Leonard Bernstein      (David Ewen)
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Leonard Bernstein      (David Ewen)
B1035. DAVID EWEN. Leonard Bernstein. London, W.H. Allen, 1967. 175pp. Index; Bibliography; List of Works; Discography; Photos; DJ.


“The fabulous success story of a lonely boy who conquered the world of music. He was a half starved, dollar-an-hour piano teacher when he filled in one night as a substitute conductor of the New York Philharmonic. His triumph pushed World War II off the front pages [and a well-managed publicity agent, notified that very morning, is a prime example of the creation of a conducting career!].”

- Zillah Dorset Akron

“One of Schonberg's most famous criticisms of Bernstein [to whom he referred as] ‘the Peter Pan of music’, written after the famous 6 April, 1962 performance before which Bernstein announced that he disagreed with pianist Glenn Gould's interpretation of Brahms' Piano Concerto #1 but was going to conduct it anyway because he found it fascinating. Schonberg chided Bernstein in print, suggesting that he should have either refrained from publicizing his disagreement, backed out of the concert, or imposed his own will on Gould.”

- Harold C. Schoenberg, THE GREAT CONDUCTORS