The Leonard Bernstein Collection, ca. 1920-1989

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Leonard Bernstein Timeline 1918-1990

1980-1990

1980   

First performance of Divertimento for Orchestra; received the Kennedy Center Honor.

1981   

Premiere of Halil, Nocturne for Solo Flute, Piccolo, Alto Flute, Percussion, Harp and Strings; recorded Wagner's Tristan und Isolde opera in Munich.

1982   

Artistic director, Los Angeles Philharmonic Institute.

1983   

Premiere of A Quiet Place opera in two acts at Houston Grand Opera.

1984   

A Quiet Place (the revised three-act version incorporating Trouble in Tahiti) at La Scala; Conducted Deutsche Grammophon recording of West Side Story; marriage of daughter Jamie to David Evan Thomas.

1985   

Conducted Journey for Peace concerts at Hiroshima.

1986   

Bernstein Festival at Barbican Centre, London; inaugurated Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival; first performance of Jubilee Games for orchestra, with Baritone Solo.

1988   

First performance of Arias and Barcarolles, for Mezzo-Soprano, Baritone and Piano Four Hands; four-day seventieth-birthday celebration at Tanglewood.

1990   

Inaugurated the Pacific Music Festival in Sapporo, Japan; last concert with Boston Symphony Orchestra at Tanglewood, August 19; died October 14, 6:15 p.m. at his New York home.

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