The Slipped Disc daily comfort zone (74): Only Lenny dared to say it

Most people have mixed feelings, verging on Stockholm Syndrome, towards a captor. Bernstein came out with it: I Hate Music.

I love this young stuff.

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  • I’ve always had a soft spot for this early Bernstein work, set to his own texts (infinitely preferable, IMHO, to the cheesy and frequently embarrassing lyrics he wrote for the much later “Arias and Barcarolles”).

  • Genius stuff. Shame he ended up wanting to write “The great American whatever..” and put all that energy into “A Quiet Place”

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