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The Joy of MusicItem #: HL.00331660
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Composed by Leonard Bernstein.
AMADEUS. With Softcover. 6x9 inches. 320 pages. Published by Amadeus Press. (HL.00331660)
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Found in: Broadway Music History Books
This classic work is perhaps Bernstein's finest collection of conversations on the meaning and wonder of music. This book is a must for all music fans who wish to experience music more fully and deeply through one of the most inspired, and inspiring, music intellects of our time. Employing the creative device of Imaginary Conversations in the first section of his book, Bernstein illuminates the importance of the symphony in America, the greatness of Beethoven, and the art of composing. The book also includes a photo section and a third section with the transcripts from his televised Omnibus music series, including Beethoven's Fifth Symphony, The World of Jazz, Introduction to Modern Music, and What Makes Opera Grand.