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Young American

Barry Seldes

in Leonard Bernstein

Published by University of California Press

Published in print May 2009 | ISBN: 9780520257641
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520943070 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520257641.003.0002
Young American

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This chapter provides a glimpse into the early years of Leonard Bernstein. It begins with an account of how Bernstein discovered his love for music, and then looks at his freshman year as a music student in Harvard. It then introduces three men who greatly inspired Bernstein: David Prall, Aaron Copland, and Marc Blitzstein.

Keywords: Harvard; David Prall; Aaron Copland; modernist movement; Marc Blitzstein

Chapter.  5839 words. 

Subjects: American Music

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