Leonard Bernstein

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Doubleday, 1994 - Music - 594 pages
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The definitive biography of one of the most influential, flamboyant, and multifaceted musical talents of the twentieth century. As friend and colleague of Bernstein, Burton successfully brings this manic genius to the page with rich detail. Photos. Major national ads and publicity, tie-in to all Leonard Bernstein Society events, and more.

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This book was very thick and I had to return it to the library before I finished it. I am not sure I will borrow it again; not because I didn't like it and not because I didn't like Leonard Bernstein, but because it was daunting. Read full review

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The man was certainly interesting and a wonderful musician. Burton includes many stories which paint a vivid picture, but at times, the stories and information become redundant. A great biography nonetheless. Read full review


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Humphrey Burton is a distinguished television director and commentator who was twice in charge of Music and Arts for BBC Television. A founding member of London Weekend Television, he is artistic director for the Barbican Centre and author of the highly acclaimed Leonard Bernstein. He has won many international awards, including three from the British Academy, four Emmys, and the Italia Prize (for The Making of West Side Story). Burton worked with Yehudi Menuhin on a twenty-part radio series for Classic FM.

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