“No other musician in American history has touched so many people at so many levels of musical experience. His audience ranges from the child whose first televised concert includes Bernstein’s clear-sighted, accessible explanations, to the professional performer at the highest level of international acclaim. This book is a celebration of Leonard Bernstein’s contributions—as composer, conductor, teacher and mentor, recording artist, media personality and spokesman, and visionary—to our musical life.”-Steven Ledbetter
FIRST EDITION, INSCRIBED BY BERNSTEIN on half-title: “For Mr. + Mrs. Raymond Schneider / Leonard Bernstein”.
A profusely illustrated tribute for Bernstein's 70th birthday. With essays by John Rockwell, Andrew L. Pincus, Larry Stempel, Paul Hume, Steven Ledbetter, Michael Tilson Thomas, Bernstein himself, and many more. Edited by Steven Ledbetter. Boston: The Boston Symphony Orchestra in association with David R. Godine, (1988). Original cloth, original slipcase. Fine condition.
Price: $750 .