We haven’t seen the likes of Leonard Bernstein’s modern impact on music before him or since — Lenny could do it all, and he had no qualms about heralding music’s place in the human experience. ‘Maestro,’ currently on tap at San Diego Repertory Theatre, is local favorite Hershey Felder’s nod to the big man — even amid its topheavy qualities, it’s certainly a piece for the mind and heart.

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The evidence is sketchy, but it looks like two of the world’s greatest composers may have met in one of Vienna’s greatest artistic mind-melds. The year was 1787, and a star-struck Ludwig van Beethoven was quaking in his boots; his idol Johann Chrysostomus Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart had kindly requested an impromptu mini-concert, exchanging a lesson…

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