Dinner With Lenny: The Last Long Interview With Leonard Bernstein [Audiobook] download free by Jonathan Cott

Dinner With Lenny: The Last Long Interview With Leonard Bernstein Audiobook download free by Jonathan Cott
  • Listen audiobook: Dinner With Lenny: The Last Long Interview With Leonard Bernstein
  • Author: Jonathan Cott
  • Release date: 2013/9/7
  • Publisher: OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: History and Archaeology
  • ISBN: 9780199858446
  • Rating: 8.54 of 10
  • Votes: 534
  • Review by: Seamus Medeiros
  • Review rating: 8.22 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/11/14
  • Duration: 2H18M23S in 256 kbps (38.4 MB)
  • Date of creation of the audiobook: 2018-07-24
  • You can listen to this audiobook in formats: FLAC, MP3, WMA, WAV, MPEG4, MPC (compression AZW3, RAR, ZIP, 7-ZIP, TBZ, AZW)
  • Total pages original book: 192
  • Includes a PDF summary of 18 pages
  • Duration of the summary (audio): 13M48S (3.6 MB)
  • Description or summary of the audiobook: Leonard Bernstein was arguably the most highly esteemed, influential, and charismatic American classical music personality of the twentieth century. Conductor, composer, pianist, writer, educator, and human rights activist, Bernstein truly led a life of Byronic intensity-passionate, risk-taking, and convention-breaking. In November 1989, just a year before his death, Bernstein invited writer Jonathan Cott to his country home in Fairfield, Connecticut for what turned out to be his last major interview-an unprecedented and astonishingly frank twelve-hour conversation. Now, in Dinner with Lenny, Cott provides a complete account of this remarkable dialogue in which Bernstein discourses with disarming frankness, humor, and intensity on matters musical, pedagogical, political, psychological, spiritual, and the unabashedly personal. Bernstein comes alive again, with vodka glass in hand, singing, humming, and making pointed comments on a wide array of topics, from popular music ('the Beatles were the best songwriters since Gershwin'), to great composers ('Wagner was always in a psychotic frenzy.He was a madman, a megalomaniac'), and politics (lamenting 'the brainlessness, the mindlessness, the carelessness, and the heedlessness of the Reagans of the world'). And of course, Bernstein talks of conducting, advising students 'to look at the score and make it come alive as if they were the composer. If you can do that, you're a conductorand if you can't, you're not. If I don't become Brahms or Tchaikovsky or Stravinsky when I'm conducting their works, then it won't be a great performance.' After Rolling Stone magazine published an abridged version of the conversation in 1990, the Chicago Tribune praised it as 'an extraordinary interview' filled with 'passion, wit, and acute analysis.' Studs Terkel called the interview 'astonishing and revelatory.' Now, this full-length version provides the reader with a unique, you-are-there perspective on what it was like to converse with this gregarious, witty, candid, and inspiring American dynamo.
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Individual Composers & Musicians, Specific Bands & Groups, Music Reviews & Criticism, Biography: General, History Of The Americas, Western Classical Music
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  • Format: Hardback
  • Approximate value: 23.64 USD
  • Dimensions: 148x215x20mm
  • Weight: 330g
  • Printed by: Not Available
  • Published in: Oxford, United Kingdom

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