How Good Was Leonard Bernstein?
In character he was as bad as he could get away with; as a conductor, uneven; but as a composer, more interesting than is generally thought.
About the Author
Terry Teachout is COMMENTARY’s critic-at-large and the drama critic of the Wall Street Journal. Satchmo at the Waldorf, his first play, runs through November 4 at Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven, Connecticut.