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Title : Leonard Bernstein, Die Biographie
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ISBN : 3813502171
ISBN13 : 978-3813502176
Format Type : PDF
Language : Deutsch
Publisher : Knaus Albrecht 1994
Number of Pages : 467 Pages
File Size : 677 KB
Status : Available For Download
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Leonard Bernstein, Die Biographie Reviews

  • Spitze Feder
    2018-12-07 19:16

    Bei Humphrey Burtopns Bernstein-Biographie handelt es sich ohne Frage und DIE Bernstein-Biographie überhaupt. Burton kannte Bernstein wie nur wenige, er hat eng mit ihm zusammen gearbeitet, aber dennoch immer Distanz wahren können: Für einen Biographen der beste Ausgangspunkt. Die Biographie ist vor allem jenen zu empfehlen, die sich in den Details von Bernsteins Leben verlieren wollen. Burton bedient auf diesen doch immerhin 700 Seiten auch das Bedürfnis nach Klatsch. Lenny mit wem und wann - das kann man hier nachlesen. Natürlich muss man den Anhang heute cum grano salis lesen, das Buch erschien in Deutschland 1994. Der CD-Markt hat sich seitdem verändert, also auch die Diskographie.Bei der Lektüre staunt man immer wieder, was dieser Mann doch alles simultan erledigen konnte: weltberühmter Dirigent, Komponist, treusorgender Familienvater - ach ja, schwul wollte er auch noch sein. Es ergibt sich am Ende der Eindruck eines zerrissenen Menschen, der vor allem gegen zwei Widersprüche ankämpfte: Dem Gegensatz zwischen seinen homosexuellen Neigungen und dem Wunsch nach Halt in der Familie und dem Pendeln zwischen den Professionen Dirigent und Komponist. Bernstein wollte einerseits ernsthafte Werke schreiben, auf der anderen Seite hatte er definitiv ein Händchen für's Leichte und den Broadway. Dieser Mann hatte so viel Energie - mit 70 war sie verbraucht, was kein Wunder ist. Hier findet man es noch einmal bestätigt: Leonard Bernstein war eines der musikalischen Genies des 20. Jahrhunderts.

  • None
    2018-11-22 14:55

    If you are interested in Bernstein, this is the biography to read. It neither raises him up too high nor tears him apart. Much of it deals with Bernstein's inner turmoil and how that impacted his relationships. Bernstein's humanity comes through very strongly. An enjoyable read, good pictures too.

  • PuppyTalk
    2018-12-02 20:24

    It took me about 2 months to finish reading it, not because it wasn't a page-turner, but because it was a long book and also I'd been busy. It was actually a great page-turner. I could read on and on for 5-7 hours without a break.Bernstein's personal letters to his friends and colleagues, including Aaron Copland, his thesis at Harvard, etc. were all very inspiring to read. There were quite a bit of poems he wrote also. The positive and negative sides of the great man were also well delivered without getting vulgar.I really appreciated the author's knowledge about music and the classical music world and system.The book makes you feel like you're living the life closely with the great man and gets you intellectually, musically, emotionally involved. You experience with him every success and failure Bernstein went through.His talents were beyond human in some way, yet he was a man just like you and me. Sometimes his talents were greater than he as a man, and as a result the world occasionally saw him fall apart. The book is honest about his failures and misbehaviours without being accusatory. It makes you want to forgive the man for the wrongs he'd done. The burden he was carrying as genius was more than an ordinary man could bear.The book also covers the Jewish culture, politics, world events, how Bernstein and his genius contributed to the world and American history, etc. in relations to his achievements.There are enough interviews with his friends and family, reviews on Bernstein's works, letters etc. but the author uses his own narratives to tell us about the man, which is, I think, why this book is more solid and readable. Only, I wish there were more photographs. But oh well, you can't ask for everything.Great, inspiring book. I might read it again.

  • Chuck A
    2018-11-29 15:13

    Well worth the time to read.

  • W. L. Derks
    2018-11-18 21:18

    I devoured this book! Classical music is slowly fading into obscurity, partly because we no longer have a Leonard Bernstein. He was the very face of classical music in America. This book captures Bernstein in all his glory.

  • Marsha Gaddini
    2018-11-19 18:16

    Excellent and a page turner.

  • Mr. Primetime
    2018-12-14 17:18

    Arrived quickly exactly as described.