In 2018, pianist Lara Downes launched her Sony Classical debut album FOR LENNY, a Leonard Bernstein centennial tribute that spans the landscape of American music from the past, present, and future. Downes, joined on stage by singer Rhiannon Giddens and host Adam Gopnik, presents a portrait of Bernstein the man, full of boundless curiosity and a fervent belief in the power of music to change our world for the better. In this excerpt, Downes and Giddens perform Leonard Bernstein’s “So Pretty.”
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