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Stephen Sondheim on Leonard Bernstein

Posted by:  Kimmel Center on February 21, 2012


Terry Gross: Did you learn anything working with Bernstein and watching him work?

Stephen Sondheim: Oh, sure. A great deal. Yes. Mainly I learned something about courage. I learned – Lenny was never afraid to make big mistakes. He was never afraid to fall off the top rung of the ladder and I learned by implication that the worst thing you can do is fall off a low rung. If you’re going to make a mistake, make a huge one.

Couldn’t resist reblogging Sondheim! Especially if he’s talking about Bernstein. Guess what else Bernstein and Sondheim have to connect them… West Side Story!

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