12 ridiculously gorgeous photos of Leonard Bernstein

28 June 2018, 16:23

Leonard Bernstein (1971)
Leonard Bernstein (1971). Picture: Getty

To celebrate 100 years since his birth, here are 12 absolutely gorgeous snaps of the composer, conductor, part-time pianist and full-time heartthrob: Leonard Bernstein. *sigh*

  1. Young Leonard, with lovely, swoopy hair.

    Leonard Bernstein, 1947
    Leonard Bernstein, 1947. Picture: Getty
  2. Older, sunkissed Leonard in colour. *melts*

    Leonard Bernstein, 1970
    Leonard Bernstein, 1970. Picture: Getty
  3. We’re not even sure how this is possible, but Lenny makes it happen.

    Leonard Bernstein, 1971
    Leonard Bernstein, 1971. Picture: Getty
  4. Looking deep into Leonard’s eyes; chances of survival: 0. *dies*

    Leonard Bernstein, 1977
    Leonard Bernstein, 1977. Picture: Getty
  5. A toothy grin from the man, myth, the legend.

    Leonard Bernstein, 1970
    Leonard Bernstein, 1970. Picture: Getty
  6. Absolutely beaming.

    Leonard Bernstein, 1966
    Leonard Bernstein, 1966. Picture: Getty
  7. Quizzical Lenny…

    Leonard Bernstein, 1972
    Leonard Bernstein, 1972. Picture: PA
  8. Sullen and sultry, with one heck of a neckerchief.

    Leonard Bernstein, 1985
    Leonard Bernstein, 1985. Picture: PA
  9. Rocking a turtleneck. Is there anything neck-related this man can’t wear?

    Leonard Bernstein, 1974
    Leonard Bernstein, 1974. Picture: Getty
  10. Making smoking look cool. We’re not condoning it, obviously... but look.

    Leonard Bernstein
    Leonard Bernstein. Picture: Getty
  11. Leaning on a chair, and being sexy. *faints*

    Leonard Bernstien, 1970
    Leonard Bernstien, 1970. Picture: Getty
  12. On the podium, in his element. Sigh.

    Leonard Bernstein, 1975
    Leonard Bernstein, 1975. Picture: Getty

    Join Humphrey Burton on Classic FM for our brand-new 12-part series, Leonard Bernstein’s Joy of Music, this Saturday 30 June at 9pm.