Bernstein's <i>Mass</i>

Maurice Peress

in Dvorák to Duke Ellington

Published in print April 2004 | ISBN: 9780195098228
Published online May 2008 | e-ISBN: 9780199869817 | DOI:
Bernstein's Mass

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This chapter gives the story of the world premiere of Leonard Bernstein's Mass: A Theater Piece For Singers, Players and Dancers, conducted at the opening night of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Arts, by the author of this book. The chapter presents an unusual first-hand glimpse of Bernstein's world view and unusual working methods.

Keywords: John F. Kennedy Center; Bernstein's world view; Bernstein's working methods

Chapter.  6749 words. 

Subjects: Musicology and Music History

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