Leonard Kastle

About Leonard Kastle

Who is it?: Director, Writer, Composer
Birth Day: February 19, 2011
Birth Place:  New York City, New York, United States

Leonard Kastle

Leonard Kastle was born on February 19, 2011 in  New York City, New York, United States, is Director, Writer, Composer. Leonard Kastle was born on February 11, 1929 in New York City, New York, USA as Leonard Gregory Kastle. He was a director and writer, known for The Honeymoon Killers (1970), NBC Television Opera Theatre (1950) and The Making of Wedding at Cana. He died on May 18, 2011 in Westerlo, New York.
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Popular As Leonard Kastle
Occupation Director
Age 9 years old
Zodiac Sign Pisces
Born February 19, 2011 ( New York City, New York, United States)
Birthday February 19
Town/City  New York City, New York, United States
Nationality United States

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Leonard Kastle’s zodiac sign is Pisces. According to astrologers, Pisces are very friendly, so they often find themselves in a company of very different people. Pisces are selfless, they are always willing to help others, without hoping to get anything back. Pisces is a Water sign and as such this zodiac sign is characterized by empathy and expressed emotional capacity.

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Leonard Kastle was born in the Year of the Rabbit. Those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Rabbit enjoy being surrounded by family and friends. They’re popular, compassionate, sincere, and they like to avoid conflict and are sometimes seen as pushovers. Rabbits enjoy home and entertaining at home. Compatible with Goat or Pig.

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Biography/Timeline

1938

Following his high school education in Mount Vernon, New York, Kastle began his musical training at the Juilliard School of Music (1938–40). From 1940-42, he attended the Mannes Music School and later studied composition at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia (1944–50), earning a B.A. in 1950. While at the Curtis Institute, he held scholarships in composition with Rosario Scalero, Gian-Carlo Menotti and Samuel Barber, and a piano scholarship with Isabelle Vengerova. He attended Columbia University from 1947 to 1950.

1956

In 1956, Kastle composed a thirteen-minute "made-to-measure" opera, titled The Swing, for two Singers, a speaking part, and piano accompaniment. It was commissioned by and broadcast on the NBC television network on Sunday, June 10, 1956, at noon. He also wrote The Pariahs, about the sinking of the whaler Essex, a trilogy of operas about the Shakers known under the collective title The Passion of Mother Ann: A Sacred Festival Play, a children's opera called Professor Lookalike and the Children, a piano concerto, sonatas for piano and violin, and three unproduced screenplays, Wedding at Cana, Change of Heart, and Shakespeare's Dog.

2003

In a 2003 interview for the Criterion Collection, he said that no Producer wanted Wedding at Cana, just another Honeymoon Killers, which he did not want to do. After The Honeymoon Killers, Kastle returned to teaching and composing. After the Criterion release of the film, he was rediscovered by a new generation of cult film enthusiasts and occasionally attended film-related events such as the Ed Wood Film Festival in 2007, where he served on the panel of judges

2011

Kastle died May 18, 2011, at his home in Westerlo, New York, at the age of 82.

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