Nigel Simeone Introduces The Leonard Bernstein Letters
Leonard Bernstein was a charismatic and versatile musician – a brilliant conductor who attained international super-star status, 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. He was also an enthusiastic letter writer, and this book is the first to present a wide-ranging selection of his correspondence.
In this exclusive video, Nigel Simeone, editor of the recently published The Leonard Bernstein Letters, talks about Bernstein’s exchanges with other musicians, his childlike exuberance when writing about music, and his personal relationships.
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