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'Letter from Jennie Bernstein to Leonard Bernstein, November 29, 1943.'
Bernstein's parents wrote to him after his debut with the symphony.

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Leonard Bernstein's Debut

Perhaps Leonard Bernstein did so well because music was his passion. The son of a man who supplied hairdressing products, Bernstein became interested in music at the age of 10. By the time he was a teenager, he was performing in public. He became a soloist with the Boston Public School Orchestra, and for 13 weeks in 1934, played classics on the radio.

What things do you most like to do? Play sports? Write? Play an instrument? Do you do this activity well because you enjoy it?

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