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Leonard Bernstein

Maurice Peress

in Dvorák to Duke Ellington

Published in print April 2004 | ISBN: 9780195098228
Published online May 2008 | e-ISBN: 9780199869817 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195098228.003.0010
Leonard Bernstein

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This chapter details how the author of this book meets Leonard Bernstein and starts working with him as an assistant conductor with the New York Philharmonic 1961-2. He then takes part in the less than successful move to Lincoln Center, starts a professional conducting career that will lead to major orchestra and opera engagements including the premier of Bernstein's Mass, and his later reconstructions of American landmark concerts.

Keywords: Mass; New York Philharmonic; assistant conductor; Lincoln Center

Chapter.  1556 words. 

Subjects: Musicology and Music History

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