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Bernstein, Leonard (1918-1990)

The following sources are recommended by a professor whose research specialty is American composer Leonard Bernstein.


Six Superlative Sources

· Bernstein, Leonard. The Unanswered Question: Six Talks at Harvard. Harvard University Press, 1976.

· Burton, Humphrey. Leonard Bernstein. Doubleday, 1994.

· Lacy, Susan. Leonard Bernstein: Reaching for the Note. Educational Broadcasting Corporation and Fox Lorber Associates, 1998 (videotape).

· Myers, Paul. Leonard Bernstein. Phaidon, 1998.

· Shiffman, Daniel, ed. Bernstein's Studio: The Official Leonard Bernstein Site.

· U.S. Library of Congress. American Memory: The Leonard Bernstein Collection.

Other Excellent Sources

· Bernstein, Burton. Family Matters: Sam, Jennie, and the Kids. Summit Books, 1982.

· Bernstein, Leonard. Findings. Simon and Schuster, 1982.

· Bernstein, Leonard. The Infinite Variety of Music. Simon and Schuster, 1966.

· Bernstein, Leonard. The Joy of Music. Anchor Books, Doubleday, 1994; first published, Simon and Schuster, 1959.

· Block, Geoffrey. Enchanted Evenings: The Broadway Musical from Show Boat to Sondheim. Oxford University Press, 1997.

· Castiglione, Enrico. Una Vita per la Musica. Edizioni Logos, 1991.

· Chapin, Schuyler. Leonard Bernstein: Notes from a Friend. Walker, 1992.

· Dusella, Reinhold, and Helmut Loos, eds. Leonard Bernstein: Der Komponist. Musik der Zeit Dokumentation und Studien 7, Boosey and Hawkes, 1989.

· Fluegel, Jane, ed. Bernstein Remembered. Carroll and Graf, 1991.

· Freedland, Michael. Leonard Bernstein. Harrap, 1987.

· Garebian, Keith. The Making of West Side Story. ECW Press, 1995.

· Gottlieb, Jack, ed. Leonard Bernstein, August 25, 1918 - October 14, 1990, A Complete Catalog of His Works Celebrating His 80th Birthday Year, 1998. Volume 1: Life, Musical Compositions and Writings. Leonard Bernstein Music Publishing Company and Boosey and Hawkes, 1998.

· Gottlieb, Jack. "The Music of Leonard Bernstein: A Study of Melodic Manipulations." D.M.A. document, University of Illinois, 1964.

· Gradenwitz, Peter. Leonard Bernstein: The Infinite Variety of a Musician. Oswald Wolff Books, 1987.

· Gruen, John. The Private World of Leonard Bernstein. A Ridge Press Book, Viking, 1968.

· Kaiser, Joachim, ed. Leonard Bernsteins Ruhm: Gedanken und Informationen über das Lebenswerk eines großen Künstlers. München and Albrecht Knaus, 1988.

· Laird, Paul R. Leonard Bernstein: A Guide to Research. Routledge, 2002.

· Laurents, Arthur. Original Story By: A Memoir of Broadway and Hollywood. Alfred A. Knopf, 2000.

· Ledbetter, Steven, ed. Sennets and Tuckets: A Bernstein Celebration. Boston Symphony Orchestra, 1988.

· Leonard Bernstein: The Television Work. The Museum of Broadcasting, 1985.

· Minear, Paul S. Death Set to Music: Masterworks by Bach, Beethoven, Penderecki, Bernstein. John Knox Press, 1987.

· Moore, James Walter. "A Study of Tonality in Selected Works by Leonard Bernstein." Ph.D. Dissertation, Florida State University, 1984.

· Pearlmutter, Alan. "Leonard Bernstein's Dybbuk: An Analysis Including Historical, Religious, and Literary Perspectives in Hasidic Life and Lore." D.M.A. Dissertation, Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University, 1985.

· Peyser, Joan. Bernstein: A Biography. Revised and updated. Billboard Books, 1998; first published, Beech Tree Books, 1987.

· Pollack, Howard. Aaron Copland: The Life and Work of an Uncommon Man. Henry Holt, 1999.

· Prelude, Fugue and Riffs, newsletter of The Leonard Bernstein Society, 1991-present.

· Rice, Robert. "The Pervasive Musician I, II." The New Yorker 33/47 (11 January 1958): 37ff; 33/48; (18 January 1958): 35ff.

· Robinson, Paul. Bernstein. Macdonald, 1982.

· Salvetti, Guido, ed. Bernstein in Italia. Quaderni della Sagra Musicale Malatestiana, 2. Guerini Studio, 1993.

· Schieff, David. "Re-Hearing Bernstein." The Atlantic 271/6 (June 1993): 55-68.

· Secrest, Meryle. Leonard Bernstein. Vintage Books, 1994.

· Seiler, Thomas R. Leonard Bernstein: The Last 10 Years. Edition Stemmle, 1999.

· Snyder, Linda June. "Leonard Bernstein's Works for the Musical Theatre: How the Music Functions Dramatically." D.M.A. Thesis, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1982.

· Swan, Claudia. Leonard Bernstein: The Harvard Years, 1935-1939. The Eos Orchestra, 1999.

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