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Bernstein, Leonard 1918-1990

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West Side story original Broadway cast recording by Leonard Bernstein( Recording )

456 editions published between 1957 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 6,698 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the soundtrack of the film version of "West Side Story," a tale of a young couple caught in the crossfire of rival gangs
West Side Story by Robert Wise( Visual )

217 editions published between 1961 and 2015 in 10 languages and held by 6,072 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This musical sets the tragedy of Romeo and Juliet against a backdrop of the rivalry of two street gangs, the Sharks and the Jets, in New York of the 1950s. A young woman who is sister to the Sharks' leader has her first taste of love with the former head of the Jets
West side story : a new musical : based on a conception of Jerome Robbins by Leonard Bernstein( )

535 editions published between 1917 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 3,965 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vocal selections from "West Side Story"; based upon the stage play produced by Robert E. Griffith and Harold S. Prince
On the Waterfront by Elia Kazan( Visual )

55 editions published between 1954 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 3,351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Terry Malloy is a washed-up ex-prize fighter corrupted along with brother Charley at an early age by a ruthless Mob-connected union boss named Johnny Friendly, who runs the waterfront. Malloy is now an errand-boy for the union, while Charley (in return for a college education) is now a lawyer for them. Malloy assists in the killing of a longshoreman who was talking to the crime commission investigating the union. He soon meets the dead man's agonized sister, Edie Doyle, and has a change of mind. Activist priest Father Barry argues with Malloy about morality, responsibility, and doing the right thing. Malloy's guilt, his romantic feelings for Edie, and an assault on Father Barry overwhelm him and he turns informer. Malloy's defiant testimony before the commission leads to a climactic bloody battle that wrests the union from the boss' tenacious grasp
The infinite variety of music by Leonard Bernstein( Book )

44 editions published between 1966 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 2,097 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A companion volume to 'The Joy of Music.' It includes the scripts of his TV programs on Mozart, Romanticism, Jazz in Serious Music, etc., plus an explanation of four great symphonies by Beethoven, Tschaikovsky, Brahms, and Dvorak." Bk Buyer's Guide
On the town by Leonard Bernstein( Visual )

52 editions published between 1949 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,707 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three sailors have a 24-hour shore leave to enjoy New York. They are especially concerned with the female inhabitants of the city. Chip can't resist the advances of a cab driver, Ozzie gladly fills the role of a lovely anthropologist's "prehistoric man," and Gabey finds the model who poses for the Miss Turnstiles advertisements
Candide by Voltaire( Recording )

109 editions published between 1963 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,675 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Candide: Musical Comedy in Two Acts. Book: Lillian Hellman and Richard Wilbur
On the town by Leonard Bernstein( Recording )

87 editions published between 1945 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,623 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the Town: Musical Comedy in Two Acts. Book: Betty Comden and Adolph Green
Candide by Leonard Bernstein( )

86 editions published between 1955 and 2000 in 4 languages and held by 1,586 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rhapsody in blue An American in Paris by George Gershwin( Recording )

49 editions published between 1959 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This selection is a DSD (Direct Stream Digital) recording
Chichester Psalms : (in three movements) for mixed choir, boy solo, strings, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, 2 harps, and percussion (to be sung in Hebrew) by Leonard Bernstein( )

132 editions published between 1965 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 1,229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1 set of 100
Trouble in Tahiti : an opera in seven scenes by Leonard Bernstein( )

56 editions published between 1953 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,041 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mass by Leonard Bernstein( )

38 editions published between 1972 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,020 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marin Alsop leads a talented gathering of choirs and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra in a performance of Leonard Bernstein's groundbreaking and visionary Mass
Bernstein conducts Bernstein by Leonard Bernstein( Recording )

64 editions published between 1958 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 650 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Originally recorded before 1972
Bernstein : a biography by Joan Peyser( Book )

12 editions published between 1984 and 1995 in German and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the career of the conductor and composer, disclosing the controversial nature of his life
West Side story : a novelization by Irving Shulman( Book )

