Re: Kitsch, “high art”, “low art”
“He also notoriously declared that the Beatles were the greatest songwriters since Schubert”
If Bernstein said so I’d certainly agree. The music of the combo of Lennon and McCartney and add Harrison’s output to it was and still is the greatest composition of the last 150 years or so. My opinion. Please don’t jump the gun.
We will never know for sure, but I am certain that the music of the Fab Four will be listened to in a thousand years and beyond. Along with Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms, Bach and...... Schubert....😉