Leonard Bernstein - Mahler fan
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Mahler: 15 facts about the great composer
8. Leonard Bernstein - Mahler fan
Following the devastating impact of the First World War, Mahler's emotionally potent soundscapes were perceived by some as out of kilter with the general mood of the times. Leonard Bernstein, a big fan, would often like to claim he renewed interest in the composer from 1960 onwards.