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The infinite variety of music

Author: Leonard Bernstein
Publisher: New York : Amadeus Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This classic work by one of the twentieth century's true musical geniuses provides a guided tour through the living splendors of the great classics to the bold new sounds of contemporary music. Bridging the gulf between composer and concert-going public, and breaking through the confines of what is generally considered "serious" classical music, Leonard Bernstein provides the reader with a unique, personal, and  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Leonard Bernstein
ISBN: 9781574671643 1574671642
OCLC Number: 189750333
Notes: Reprint. Originally published: New York : Simon and Schuster, ©1966.
Description: 286 pages : illustrations, music, portraits ; 22 cm
Contents: An imaginary conversation : The Muzak muse --
Five television scripts : The infinite variety of music --
Jazz in a serious age --
The ageless Mozart (The New York Philharmonic in Venice) --
Rhythm --
Romanticism in music --
A sabbatical report --
Four symphonic analyses : Dvořák : Symphony no. 9 in E minor, opus 95 (From the new world) --
Tchaikovsky : Symphony no. 6 in B minor, opus 74 (Pathétique) --
Beethoven : Symphony no. 3 in E flat major, opus 55 (Eroica) --
Brahms : Symphony no. 4 in E minor, opus 98 (movement 1) --
An informal letter : "Something to say ... "
Responsibility: Leonard Bernstein.

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This classic work by one of the twentieth century's true musical geniuses provides a guided tour through the living splendors of the great classics to the bold new sounds of contemporary music. Bridging the gulf between composer and concert-going public, and breaking through the confines of what is generally considered "serious" classical music, Leonard Bernstein provides the reader with a unique, personal, and serendipitous tour of musical form punctuated by musings philosophical and otherwise.

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