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Bernstein, Leonard 1918-1990

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West Side story by Robert Wise( Visual )
279 editions published between 1961 and 2013 in 9 languages and held by 6,178 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 original Broadway cast recording by Leonard Bernstein( Recording )
492 editions published between 1957 and 2014 in 11 languages and held by 5,302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hayley Westenra and Vittorio Grigolo sing songs from the musical "West Side Story," including "Jet Songs," "America," "A Boy Like That," and more
The joy of music by Leonard Bernstein( Book )
63 editions published between 1954 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 3,321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Illustrated talks on music appreciation, based on the author's "Omnibus" television shows. Includes expanded scripts of seven of the shows
On the waterfront by Elia Kazan( Visual )
49 editions published between 1954 and 2013 in English and French and held by 3,298 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 )
48 editions published between 1966 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 2,139 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
Candide by Leonard Bernstein( Recording )
137 editions published between 1963 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 1,899 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Candide: Musical Comedy in Two Acts. Book: Lillian Hellman and Richard Wilbur
Young people's concerts by Leonard Bernstein( Book )
44 editions published between 1962 and 2008 in 6 languages and held by 1,735 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Discusses various aspects of music such as: What is melody? What does music mean? What is classical music? The text is based on Bernstein's television series of young people's concerts
On the town by Leonard Bernstein( Visual )
50 editions published between 1949 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,694 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, and each finds his own to cuddle up with. Chip tries but 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, who isn't quite the glamorous celebrity he envisioned
West Side story : a musical by Leonard Bernstein( Book )
149 editions published between 1956 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 1,631 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The feud between two New York teenage gangs abruptly ends the brief happiness shared by Maria, a Puerto Rican girl, and Tony, a member of the Jets. In his attempt to defend a fellow Jet, Tony kills Maria's brother and shortly thereafter is killed by Maria's rejected fiancé
On the town by Leonard Bernstein( Recording )
86 editions published between 1945 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On the Town: Musical Comedy in Two Acts. Book: Betty Comden and Adolph Green
Wonderful town by Leonard Bernstein( Recording )
82 editions published between 1953 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 1,268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
West Side story by Leonard Bernstein( )
136 editions published between 1957 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 1,264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Vocal selections from "West Side Story"; based upon the stage play produced by Robert E. Griffith and Harold S. Prince
The unanswered question : six talks at Harvard by Leonard Bernstein( Book )
15 editions published between 1976 and 2002 in English and held by 1,224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The varied forms of Leonard Bernstein's musical creativity have been recognized and enjoyed by millions. These lectures, Mr. Bernstein's most recent venture in musical explication, will make fascinating reading as well. Virgil Thomson says of the lectures: "Nobody anywhere presents this material so warmly, so sincerely, so skillfully. As musical mind-openers they are first class; as pedagogy they are matchless." Mr. Bernstein considers music ranging from Hindu ragas through Mozart and Ravel, to Copland, suggesting a worldwide, innate musical grammar. Folk music, pop songs, symphonies, modal, tonal, atonal, well-tempered and ill-tempered works all find a place in these discussions. Each, Mr. Bernstein suggests, has roots in a universal language central to all artistic creation. Using certain linguistic analogies, he explores the ways in which this language developed and can be understood as an aesthetic surface. Drawing on his insights as a master composer and conductor, Mr. Bernstein also explores what music means below the surface: the symbols and metaphors which exist in every musical piece, of whatever sort. And, finally, Mr. Bernstein analyzes twentieth century crises in the music of Schoenberg and Stravinsky, finding even here a transformation of all that has gone before, as part of the poetry of expression, through its roots in the earth of human experience. These talks, written and delivered when Leonard Bernstein was Charles Eliot Norton Professor of Poetry at Harvard University, are the newest of the author's literary achievements. In addition to a distinguished career as conductor, pianist, and composer, Mr. Bernstein is the recipient of many television Emmys for the scripts of his Young People's Concerts, Omnibus programs, and others, and is the author of The Infinite Variety of Music and The Joy of Music, for which he received the Christopher Award [Publisher description]
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( )
121 editions published between 1965 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 1,192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Rhapsody in blue An American in Paris by George Gershwin( Recording )
40 editions published between 1959 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 1,191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This selection is a DSD (Direct Stream Digital) recording
Leonard Bernstein's Young people's concerts : with the New York Philharmonic by Leonard Bernstein( Visual )
23 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in English and held by 1,136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Leonard Bernstein earned glory as a composer, conductor, and pianist (classical and jazz), but nothing gave him more pleasure than the joy of teaching. He presented the unique blend of spoken words and music. He is an intensely interactive teacher, getting his audience to sing, springing a quiz full of trick questions. He can take the most abstruse subject and present them to a young audience with clarity, without condescension, and with a clear sense of the material's value. His subject-matter is enormously varied
Mass [a theatre piece for singers, players, and dancers by Leonard Bernstein( Recording )
32 editions published between 1971 and 1997 in 6 languages and held by 1,056 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Trouble in Tahiti : an opera in seven scenes by Leonard Bernstein( )
64 editions published between 1953 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,046 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Candide by Leonard Bernstein( )
39 editions published between 1955 and 1987 in 3 languages and held by 983 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bernstein conducts Bernstein by Leonard Bernstein( Recording )
94 editions published between 1958 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 869 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Originally recorded before 1972
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