For Lenny: Episode 5
This week I'm focusing on the private life of a very public man. Bernstein held family and friendship at the center of his world, and he relied on the quiet place he found at home with those he loved. The music this week was written in tribute to family - three pieces dedicated to LB's children: Alexander, Jamie and Nina - and one for his wife Felicia.
And in sharing the story of Lenny's life, I turn to "The Story Of My Life", an unknown gem of a song, written for the show Wonderful Town. Warning: you won't be able to stop humming this tune!