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The Leonard Bernstein letters, edited by Nigel Simeone

Label
The Leonard Bernstein letters
Title
The Leonard Bernstein letters
Statement of responsibility
edited by Nigel Simeone
Creator
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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 his correspondence. The letters have been selected for the insights they offer into the passions of his life-musical and personal-and the extravagant scope of his musical and extra-musical activities. Bernstein's letters tell much about this complex man, his collaborators, his mentors, and others close to him. His galaxy of correspondents encompassed, among others, Aaron Copland,Stephen Sondheim, Jerome Robbins, Thornton Wilder, Boris Pasternak, Bette Davis, Adolph Green, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, and family members including his wife Felicia and his sister Shirley. The majority of these letters have never been published before. They have been carefully chosen to demonstrate the breadth of Bernstein's musical interests, his constant struggle to find the time to compose, his turbulent and complex sexuality, his political activities, and his endless capacity for hard work. Beyond all this, these writings provide a glimpse of the man behind the legends: his humanity, warmth, volatility, intellectual brilliance, wonderful eye for descriptive detail, and humor"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
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1918-1990
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Bernstein, Leonard
Dewey number
  • 780.92
  • B
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1956-
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Simeone, Nigel
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  • Bernstein, Leonard
  • Musicians
  • Composers
  • Conductors (Music)
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Composers & Musicians
  • LITERARY COLLECTIONS / Letters
  • MUSIC / Individual Composer & Musician
Label
The Leonard Bernstein letters, edited by Nigel Simeone
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
BK0013198956
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xviii, 606 p. [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780300179095
Lccn
2013033122
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Label
The Leonard Bernstein letters, edited by Nigel Simeone
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
BK0013198956
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xviii, 606 p. [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780300179095
Lccn
2013033122
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia

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