrations. More recently, he conducted orchestras worldwide and became particularly celebrated for his interpretation of the music of Haydn, Brahms and Mahler {these composers are not only immortalized by their music but also by minor planets (3941), (1818), and (4406)}. (M 17466)

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