52 editions published between 1957 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This musical sets the tragedy of Romeo and Juliet against a backdrop of the rivalry of two street gangs, the Sharks and the Jets, in New York of the 1950s. A young woman who is sister to the Sharks leader has her first taste of love with the former head of the Jets
The Leonard Bernstein letters by Leonard Bernstein( Book )

4 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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"
Findings by Leonard Bernstein( Book )

6 editions published between 1982 and 1993 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Autobiografie van de Amerikaanse componist, dirigent en pianist (geb. 1918)
Dinner with Lenny : the last long interview with Leonard Bernstein by Jonathan Cott( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leonard Bernstein was arguably the most highly esteemed, influential, and charismatic American classical music personality of the twentieth century. Conductor, composer, pianist, writer, educator, and human rights activist, Bernstein truly led a life of Byronic intensity--passionate, risk-taking, and convention-breaking. In November 1989, just a year before his death, Bernstein invited writer Jonathan Cott to his country home in Fairfield, Connecticut for what turned out to be his last major interview--an unprecedented and astonishingly frank twelve-hour conversation. Now, in Dinner with Lenny, Cott provides a complete account of this remarkable dialogue in which Bernstein discourses with disarming frankness, humor, and intensity on matters musical, pedagogical, political, psychological, spiritual, and the unabashedly personal. Bernstein comes alive again, with vodka glass in hand, singing, humming, and making pointed comments on a wide array of topics, from popular music ("the Beatles were the best songwriters since Gershwin"), to great composers ("Wagner was always in a psychotic frenzy. He was a madman, a megalomaniac"), and politics (lamenting "the brainlessness, the mindlessness, the carelessness, and the heedlessness of the Reagans of the world"). And of course, Bernstein talks of conducting, advising students "to look at the score and make it come alive as if they were the composer. If you can do that, you're a conductor and if you can't, you're not. If I don't become Brahms or Tchaikovsky or Stravinsky when I'm conducting their works, then it won't be a great performance." After Rolling Stone magazine published an abridged version of the conversation in 1990, the Chicago Tribune praised it as "an extraordinary interview" filled with "passion, wit, and acute analysis." Studs Terkel called the interview "astonishing and revelatory." Now, this full-length version provides the reader with a unique, you-are-there perspective on what it was like to converse with this gregarious, witty, candid, and inspiring American dynamo [Publisher description]
Leonard Bernstein : a biography for young people by David Ewen( Book )

2 editions published in 1967 in Undetermined and English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leonard Bernstein's accolades and triumphs, and the frustrations and despair that preceded his success
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Amber, Lenny.

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Leon Bernstein 1918-1990)

Leonard Bernstein American composer, conductor, author, music lecturer, and pianist

Leonard Bernstein Amerikaans dirigent (1918-1990)

Leonard Bernstein amerykański kompozytor, pianista i dyrygent

Leonard Bernstein compositeur et chef d'orchestre américain

Leonard Bernstein compositor, pianista e director de orquestra estadounidense

Leonard Bernstein compositor, pianista y director de orquesta estadounidense

Leonard Bernstein compositore, pianista e direttore d'orchestra statunitense

Leonard Bernstein US-amerikanischer Komponist, Dirigent und Pianist

Leonard Berstein

Leonards Bernsteins amerikāņu komponists

Leonardus Bernstein

Leonhard Bernstein

Original West Side Story Cast

Striboneen, Randel, 1918-1990

West Side Story

Λέοναρντ Μπερνστάιν Αμερικανός συνθέτης, διευθυντής ορχήστρας, πιανίστας και μουσικός παιδαγωγός

Бернстайн, Леонард

Бернстайн, Леонард, 1918-1990

Леанард Бернштэйн

Ленард Бърнстейн

Леонард Бернстайн американский композитор, пианист и дирижёр

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בירנשטין, לאונרד, 1918-1990

בערנשטיין, לאונרד, 1918-1990

בערענשטיין, לאונרד, 1918-1990

ברנסטין, לאונרד, 1918-1990

ברנשטיין, לאונרד, 1918-1990

ברנשטיין, ליאונארד בן שמואל

ברנשטין, ליאונרד

ליאונרד ברנשטיין

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번스타인, 레나드 1918-1990

번스타인, 레너드 1918-1990


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