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Listening To Bernstein's 'Age Of Anxiety' In Anxious Times

Bernstein wrote his second symphony in the years following World War II, when he was 30 years old.

Classical music columnist Fran Hoepfner (@franhoepfner) joins Here & Now‘s Lisa Mullins to discuss Leonard Bernstein’s second symphony, “The Age of Anxiety,” which he wrote in the years following World War II when he was 30 years old.

“He based it on and W.H. Auden poem of the same title, and that poem I think was extremely sort of reflective of modern anxieties, of just young people living in cities,” Hoepfner says. “And Bernstein’s friends sent him the

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