Bernstein’s artistry continues to be celebrated, but it remains to be seen if Tom Wolfe’s satires will stand the test of time
“RIP Tom Wolfe,” wrote Julia Ioffe. “He would’ve been the perfect author to chronicle this age.”
Revealing the secret behind a magic trick is usually not a good thing, but when it comes to real artistry, uncovering the nitty-gritty details of creation can often deepen our appreciation of an artist’s genius. In the case of Leonard Bernstein, a few recent and forthcoming releases help pull back the curtain on the composer and conductor’s creative methods.