Top of page

Film, Video Bernstein Conducting Himself

Transcript: TEXT

About this Item


  • Bernstein Conducting Himself


  • In this anniversary year for Leonard Bernstein, Daniel Callahan delves into the under-explored realm of the physicality of Bernstein's conducting practices, including the role of sexuality from Bernstein's and his critics' perspectives. Additionally, the carefully crafted choreography of Bernstein's conducting will be supported by documentation from unpublished films and materials from the Leonard Bernstein Collection in the Library of Congress.

Event Date

  • May 15, 2018

Running Time

  • 1 hours 19 minutes 45 seconds

Online Format

  • video
  • image
  • online text

Rights & Access

While the Library of Congress created most of the videos in this collection, they include copyrighted materials that the Library has permission from rightsholders to present.  Rights assessment is your responsibility.  The written permission of the copyright owners in materials not in the public domain is required for distribution, reproduction, or other use of protected items beyond that allowed by fair use or other statutory exemptions. There may also be content that is protected under the copyright or neighboring-rights laws of other nations.  Permissions may additionally be required from holders of other rights (such as publicity and/or privacy rights). Whenever possible, we provide information that we have about copyright owners and related matters in the catalog records, finding aids and other texts that accompany collections. However, the information we have may not be accurate or complete.

More about Copyright and other Restrictions

For guidance about compiling full citations consult Citing Primary Sources.

Credit Line: Library of Congress

Cite This Item

Citations are generated automatically from bibliographic data as a convenience, and may not be complete or accurate.

Chicago citation style:

Bernstein Conducting Himself. 2018. Video.

APA citation style:

(2018) Bernstein Conducting Himself. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

MLA citation style:

Bernstein Conducting Himself. 2018. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.