Peter Dobrin is a classical music critic and culture writer. Born in New York, raised in Miami, he has an undergraduate degree in performance from the University of Miami, and a master's degree in music criticism from the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University.
Cooper is narrating Bernstein's 'Candide' here this week, and preparing to play him in an upcoming biopic. Bernstein's 'West Side Story' is also being remade by Steven Spielberg. Jamie Bernstein, daughter to the famous conductor/composer, filled us in on both film projects.
"This has probably been the most meaningful of any of our many foreign tours — a glimpse into another way and philosophy of life that is obviously functioning very well for the great majority of the people."