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The Leonard Bernstein letters

Author: Leonard Bernstein; Nigel Simeone
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   book_printbook : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Leonard Bernstein was a charismatic and versatile musician-a brilliant conductor who attained international super-star status, and a gifted composer of Broadway musicals (West Side Story), symphonies (Age of Anxiety), choral works (Chichester Psalms), film scores (On the Waterfront), and much more. Bernstein was also an enthusiastic letter writer, and this book is the first to present a wide-ranging selection of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Records and correspondence
Correspondence
Named Person: Leonard Bernstein; Leonard Bernstein; Leonard Bernstein
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Leonard Bernstein; Nigel Simeone
ISBN: 9780300179095 030017909X
OCLC Number: 844731531
Description: xviii, 606 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Early years, 1932-41 (letters 1-89) --
First successes : from Tanglewood to On the town, 1941-4 (letters 90-185) --
Conquering Europe and Israel, 1945-9 (letters 186-294) --
Marriage, passport problems, and Italy, 1950-55 (letters 295-358) --
West Side story, 1955-7 (letters 359-409) --
The New York Philharmonic years, 1958-69 (letters 410-544) --
Triumphs, controversies, catastrophe, 1970-78 (letters 545-591) --
Final years, 1979-90 (letters 592-650) --
Appendix one. Arthur Laurents (with Leonard Bernstein) : outline for Romeo sent to Jerome Robbins --
Appendix two. Bernstein's letters and postcards to Mildred Spiegel.
Other Titles: Correspondence.
Responsibility: edited by Nigel Simeone.

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