Leonard Bernstein. Along with Gershwin, Copland and Ives, Bernstein as a composer successfully synthesized American popular music with the European classical tradition. A true musical genius, and also a brilliant musical mentor, his personal life was guilt-wracked and hopelessly confused.
Johann Sebastian Bach ~ This is a 1748 copy of the 1746 portrait of Bach (aged 61) by Elias Gottlob Haussmann. This copy is privately owned and is located in the William H. Scheide, Princeton, New Jersey, United States. The original 1746 painting hangs in the Altes Rathaus (Old Town Hall), Leipzig, Germany.