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Leonard Bernstein
An American Musician

Allen Shawn

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...

Jewish Lives

2014   360 pp.  1 b/w illus.   -   Cloth ISBN: 9780300144284  $25.00
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The History of Rock 'n' Roll in Ten Songs
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Forbidden Music
The Jewish Composers Banned by the Nazis
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Tainted Glory in Handel’s Messiah
The Unsettling History of the World’s Most Beloved Choral Work
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Angels and Monsters
Male and Female Sopranos in the Story of Opera, 1600-1900
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Music with Words
A Composer`s View
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Panaesthetics
On the Unity and Diversity of the Arts
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Art and Music in Venice
From the Renaissance to Baroque
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The Atonal Music of Anton Webern
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A Portrait of Mendelssohn
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The Leonard Bernstein Letters
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The Most Musical Nation
Jews and Culture in the Late Russian Empire
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Wagner and the Art of the Theatre
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The Music Libel Against the Jews
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Forbidden Music
The Jewish Composers Banned by the Nazis
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Gustav Mahler
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Mavericks and Other Traditions in American Music
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George Gershwin
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The Saxophone
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Ravel
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The Renaissance Epic and the Oral Past
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