Leonard Bernstein

Leonard Bernstein

An American Musician

Book - 2014
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A fresh appreciation of the great musical figure that gives him his due as composer as well as conductor

Leonard Bernstein stood at the epicenter of twentieth-century American musical life. His creative gifts knew no boundaries as he moved easily from the podium, to the piano, to television with his nationally celebrated Young People's Concerts, which introduced an entire generation to the joy of classical music. In this fascinating new biography, the breadth of Bernstein's musical composition is explored, through the spectacular range of music he composed--from West Side Story to Kaddish to A Quiet Place and beyond--and through his intensely public role as an internationally celebrated conductor. For the first time, the composer's life and work receive a fully integrated analysis, offering a comprehensive appreciation of a multi-faceted musician who continued to grow as an artist well into his final days.
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, [2014]
ISBN: 9780300219852
0300219857
9780300144284
0300144288
Branch Call Number: ML410.B566 S53 2014x
Characteristics: 347 pages ; 22 cm

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