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Leonard Bernstein : the Political Life of an American Musician

Author: Barry Seldes
Publisher: Berkeley ; London : University of California Press, 2009. ©2009
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From his conducting debut in 1943 until his death in 1990, Leonard Bernstein's star blazed brilliantly. In this biography of Bernstein's political lie, Barry Seldes examines Bernstein's career against the backdrop of Cold War America and the factors that by the mid-1950s allowed his triumphant return to the New York Philharmonic.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Seldes, Barry, 1938-
Leonard Bernstein.
Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2009
(DLC) 2008040829
(OCoLC)256533846
Named Person: Leonard Bernstein; Leonard Bernstein
Material Type: Biography, Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Barry Seldes
ISBN: 9780520943070 0520943074
OCLC Number: 808600715
Notes: Title from title page, viewed January 12, 2013.
"Roth Family Foundation music in America imprint"--Prelimimary page.
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 276 pages) : illustrations, digital
Contents: Young American : Bernstein at Harvard --
The forties : ascent and blacklist --
American Biedermeier : 1951-1959 --
The long sixties : 1960-1973 --
Norton lectures : 1973 --
Bernstein at sea : 1974-1990 --
Understanding Bernstein.
Responsibility: Barry Seldes.

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"Almost two decades after Bernstein's death, this is the first in-depth look at the man with his politics. It was worth the wait." -- Carol Iaciofano Boston Globe Book Section "The book's greatest Read more...

 
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