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Author Seldes, Barry, 1938-

Title Leonard Bernstein : the political life of an American musician / Barry Seldes
Published Berkeley : University of California Press, c2009


Description 1 online resource (xiv, 276 p., [8] p. of plates )
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
Summary 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
Notes "Roth Family Foundation music in America imprint"--Prelim. p
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 197-250) and index
Notes English
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Subject Bernstein, Leonard, 1918-1990 -- Political activity
Bernstein, Leonard, 1918-1990 -- Political and social views
SUBJECT Bernstein, Leonard, 1918-1990 fast
Subject Musicians -- Political activity -- United States
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY -- Composers & Musicians.
MUSIC -- Individual Composer & Musician.
MUSIC -- General.
Political and social views
Political participation
United States
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2021696586
ISBN 9780520943070