by Leonard Bernstein

Leonard Bernstein ( /ˈbɜrnstaɪn/ US dict: bûrn′·stīn; August 25, 1918 – October 14, 1990) was an American composer, conductor, author, music lecturer and pianist. He was among the first conductors born and educated in the United States of America to receive worldwide acclaim. According to The New Y…


The most beautiful sound I ever heard: 
Maria, Maria, Maria, Maria 
All the beautiful sounds of the world in a single word 
Maria, Maria, Maria, Maria 

I've just met a girl named Maria, 
And suddenly that name 
Will never be the same 
To me. 

I've just kissed a girl named Maria, 
And suddenly I've found 
How wonderful a sound 
Can be! 

Say it loud and there's music playing, 
Say it soft and it's almost like praying. 
I'll never stop saying Maria! 
The most beautiful sound I ever heard. 

Written by: Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim

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