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YET ANOTHER BERNSTEIN

Oye, another New York composer named Bernstein in the spotlight. There’s the great conductor Leonard Bernstein, Alfred Hitchcock’s film scorer Elmer Bernstein and now a documentary film about music guru Seymour Bernstein. Thanks to movie star (and fan) Ethan Hawke, composer and teacher Seymour Bernstein’s music and life are getting a big boost. I once sat in on a fascinating master class with Yale Music School guitarists at Bernstein’s NYC apartment. The man’s insightful criticism and warm encouragement were something beautiful to witness.

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Back in 1977 Bernstein surprised the music world by quitting his concert career to become a full time teacher. Now 87, this special man has dedicated and shared his talents and philosophy of life with thousands of students. He’s famous for saying amazing things like; “most people don’t tap the God within.”

 

 

Check out the trailer to Ethan Hawke’s new film about his friend Seymour Bernstein.

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