Young People's Concerts

by Leonard Bernstein

Amadeus Press | January 1, 2006 | Trade Paperback

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(Amadeus). On January 18, 1958, the Columbia Broadcasting Corporation aired the first of Leonard Bernstein''s 53 Young People''s Concerts with the New York Philharmonic. So successful were these performance lessons that they ran for over a decade on television. This book brings back into print a classic collection of the best of the best of these Emmy and Peabody Award-winning lectures. A total of 15 lectures are presented here in full. Here is the century''s most unique musician and teacher, explaining beautifully and clearly the joy of music in a way that grasps the attention of all. Every aspect of music is so cleverly presented that everyone, regardless of age, culture, or educational background, will enjoy and understand it.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 380 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.97 in

Published: January 1, 2006

Publisher: Amadeus Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1574671022

ISBN - 13: 9781574671025

Appropriate for ages: 8 - 12

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Young People's Concerts

by Leonard Bernstein

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 380 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.97 in

Published: January 1, 2006

Publisher: Amadeus Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1574671022

ISBN - 13: 9781574671025

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(Amadeus). On January 18, 1958, the Columbia Broadcasting Corporation aired the first of Leonard Bernstein''s 53 Young People''s Concerts with the New York Philharmonic. So successful were these performance lessons that they ran for over a decade on television. This book brings back into print a classic collection of the best of the best of these Emmy and Peabody Award-winning lectures. A total of 15 lectures are presented here in full. Here is the century''s most unique musician and teacher, explaining beautifully and clearly the joy of music in a way that grasps the attention of all. Every aspect of music is so cleverly presented that everyone, regardless of age, culture, or educational background, will enjoy and understand it.

About the Author

Considered by many the greatest figure in American music, Leonard Bernstein was a charismatic and controversial conductor, a gifted teacher, an accomplished pianist, and a highly admired composer. As a teacher, Bernstein communicated his love for music, whether classical or popular, through his Young People's Concerts, many of which were televised. At the Tanglewood Music Center in Lenox, Massachusetts, he taught many students who are now present-day conductors of American symphony orchestras. As a composer Bernstein is best known for his popular works, including the Broadway musicals West Side Story (1958), Candide (1956), and Wonderful Town; the film score for On the Waterfront ; and the ballet Fancy Free (1958). However, it was as a conductor with an exuberant, dynamic, and dramatic style that Bernstein captured the attention of the American public. Born to Russian-Jewish immigrants in Lawrence, Massachusetts, in 1918, Bernstein started taking piano lessons at the age of 10, using his own allowance to pay for the lessons. He continued his musical studies at the Curtis Institute of Music, in Philadelphia, where he quickly displayed his varied talents as a pupil of renowned conductor Fritz Reiner. At the age of 25, Bernstein became an overnight sensation when he substituted for an ailing conductor during a concert. In 1958, when he was named musical director of the New York Philharmonic, Bernstein became the first native-born American to head a symphony orchestra. His associ
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