Norton Lectures

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:
Norton Lectures

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This chapter studies the Norton Lectures, which was where Bernstein was able to reflect on the formal requirements that made music so primal and basic to human beings. The lectures also revealed something about his state of mind during the time of the political drift that marked the termination of “the long sixties”.

Keywords: Norton Lectures; music; political drift

Chapter.  6257 words. 

Subjects: American Music

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