Review | The Private Life Overshadows the Public Life in Bradley Cooper’s Maestro

Screenshot from the Maestro trailer

Those of us who grew up in the 1950s will remember Leonard Bernstein as the best music teacher we ever had. When I was clumsily gravitating toward classical music, Bernstein blew the doors wide open for me. I enthusiastically walked on through. In his Omnibus telecasts, and later the Young People’s Concerts with the New York Philharmonic, he was charismatic and inspirational – a handsome young…