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Subject: leonard bernstein educational tv program question
From: kurt youngmann <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:kurt youngmann <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Fri, 23 Jun 2017 16:19:09 -0500

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Back in the 50s or 60s Leonard Bernstein gave some lectures on television (CBS, I believe). In one of them he used the Act II quartet from La Boheme to demonstrate how spoken cacophony could by transformed into beautiful music. To begin, he had four actors speak the lines in the same way they were sung which resulted in unintelligible gibberish. He then led four singers in Puccini’s music. 

Does anyone know if this demonstration exists on Youtube and, if so, how it can be accessed?


Kurt Youngmann

"Reality is nothing but a collective hunch." - Lily Tomlin 

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