Right note on ‘Lenny’

I was moved by Mark Swed’s tribute to Leonard Bernstein (“Lenny, the Indispensable,” Oct. 10). Swed revealed his own heart, embracing the faults of the great conductor by recognizing their profound impact on Bernstein’s character and art.

Quite frankly, I expected Swed to despise Bernstein’s conducting and his music as too emotional, too flamboyant, too dramatic, just too much!

Instead, he surprised me, forcing me to confront my own misconceptions, and most importantly helping me to understand a great man and see and hear his work with renewed eyes and ears.

Sidney Morrison

Los Angeles